Benjamin Booker- Benjamin Booker (ALBUM REVIEW)

Benjamin Booker- Benjamin Booker (ALBUM REVIEW)

On his first self titled release Benjamin Booker comes storming out of the gate with stripped down infectious rock and roll that you can feel in your bones and shaking hips. The New Orleans based guitarist/singer has turned heads with his playing and for good reason as these songs shake  ...[more]

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas – Secret Evil (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas – Secret Evil ...

Emerging from Detroit, the home of Motown and a city rich with musical roots in jazz and R&B; Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas plays as if they have been truly shaped by their city’s musical history. The band received some recognition for their 2013 EP, Demons which was released on  ...[more]

Cory Branan- The No-Hit Wonder (ALBUM REVIEW)

Cory Branan- The No-Hit Wonder (ALBUM REVIEW)

The No-Hit Wonder, Cory Branan’s fourth LP, isn’t an autobiography, though it very well could be. Branan has been slugging it out through hundreds of shows year after year as opener and main attraction with some of the best in the music business. He’s been immortalized in a Lucero song,  ...[more]

ZZ Top/ Jeff Beck – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 8/13/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

ZZ Top/ Jeff Beck – Greek Theatre, Los ...

One of the most innovative guitarists associated with the original British Invasion in the 1960s, teamed up with an iconic southern blues rock trio, to perform together and separately at the Greek theater in Los Angeles, on Wednesday night, August 13th. The pairing of master guitarist Jeff Beck and Texas  ...[more]

Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails -MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL 8/11/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails -MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, ...

On Monday night a rain-soaked Tampa crowd was treated to two of the biggest and most influential bands of the 1990′s in a sold-out show that contrasted the two major hard rock styles of that period. Grunge pioneers Soundgarden delivered a powerful performance without much in the way of frills  ...[more]

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA  (FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS)

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – Golden ...

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival was co-created just six years ago by Superfly, who were best known for establishing Bonnaroo as the premier U.S. music festival.  But in this short period of time, Outside Lands has already transitioned from being a festival newcomer to attracting lineups that rival  ...[more]

Bob Dylan – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration – Deluxe Remaster (DVD REVIEW)

Bob Dylan – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration ...

There was no celebration recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of Bob Dylan’s recording career in 2013, perhaps because The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, released in a deluxe edition of DVD/Blu-ray & CD, simply couldn’t be surpassed. The stunning visuals and audio clarity of the recording match an redoubtable array of artists  ...[more]

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman (DVD Review)

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice ...

With its emotional honesty and clarity of introspection, there’s such a deep-rooted melancholy in Gregg Allman’s greatest song, “Old Before My Time” (from 2003’s ABB album Hittin’ the Note), that it’s inclusion in the setlist for All My Friends might well have unduly dampened the celebratory atmosphere that permeates the  ...[more]

Allman Brothers Band/40: 40th Anniversary Show Live At The Beacon Theatre (DVD Review)

Allman Brothers Band/40: 40th Anniversary Show Live At ...

As handsomely packaged as last year’s Brothers & Sisters, ‘Deluxe Edition,’ 40 is so impeccably recorded in audio and video (the latter of which makes an often cheesy light show look impressive), it is comparable to 2003′s Live at the Beacon Theatre DVD (though lacking its assortment of bonus features).  ...[more]

There Goes Gravity by Lisa Robinson (BOOK REVIEW)

There Goes Gravity by Lisa Robinson (BOOK REVIEW)

There is more than one description for a music journalist. Some of us are living, breathing encyclopedias of recorded music, effortlessly comparing deep cuts from thirty years ago to a newly minted master tape without blinking an eye. Then there are the ones who studiously inject their writings with BIG  ...[more]

Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman (Book Review)

Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman (Book ...

“Please Be With Me, A Song for My Father” is, quite simply, the most insightful book written to date about The Allman Brothers Band. In a quest to learn the true nature of the parent she never knew—the famed guitarist died when the author was but two years old—Galadrielle Allman  ...[more]

One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band

One Way Out: The Inside History of The ...

Alan Paul creates the chronological narrative of One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band by interweaving excerpts of interviews with band members, family and friends, business partners and acquaintances, with much the same intricacy the band itself improvises. In doing so, he, more often than not,  ...[more]

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