Last Sunday at Wichita's legendary Cotillion Ballroom, I witnessed history. History for one young fan, anyway. Let me back up. Sunday afternoon I found myself with an extra ticket to the Band of Horses/Bonny Doon show (thanks again, Billy!) and had no one immediately in mind to go with me. After a moment, though, I … Continue reading Band of Horses and A Young Fan’s Big Bang
Pour some wine, light some candles, turn your lights down low...and listen to Jeff and Jobe's picks for songs involving sex—songs about it, and songs to playing while doing it. There's also music from Gil Landry and Daughters, and Jeff's review/reaction to A Ass Pocket of Whiskey by RL Burnside. Steve Empire is featured in … Continue reading Episode 7: Songs About Fucking
A curious thing happens upon listening to Floating Features, the new album by Washington transplants now living in Los Angeles, La Luz. What seems on the surface to be a bit of a throwback to the surf rock of the 60s—think The Ventures, The Beach Boys, and Dick Dale—turns out to have as much in common … Continue reading Album Review: Floating Features by La Luz—Not Your Parents’ Surf Rock
Jeff and Jobe give their picks for Song of the Year for 2015, 2016, and 2017, plus Jobe's review/reaction after listening to Radiohead's OK Computer, music from Turnstile, and San Diego's Nolander is featured in the Unsigned Artist Spotlight. Check out Episode 5: Song of the Year for the Past 3 Years, out now!
Jeff and Jobe offer up their top 3 albums of 1993, plus music from Whores and Calexico, and Space Bus in the Unsigned Artist Spotlight. Check out Episode 3: Top 3 Albums of 1993, out now!
In this episode, Jeff and Jobe each countdown their top 3 cover songs by the likes of Helmet, Afghan Whigs, and Michelle Branch among others. Plus music from R.E.M. and Somali Yach Club, and San Diego's The Visiters in the Unsigned Artist Spotlight. Check out Episode 2: Our Top 3 Cover Songs now!
The Ringing Ear Podcast is live, everybody! In the premiere episode, Jeff and Jobe set out to prove that if you look hard enough you can still find good music, even in the unlikeliest of places.
In the eyes of many fans, there is no crime more reprehensible a band can commit than "selling out." And while the times have changed with regard to the actual selling of one's music for commercial purposes (ask anyone old enough to remember about the backlash regarding The Rolling Stones being featured in a Windows … Continue reading Album Review: Earthless Bow to No One on Black Heaven
As anyone who's read his autobiography can attest, Ministry's Al Jourgensen is undeniably an asshole. However, he is also responsible for some of the most innovative heavy music of the late 80's and early 90's. With an incredible three album run of The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), The Mind is a Terrible Thing … Continue reading Album Review: Ministry Clears A Very Low Bar With AmeriKKKant
"This just ain't no fun; My life has become a bore." So Jack White sings on What's Done is Done, the penultimate track from his third solo album, Boarding House Reach. And while the song is certainly not autobiographical, it's hard not to find irony in the lyric of an album that reeks so strongly … Continue reading Album Review: Who the Fuck Does Jack White Think He Is?