Crosby Stills Nash and Young – Live 1974 (ALBUM REVIEW)

Crosby Stills Nash and Young – Live 1974 ...

Hailed as the first stadium tour of its kind, Crosby, Sills, Nash and Young’s 24-city tour across the summer of 1974 is the stuff of pure classic rock mythmaking. And this long-awaited, hotly anticipated 3 CD/1DVD box set, simply entitled CSNY 1974, has been on the minds and message boards  ...[more]

Marc Broussard- A Life Worth Living (ALBUM REVIEW)

Marc Broussard- A Life Worth Living (ALBUM REVIEW)

A Life Worth Living, the sixth studio album by Louisiana roots singer Marc Broussard, is his most personal project to date. No longer hiding behind ambiguity or his former label’s desire for performances targeted to Broussard’s demographics, this time Broussard opens up and creates a music mosaic straight from his  ...[more]

Braid- No Coast (ALBUM REVIEW)

Braid- No Coast (ALBUM REVIEW)

Sixteen years after the last proper Braid LP and No Coast begins with “Bang” and ends with a song called “This Is Not a Revolution.” Insert your poor puns here; they don’t matter. No Coast is what happens when a band leaves, arguably at the height of their abilities, and returns  ...[more]

Newport Folk Festival – Ft. Adams State Park, RI  (SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS)

Newport Folk Festival – Ft. Adams State Park, ...

On the final day of Newport Folk Festival, there seemed to be a fast forming nostalgia for the weekend, even as it was still happening. The crowds were still hungry for music, though, despite the constant threat of thunderstorms surrounding us on all sides of Fort Adams. With reminders to  ...[more]

The Musical Box – The Orange Peel; Asheville, NC (7/22/14) (SHOW REVIEW)

The Musical Box – The Orange Peel; Asheville, ...

"They're not a tribute band," once said the real-life Phil Collins, after watching The Musical Box perform. "They have taken a period and are faithfully reproducing it in the same way that someone would do a theatrical production." Call it a tribute, call it nostalgic tomfoolery. Much like the original  ...[more]

The Neighbourhood – The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 7/24/14 (Show Review)

The Neighbourhood – The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, ...

It was an epic homecoming of all sorts when California-based indie rockers The Neighbourhood played to a sold-out crowd at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre Thursday night. And if the energy of the massive attendance and the way almost everybody was entranced by their entire set is anything to go off  ...[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]

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]

Willin’: The Story of Little Feat

Willin’: The Story of Little Feat

If ever a beloved band (besides the seminal country-rockers Poco) deserved its story told, it’s Little feat. One of the most distinctive rock and roll units of its time, Lowell George and co. went unjustly under recognized during his lifetime despite an affectionate fanbase whose passion and loyalty far surpassed  ...[more]

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