What, you can’t give a bad review to Chvrches? Mayberry and The Two Synth Dudes can’t be that powerful, can they? This band had, what, one surprise hit album maybe five summers ago? Then a less successful one maybe two… Continue Reading →
Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a true jazz character – A blind multi-instrumentalist, with the unique ability of circular-breathing that allowed him to play endless phrases without coming up for breath. Politically outspoken with a penchant for theatrical eccentricity, Rahsaan would habitually… Continue Reading →
Dave D: Reading Dan’s insanely good article on The Layla Curse, I got to thinking on the track Little Wing, incessantly humming between the Hendrix and Clapton versions. I recall Clapton’s version being on FM radio with pretty regular frequency… Continue Reading →
You’ve heard the song at least 102,697 times. It’s been blasting from the FM Classic Rock stations at every jobsite you’ve ever walked past. A limp acoustic version haunted your MTV childhood. It’s lush piano outro soundtracked several of the… Continue Reading →
Tarantüla makes me want to break shit.
It may be hard to imagine now, but there was a time when the pre-Conde’ Nast Pitchfork Media followed its own singular instincts. It was a site that rarely took into account the cultural group-think surrounding a particular record, band,… Continue Reading →
We at the Niche offices figured it was about time we present our first obligatory “Songs you didn’t know were covers (Except that everybody actually does know)” article. But we’re going to leave the run-up-the-ad-impressions listicle-style article to the… Continue Reading →
Of course people don’t like the new Arctic Monkeys record, Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino, unleashed last week to savagely mixed reviews after a nearly five-year absence from that rarest of all modern-day beasts: a superstar rock group. This distinction… Continue Reading →