The Fiery Furnaces Will Rock You

The Fiery Furnaces Will Rock You It’s never been terribly easy to listen to the Fiery Furnaces.  I first encountered them with 2004’s epic Blueberry Boat, a schizophrenic rock opera as hyper as its breakfast-cereal name, which, until the release of this year’s Widow City, was considered their most accessible record.  The group, whose primary … Continue reading

R’n’r Confessional: Letter to an Indie Nation

Rock ‘n’ Roll Confessional, Dec 07 Letter to an Indie Nation Through convenient revisionist history, Bob Dylan lives in our minds just as he was in 1965: skinny, wild haired, hidden behind dark glasses, and smoking; jittery on methamphetamines and singing about morality; criticizing society while trying his best to find his place in it.  … Continue reading