What Internet Sites Do You Read For Music Reviews and Interviews?

Discussion in 'Jack's Place' started by Cheese Grits, Oct 9, 2008.

    Oct 9, 2008
  1. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    I like a good review, and I like to keep bookmarks handy in case I need a quick distraction. So, I mostly browse the following:

    Pop Matters
    The Nashville Scene
    Stomp & Stammer

    What are some sites I could add to my list? I don't know why, but Pitchfork leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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  3. Mark Wein :mad:

    I feel bad saying this since I do make a living in music but read any of that stuff any more...I still enjoy playing music immensely but the music "fan" in me has died somewhat...
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  5. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    As I listen to more and more music, I get more and more bored with new releases. All you have to do is make it the record store once every couple of months to hear the new releases on the listening stations, and (from my perspective) you quickly come to the conclusion that even the so-called indie bands are all ripping each other off. I mean, the Cold War Kids become modestly popular, and all of the sudden, everything sounds like Dr. Dog, Okervill River, The Thrills, etc. The drill seems to be: apply the formula, get critical praise, get popular, profit. So, reading criticism about this stuff gets a bit tedious. A bit more tedious than even listening to it all.

    Still, I like to read, and it's useful to some idea of what's out there. So, I press on.
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  7. hobo simple guitar player

    I just checked out daytrotter, looks like a cool site with some interesting music to listen to.

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  9. Mark Wein :mad:

    I don't even buy much new music anymore, though. The last "fan" type purchase I made was the new Counting Crows because I am fanatical about them but the rest of my iTunes purchases are more "catalog building" for my students.

    We also get Rolling Stone for our waiting room and I can't bear to read that even.

    I think this means I'm getting old. :(


    (sorry...that just slipped out :D)
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  11. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    The only place I even semi frequent is a blog/art/culture website called The Rabbit Room (www.rabbitroom.com). But before you check it out be warned - it is a 'Christian' site, though you can throw out you pre-conceptions - it's better than you might think it would be...
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  13. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Yer welcome. The guy who runs that site has a pretty neat studio.
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  15. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    I don't know that I would have any pre-conceptions. Most of my Christian musician friends are amazingly smart and talented, and they like pretty diverse stuff. I'm also a Christian, by the way. I'm a bit of a backslider though.
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  17. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    heathen.... ;D
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  19. thredlok Guest

    it might have been that soy turd you ate that killed it :weebz:
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  21. Mark Wein :mad:

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  23. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski



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