Ace Frehley – Space Invader (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ace Frehley – Space Invader (ALBUM REVIEW)

There should never be an argument over who was the true heart of KISS. Original guitarist Ace Frehley never ceases to remind the international fanbase of rock ‘n’ roll’s most fruitful experiment in marketing and commercial excess that he, in fact, has been the man who, once you strip away  ...[more]

Imogen Heap – Sparks (ALBUM REVIEW)

Imogen Heap – Sparks (ALBUM REVIEW)

For many of us, Imogen Heap came into our lives a decade ago like a force when we heard Frou Frou’s “Let Go” at the end of Garden State. But now, after three solo albums, Heap returns with her fourth, Sparks. In a special deluxe release that includes both instrumental  ...[more]

SW/MM/NG – Feel Not Bad (ALBUM REVIEW)

SW/MM/NG – Feel Not Bad (ALBUM REVIEW)

As the dog days of summer are upon us, it’s prime time for looking back at sundrenched afternoons, early evening bike rides and humid mornings. And there’s no better soundtrack to do just that than the debut LP Feel Not Bad from Arkansas band SW/MM/NG (pronounced “swimming”). It’s a dreamy  ...[more]

The Bottle Rockets & Marshall Crenshaw – Continental Club, Austin, TX 8/21/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

The Bottle Rockets & Marshall Crenshaw – Continental ...

If you’re the type of person who lives day in day out with an unquenchable thirst for real rock ‘n’ roll, chances are you’ve heard of the Bottle Rockets. If you haven’t heard of the Bottle Rockets, it’s time to change that, like now. For over twenty years this gang  ...[more]

ZZ Top/ Jeff Beck – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 8/13/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

ZZ Top/ Jeff Beck – Greek Theatre, Los ...

One of the most innovative guitarists associated with the original British Invasion in the 1960s, teamed up with an iconic southern blues rock trio, to perform together and separately at the Greek theater in Los Angeles, on Wednesday night, August 13th. The pairing of master guitarist Jeff Beck and Texas  ...[more]

Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails -MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL 8/11/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails -MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, ...

On Monday night a rain-soaked Tampa crowd was treated to two of the biggest and most influential bands of the 1990′s in a sold-out show that contrasted the two major hard rock styles of that period. Grunge pioneers Soundgarden delivered a powerful performance without much in the way of frills  ...[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]

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman (DVD Review)

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice ...

With its emotional honesty and clarity of introspection, there’s such a deep-rooted melancholy in Gregg Allman’s greatest song, “Old Before My Time” (from 2003’s ABB album Hittin’ the Note), that it’s inclusion in the setlist for All My Friends might well have unduly dampened the celebratory atmosphere that permeates the  ...[more]

Allman Brothers Band/40: 40th Anniversary Show Live At The Beacon Theatre (DVD Review)

Allman Brothers Band/40: 40th Anniversary Show Live At ...

As handsomely packaged as last year’s Brothers & Sisters, ‘Deluxe Edition,’ 40 is so impeccably recorded in audio and video (the latter of which makes an often cheesy light show look impressive), it is comparable to 2003′s Live at the Beacon Theatre DVD (though lacking its assortment of bonus features).  ...[more]

There Goes Gravity by Lisa Robinson (BOOK REVIEW)

There Goes Gravity by Lisa Robinson (BOOK REVIEW)

There is more than one description for a music journalist. Some of us are living, breathing encyclopedias of recorded music, effortlessly comparing deep cuts from thirty years ago to a newly minted master tape without blinking an eye. Then there are the ones who studiously inject their writings with BIG  ...[more]

Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman (Book Review)

Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman (Book ...

“Please Be With Me, A Song for My Father” is, quite simply, the most insightful book written to date about The Allman Brothers Band. In a quest to learn the true nature of the parent she never knew—the famed guitarist died when the author was but two years old—Galadrielle Allman  ...[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]

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    Rock Goes To College (RGTC) was a BBC series that ran between 1978 and 1981 on British television.  This Police episode is from February 21, 1979 at Hatfield Polytechnic and ...