Category Archives: Reviews

How Good Is Craig Taubman’s New Album? Super Good!

Craig Taubman is one of the biggest names in contemporary Jewish music, and he’s got a newly released album that I want to tell you about. That’s not where I want to start, though. I’m going to start…at the beginning! This being “The Music Mamas” and all, I just figured it would be important to…

Everyone likes to dance to a happy song: Weezer 10/30, Atlanta, GA

I’ve been a huge fan of Alt-Punk-Pop and all-around PHENOMENAL band Weezer since 1994, when I first heard “Undone – The Sweater Song” and for various reasons, I’ve never been able to see them live. So a while back when my friend Laura suggested we go to the Halloween Weezer show in Atlanta (the last…

“Been Listening” to Johnny Flynn? (CD Review & Giveaway)

LAST UPDATE:  Well, the CD is available everywhere today!  After discounting the Music Mama comments, we had five entries…I hit Random.org and the lucky number was FIVE! So, Jessica -  CONGRATS!  You’ve won a copy of “Been Listening”!!  I’ll email you for your snail mail and get it right out to you! (The rest of…

Kids’ Music…or just GOOD MUSIC?

I invite you to decide…

The Newest Music Mama & Eminem

May I start by saying how excited I am to be the newest Music Mama? I’m going to. I am SO excited and honored to be part of this!!  This is it, my virgin post…..no pressure at all…..nervous as all get up but that’s normal for me. I had this really great post about my…

CD Review: Joshua Radin – The Rock and The Tide (Giveaway)

UPDATE! 10/12/10 OMIGOSH!  I am SOOO sorry – I TOTALLY forgot about this drawing until JUST NOW.  (No excuse, but I was at the Emergency Room all last night with my Dad, who was having chest pains…and back again unexpectedly all afternoon, so I’m a little fried.  He’s home and okay, but I was distracted,…

Love Is a Mix Tape

Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield captures what it’s like to love through music in Love Is a Mix Tape. It’s one of my top 3 favorite music books. If you love music, it’s a must-read, for wisdom like this: “When you stick a song on a tape, you set it free.”

Cage the Elephant Restores My Hope for Rock

Have you heard Cage the Elephant yet? If not, then run…don’t walk to your nearest computer and buy their self-titled debut album. Packed with 11 rockin’ tunes that have as many different sounds as they do names, Cage the Elephant captured my interest quickly and held it the entire album. Raised in Bowling Green, the…

OK Go’s Latest Video Goes to the Dogs

OK Go’s flashy newest video for “White Knuckles” is already a YouTube sensation after just one day, and for good reason: it’s gone to the dogs! With their signature beats and flashy humorous style, OK Go gives their fans what they’ve come to expect; up-tempo songs with catchy lyrics…oh, and videos that make you laugh…

Brendan James wears his heart on his sleeve

A great vibe permeates Brendan James’ self-titled second album. It’s upbeat at times, melancholy at others, and his piano-playing is always good listening. And I’m not the only person who likes it: Legendary singer-songwriter Carly Simon said he has “a voice that can change the world.”