Valerie C.

I want to be wrapped up in all of my band shirts and cremated when I die. Throw in all my iPods for good measure.
Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “Through The Glass” by Save The Clocktower
July 02. 2012 | By Valerie C.

ALBUM REVIEW: “Through The Glass” by Save The Clocktower

Through The Glass is gratifyingly full of indie pop rooted melodies imbued with enough electro sensibilities that make for an enjoyable record to unwind to.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “Bloom” by Beach House
May 15. 2012 | By Valerie C.

ALBUM REVIEW: “Bloom” by Beach House

Each track is an exploration into the aural world Beach House has painted for us, inviting us to take it all in and come visit for awhile.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “Boys & Girls” by Alabama Shakes
April 09. 2012 | By Valerie C.

ALBUM REVIEW: “Boys & Girls” by Alabama Shakes

The Alabama Shakes’ amalgamation of old school rock/soul with a pinch of blues has created an album that is begging to be savored on vinyl.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “The Lumineers” by The Lumineers
April 02. 2012 | By Valerie C.

ALBUM REVIEW: “The Lumineers” by The Lumineers

The Lumineers have crafted a charming record. Equally comprised of lovely folk ballads and jangly, head bobbing, foot tappin’, hand clappin’ roots rock.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “Happy To You” by Miike Snow
March 26. 2012 | By Valerie C.

ALBUM REVIEW: “Happy To You” by Miike Snow

It’s often said that “expectation breeds disappointment” and unfortunately, it is true of Happy To You.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “The Slideshow Effect” by Memoryhouse
February 27. 2012 | By Valerie C.

ALBUM REVIEW: “The Slideshow Effect” by Memoryhouse

Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, the yin and yang that make up Memoryhouse, have crafted a quietly rocking album.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “Rooms Filled With Light” by Fanfarlo
February 27. 2012 | By Valerie C.

ALBUM REVIEW: “Rooms Filled With Light” by Fanfarlo

The proficient blending of folky and electro pop orchestrations with superb vocal harmonization makes each song feel purposeful and the album beautifully paced.

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Live ReviewsLIVE REVIEW: Ryan Adams @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA 2/18/12
February 21. 2012 | By Valerie C.

LIVE REVIEW: Ryan Adams @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA 2/18/12

Ryan Adams wowed crowds at LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall with stage banter, old hits, and new.

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