Chris spends all his free time listening to music, writing about music, and playing music. He's in a band called The Ruby Bones and calls New Jersey home until he finally goes insane. While he may or may not work for the Man, he considers himself a musician and writer first and foremost.

Album Review: Makeshift Lullaby – ‘Shadows’

Makeshift Lullaby are a three piece from the Bronx who seem to be somewhere between teenybopper pop rock and earnest adult alternative balladeer-ing, and that’s not saying anything against the band.  They stand strong and seem pretty genuine on debut disc Shadows, even though there’s enough syrup (over-processed/produced sugar) in this album to cover a …

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Album Review – Water & Bodies – ‘Light Year’

Water & Bodies are an alternative rock band from Portland, Oregon.  They kind of sound like a mix between latter day emo bands and something from the late 90’s alt scene.  The first bands I thought of, at least, were Coheed and Cambria, the Ataris, and Hawthorne Heights.  Unfortunately, I’m no longer up to speed on …

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