Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminal Starvation League- Undefeated

Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminal Starvation League- Undefeated

Bobby Bare Jr. practically oozes swagger, and on his first new record in nearly 4 years, his sound is more defined than ever. Undefeated brings his effortlessly cool vocals to the forefront amidst his seamless hybrid of country and alt rock. At times quirky like the country-folk and oh-so-dark banjo  ...[more]

Band of Skulls- Himalayan

Band of Skulls- Himalayan

On their latest record, Himalayan, the Band of Skulls, now with three albums on the shelf, continue sewing the thread of what has made both Baby Darling Doll Face Honey and Sweet Sour widely accepted records: dark tempered songwriting, the ability to quickly reveal an aggressive edge and the openness  ...[more]

John Frusciante- Enclosure

John Frusciante- Enclosure

John Frusciante comes full circle with Enclosure, completing what he calls a “musical statement” that began four years and several experimental recordings ago. Now half a decade removed from Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band he quit in 2008, Frusciante has exorcised the abstract-electronica monster he struggled to free upon  ...[more]

Southern Soul Assembly – feat. Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, JJ Grey, Anders Osborne – HOB, Boston, MA 4/8/14

Southern Soul Assembly – feat. Luther Dickinson, Marc ...

The aptly named Southern Soul Assembly is South of the Mason Dixon line artists, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, JJ Grey and Anders Osborne. Well known for their respective musical pursuits the four are presently touring in a singer-songwriter, showcase format. From the band’s website which consists of a single page  ...[more]

Dean Wareham- Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY- 4/5/14

Dean Wareham- Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY- 4/5/14

Touring behind his new self-titled solo album, longtime New Yorker Dean Wareham returned to The Bowery Ballroom Saturday night to face an eagerly awaiting packed house. With a career now entering its’ fourth decade, Wareham is no stranger to these parts or the road for that matter, having toured hard  ...[more]

Amos Lee – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL  4/3/14

Amos Lee – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL ...

For their first show of the Spring tour, Amos Lee and his band treated the capacity crowd of Orlando’s Plaza Live to a performance that was energetic, eclectic, and intimate, showcasing all the traits that made fans fall in love with Lee following his 2005 debut. It was a relaxed  ...[more]

Move Me Brightly DVD A Documentary Concert Film Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday

Move Me Brightly DVD A Documentary Concert Film ...

There have been numerous tributes to the late Jerry Garcia since his death in 1995, but none such as an accurate reflection of the man’s own uniquely Zen approach to life and art. If the tongue-in-cheek opening interval is slightly disconcerting-showing actor Luke Wilson asking directions to the site of  ...[more]

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Near the beginning of the documentary film Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me rock critic Lester Bangs equates Memphis rock band Big Star with The Beatles. At the time of his comment, a 1970s interview, few people had heard of Big Star. Turns out Bangs was on to something. Big  ...[more]

The Rolling Stones- Charlie Is My Darling

The Rolling Stones- Charlie Is My Darling

As The Rolling Stones evolved from blues purists and made a concerted attempt to commercialize themselves for the pop market, their manager Andrew Loog Oldham posited them as bad boy alternatives to the cuddly mop-tops that were The Beatles. It only makes sense then, that instead of the semi-fictionalized presentation  ...[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]

Keith Richards on Keith Richards

It’s been a very, very big year for the Rolling Stones. After all, not many bands can say they are legitimately 50 years old. So if you’re looking for a little rock history reading let us recommend Keith Richards On Keith Richards, edited by Sean Egan, which is basically a  ...[more]

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