May 2, 2012

Dave’s Picks: Picking Winners

This column touts my picks of the latest records, and I usually try to cull the most decent of the recent. I’d like to keep picking, […]
May 30, 2012

Dave’s Picks: Toilers

Most interviews with young bands contain the unremarkable admission that attracting the opposite sex was the prime motivation for picking up the axe or microphone. Then […]
June 28, 2012

Dave’s Picks: Naked

Right there for all the world to see. No artifice, no filter. These empresses have no clothes. KELLY HOGAN is a lady-in-waiting for the spotlight. She’s […]
August 1, 2012

Dave’s Picks: The Sound of Surprise

When the stupor of summer’s dog days can’t be staved off by snowballs or swimming in body-temperature pools, you could do worse than shake things up […]