2012 has been quite a year for music. Alternative darlings broke out in a big way, taking over most of the radio. Giant albums from returning artists gave us critics something to lavish over throughout the year. 2012 was also the year that Youtube became a major player, helping push viral artists like Carly Rae […]Read more "HST…Best Music of 2012"
It’s almost award season, and what better way to kick it off than a giant concert! That’s right, the Grammy Award nominations were presented last night (all five of them), and has shown a relatively strong year for alternative music. So what are we waiting for, let’s get right into the big four!Read more "Grammy Awards 2013: Nominees and Predictions"
Another year is coming to a close, which means many best of lists are starting to take fruition. And just like last year, I have compiled the best songs of the year into one cohesive playlist now known as the HST…Mixtape!Read more "HST…Mixtape of 2012"
Music is always moving and evolving with the times, and as it pertains to the genre of alternative, it evolves rather quickly. So to help analyze the genre, I’ve recruited James from the Appetite for Distraction Alternative Top 10 Countdown to help me look into where alternative music is, where it’s going, and who is […]Read more "The State of Alternative: A Conversation"
Just over a year ago, The White Stripes informed the world that they were no longer making music together. As sad as it was then, I’ve come to a place of understanding and fulfillment. They didn’t leave us with a bad album (or any bad albums in general), and became one of the most loved […]Read more "Review of Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’"
The newest film out of the Apatow camp is by far the weakest, but still has some good laughs and an enjoyable turn by John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox. As a spoof movie, it is a fun romp, and has to be a million times better than the likes of Epic Movie or that […]Read more "Review: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"