Articles by: Greg Stipkovich

Death To Kidz Bop

Death To Kidz Bop

I tried.  I really did. When my wife and I had our first daughter 10 years ago (we’ve since added 3 more girls), my goal was to keep them away from crappy pop music as long as I could. When she started kindergarten, I cringed when I saw that one […]

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Just When I Thought I Was Out… Fallon Pulls Me Back In

Just When I Thought I Was Out… Fallon Pulls Me Back In

I had forgotten Michael Corleone’s line from The Godfather Part III, until trying to describe my feelings about Brian Fallon and The Gaslight Anthem. The Gaslight Anthem’s 2008 album The ’59 Sound was my first exposure to the band. My wife and I heard them at House Of Blues when they toured behind […]

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Songs You Should Know: 131’s – “This Ain’t Culture”

Songs You Should Know: 131’s – “This Ain’t Culture”

In the pre-Spotify days, one of the ways I would find new music was through a monthly playlist called “Indie Rock Playlist”.  It was compiled from recommendations around the world, and usually had 125-150 songs.  After downloading it, I would usually cull the list down to about 10-15 songs, and would […]

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The Tet Holiday

Songs You Should Know: The Tet Holiday – “Statues”

About a week and a half ago, I was listening to Japandroids’ outstanding 2012 album, “Celebration Rock”, arguably my favorite album of the decade thus far.  A Google search followed, looking for any clues of new music by the band for 2016.  While in the Google wormhole, I stumbled upon […]

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