For the Love of Music

Jack’s Mannequin concert review and interview

Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin

Click here to read my review of Jack’s Mannequin at Sokol Auditorium on June 20. Click here to read my interview with Andrew McMahon.


UNO student dazzles on violin
April 7, 2011, 7:44 pm
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Kaitlyn Filippini (Photo courtesy of MAW photography)

Click here to read my front page (!!) article about the amazing Kaitlyn Filippini.

Adele review: ’21’
April 7, 2011, 7:35 pm
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'21' is Adele's second full-length release.

Click here to read my review of Adele’s “21.”

Download this: “Set Fire to the Rain”

You might like this artist if you like Jessie J, Duffy or Sara Bareilles.

Track listing:
1. “Rolling in the Deep”
2. “Rumour Has It”
3. “Turning Tables”
4. “Don’t You Remember”
5. “Set Fire to the Rain”
6. “He Won’t Go”
7. “Take It All”
8. “I’ll Be Waiting”
9. “One and Only”
10. “Lovesong”

Go Radio review

"Lucky Street" is Go Radio's first LP. (Photo courtesy of

Well, my review of Adele’s “21” hasn’t been printed yet so I’ll have to check on that.

But go here to read my review of Go Radio’s “Lucky Street.”

Download this: “Kill The Beast”

You might like this artist if you like Mayday Parade, Artist Vs Poet or We Are The In Crowd.

Track listing:
1. “Lucky Street”
2. “Any Other Heart”
3. “Singing With The King”
4. “Strength To Stay”
5. “Swear It Like You Mean It”
6. “Why I’m Home”
7. “Kill The Beast”
8. “Hold On”
9. “Forever My Father”
10. “Fight, Fight (Reach for the Sky)”
11. “House Of Hallways”
12. “Redemption In The Verse”
13. “The Truth Is”
14. “Forever My Father (Feat. Erin and Daniel Lancaster)”

Grammy Awards review

Katy Perry performing at the ceremony. (Reuters)

Click here to read my review of the 2011 Grammy Awards.

The Pretty Reckless review

"Light Me Up" is the debut album from The Pretty Reckless.

Click here to read my review of “Light Me Up” by The Pretty Reckless.

Download this: “Since You’re Gone”

You might like this artist if you like Leighton Meester, Avril Lavigne or Katy Perry.

Track listing:
1. “My Medicine”
2. “Since You’re Gone”
3. “Make Me Wanna Die”
4. “Light Me Up”
5. “Zombie”
6. “Just Tonight”
7. “Miss Nothing”
8. “Goin’ Down”
9. “Nothing Left to Lose”
10. “You”
11. “Factory Girl”

Coming up…
February 14, 2011, 11:10 pm
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It’s been a few months! I’m doing my internship this semester with The Gateway, UNO’s student newspaper, so I’ve been extremely busy since December getting everything situated for this semester. I have, however, been hard at work.

In a few days I will post a review of “Light Me Up” by The Pretty Reckless (Taylor Momsen of “Gossip Girl” fame). I need to wait for the story to be officially published on Thursday before I can add it here.

Also, I’m writing a piece about the Grammys for The Gateway, so that will be up by next Tuesday.

Keep an eye out for an Adele review and a Go Radio review within the next few weeks.

I know everything is a little behind but if you live under a rock, you should be totally fine.