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Pissed Jeans Encourage Comprehensive Listening Experience On ‘Why Love Now’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Pissed Jeans Encourage Comprehensive Listening Experience On ‘Why ...

Therapeutic may not be the appropriate word, but the innately intense release that comes with listening to Pennsylvania-based sludge rockers, Pissed Jeans, is undeniable. Matt Korvette’s guttural vocals strike a primal chord while distorted guitars saw into monotonous drums on their new album. Absurd yet relatable song themes characterize, Why  ...[more]

Power Trip Cross Metal Genres With Pummeling Force On ‘Nightmare Logic’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Power Trip Cross Metal Genres With Pummeling Force ...

Power Trip are becoming one of Texas’ biggest metal acts. With extensive touring under their belt since the 2013 release of their debut full length, they’ve announced a spring time, month-long European stint in support of Napalm Death and Brujeria. On top of this excitement, they’ve also just released Nightmare  ...[more]

Adam Ant Makes NYC Triumphant Return at Webster Hall In Celebration of ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ (SHOW REVIEW)

Adam Ant Makes NYC Triumphant Return at Webster ...

Adam Ant made his triumphant return to New York City on Wednesday night (2/22 )for the final date on his current North American tour.  An anniversary celebration of the iconic album Kings of the Wild Frontier, Adam and his band played the album in its entirety along with a well-stocked  ...[more]

Chicano Batman Bring Psychedelic Soul to Sold-Out Portland Crowd (SHOW REVIEW)

Chicano Batman Bring Psychedelic Soul to Sold-Out Portland ...

When Chicano Batman hit Portland on Friday night it was only the second stop of their tour, but already the group was on fire. It was also a cause for celebration as they had released their new album Freedom Is Free that day and they managed to sell out the 500-capacity  ...[more]

Sting, Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros Let Loose In New Orleans (SHOW REVIEW)

Sting, Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros Let ...

When Sting shouted out, “I want to hear you New Orleans!” the crowd shouted back in unison. While the city is in the midst of their Mardi Gras season, Sting brought that same kind of jovial fun to his set on Wednesday night at the UNO Lakefront Arena, performing with  ...[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]

‘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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