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Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight (ALBUM REVIEW)

Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight (ALBUM REVIEW)

There is a fine line between homage and all out copying of style. There are only so many notes you can play and of course pop music has filtered things down even more, but on Moonlight – Hanni El Khatib’s third release -  that dangerous line is blurred to the  ...[more]

Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again (ALBUM REVIEW)

Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again ...

With its sixth album in as many years, Pond, an Australian band with members who also play in Tame Impala, has kicked its love affair with blues-metal riffs. Still hell-bent on pursuing a stadium-size psychedelic sound, Pond is now taking things slower, embracing synth-heavy, sleepwalking songs that seem to float  ...[more]

Dengue Fever- The Deepest Lake (ALBUM REVIEW)

Dengue Fever- The Deepest Lake (ALBUM REVIEW)

Can the world afford to wait every two years until Dengue Fever release another album? The more I delve into their music, the more insatiable my ears become, eagerly awaiting the next psychedelic spy thriller soundtrack set to frontwoman Chhom Nimol’s uber confident vocals. Like a slow drip of the  ...[more]

Bill Frisell – Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA 1/23/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

Bill Frisell – Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA ...

Bill Frisell is making old songs new again. Or maybe, with 2014’s Guitar in the Space Age!, Frisell is making a new record, old. In any instance, when his tour pulled into Boston, and his band squeezed into the intimate space of Scullers Jazz Club, what was clear above all  ...[more]

Dr. Dog – Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT 1/20/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

Dr. Dog – Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT ...

Like their most recent sold-out appearance in the Ballroom at Higher Ground, Dr. Dog’s previous performances at this Vermont venue have become something of a rite of winter. Proceeding from acting as openers in a less-than packed smaller room in Vermont, these Philadelphia-based DIY rock and rollers have pushed their  ...[more]

Extreme – House of Blues, Boston, MA 1/21/15 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Extreme – House of Blues, Boston, MA 1/21/15 ...

Boston’s own Extreme is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of their most successful album to date, Pornograffitti. The band earned their first number one single with the monster ballad “More Than Words” alongside other hits as “Hole Hearted” and “Get the Funk Out”. Extreme is not known for embracing nostalgia,  ...[more]

Rolling Stones From The Vault – ‘Live in 1975, LA Forum’ & ‘Live in 1981, Hampton Coliseum’ (DVD REVIEWS)

Rolling Stones From The Vault – ‘Live in ...

It’s December 05, 1981, and the Rolling Stones are playing at the Superdome in New Orleans. But I am sitting at home, in my teenaged bedroom, pouting. The ticket I once held in my hand now belonged to someone else and I was missing one of the greatest bands on  ...[more]

The Doors – Feast of Friends (DVD Review)

The Doors – Feast of Friends (DVD Review)

“The Doors message is uncompromisingly loud,” says the announcer at the beginning of the British documentary, The Doors Are Open. “Do not adjust your set.” On November 11, Eagle Rock Entertainment finally released Feast Of Friends. This long ago film created by The Doors themselves back in 1968, has never  ...[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]

‘Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys’ by Viv Albertine (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys ...

Punk rock has been getting a lot of love recently. Johnny Rotten and Kim Gordon both have books coming out in 2015; Marky Ramone just released his autobiography; a DVD about Johnny Thunders hit shelves a few months ago and some old Clash footage has popped up on social media.  ...[more]

Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits With The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces By Glyn Johns (Book REVIEW)

Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits With The ...

Did you know that Jeff Beck used to crawl through Ian Stewart’s back window to spend time with a girl who was staying at his house while he was away? Or that Jimmy Page, in his early teens, once played at a talent night held at Glyn Johns’ church? Or  ...[more]

I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax By Scott Ian (Book Review)

I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy ...

“Maybe we stayed around so long we outlasted all the bullshit,” Scott Ian philosophizes near the end of his new autobiography, I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax. “We outlasted everything, and now we were considered a legendary band – members of the Big 4.” No one  ...[more]

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