Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions, and observations about the local scene. This week: a publicist's pitch gets my attention... Being a writer and reviewer, I get all kinds of pitches from publicists and record label representatives, most of them clamoring ... More >>
The best local albums of 2008
Can a band reared on indie ethos survive a move to the majors, flak from its fans, and its own emotional upheaval?
Under the Blacklight (Warner Bros.)
New Wave (Sire)
Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long
Christopher Moll's haunting Project X takes shape in a Coral Springs apartment
It's hard to say who throws bigger tantrums, kid actors or rock stars.
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records
Saddle Creek 50 (Saddle Creek)
Give Up (Sub Pop)
Rilo Kiley brings a bountiful breadbasket from the heartland