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Tanlines- Highlights (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tanlines- Highlights (ALBUM REVIEW)

In the dead of winter in 2013, Tanlines, a prolific synthpop duo from Brooklyn, decided to record its second album far from home, and make it sound better than the first one. Neither quite happened that way. When the group’s laptop crashed before putting down a single note at guitarist  ...[more]

Rhett Miller- The Traveler (ALBUM REVIEW)

Rhett Miller- The Traveler (ALBUM REVIEW)

Everyone loves Rhett Miller as the front man of Old 97s, but his solo records have been a bit more divisive. Miller has been more experimental with his own music, recording more pop-heavy albums like The Instigator and The Dreamer. But on his latest full-length solo record The Traveler, he’s  ...[more]

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell –  The Traveling Kind (ALBUM REVIEW)

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – The Traveling ...

Voices like Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are classic. Their simple, smart and beautiful country songs are timeless and never go out of style. On The Traveling Kind, the follow up to their 2013 collaboration Old Yellow Moon, they continue to charm with their warm, well-matched harmonies and clever songwriting.  ...[more]

Violent Femmes- Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY 5/19/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

Violent Femmes- Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY 5/19/15 (SHOW ...

Just one night after Violent Femmes wrapped their most extensive recording sessions since 1998, the band brought rockabilly and heavy bluegrass to a set of favorites and obscure requests in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show on Tuesday, at the record store Rough Trade NYC, was significant for being the Femmes’s first  ...[more]

Boston Calling 2015 – City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 5/22-5/24/15 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Boston Calling 2015 – City Hall Plaza, Boston, ...

The third year edition of the biannual Boston Calling Music Festival kicked off on a gorgeous Friday spring evening in the literal heart of the city, City Hall Plaza; a brick oasis surrounded on three sides by skyscrapers and Faneuil Hall and the Atlantic Ocean on the fourth.  A true  ...[more]

Earl Sweatshirt – Club Red, Mesa, AZ 5/18/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

Earl Sweatshirt – Club Red, Mesa, AZ 5/18/15 ...

The first person in line for the Earl Sweatshirt show in Mesa, Arizona arrived at 1:40 p.m. and was most likely in high school. By 6:40 p.m. there were about 200 people—mostly teens with bucket hats, white skin and adrenaline— lined up about 50 yards deep past the door in  ...[more]

J Geils Band: House Party Live In Germany (DVD REVIEW)

J Geils Band: House Party Live In Germany ...

1979 was such a great year for music, as bands were bursting out with landmark albums to end one decade and welcome a new one. AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Tom Petty, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, and even Michael Jackson, were burning up the charts with recordings that would  ...[more]

Jeff Beck: Live In Tokyo (DVD REVIEW)

Jeff Beck: Live In Tokyo (DVD REVIEW)

There is a moment in the recently released DVD, Jeff Beck: Live In Tokyo, when it really hits home that Beck is indeed a genius. It’s not when he’s driving through a rocker like “Big Block” or rockabilly jazzing in “Rollin’ & Tumblin’” or even when he’s giving homage to  ...[more]

Looking For Johnny: The Legend Of Johnny Thunders (DVD REVIEW)

Looking For Johnny: The Legend Of Johnny Thunders ...

1952, Queens, New York. Young Johnny Genzale is born and raised by his mother and older sister after his father decided to keep on with his wanton ways. Johnny is a cool kid, playing baseball, hanging out with friends. And then he discovers rock & roll and his new aura  ...[more]

Moontower Comedy Fest Brings The Laughs To Austin, Texas (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Moontower Comedy Fest Brings The Laughs To Austin, ...

This past week marked only the fourth year of Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival, but it’s easy to see why the annual event has quickly became such a major draw for comedians and fans alike. Moontower embodies the stereotype of Austin as being laid back and friendly, and it does so  ...[more]

One Night Only: Bill Hicks In Movie Theaters

One Night Only: Bill Hicks In Movie Theaters

Comedy legend Bill Hicks left an indelible mark on the world of stand up. Often cited by comedy aficionados in the same breath as George Carlin and Richard Pryor, Hicks rose quickly to become one of the foremost voices in comedy before he tragically died from pancreatic cancer in 1994  ...[more]

‘Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys’ by Viv Albertine (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys ...

Punk rock has been getting a lot of love recently. Johnny Rotten and Kim Gordon both have books coming out in 2015; Marky Ramone just released his autobiography; a DVD about Johnny Thunders hit shelves a few months ago and some old Clash footage has popped up on social media.  ...[more]

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