Category Archives: Music

The Audience Is Listening – Marc With a C’s ‘Unicorns Get More Bacon’

The Audience Is Listening – Marc With a C’s ‘Unicorns Get More Bacon’

In recent years, Marc with a C has often travelled deeper and deeper into the reedy realm of the concept album, with releases like last year’s moody ‘Exactly Where I Am’ (complete with its enigmatic, photographic lead-up) and 2013’s market-driven ‘Popular Music’ (an album literally designed by committee). Therefore, I tend to view his latest LP, ‘Unicorn Get More Bacon,’ as more a return to form. Read More

Bose Soundlink On-Ear Headphones: Battle Gear for the Cube Farm

Bose Soundlink On-Ear Headphones: Battle Gear for the Cube Farm

Headphones are a very personal choice. But once you have a listen and determine they sound good to you, what then? Are they comfortable for long periods of time? Will they stand up to heavy use? Do they have the features you need? Can they survive the hostile environment of a cube farm? I’ll try to answer these questions and more about the Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones. Read More

Get Loose With 8 Bit Weapon’s ‘Disassembly Language’

Get Loose With 8 Bit Weapon’s ‘Disassembly Language’

I’ve long been a fan of chiptuners 8 Bit Weapon for one simple reason: the duo, Seth and Michelle Sternberger, have all but perfected the brand of lo-fi electro-pop one typically associates with the genre. Still, when I caught wind of their latest project, the recently released ‘Disassembly Language: Ambient Music for Deprogramming Vol. 1,’ I was a little skeptical. Read More

Lori Henriques: One Year Later

Lori Henriques: One Year Later

A little over a year ago, I told you about the jazz-based children’s album from Portland singer-songwriter-pianist Lori Henriques, ‘How Great Can This Day Be’; it was recently announced that the album has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Children’s Album of the year. I gave her a call to see what else has happened in the past year. Read More