Hello viewers,Apologies for the lateness, but I recently found myself bound and gagged on a flight to Maine. It was fun, there were steamers and lobsters galore, and I would recommend it for anyone who’s a fan of five-hour car drives. I know I said “flight,” but I also took a meticulous calculation of how long it would take via SUV.As for the blog, expect more cutting-edge music. I know I’ve got more an indie thing going here, but this week and next should (hopefully) have a few fantastic jazz musicians up, as well as an interview that I have yet to transcribe. Also, ifRead More →

Just a reminder: The 3rd Annual Molly Finn Battle of the Bands takes place at Ballard Park in Newport this Saturday, July 18th (around 2 pm-ish). And if you’re not in Newport, don’t forget to stick your neck out for the little guy: remember, without local bands, we wouldn’t have Fleet Foxes, crazy mosh pits, and the Fifth Amendment. Rock on!Read More →

Hello faithful and generally bored blog viewers! Back from a recent vacay in the Kokomo, I’m ready to start heading into the fore again! It may take a little while to spin back into things, but I’m sure you’ll find the same brief, and incise, musical commentary that you’ve come to expect from this blog. And also random ramblings, as well, though I figure there’s no better place to grandstand about the parking ticket I got (is there really parking in DT Newport?) and how my toes hurt. Actually, it’s the spot just above my toes, on my foot… So welcome again! I’ll be huntingRead More →

Welcome to the first of many diverse and diffuse posts! Here is your host, Matt Keefer, small-time music critic and generally unimportant person. Those of you who’ve checked out the MySpace site know that I do brief (very brief) reviews of two albums that hit my fancy. I’m taking out 4-28’s review to introduce you to myself (and to save a few bucks; I just bought a new bike): I’m currently freelancing for the Mercury. Hopefully I’ll land some PT or even FT gig elsewhere, hopefully in the wide field of music critique.I’ve been called a music snob on several occasions. 50s-60s jazz and plentyRead More →