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Prime Bob Dylan In Effect On ‘The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Prime Bob Dylan In Effect On ‘The Real ...

The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert is not an entry in The Bootleg Series of  Bob Dylan’s, but it achieves the same effect as the most significant releases in that archive project. That is, it definitively clarifies one of the pivotal points in the 2016 Nobel Laureate’s long career.  ...[more]

Tami Neilson Shows Soul & Sass On ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tami Neilson Shows Soul & Sass On ‘Don’t ...

Canadian songstress Tami Neilson delivers a powerful blend of soul and sass on her sophomore LP, a combination that’s compelling enough to convince anyone who was heretofore unawares just how powerful her potential is within the realms of blues and soul. Despite having accumulated a substantial amount of kudos in  ...[more]

Wannabe Reviews Amanda Shires’ ‘My Piece of Land’

Wannabe Reviews Amanda Shires’ ‘My Piece of Land’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews My Piece of Land, the new album from singer-songwriter and fiddle player Amanda Shires, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):...[more]

Alex Cameron and Thee Oh Sees Satiate Portland With Synthy Grooves and Heavy Psych (SHOW REVIEW)

Alex Cameron and Thee Oh Sees Satiate Portland ...

At first it seemed an odd booking choice – an eccentric Australian crooner opening for one of the loudest, most intense psych rock bands around. Somehow though, the combination of Alex Cameron and Thee Oh Sees playing on a Sunday night in Portland, Oregon was strangely appropriate. Though Alex Cameron  ...[more]

Dark Star Orchestra Revisits 5/10/80 Hartford in Huntington (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Dark Star Orchestra Revisits 5/10/80 Hartford in Huntington ...

The last time this reviewer was Dark Star Orchestra was for their amazing recreation of the last Europe ’72 show. That performance, which kicked off “Jerry Week” in style, was their first appearance at the Ford Amphitheater on Coney Island’s boardwalk. The Paramount, on the other hand, has become Dark  ...[more]

David Gray Offers Career Retrospective at Apollo Theater (SHOW REVIEW)

David Gray Offers Career Retrospective at Apollo Theater ...

David Gray played with barely a pause over two hours Sunday night, racing from piano to acoustic guitar between songs at the Apollo Theater in New York, as he cycled through “a comprehensive retrospective” of his 25-year catalog. Big voices are best suited for small spaces, and the Apollo’s 1,500-seat  ...[more]

Mötley Crüe Wraps Up an Era With ‘The End: Live In Los Angeles’ (DVD REVIEW)

Mötley Crüe Wraps Up an Era With ‘The ...

It’s been almost a year since Mötley Crüe ended their farewell tour. Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have moved on to other projects while the dust settled over the grave of the band that began thirty-five years ago in a seedy section of Hollywood. As a thank  ...[more]

Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD REVIEW)

Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression: Live At The ...

“I jumped in the van and managed to somehow lick his chest,” remembered Grace Potter in a 2012 interview with Glide about her first encounter with Iggy Pop. “Don’t ask me how it happened but I was just an excitable young thing, just basically a screaming fan.” Iggy Pop can  ...[more]

KISS Rocks Vegas Documents Joint Residency (DVD REVIEW)

KISS Rocks Vegas Documents Joint Residency (DVD REVIEW)

In the mid-1970’s, I was a kid growing up in small town America when a band called KISS started releasing albums. Looking like demons from your worst nightmares, scaring the souls of middle-class parents who tried to shield the eyes and ears of their offspring but ultimately ended up losing  ...[more]

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By Lloyd Sachs Reveals (BOOK REVIEW)

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By ...

Lloyd Sachs adopts just the right tone in his book on the life and times of eccentric genius T Bone Burnett. Writing A Life in Pursuit, the author remains ever cognizant of his subject’s idiosyncratic tendencies in both his personal life and his work. And, also knowing full well Burnett’s  ...[more]

‘Seeing the Real You At Last’ by Britta Lee Shain Gives Readers Insight Into The Real Bob Dylan (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Seeing the Real You At Last’ by Britta ...

What on the surface would seem to be a somewhat sordid tell-all book turns out to be a fast-paced, witty and altogether self-deprecating story of a Bob Dylan fan. Britta Lee Shain is devoted way past the point of familiarity most of his followers ever attain, but anyone devoted to  ...[more]

Jeff Beck Autobiography ‘Beck 01′ Mixes Electric Guitars, Hot Rods & Photos (BOOK REVIEW)

Jeff Beck Autobiography ‘Beck 01′ Mixes Electric Guitars, ...

Jeff Beck’s autobiography Beck 01, is as idiosyncratic as the legendary British guitarist himself. A combination of (some) text and (lots!) of photos, its expensively-customized design, at least in its initial run, makes it the archetypal collector’s item and/or ‘perfect gift’ for the devoted admirer of El Becko. But its attractions  ...[more]

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