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Ashley Monroe – The Blade (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ashley Monroe – The Blade (ALBUM REVIEW)

When the first single off Ashley Monroe’s new record The Blade emerged earlier this year, it seemed that she was, perhaps, en route to a flashier, more mainstream career. “On to Something Good” is an undeniably catchy song, impossible to ignore and ideal for country radio-play. And with another Blake  ...[more]

Samantha Fish – Wild Heart (ALBUM REVIEW)

Samantha Fish – Wild Heart (ALBUM REVIEW)

Sippie Wallace, Big Mama Thornton and Billie Holiday were among the female forebears who transformed the blues from a genre dominated mostly by men into a gender-breaking experience that women could languish in as well. After all, when it comes to heartache and disappointment, men generally prove as scheming and  ...[more]

Tame Impala – Currents (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tame Impala – Currents (ALBUM REVIEW)

If you can make it through a listen of the new record from Tame Impala without melting into an all-consuming groove and dancing your ass off, you have no business with electro-pop. Currents is a perfectly spaced out synth fest of epic proportions, sweet and salty, nuanced and huge all  ...[more]

Warren Haynes Seaside All Stars- Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT 8/1/15 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Warren Haynes Seaside All Stars- Gathering of the ...

For the past twenty years, Gathering of the Vibes has kept the spirit of the Grateful Dead pulsating through the veins of New England. The festival was started the Summer Jerry died as a way to celebrate the man and his legacy. Two decades later, on what would have been  ...[more]

Warren Haynes ‘Ashes & Dust’ Record Release Show – Town Hall, New York, NY 7/23/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

Warren Haynes ‘Ashes & Dust’ Record Release Show ...

Warren Haynes split up his record release show for his new fantastic album Ashes & Dust in predictable manner. The first set focused on the current tunes and second would be “songs you know” in his words. The beautiful thing was the new selections were just as invigorating as old  ...[more]

F.A.R.M. Fest – Hammonton, NJ  – Papadosio, Keller Williams, Lespecial (FESTIVAL RECAP)

F.A.R.M. Fest – Hammonton, NJ – Papadosio, Keller ...

Situated on the beach at Paradise Lake in Hammonton, New Jersey, the artist line-up this year’s F.A.R.M. Fest was even more extensive than year’s prior as the fest planned to broaden the horizon of one’s musical tastes to a wide variety of genres while still reaching back to the roots  ...[more]

The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982 (DVD REVIEW)

The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982 (DVD ...

“This captures a unique bonfire in the eternal blaze of The Who,” former Melody Maker journalist Chris Roberts writes in the booklet accompanying the new DVD, The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982. A definite must-have for Who fans, it contains the full concert the band performed on the second  ...[more]

The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971 (DVD REVIEW)

The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee ...

The Rolling Stones needed to get out of England – the quicker the better, before the new tax season started. They had gone on a short nine city “Farewell Tour” of the UK, a month ahead of the release of their Sticky Fingers album, before they found refuge in France  ...[more]

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: Live At The Roxy 9.25.14 (DVD REVIEW)

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: Live ...

If you’ve ever seen Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators live, then you know exactly what you’re going to get on the new DVD, Live At The Roxy 9.25.14. If you’ve ever seen Slash with Kennedy and this incarnation of his band live, then that’s exactly why you will  ...[more]

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! by Dennis Dunaway (BOOK REVIEW)

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! by Dennis Dunaway (BOOK ...

“I haven’t told you everything from the book,” former Alice Cooper bass player Dennis Dunaway teasingly told me during an interview in 2013 about the book that now sits on book store shelves. After years of tweaking it to perfection, Dunaway has unveiled the world of the original Alice Cooper  ...[more]

That’s The Way It Is: A History of Television News in America – By Charles L. Ponce (BOOK REVIEW)

That’s The Way It Is: A History of ...

Even its most ardent admirers are forced to admit that television news has changed significantly over the past decades. Those revered no-nonsense newsmen who helped pioneer the form — Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley — would barely recognize what passes today for real journalism and in depth  ...[more]

Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen (BOOK REVIEW)

Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and ...

During the course of the first person narrative of Deal, founding member/drummer of the Grateful Dead Bill Kreutzmann shows he’s (almost) as skilled a storyteller as he is a drummer. Particularly in the early going of My Three Decades,  his informal style lends itself well to the increasingly fast pace  ...[more]

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