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Poster Children Remind Of Hardcore, Alt-Rock Influence On ‘Daisychain Reaction’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Poster Children Remind Of Hardcore, Alt-Rock Influence On ...

Rock music of the early 90′s found itself in a transitionary period. New Wave was ready to take a break for a few decades, Glam Metal was gasping its last breath while Kurt Cobain twisted the knife, and hip-hop was starting to gain chart positions normally held by pop and  ...[more]

Teddy Midnight Keeps On Straight Till Dawn With ‘Velvet Blue’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Teddy Midnight Keeps On Straight Till Dawn With ...

Are you a live music fan who never wants the night to end, so you head to the after show electro-jam sessions? Then Teddy Midnight’s first release Velvet Blue is the jelly for your biscuit. The Brooklyn based four piece have crafted a lounge and light show combo of endless loops,  ...[more]

Wannabe Reviews Darrin Bradbury’s New LP ‘Elmwood Park: A Slightly Melodic Audiobook’

Wannabe Reviews Darrin Bradbury’s New LP ‘Elmwood Park: ...

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews Elmwood Park: A Slightly Melodic Audiobook, the new LP from East Nashville’s off-color folk artist Darrin Bradbury, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):...[more]

Alice In Chains Serve Up Grungy Classics In Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Alice In Chains Serve Up Grungy Classics In ...

The early Nineties rock scene was dominated by the grunge movement. Ripped up jeans, thrift store clothing, long hair, Doc Martens and flannel became the style of choice. Though there were many grunge bands, most music fans knew the big five: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Stone  ...[more]

Houston Open Air Awash In Rain and Rocking (FESTIVAL REVIEW)

Houston Open Air Awash In Rain and Rocking ...

What happened at Houston Open Air Fest? The black storm clouds rolling in over the Houston skyline may have made for a knarly metal music video but the ominous and uncooperative weather ended up putting the kibosh on Houston Open Air Fest instead. In its first year of putting on  ...[more]

Luke Winslow-King Treats NYC To A Night Of New Orleans Blues (SHOW REVIEW)

Luke Winslow-King Treats NYC To A Night Of ...

A New Orleans transplant by way of Michigan, Luke Winslow-King is a classically trained guitarist with a rich, bittersweet voice and a healthy admiration for the music of Woody Guthrie and Robert Johnson. This past Thursday, with the release date of his latest LP on Bloodshot Records, I’m Glad Trouble Don’t  ...[more]

KISS Rocks Vegas Documents Joint Residency (DVD REVIEW)

KISS Rocks Vegas Documents Joint Residency (DVD REVIEW)

In the mid-1970’s, I was a kid growing up in small town America when a band called KISS started releasing albums. Looking like demons from your worst nightmares, scaring the souls of middle-class parents who tried to shield the eyes and ears of their offspring but ultimately ended up losing  ...[more]

Miles Ahead & Audio Companion Pieces Reaffirm Jazz ...

Because he so artfully interweaves literal storytelling with provocative movie-making, Don Cheadle deserves an Academy Award for Miles Ahead. Both the conception and execution of this homage to the late Miles Davis are also reflected in the companion musical pieces released to coincide with the icon of jazz. The original  ...[more]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Reaffirm 1978 Brilliance on ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ Reissue (DVD REVIEW)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Reaffirm 1978 Brilliance ...

The almost simultaneous release of two Neil Young DVD’s is a sage move on the part of the Canadian rock icon. Not only does his current touring heighten the visibility of their respective releases, but each  film illuminates his work from a different perspective. The arcane quasi-comedy Human Highway has  ...[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]

Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements Wins As Exceptional Rock Bio (BOOK REVIEW)

Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements ...

In the very first chapter of Trouble Boys, Bob Mehr decoys his readers, rolling out the formative stages of guitarist Bob Stinson’s life in such granular detail that The True Story of The Replacements seems bound for territory as dry as a Wikipedia entry. As it turns out, though, Mehr  ...[more]

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