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Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Barry Goldberg Giddy Up With The Rides For ‘Pierced Arrow’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Barry Goldberg Giddy ...

Credit to where credit is due: Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg refused to allow their cross-generational super-grouping of 2013 to remain a one-shot collaboration. But it’s a fact that, no matter the skill of the musicians involved in any alliance, there’s got to be some fundamental chemistry  ...[more]

A Giant Dog Prove To Be Rock And Roll Shape-Shifters With ‘Pile’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

A Giant Dog Prove To Be Rock And ...

On the surface, you could characterize A Giant Dog’s Merge debut, Pile (get it?), as anthemic garage rock and call it a day. But what makes this Austin band so compelling is that you can hear unexpected references and feel bizarre vibes if you spend time unpacking their new record. The  ...[more]

Wannabe Reviews Daniel Markham’s ‘Disintegrator’

Wannabe Reviews Daniel Markham’s ‘Disintegrator’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews the new album from Texas singer-songwriter Daniel Markham, Disintegrator, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution: ...[more]

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Bestow Musical Rapture to Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom (SHOW REVIEW)

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Bestow ...

Touring behind their fourth studio album, A Man Alive, released on March 4th of this year and produced by Merrill Garbus (aka tUnE-yArDs), Thao and the Get Down Stay Down take on the arduous task of performing this rhythmic and robust record with the same power and intensity the listener  ...[more]

My Morning Jacket Showcase Newest Material On Austin City Limits (SHOW REVIEW)

My Morning Jacket Showcase Newest Material On Austin ...

My Morning Jacket are no strangers to Austin City Limits, having played the long-running PBS music program in 2006 and 2008. This does not even include the four times frontman Jim James has guested on the show with his solo band, Monsters of Folk, Bright Eyes and Preservation Hall Jazz  ...[more]

John Kadlecik Band Tackles Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band And Originals To Close Out 3-Night Colorado Run (SHOW REVIEW)

John Kadlecik Band Tackles Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia ...

This past Saturday night the John Kadlecik Band brought the absolute heat to the infamous Fox Theatre in Boulder to conclude a three-night Colorado run. The Dark Star Orchestra co- founder and former Furthur guitarist was backed by bass slayer Klyph Black, drummer extraordinaire Nathan Graham, and Waynard Scheller bringing  ...[more]

‘Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty’ Shines Intimate Spotlight on Late Great Blues Guitarist (DVD REVIEW)

‘Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty’ Shines Intimate Spotlight ...

There are three things that you will notice when watching the newly released DVD Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty. One is that the music is so incredibly passionate, feisty and unfettered with special tricks, that chills run up your spine. Two, that Winter’s Firebird guitar is so damn cool. And  ...[more]

The Jam’s Defiant Sense of Integrity Captured on ‘About the Young Idea’ (DVD REVIEW)

The Jam’s Defiant Sense of Integrity Captured on ...

As if The Jam’s fiercely independent, willfully defiant sense of integrity needed any affirmation in these days of songs by the Clash on TV commercials, About the Young Idea ultimately stands as a clear delineation of their will to succeed on their own terms. Unafraid to be themselves now as  ...[more]

The Ritchie Blackmore Story Is Definitive Visual Retrospective of a Guitar Legend (DVD REVIEW)

The Ritchie Blackmore Story Is Definitive Visual Retrospective ...

It’s always been solely about the music. That is the most poignant statement that comes through the recent documentary, The Ritchie Blackmore Story. Through intimate interview clips with Blackmore and some of his guitar brothers-in-arms, personal photographs and video footage from Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night concerts, it’s always  ...[more]

Jerry on Jerry, The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews (BOOK REVIEW)

Jerry on Jerry, The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews ...

As intimated by its detailed cover graphics, with both flat and glossy finish on the dust-cover and a large embossing of the famous image of the man’s hand on the hardcover, Jerry on Jerry, The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews is really much more than what it’s subtitle indicates. The Unpublished  ...[more]

Voices of The Grateful Dead & Community Integrate on ‘This Is All A Dream, We Dreamed’ (BOOK REVIEW)

Voices of The Grateful Dead & Community Integrate ...

Even the most erudite Deadheads will be equally surprised and delighted with This Is All A Dream We Dreamed. Surprised by insight offered here, not quite so vividly reflected in other books on the iconic band, such as a portrait of scurrilous Lenny Hart as graphic in its own way  ...[more]

John Fogerty Reflects On Creedence And Life In ‘Fortunate Son: My Life My Music’ (BOOK REVIEW)

John Fogerty Reflects On Creedence And Life In ...

There’s a deceptive clarity in the way John Fogerty tells his story in Fortunate Son: My Life My Music. At the very start he adopts an ‘aw shucks’ tone that suits the earliest portions of  his autobiography, devoted to his small-town childhood, and even as it becomes slightly more formal,  ...[more]

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