Braid- No Coast (ALBUM REVIEW)

Braid- No Coast (ALBUM REVIEW)

Sixteen years after the last proper Braid LP and No Coast begins with “Bang” and ends with a song called “This Is Not a Revolution.” Insert your poor puns here; they don’t matter. No Coast is what happens when a band leaves, arguably at the height of their abilities, and returns  ...[more]

The Black Angels -Clear Lake Forest (EP REVIEW)

The Black Angels -Clear Lake Forest (EP REVIEW)

To commit so fully to psychedelic rock is a feat not many bands undertake, and even less bands do well. The Black Angels have defined themselves within this genre so distinctly; it’s hard to imagine them doing anything else. And that’s just fine because they’ve honed their craft so tightly,  ...[more]

The Mastersons – Good Luck Charm (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Mastersons – Good Luck Charm (ALBUM REVIEW)

It gets louder when we’re singin’ together,” Eleanor and Chris Masterson sing on the title track off their second full-length album Good Luck Charm. Coming off the acclaim of their debut Birds Fly South, The Mastersons are stronger than ever both vocally and in their songwriting. Playing off each other’s  ...[more]

Brass-a-holics – Scoot Inn, Austin, TX 7/18/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

Brass-a-holics – Scoot Inn, Austin, TX 7/18/14 (SHOW ...

If you want to experience the New Orleans music scene, the best thing to do is to go there. For every Galactic and Trombone Shorty that make it big and tour around the country, there are loads of Crescent City acts creating music just as funky and fresh as the  ...[more]

Murphy’s Law, Yuppicide, JennCity Rocks Off Boat Cruise NY, NY 7/19/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

Murphy’s Law, Yuppicide, JennCity Rocks Off Boat Cruise ...

Punk rock works best when emotions are heavily involved. It is why teens gravitate to it. The simple aggressive structure allows for a release that they may not otherwise know how to express. Growing up instills even more complex, strong emotions and a scene that you helped build can be  ...[more]

Pitchfork Music Festival – July 18-20, 2014 (FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS & RECAP)

Pitchfork Music Festival – July 18-20, 2014 (FESTIVAL ...

Like other city-centric festivals, (Governor’s Ball in NY, Treasure Island in SF) Pitchfork Music Festival unknowingly offers up the best qualities of its host region. Expertly curated and just large enough to feel legitimate without overcrowded, the Union Park event offers minimal musical conflict. All that it asks of you  ...[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]

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]

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]

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