Music is built for moments. Little pieces of your life which are launched back into your consciousness, triggered by a riff, a hook, the twang in an artist’s voice. We bookmark events, power ourselves through excruciating pain, walk batters up to the plate (happy baseball season y’all) with clips, albums and tracks. Hop Along has always seemed to work
Two of our writers sit down and discuss Boarding House Reach, a daring new project from veteran rocker Jack White. It all started when two of our writers got in a bit of a spat on the Slack in regards to the new Jack White album Boarding House Reach. Both fans of his music, Brian
Country music singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has positioned herself perfectly. Not necessarily in the seat where most people will learn her name, but up on a hill where she can successfully do whatever she damn well pleases. She knows her fourth album Golden Hour probably won’t have (m)any songs played on contemporary country radio stations, but that’s not what
It took four years, but the wait is finally over for new music from English singer-songwriter George Ezra. Fans can hear his voice again with the release of Staying At Tamara’s, the follow-up to his debut studio album, Wanted on Voyage. Ezra dropped the lead single, “Don’t Matter Now,” in June 2017, nine months before the
I must’ve missed the bandwagon when L.A. based rock band Dorothy debuted in 2016 with their first album, ROCKISDEAD. I’m surprised I wasn’t there the first time around, considering she’s signed to Jay-Z’s ROC Nation. Luckily, I’m here for their sophomore album, “28 Days in the Valley.” Better late than never, right? From what I’ve heard, the band’s lead, Dorothy
I’m a sucker for homecomings. Especially when it involves an artist performing in front of their hometown crowd. Kanye West playing in Chicago, Jay-Z in Brooklyn, or Drake at the Air Canada Centre. Homecoming shows are rare and exciting spectacles with sky-high expectations. While Oddisee doesn’t have the same pedigree at these artists, his return to
Sometimes you hear an album and suddenly everything you thought you knew about music goes out the window. In 2010 I was that kid who was raised on classic rock and turned his nose up at hip-hop. I enjoyed indie and I’d just begun to get my feet wet in the Philly music scene with the
As promised at the conclusion of “More Life,” Drake is BACK in 2018. He surprised the world by dropping his EP Scary Hours at midnight on January 19th. It features two songs: “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” both of which, sound on par with any type of sound OVO has put out. “Takin’ summer off, ’cause they
Tired of watching the same boring music awards year after year? Here at UTIOM, we have a solution, or at least some award categories you actually care about. We even put together our own voting committee for this.
Black Smoke Rising is full of 70’s influences, with catchy, heart-pounding guitar riffs, organ/keyboard, and high-ranged powerhouse vocals. This isn’t to say there’s nothing original — the band has their own sound, mixing old blues, soul, and rock music together.