Outside Thoughts: 1
This is the first of what I plan to make a weekly wrap-up post. We are a small, albeit passionate blog. As such, we cannot possibly cover all of the artists that strike our fancy. Nor would it prove healthy to attempt to do so. I will use this weekly post as an opportunity to share quality content from other blogs and musical sources. The posts will typically be features, in-depth interviews, etc. In other words, you likely will not find any “New Hot Song” posts here.
There will be no rhyme or reason regarding genre or order of the selection. Just hoping to pass along some of the more interesting articles that I read each week. My mother always told me to share with my friends. With that in mind, check out the links below.
Author: Kelsey Simpson
Description: Humorous interview with Television guitarist Richard Lloyd. The strummer speaks on the definition of “punk” and his role in one of the genre’s most influential bands. Catch him this Friday at The Melody Inn in Indianapolis. Highly recommended start to race weekend.
Link: Changes at WLFY
Author: Zach & Hank
Source: We Listen For You
Description: WLFY might be my favorite music blog. This week, the authors announced that they will be changing the blog’s format. As a duo, WLFY has decided that they are finished “playing the blog game.” Beginning Monday, they will only publish one post per day, in the hope that quality trumps quantity. I am thrilled to see where this shift in focus takes these cats.
Link: CoSign: Conveyor
Author: Harley Brown
Source: Consequence of Sound
Description: An interview/preview of Brooklyn’s Conveyor, surrounding the release of their debut, self-titled LP. Interesting look at a band worthy of your attention.
Author: Eric Harvey
Description: An in-depth look at Smokey Robinson’s underrated 1975 album The Quiet Storm. The writer attempts to assess The Quiet Storm‘s position in the pantheon of all-time great R&B and Soul albums. The piece offers insight into the state of popular African-American music in the middle of the 1970s.
Author: Jon Rogers
Source: Musical Family Tree
Description: MFT has begun a new series of posts entitled “Weird and Wild.” The first installment takes a look at the “experimental, digitally manipulated soundscapes” of Chicago Bulls Hat. This Indiana-based electronic duo offers up some auditory food for thought at an alarming pace.
Author: M. Garner
Source: Aquarium Drunkard
Description: I’m a big fan of this semi-regular installment on Aqua Drunkard. “Scratch the Surface” examines the influence that album art has on the listening experience. KISS has always been a band that is as interesting to watch as hear. Their 1975 album Alive! is no exception. Don’t miss the comment section beneath the post, where AD reader Nelson offers up an interesting rock n’ roll factoid.
Author: Abby Ross
Source: Knox Road
Description: A short think-piece on the use of music as self-medication.
Curated by Rob Peoni