360 Degrees of Hip-Hop

February 21, 2019 by

Hip-hop is my generation’s rock & roll. So, after a 15-year hiatus, I’ve made it a point to get back into this culture-defining music. I’ve always been a lover of classic hip-hop and a casual spectator of current pop-rap, but it had been a long time since I listened seriously to America’s favorite genre. I wanted […]

Dave Halen: The Real VH

February 10, 2019 by

Vulture.com recently published a list ranking all 131 Van Halen songs. First of all, mad props to author Chuck Klosterman, not only for compiling that list, but also for his thoughtful commentary on every tune. Hell of an undertaking and we salute him. But my ole buddies and I have one big beef: There is […]

Ten Tunes I Still Crank

January 22, 2019 by

I have a running bit with some of my friends and colleagues about songs we would blow up and eliminate from the mass of human consciousness. (That list for me will always begin with “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang.) But I’m tired of all the negative energy, so let’s talk about some tunes that, […]

The Cowls: 360º and Mac & Cheese

January 14, 2019 by

Certain Calculations by The Cowls AnalogueTrash Late in 2018 360ºSound was turned on to the music of The Cowls. Very early in 2019, I sat down with the band’s main man, Damion Jurrens, for a lovely conversation over dinner. I met up with Damion at Homeroom: mac+cheese in Oakland, California and we chatted about the […]

Greta Van Fleet — Anthem of the Peaceful Army

January 1, 2019 by

Anthem of the Peaceful Army by Greta Van Fleet Lava Records Catalog#: B0029008-02 Greta Van Fleet have recently been nominated for four Grammy awards, so we figured it was high time 360°Sound weighed in on their first full-length release. The much-anticipated Anthem of the Peaceful Army was released this past October to a fanfare of […]

Holla-daze — Alternative Christmas Tracks

December 24, 2018 by

Every year we are inundated with the same old tired Christmas tracks. Just like that fruitcake that no one wants (see below for bonus Fred Schneider coverage) new artists will try and cash in on a classic with a vocal twist on a tried and true favorite, but rarely do we get much originality or […]

Bohemian Rhapsody: Film Review

December 18, 2018 by

Queen’s rock operetta “Bohemian Rhapsody” captured my fascination at seven years old. So, after seeing the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody the film this past May, I lost myself in all the hype and broke my cardinal rule – I read a few of the early reviews. This turned out to be problematic, as the reviews […]

Echo & the Bunnymen Mix Up the Medicine

December 8, 2018 by

Echo & the Bunnymen Fillmore Detroit 23 November 2018 I’ve been a big fan of Echo & the Bunnymen since my good buddy Stonehenge (no one knows who he is or what he’s doing) turned me on to them around the time of their release of Ocean Rain in 1984. Surprisingly, I’ve never seen them […]

DUENDE! with David J — Oracle of the Horizontal

December 1, 2018 by

Oracle of the Horizontal by DUENDE! with David J Glass Modern Records catalog#: GLAMCD005 So David J was in town. Turns out the legendary bassist for Bauhaus, and later Love & Rockets, has a thing for Theater Bizarre and was in Detroit working with the Orchestra on a project. Jeff Howitt of local prog/psych/garage rock ‘n’ […]

Brian Setzer Orchestra — Still Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree

November 24, 2018 by

Brian Setzer Orchestra Fox Theater Detroit, Michigan 18 November 2018 Brian Setzer, the high priest of rockabilly, is once again out there with his Orchestra getting fans rocked up for the holiday season. This is his 15th annual Christmas tour, and at 59 he doesn’t show any signs of taking his foot off the gas […]