July 30, 2016
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SFR Picks: Wize Up!

Break out the bong—Pato Banton’s coming to town

Picks If you’re a reggae fan, you surely know the name Pato Banton, even if it’s not the name the renowned musician started out with.

SFR Picks: Rawk!

Jesse Deluxe and Skylight join forces for good

Picks We all love Skylight and everything, but the fact is that they can be a little DJ-centric. We get it, that’s cool—you’ve got a business to run.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Alex De Vore

SFR Picks: Leave Room for Inspiration

With nigh unbelievable range, a singer like Alicia Olatuja stands head and shoulders above

Picks In every generation, there are a mere handful of truly standout female vocalists. New York’s Alicia Olatuja, 29, is one such singer.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Alex De Vore

SFR Picks: Visionary

The 6th Annual Outdoor Vision Fest changes how we think about art

Picks To think that we once lived in a pointless world where almost all art would sit motionlessly on some stupid blank wall, no audio component whatsoever, almost as if it were mocking us for standing there and star...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Alex De Vore

SFR Picks: Big Fun

Gag us with a spoon … we like it

Picks Much of the popularity of 1988’s dark comedy cult hit Heathers is in its universally relatable themes. High school sucks (or sucked) for a lot of us.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Alex De Vore

SFR Picks: Dear Diary

There’s a piece of soul in that ukulele

Picks Jess Godwin. It’s not a household name around here, but it may be soon. Actually, no—it will be soon, if we have anything to say about it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: It’s Alive ... Alive!

Old signage becomes a bittersweet memory

Picks There’s a treasure-trove of art falling apart in attics, tucked away in antique shops or moldering away in a field—maybe in north Texas—covered by 50-plus years of detritus.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Ben Kendall, Alex De Vore, Cole Rehbein

SFR Picks: One Times Two

Broomdust and Bent make beautiful music

Picks Y’know, it’s only a little weird that they do variety shows and music at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. I mean, it’s a movie theater first and foremost in the hearts of many.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: Seeing Double

Two bands enter, well, two bands leave

Picks There are forms of music that take influence from well-known genre conventions but go beyond simple composition or audio experience to become awesome forces of challenging yet beautiful art.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: Terminology

Song sculpting by Melaena Cadiz

Picks The term “singer-songwriter” is a tricky one. It seems to kind of serve as a catchall for any solo artist with a guitar but doesn’t really do a whole lot to describe an entire sound.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall
 
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Morning Word: Clinton Accepts Nomination

The Democratic Party nominee tries to woo Sanders supporters

Morning Word The former community activist, first lady, US senator, and secretary of state contrasts her public service career and track record with Trump's claim that only he can solve country's problems.  ... More

July 29, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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