Last month, a close friend who keeps an ear much closer to the pop ground asked me to listen to Billie Eilish’s new album. During a train ride, I perused the rotting garden that is the pop scene, and found… Continue Reading →
Ornette Coleman was a seminal voice for the modern jazz revolution. Coleman’s focus is more on melody – simultaneous improvisations laid down by multiple instruments. Ornette’s approach is perhaps aided by his choice to not include piano, without which there is no distinct harmonic enforcement.
Yesterday I was minding my own business and I happened to hear yet another melancholy song by a young female singer songwriter named Phoebe Something. The lyrics danced around the morbidity of depression: “Jesus Christ I’m so blue all the… Continue Reading →
2018 is a proving to be a stellar year for female artists and musicians. I am particularly moved by two of the innovative ladies with stellar records out this year, one whom is an Australian you may know well and… Continue Reading →
The crew at Niche Appeal has an ear firmly planted to the ground of music’s past, but to many of us (myself included), certain new bands roll out a rainbow of amorphous Nostalgia Sounds that take us to a place… Continue Reading →
Ever since his band Whiskeytown reared its twangy head in 1994, Ryan Adams, the short, mouthy, Edward-Scissorhands-haired “alt-country” wunderkind has been attracting a wide array of hate from all angles. Like Liam Gallagher with more pedal steel, Mr. Adams has… Continue Reading →