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New indie band brings Icelandic sound to US folk music scene

Brad Lanphere, staff reporter
May 5, 2012

What started as performing in and winning an annual Battle of the Bands in Iceland in 2010 has lead to being signed to Universal Records and slots at US festivals like South by Southwest, Sasquatch! and...

Cudi’s duo album WZRD falls short of ‘rock’

Brad Lanphere, columnist
March 22, 2012

After the releases of Man on The Moon I and II in 2009 and 2010, most Kid Cudi fans expected the third installment of the Man on The Moon saga to be near. What they didn’t expect was what Cudi came out...

It was the best of times: the top concerts and live performances of 2011

Brad Lanphere, music critic
December 16, 2011

Oracle Music Critic Brad Lanphere has seen approximately 135 bands in the last two years, including 22 individual concerts and six major music festivals just in the past year. Here are his picks for the...

A year in music: the top albums of 2011

Brad Lanphere, music critic
December 16, 2011

Zonoscope by Cut Copy  Australia brought us AC/DC and didgeridoos, but mostpeople glance past the electronic-pop band Cut Copy from Melbourne. The band’sthird album, Zonoscope, came out in February...

Coldplay experiments with new sound

Brad Lanphere, staff reporter
November 3, 2011

Three years, four months, thirteen days and two Grammys for Best Rock Album and Best Selling Album of 2008 later, Coldplay released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. Pronounced My-low Zy-letoe,...

Umphrey’s McGee: Death By Stereo Review

Brad Lanphere, music critic
November 1, 2011

As the volume increases and the instruments become distinct, the music stops briefly only to be interrupted by the soft voice of lead singer Brendan Bayliss and a heavy synthesizer. This, my friends, is...

‘Summer’s Last Stand’ holds its own

Brad Lanphere, music critic
September 30, 2011

  Cooler days and changing of seasons are what most people think of when September rolls around. But for some the first weekend of September means going to Summer’s Last Stand: North Coast...

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