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Jordan Lawrence


Music Review: Graveyard Fields

Somewhere in the evolution of popular music culture, the term “mainstream” became a dirty word. In a realm ruled by rebels and visionaries, a sound with obvious mass appeal is seen as sacrilege.But despite the terrible music that can come from trying to reach large numbers of people, there are artists who genuinely are good at making approachable music.

Who Are? We Think We are!

Music Review: Jews and Catholics

So, get this! This duo from Winston-Salem plays indie rock with only guitar and upright bass. And the guitar dude also does drum buttons with his feet. Knee jerk reaction: This is probably going to suck.Reality: It’s pretty kick-ass.


To be The Boss: Stark disc is the best for tribute

It’s fitting that members of Red Collar, Midtown Dickens and other local bands would choose to tribute Nebraska. There is no record in all of Bruce Springsteen’s illustrious catalog so ready-made for homage.The 10 haunting folk treatments on this 1982 essential are nothing but the raw essence of The Boss.

Patrick Stickles, singer of Titus Andronicus, chills in a green room, camera in hand. Courtesy of Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus: A Tapestry of Ideas

Patrick Stickles has an interesting world view. Well-versed in rock ‘n’ roll, pop culture, literature and history, the leader of  New Jersey band Titus Andronicus shouts hyper-intelligent barbs over the group’s roaring brand of E Street punk.

Cassis Orange

Music Review: Cassis Orange

Many of the best new acts to step out on the local scene recently have started as one or two-man bands. The Love Language and Max are shining examples.Autumn Ehinger’s Cassis Orange might soon join the list. The new EP she’s crafted under that name is promising, if not fully pleasing.

Josh Pope, Ryan Gustafson, Carter Gaj and James Wallace with a box containing their new album Drughorse One. DTH/Jordan Lawrence

Rock Musketeers

It’s easy to forget, but at the end of Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers,” the titular members of the king’s guard actually add a fourth member. Coming from different social circumstances but believing in a common cause, the four heroes create a support system. “All for one, one for all,” they’ve always got each other’s backs despite their differences.

The Monitor

Music Review: Titus Andronicus

I can’t tell you if New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus has a truly broad appeal. I just know that it does a doozy on me.I love the statement of naming your band after Shakespeare’s goriest play. Titus Andronicus is out for blood, and every English nerd out there will know it from the start.I love Bruce Springsteen, and this band’s every move careens down the melodramatic E Street turnpikes paved by The Boss.

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