The Malta Independent 18 January 2017, Wednesday


Reader-friendly literary criticism book a million seller

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 13:39 Last update: about 3 months ago

When Rachel Stewart was a rising senior at Bellbrook High School in Ohio, her assigned reading for AP Literature included a work of criticism that she dreaded getting through: "How to Read Literature...

Bon Jovi can still bring the hits in 4th decade

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 14:55 Last update: about 3 months ago

The most famous head of hair in rock 'n' roll is short and gray these days, and its owner no longer writes songs about runaways, blood red nails, cowboys or New Jersey mating rituals. But more...

Alejandro Escovedo rocks out on 'Burn'

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 14:54 Last update: about 3 months ago

The 65-year-old singer-songwriter emerged in the 1970s as a punk rocker, gained acclaim as a soulful Texas-based alt-country star and has been holding down the roots rock mantle for years. The styles...

STRFKR's relaxed flow fits 4th album's dance grooves

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 16:32 Last update: about 3 months ago

Frontman Josh Hodges takes command on STRFKR's 4th album, shaping the dance grooves into a relaxed, joyous flow. Written during a stint in the California desert outpost of Joshua Tree, Hodges'...

Rockers Kings of Leon find a challenge on new record

Friday, 25 November 2016, 16:31 Last update: about 3 months ago

For the family band Kings of Leon, one of the biggest factors in making decisions about their career is what will make their wives and children happy. So the large Followill clan, which includes three...

'Mozart 225' contains all of his music in 200-CD box set

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 16:30 Last update: about 3 months ago

What measures 11 inches square and 7 inches high, weighs 21 1/2 pounds and takes 10 days and nights to play? Answer: A new box set jam-packed with 200 CDs that contains every note composed by...

Love helps Jim James survive on 'Eternally Even'

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 16:28 Last update: about 3 months ago

My Morning Jacket's Jim James takes a melancholy turn on "Eternally Even," a dreamy if somber overview of some of life's pressures and challenges. The focus of James' attention is clear from the...

Let's do the time warp again! Rocky Horror remake rocks

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 16:26 Last update: about 3 months ago

Let's do the time warp again! More than 40 years after one of the great cult films of all time introduced an unsuspecting public to sweet transvestites, a mad scientist making an erotic...

Tove Lo finds herself high at the club but not happy

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 15:33 Last update: about 3 months ago

Pop singer Tove Lo warns us at the very top of her strong sophomore album that maybe we shouldn't always believe her. "You know I'm under the influence/So don't trust every word I say," she...

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