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
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
Now that Post Malone’s ‘rockstar’ seems to have run its course on the radio, it can be placed forever in the canon alongside all other rockstars singing about rockstars. Ever since the greatest mashup of all time and my favorite video of 2017, I’ve been obsessed with finding a true victor of the Rockstar battle.
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.
The War On Drugs’ new LP “A Deeper Understanding” proves that there’s still room for feelings in rock & roll. Recently, The New Yorker asked, “Is The War on Drugs Rock’s Next Torchbearer?” Well, The War On Drugs won’t sell out festivals or pack arenas. They don’t dress like rock stars or trash hotel rooms. So if being
There’s an old saying, “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” In other words, what the heck is the point of interpreting one art form through another? Why write about music? Why not just sit and enjoy the music for what it is without muddying it with analysis? I’d argue that there are many