by Jeremy Buckley
With the new Bright Eyes album being released this week there has been a deluge of press for what some critics say is the band's best work ever. Scroll down for a list of reviews of the new album.
• In other news, Journal Star writer Kent Wolgamott reviews the Best Coast/Wavves show at the Waiting Room on Feb 12, revealing that Rep. Lee Terry is now a fan of Best Coast. Click here for the review.
• San Francisco-based folk duo Gwyneth & Malko released its debut self-titled album on Tuesday. The album features an homage to Benson, complete with a name drop of neighborhood bartender and amicable bartender, Kyle Harvey. Click here to listen to the track.
• David Hendee of the Omaha World-Herald pays tribute to Dr. James E. Thayer of Sidney, who was well known across the state for his colorful musicals and music that provided a glimpse into Nebraska's rich history. Click here for the story.
• Welsch adds a few thoughts on the effects of insomnia and how music is interpreted in this column.