Classical Music – This is NOT the way to listen to it Aug14

Classical Music – This is NOT the way to lis...

So this week instead of continuing on my journey through the history of Classical Music I am going on a sidebar and addressing a rather alarming piece of news that fellow Stewover editor Kristin shared with me the other day. Basically, the author to the immensely popular “Fifty...

Beyond Magnetic: Forgetting Lulu Aug06

Beyond Magnetic: Forgetting Lulu

When you spend your life telling people that Metallica is your favorite band, you tend to get a little defensive. People generally react negatively when I tell them this and even fans of the band don’t seem to completely understand. The general public has hated them since Napster...

Top Ten iPhone Apps

I wouldn’t call myself a huge expert on this topic, but I do own an iPhone and I use it for a wide variety of things. These are the ten (non gaming/non mobile website) apps I use the most. Let me know in the comments if you have some you couldn’t live without that I...

I Celebrate Their Entire Collection: Rod y Gab Jul31

I Celebrate Their Entire Collection: Rod y Gab

[Welcome to the fourth installment of “I Celebrate Their Entire Collection,” Stew Over’s feature on the bands we love. Today we look at Rodrigo y Gabriela (aka Rod y Gab).] The first time I heard Rodrigo y Gabriela was on XRT, one of the few decent radio stations left...

Concert Review: Explosions in the Sky Jul20

Concert Review: Explosions in the Sky

We’re Explosions in the Sky from Texas. Here we go. After thanking the crowd and their opening act and making a quick comment regarding the venue, those ten words–“We’re Explosions in the Sky from Texas. Here we go.”– were the last comments heard...

Why You Must Listen to Beethoven (Part One) Jul18

Why You Must Listen to Beethoven (Part One)

So, lords and ladies, we have arrived at last to what I believe to be the high point of the history of music. This week we will delve into the composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. Now don’t worry. I don’t honestly believe that because I say all sorts of great things about this...

The Best Music of Breaking Bad

[Welcome to Breaking Bad Week on StewOver! All this week, to get ready for the premiere of the fifth and final season (Sunday, July 15th, on AMC), we’ll be bringing you articles relating to the show. Today, music from Breaking Bad.] Not only is Breaking Bad the best show on television, but it also features some of the best music. The creators of the show have a knack for picking the perfect song for the moment. From the pilot to the final episode of season 4, the music has been spot on every time. Below are four of my favorite songs from the series so far. Beware of spoilers. Rodrigo y Gabriela- “Tamacun” You’ve read...

Concert Review: Electric Six and Andy D Jul05

Concert Review: Electric Six and Andy D

8 albums, 3 songs, no Amaretto Sours A couple of months ago, on May 12, I ventured into Hipster Country to see Electric Six at the Double Door. I’ll admit that I don’t exactly Celebrate Their Entire Collection, but my buddy who was in town introduced me to the group and I...

Concert Review: The Fort Wayne Phil & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Jun27

Concert Review: The Fort Wayne Phil & Big Bad...

Back in May, the Stew Over crew headed to Fort Wayne to see one of our own perform with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The show was split into two parts. First, the Fort Wayne Phil played four songs, highlighted by Ravel’s Bolero. After intermission, they...

Concert Review: Radiohead Jun14

Concert Review: Radiohead

This Sunday Radiohead played at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park. I’ve considered doing an I Celebrate Their Entire Collection piece on Radiohead, however, unlike some of the other bands I’ve blogged about, I don’t love every album they’ve...

Why You Must Listen to the Confusingly Named “Classical Period” of Classical Music May16

Why You Must Listen to the Confusingly Named “Classical Period” of Classical Music

Welcome to another attempt at cracking the rather large nut that is understanding classical music. We left off with J.S. Bach and the end of the Baroque era. Now if you weren’t confused already, historians thought it appropriate to designate the period between 1750 and 1830 as the “Classical period.” This is the era we will take a look at today. But Ed, I thought you were talking about classical music this whole time? Good observation! For reasons unbeknownst to even one as knowledgeable as yours truly, the term “classical music” has been adopted to refer to all of music that can be considered “high...

I Celebrate Their Entire Collection: Metallica [Parental Advisory, Explicit Content] May07

I Celebrate Their Entire Collection: Metallica [Parental Advisory, Explicit Content]

[Welcome to the third installment of “I Celebrate Their Entire Collection,” Stew Over’s feature on the bands we love. I caution you, Tipper Gore would not approve of the language in today’s post.] It’s time to stop fucking around. Enough of this shit about love, and I’m tired of talking about hipster bands. The only Explosions Effect you’ll read about today is the one that blows your arms off. The only love you’ll experience is your heart’s final beats as a badass guitar solo melts your face. That’s right, kids, it’s time to talk about the best metal band in the entire fucking...

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