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Pegi Young Takes On Life Without Neil on ‘Raw’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Pegi Young Takes On Life Without Neil on ...

For most of her life, Pegi Young’s role was that of Neil Young’s wife, partner and musical sidekick, a satisfying set-up to be sure, but one that found her relying on his fame and stature with little regard for her own interests. After 36 years, all those connections were shattered  ...[more]

Frontier Ruckus Offer Sweet Melodic Nuggets on ‘Enter the Kingdom’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Frontier Ruckus Offer Sweet Melodic Nuggets on ‘Enter ...

Names can be deceiving, especially when the handle in question belongs to Frontier Ruckus, a band based out of Detroit whose idea of making music has as little to do with creating a ruckus as snow does to falling in the Sahara. Still, after five albums, they obviously know what  ...[more]

Jay Farrar & Son Volt Emit Haunting & Spirited Effort On ‘Notes of Blue’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jay Farrar & Son Volt Emit Haunting & ...

Even as he devotes the majority of time to his ongoing solo career, Jay Farrar has applied a no less discerning focus on those projects with his post-Uncle Tupelo band, Son Volt. For the first group endeavor in four years, Notes of Blue, Farrar informs ten new songs with (by  ...[more]

Agent Orange Stay True To Punk Legacy In Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Agent Orange Stay True To Punk Legacy In ...

As one of the early adopters of hardcore punk in California, a state which spawned some of the all time greatest punk rock bands, Agent Orange has surprisingly also been one of the few to plow along all the way into 2017. Like most others, they’re down to just one  ...[more]

Drive By Truckers Bring No Gimmicks, No Tricks, Just World Class Songwriting To Westbury (SHOW REVIEW)

Drive By Truckers Bring No Gimmicks, No Tricks, ...

“‘Nine Bullets’!” yelled a man in a flannel shirt near the end of Drive-By Truckers’ set at The Space at Westbury Theater Friday night. He was referring to the second track on the Truckers’ 1999 album Pizza Deliverance, a yowling, howling fantasy about gunning down your condescending peer group and  ...[more]

Electronica Pioneers Unite! Jean-Michel Jarre Leads Hollywood Discussion With Hans Zimmer, Moby, Gary Numan & More (SHOW Review)

Electronica Pioneers Unite! Jean-Michel Jarre Leads Hollywood Discussion ...

There was a multitude of high profile musical gatherings taking place across Hollywood this weekend of the Grammys. Meanwhile, a fascinating musical discussion happened in front of a small, lucky crowd of fans and journalists on Thursday evening, February 9 at the Record Parlour in Hollywood. Amidst the antique jukeboxes  ...[more]

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba Performance (DVD REVIEW)

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba ...

For The Rolling Stones, playing Cuba last year may have just been another notch on their fifty-plus year old touring belt, but its historical nature was significant and it was all caught on film for Havana Moon, the latest addition to the ever-growing DVD releases by one of the greatest  ...[more]

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (DVD REVIEW)

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With ...

While most music fans breathed a sigh of relief when the year finally ended, Heart decided to jubilate with a live DVD celebrating a career highlight. For the female-fronted band from Seattle who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013, it was their first-ever show  ...[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]

‘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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