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Basia Bulat Goes For Big Breakthrough on ‘Good Advice’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Basia Bulat Goes For Big Breakthrough on ‘Good ...

Singer/songwriter Basia Bulat hasn’t garnered near enough notice on this side of our northern border, but it’s not because she’s not deserving. In her native Canada she’s gained significant airplay and even had her debut album, Oh My Darling, shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. Tall Tall Shadow, her  ...[more]

The Record Company Cuts To The Bone On Debut ‘Give It Back To You’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Record Company Cuts To The Bone On ...

L.A.’s The Record Company, established in 2011, wrote and recorded their debut album in their bass player’s living room without any expectations, save probably just making great music to share with friends and family. But after playing at house parties, local record shops and intimate clubs – being signed by  ...[more]

Wannabe Reviews A New Album From Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters , Midwest Heart/ Southern Blues’

Wannabe Reviews A New Album From Nick Dittmeier ...

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews the latest album from gritty Americana band Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters , Midwest Heart/ Southern Blues, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution:   ...[more]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Delight In Austin (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Delight In Austin (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Throwing a concert on Super Bowl Sunday seemed like a ballsy move. However, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Emo’s took that bet and were rewarded with a near-capacity crowd for the New Zealand/Portland-based rock band. Not everything went according to plan for the night though. Tour opener, the Baltimore based Lower  ...[more]

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven and Power Trip Lay Waste To Austin (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven and Power Trip ...

The 2016 metal calendar has officially begun with a skull-punch from the indomitable lineup of Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip, who all came through Austin’s ACL Live on Monday night. After headlines detailing a truck full of LoG’s and Anthrax’s equipment overturned on their way to Austin  ...[more]

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins Celebrate 10th Anniversary of ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ at NYC’s Beacon Theatre

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins Celebrate 10th ...

Before I’d seen Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins perform all of 2006′s Rabbit Fur Coat, I wouldn’t necessarily have considered it a canonical work that merited its own 10th anniversary tour. This wasn’t Rumours or Nevermind or even Garbage’s self-titled (which was recently performed in its entirety to coincide with  ...[more]

The Who Come Alive on 50th Anniversary Tour With ‘The Who: Live In Hyde Park’ (DVD REVIEW)

The Who Come Alive on 50th Anniversary Tour ...

What a difference a span of time can have on something. Last year, a DVD of The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium concerts was released, revealing a bit of the frayed edges that a supposed farewell tour can have on a band that had been together since 1964. Townshend seemed bored  ...[more]

Frank Zappa Intermingles Rock & Cerebellum Ingenuity on ‘Roxy: The Movie’ (DVD REVIEW)

Frank Zappa Intermingles Rock & Cerebellum Ingenuity on ...

Frank Zappa was a genius. No one will dispute that whether you can grasp his music or not. The man was years ahead of anyone else when it came to cerebral experimentation on a musical instrument. How his brain functioned must have been a cross between a carnival ride, a  ...[more]

Queen Reaffirms Legacy With ‘A Night at the Odeon’ (DVD REVIEW)

Queen Reaffirms Legacy With ‘A Night at the ...

Queen was a band that was initially, and perhaps unintentionally, underrated. To some, they were a garish glam band, to others, heavy metal wannabes. Indeed, their sound and style were far more extravagant than most, a hard rock outfit with a keen sense of art and excess. Hit albums and  ...[more]

John Fogerty Reflects On Creedence And Life In ‘Fortunate Son: My Life My Music’ (BOOK REVIEW)

John Fogerty Reflects On Creedence And Life In ...

There’s a deceptive clarity in the way John Fogerty tells his story in Fortunate Son: My Life My Music. At the very start he adopts an ‘aw shucks’ tone that suits the earliest portions of  his autobiography, devoted to his small-town childhood, and even as it becomes slightly more formal,  ...[more]

Tom Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes (BOOK REVIEW)

Tom Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes (BOOK ...

In writing the biography of Tom Petty, author Warren Zanes creates a narrative so compelling it’s difficult to stop reading. Interweaving interviews with his main subject, past and present members of his band The Heartbreakers, plus friends, family, crew members and management; the author effectively (re)creates a wide-ranging conversation that,  ...[more]

Reckless: My Life As A Pretender By Chrissie Hynde (BOOK REVIEW)

Reckless: My Life As A Pretender By Chrissie ...

Christine Ellen Hynde, the dark-haired music loving, pot smoking teen in Akron, Ohio, has a lot to say about how her life turned out. She just doesn’t use a whole lot of words to do so. And that works out to her advantage. For the leader and focal point of  ...[more]

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