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Friday Album Reviews | Nine New Records You Need To Know

Bootsy Collins World Wide Funk [10/27]Parliament leader and bassist Bootsy Collins returns with World Wide Funk, which may be one of his funkiest records yet. Joined by a slew of stars and admirers including Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke and Buckethead, each song is offers a different side of the funk spectrum without losing its party-ready...

Friday Album Reviews | Eight New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks. Here are our favorite new records from October 13. By: Alex WoodBeck ColorsColors is, without a doubt, amongst the most highly anticipated records of this year. After winning a Grammy for the solemn folk record Morning Phase in 2014, Beck instantly began work...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Red Bull’s ‘30 Days In Chicago’ Concert Series

Festival Watch is a Tomorrow's Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know. Red Bull Sound Select's '30 Days In Chicago' - 11/1-11/30You Need To KnowRed Bull Sound Select has announced its 30 Days In Chicago concert series, bringing more than 80 musical acts to Chicago over the...

Album Reviews | April 2016 Releases

Andrew Bird- Are You Serious [4/1]After a series of folk releases and experimental instrumentals, Are You Serious finds Andrew Bird going back to his older sound, but with a flare of accessibility that never existed prior. With a heavy emphasis on a percussion section of drums and bass within the production, the album strikes as...

Review & Setlist | Parquet Courts @ Metro 4/20/16

By: Sean WilmsenSomeone said Parquet Courts is going to destroy the Metro. Were not violent people. We wouldnt destroy a historic landmark."- Andrew Savage, of Parquet Courts. It wouldnt be the last of this random, funny, crazy, and often intellectual banter that came from the Metro stage throughout the night. The chit-chat ...

Watch Parquet Courts Debut Two New Songs On Radio Sessions

Parquet Courts performed two new songs on Fordham Universitys WFUV radio station in New York City. The songs, Dust and Outside, find the band continuing to pursue the post-punk sound of 2014s excellent Sunbathing Animal.Dust features a jagged, upbeat guitar line that fans would expect from the band, clean-toned and never slowing down. Literally...

Playlist | Listen To What Wilco Listens To

By: Alex WoodWith recent releases The Whole Love and Star Wars, Wilco moved increasingly further from their classic sound, utilizing ambience and electronics in the former and raw guitar work and noise in the latter.Following the release of Star Wars, Wilco sent email subscribers a list of recommended records based on the bands taste,...

Alex's Top 150 Albums Of 2014

Frequent contributor Alex Wood has assembled his list of the top 150 albums of the year.1. Jack White- LazarettoLazaretto is an instant classic, an album that successfully combines the sounds of Jack Whites past work and influences to create something wholly his own. A record free of crazy effects and using no compression in the production...

Album Reviews | November 2014 Releases

For November, weve got 13 capsule reviews from Alex Wood. A key track from each release is included in the embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.Neil Young- Storytone [11/4]Recorded live with a full orchestra, Storytone is yet another odd project by the endlessly productive Neil Young. The orchestral backing is lush, adding...

Review: Parquet Courts @ Empty Bottle 8/1/14

By Alex WoodParquet Courts played an ambitious set at The Empty Bottle for their Lollapalooza aftershow, despite the performance being before their festival set.With the sold-out show following their excellent full-length Sunbathing Animal, expectations were high. Fortunately, the set retained all the qualities that make Parquet Courts such a great band in the studio....