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Sauk Valley Media staffers Jeff Rogers, Christopher Heimerman and Lucas Pauley review new records and whatever else they find interesting about the world of music.

  • N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) – First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, “Straight Outta Compt ...
    March 29, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Adele: 'Touring isn't something I'm good at'

    Adele has been quite chatty as she closes out the third leg of her world tour in Australia and New Z ...
    March 27, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • Review: Sorority Noise poised for greatness with latest album (Grade: A-plus)

    Quickly approaching 30, it’s sometimes nice to have those days where you think, “Man, my 18-year-old self would still think I’m pretty cool.”
    March 23, 2017 - 8:04 am
  • Chuck Berry's influence on rock 'n roll was incalculable

    Rock 'n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transist ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Review: Sad sells for Los Campesinos! (Grade: A)

    Beware the earworms in the latest, greatest Los Campesinos! record, “Sick Scenes.”Last thing you nee ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:02 pm
  • Lady Gaga to headline Coachella in place of Beyonce

    INDIO, Calif. (AP) – Attention Little Monsters: Lady Gaga is coming to Coachella.The diva announced ...
    March 1, 2017 - 10:15 pm
  • David Cassidy has dementia and will stop touring, he says after rocky weekend show

    David Cassidy is suffering from memory loss due to dementia, he says, and will stop touring to focus ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • Seven-time Grammy winner dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES — Al Jarreau, the legendary jazz artist and seven-time Grammy winner, died Sunday at age ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 9:53 pm
  • MUSIC REVIEW: P.O.S. gets personal about physical ailment in 'Chill, Dummy' (Grade: A)

    P.O.S. is SVM editor Christopher Heimerman's favorite rapper. After an emergency transplant in 2014, the Twin Cities-based artist seems eager to discu ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright

    NEW YORK (AP) – Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged.McCartn ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:22 pm
  • Review: The Regrettes' debut a fun, snarky pop-punk debut (Grade: A-minus)

    The Regrettes were a band that flitted on and off my musical radar a few times in 2016. The Los Angeles quartet released five singles last year. I lis ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • Review: Colony House shows staying power on 'Only The Lonely' (Grade: B-plus)

    With “Only The Lonely,” the indie rock band Colony House has returned with a surprisingly strong sophomore effort.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:55 pm
  • New boxed set celebrates 40 years of weirdness

    From ‘Eat It’ to ‘Party in the CIA,’ ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic marks 40 years as king of pop parody with 15-album box set
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Contest will pick opening acts for Bon Jovi tour

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Who says you can’t open for Bon Jovi?The New Jersey-based platinum-sellin ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Foos cover Rush; Twenty One Pilots and Mutemath collaborate

    Now a couple of weeks into 2017, the new music releases are starting to trickle in.Last New Music Fr ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 3:43 pm
  • Obama's new gig? 'President of Playlists'

    NEW YORK – If President Barack Obama is looking for a new job after Jan. 20, Spotify has a position ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:37 pm
  • Review: Bowie's surprising, masterful EP 'No Plan' (Grade: A)

    David Bowie died 1 year ago Tuesday, after having liver cancer for his last 18 months. Sunday would have been his 70th birthday.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • U2, Green Day plan Chicago stadium shows

    It's only a few days into 2017, but the rock concert year is taking shape quite nicely. The release ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Review: In 'Retrospect," Sundara Karma creates an alt rock buzz (Grade: A-minus)

    In my piece 2 weeks ago listing my favorite records of 2016, I listed Sundara Karma EP, "Loveblood," at No. 13. "I predict this British quartet will b ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • U2 announces ‘Joshua Tree’ anniversary tour

    U2 has announced a full tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree,” its landmark 19 ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:52 pm
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