Blog Posts in Music Reviews

Brothers Osborne Album

Posted in: Music Reviews
by Zackary Kephart on January 29, 2016

The debut album, Pawn Shop, by the Brothers Osborne (made up of brothers TJ and John Osborne) has been waiting to come out for a very long time. After releasing the lead off single, “Rum,” back in early 2014 (which subsequently stalled at No. 27 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart), it was... Read on →

Recognizing Rock

Posted in: Music Reviews
on February 15, 2016

One of the biggest frustrations that I have about the music industry is the lack of representation of a specific genre. Rock music has been a staple in the music industry for more than 60 years and, for some reason, it cannot even get the proper recognition it deserves. For instance, whenever I take... Read on →

Inside HBO’s VINYL Premiere

Posted in: Music Reviews
on February 17, 2016

“It’s fast and dirty, and hits you right over the head.” That’s rock and roll for you, courtesy of VINYL’s lead Richie Finestra, the American Century Records executive played by Bobby Cannavale. HBO’s new series, VINYL, directed and produced by Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger, goes into... Read on →

Pentatonix: Who knew a Capella could be this cool?

Posted in: Music Reviews
on February 24, 2016

If someone listens to a song by the artist Pentatonix for the first time, he or she might be surprised to discover that the entire song has no instrumental backtrack whatsoever. That’s because, prior to PTX, a capella was mostly reserved for musicals and fans of Pitch Perfect. Now, in 2016, it... Read on →


Posted in: Music Reviews
on March 4, 2016

"So, Rescue Dawn is playing the Waiting Room on Thursday.""Can we go?"Last November, Jacob and I went to the Waiting Room to hear local band Rescue Dawn play with more well-known alternative bands such as Broadside, ROAM, and Handguns. I listened to the most popular song from each band, and... Read on →

Chris King "Animal" Review

by Zackary Kephart on March 16, 2016

It's no secret that the album is a dying art form in music. Most artists today favor compiling collections of singles into one package over something that has a cohesive flow and tells a story. The saddest part of this all is that it's a widespread problem in all genres of music – country, rap,... Read on →

The Band That Deserves Recognition: Rescue Dawn

Posted in: Music Reviews
on March 30, 2016

I remember the first time that I saw them live in concert. They were playing a battle of the bands competition at Immaculata Academy, and they had these cool blue backdrops and some slick-looking light up boxes to stand on. Before they even played a single note of their music, I was looking at these... Read on →

2112: Traversing Both Space and Time

on April 1, 2016

This April 1 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential prog-rock albums of its time, and one that is easily in the top 3 favorite albums (Power Windows, 2112, and Moving Pictures, in that order, all of which I have on vinyl) of any Rush fan, like myself. In honor of this... Read on →

Southern Family Review

Posted in: Music Reviews
by Zackary Kephart on May 2, 2016

The best moments in music have never been made alone. When Dave Cobb announced the birth of his super project, Southern Family, it seemed way too good to be true. The tracklist boasted arguably some of the best artists in country and Americana music out there right now, and to have them all on one... Read on →