Episode 5: Song of the Year for the Past 3 Years

Jeff and Jobe give their picks for Song of the Year for 2015, 2016, and 2017, plus Musical Currents and music from Nolander in the Unsigned Artist Spotlight. *Note—This is the final episode of The Ringing Ear's 'New Episode Blitz' to celebrate our launch. Going forward, new episodes will be released every Monday. If you … Continue reading Episode 5: Song of the Year for the Past 3 Years

Album Review: Earthless Bow to No One on Black Heaven

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

Album Review: Nirvana—In Utero (1993 Retrospective)

In the first of what will be an ongoing series, we're taking a look back at some classic albums celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, to see if the music of 1993 has aged like fine wine or rotted like a heap of stinking garbage. First up, Nirvana's follow up to the 1991 breakthrough, game-changing … Continue reading Album Review: Nirvana—In Utero (1993 Retrospective)

Concert Review: P!nk 03/03/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita KS

Not to brag, but I've been to an awful lot of concerts over the years. It'd be hard to put a number on it, but I'd estimate maybe in the 100-150 range. Sure, there are tons of people who have seen more, but 100 is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Over the years, since that … Continue reading Concert Review: P!nk 03/03/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita KS

Concert Review: Avenged Sevenfold/Breaking Benjamin 02/06/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

Over the course of their almost twenty year career, Avenged Sevenfold has enjoyed a virtual fairy tale existence. Formed in 1999 by high school chums, the band has enjoyed practically nonstop success, despite a near breakup following the death of their original drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2010. Their massive world tour, promoting ambitious … Continue reading Concert Review: Avenged Sevenfold/Breaking Benjamin 02/06/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

Album Review: Mudhoney—LiE (Live in Europe)

    When many people think of Seattle bands, and grunge in general, it's the same handful who made it big: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains. But if you dig deeper you find bands who, while never breaking through commercially the way grunge's 'Big 4' did, were in many ways just as good … Continue reading Album Review: Mudhoney—LiE (Live in Europe)