October 27, 2020

Kristi Kates | Author


The Killers Exercise Caution

April 11, 2020

The Killers have a new song on deck called “Caution,” their first release since leaving their hometown of Las Vegas. Citing the likes of Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, and Bruce Springsteen as influences on “... Read More >>

Don’t Worry About Ellie Goulding

April 4, 2020

Ellie Goulding has just produced a new music video in collaboration with musician and music producer Matthew Tyler Musto, aka blackbear, for her single “Worry About Me.” blackbear actually appears in the video as a set of twins, cavorting with... Read More >>

Moore Returns with New Album

March 28, 2020

Singer and actress Mandy Moore (of TV show This is Us) has released her first album since her 2009 release, Amanda Leigh. Th... Read More >>

Eilish. Billie Eilish.

March 7, 2020

Grammy-winner Billie Eilish (along with her writer-producer brother Finneas, who’s a solo artist in his own right) will be the featured artist for the theme song to the next James Bond movie, No Time to Die. The movie and song will hit thea... Read More >>

Electric Forest Goes Back to the Future

Feb. 29, 2020

Electric Forest Festival organizers are thinking backward for this year’s 10th anniversary festival performance roster, bringing back a shortlist of artists who were featured in the first Electric Forest Festival and its precursor, Rothbury. Among the returning acts... Read More >>

Swift, Vincent, Go-Go’s On the Big Screen

Feb. 22, 2020

Three female-focused rockumentaries are making their way to various outlets. The first, Taylor Swift’s Miss Americana, is already streaming on Netflix. The Lana Wilson-directed doc, which was co-produced by the team behind 20 Feet From Star... Read More >>

Gabrielle Aplin – Dear Happy – Never Fade Records

Feb. 15, 2020

Pop singer Aplin returns with her third album, which stays pretty much in her usual modus operandi: strong vocals and a common melodic tone throughout. This is a very produced, calculated set, where you can almost see the plotting of “how to make a hit single” — but that... Read More >>

Maroon and Meghan Hit the Road

Feb. 15, 2020

Maroon 5 will be careening around the U.S. on tour this spring and summer, with some of the biggest shows in the band’s career to date. The mix of stadium and arena shows kicks off May 30 in Chula Vista, California, with opening acts Meghan Trainor ... Read More >>

Where to Eat Now

Feb. 15, 2020


Please be seated for these abbreviated versions of the restaurant reviews we’ve featured since our last RestauranTour issue. Bon Appetit!


TUCKER’S – Northport
Tucker’s of Northport is a big, friendly restaurant first, and a... Read More >>

Lawson Rollins – True North – Infinata

Feb. 8, 2020

Lawson Rollins  True North – Infinata
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Fall Out Boy Falling Into Tour

Feb. 8, 2020

Fall Out Boy is now in outlets with its second greatest hits collection for Island Records, dubbed Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two. This collection was just released and serves as promo for the band’s upcoming global tour, which will k... Read More >>

Chuck Daar – Ovr Dou (Remastered) – 5th World

Feb. 1, 2020

This impressive reissue of multi-instrumentalist Daar’s album (which also includes the equally worthy remix album Dou Ovr and two smaller EPs) pulls you directly in to his swirling genre-blend of SoCal-meets-Texas sounds, recorded back in the early 2010s under the aliases Nova Spies... Read More >>

Blossom's New Bloom

Feb. 1, 2020

English indie-popsters Blossom recently spoke to the press about the long-awaited follow-up to their 2018 album, Cool Like You, and it’s been confirmed that the recording process is complete, and the album is already at the mastering stages. The first sampl... Read More >>

Miles Davis – The Lost Quintet – SNR

Jan. 25, 2020

Davis’ “lost quintet” was quite a quintet: Davis, along with Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, and Wayne Shorter. While the five musicians never got into an actual recording studio together, two recordings from their late ’60s European tour were captured ... Read More >>

Tame Impala Sending You a Valentine

Jan. 25, 2020

Tame Impala has just announced the upcoming release date for its newest album, Slow Rush. The set will hit outlets on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, and includes the band’s previously released singles “Borderline” and “It Might Be Time.&r... Read More >>

Original Broadway Cast – Jagged Little Pill – Atlantic

Jan. 18, 2020

Unexpected but true: A Broadway show has been adapted from Alanis Morrisette’s top-sellingJagged Little Pill album. This is the cast recording from that show (now running on Broadway), and it includes all of the songs from the original album, plus some additional Alanis tunes perfor... Read More >>

Styles Walks a Fine Line

Jan. 18, 2020

Harry Styles has released his sophomore album, Fine Line, which departs thematically from his 2017 debut album. The 2017 set, simply called Harry Styles, dug deep into ’70s rock and folk-inspired music; the new collection of tunes leans more into i... Read More >>

Still Searching

Jan. 18, 2020

We are now surrounded by the evidence.   
 
The most significant and consistent temperature increases in the last 2,000 years have occurred in just the last century. The 10 hottest years globally have all occurred since 2005, and the five hottest were the la... Read More >>

Eilish and White Team Up for Live Record

Jan. 11, 2020

Singer-songwriter and acid-green-haired diva Billie Eilish recently hung out with former Detroiter Jack White, at White’s own Third Man Records Nashville outpost. Eilish performed a short live show in the Blue Room, and the set, like most performanc... Read More >>

The Milk Carton Kids – The Only Ones – MCK Records

Jan. 11, 2020

Mixing up folk/bluegrass/Americana with a hint of pop, The Milk Carton Kids have snagged Grammy nominations and plenty of critical acclaim for their twisty-turny musicianship and powerful harmonies. While they dallied with a full band setup last album, here the... Read More >>