The Sting’s Editor-in-Chief, Tony Sheaffer brings us a whole new perspective of how we perceive music on a weekly basis. Friday Groove provides commentary of new album releases, historical artists, and musical suggestions.

Friday Groove: George Harrison

When I worked at Record and Tape, we had a poster in the back room of the Beatles, with handwritten labels above each member. Ringo’s said “Stupid Head.” John’s said ”Dumb Head.” What Paul’s said is too vulgar for this publication. But George’s said “Eh, he’s ok.” Over the years, I don’t really recall hearing […]

Friday Groove: Medicine at Midnight – Foo Fighters

It feels like most albums I’ve reviewed over the last year were recorded before the pandemic, and were subsequently shelved temporarily. Foo Fighters latest is no exception. To coincide with their 25th anniversary, Foo Fighters had planned to release their 10th studio album, Medicine at Midnight last year. With the cancellation of their tour, postponing […]

Friday Groove: OK Human – Weezer

California-based rock band Weezer was originally slated to release their fifteenth studio album Van Weezer in May 2020 to line up with the “Hella Mega Tour” they had planned with Green Day and Fall Out Boy. But, like most things in the year 2020 (and now 2021 for that matter), the plans were put on […]

Friday Groove: My New Year’s Resolution

Towards the latter half of 2020, I found myself in a bit of a rut.  Now I’m not referring to the routine I’ve had since last March, where I wake up, shower, make a pot of coffee and watch reruns of Cheers for eight or nine hours while I get work done. I’m referring to […]

Friday Groove: Top 10 Albums of 2020

When I used to work at Record and Tape Traders, it was a lot easier to keep track of new releases. After all, if I wasn’t the one organizing them on Thursday after closing, I was the one selling them upon opening Friday. This year has been so long and ridiculous, I almost forgot that […]