CD Review: R.E.M. — Collapse Into Now

R.E.M. Collapse Into Now Warner Brothers By Al Kaufman If R.E.M. came out with Collapse Into Now on the heels of 1994’s Monster, it would have been their biggest seller.It’s got all the power and passion that has been missing from the boys from Athens since Bill Berry left the band. But, alas, Collapse comes out […]

CD Review: Lykke Li — Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes Atlantic By Al Kaufman Sweden’s Lykke Li’s first CD, 2008’s Youth Novels, was nothing more than sugary girl pop.  Some of that remains on Wounded Rhymes (“Rich Kid Blues” springs immediately to mind). But Li has done a bit of growing up since then. Wounded Rhymes is full of want, desperation and […]

Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age at Center Stage, March 21

Review and photos by Ellen Eldridge After an interesting combination of blues and rockabilly music performed by the Dough Rollers (a group of men dressed in suits sporting haircuts from the ’50s), Queens Of The Stone Age took to Center Stage in Atlanta like seasoned pros proclaiming success with a delightful performance of the debut […]

CD Review: The Baseball Project — Volume Two: High and Inside; Playing Star Bar, March 11

The Baseball Project Volume Two: High and Inside Yep Roc Records By Scott Roberts Every spring, many of us look forward to the possibility of new love in bloom, enjoy basking in the slowly warming temperatures, or dread the re-emergence of all those pesky seasonal allergies. Some of us also look forward to the annual […]

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