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Nikki Lane Stays On Throwback Road With ‘Highway Queen’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Nikki Lane Stays On Throwback Road With ‘Highway ...

Nikki Lane has been on a steady rise with each record she makes, garnering praise for her give-no-f***s cowgirl attitude and throwback country queen style. And never has either quality been so sharp than on her new release Highway Queen. A stylish, harmony-heavy record that packs a twangy punch, it  ...[more]

Chuck Prophet Pays Homage To Rock’s Finest With ‘Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Chuck Prophet Pays Homage To Rock’s Finest With ...

To say that Chuck Prophet is a rock and roll obsessive would be an understatement. His love for rock music is so deeply rooted in him, it continues to inspire him in sound and in songwriting. On his latest record  Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins, Prophet pays homage to  ...[more]

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]

Leftover Salmon Bust Out Horns, Cover The Band, Grateful Dead and Bob Marley In Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Leftover Salmon Bust Out Horns, Cover The Band, ...

Any band that can manage to draw crowds for over two decades must be doing something right. In the case of Leftover Salmon, that something is being able to throw one hell of a party every time they hit the stage. Sunday’s show at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland was  ...[more]

The Radio Dept. Bring Dream Pop To Sold-Out Austin Crowd (SHOW REVIEW)

The Radio Dept. Bring Dream Pop To Sold-Out ...

A surprise sell-out crowd at the Mohawk on Monday night meant that 90’s nostalgia and Swedish dream pop hasn’t lost its luster. The Radio Dept. is a Swedish indie cult band that would prefer to operate out of the studio than be caught banging around on tour. Alas, having only  ...[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]

‘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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