My Favorite Nine Albums of 2016

The Hotelier at the Bowery Ballroom in July.
The Hotelier at the Bowery Ballroom in July.

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
Album: I Had a Dream that You Were Mine
Track: In a Blackout

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An Interview with Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall

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Pinegrove playing at The Old Mogul Theatre in Montclair, NJ.

Montclair NJ holds a lot of memories me. A childhood friend grew up there, so I know the town well. They converted an old movie theatre into a music venue called the Wellmont Theatre  With a capacity of 2,600 it felt like the (now defunct) Roseland Theatre or Hammerstein Ballroom got airlifted and plopped into suburban NJ, plus some of the old-timey movie theatre flourishes.

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My Favorite Tracks & Albums of 2015

Columbus Ohio's All Dogs.
Columbus Ohio’s All Dogs.

One of my favorite things about discovering new bands is figuring out who their influences are. When I figure that out, it takes me back to the time when I was listening to those particular bands. These four bands had me mesmerized this year. I hope you appreciate them as much as I did.

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