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Samantha Fish – Wild Heart (ALBUM REVIEW)

Samantha Fish – Wild Heart (ALBUM REVIEW)

Sippie Wallace, Big Mama Thornton and Billie Holiday were among the female forebears who transformed the blues from a genre dominated mostly by men into a gender-breaking experience that women could languish in as well. After all, when it comes to heartache and disappointment, men generally prove as scheming and  ...[more]

Tame Impala – Currents (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tame Impala – Currents (ALBUM REVIEW)

If you can make it through a listen of the new record from Tame Impala without melting into an all-consuming groove and dancing your ass off, you have no business with electro-pop. Currents is a perfectly spaced out synth fest of epic proportions, sweet and salty, nuanced and huge all  ...[more]

Warren Haynes – Ashes & Dust (ALBUM REVIEW)

Warren Haynes – Ashes & Dust (ALBUM REVIEW)

Warren Haynes has done more than his share of musical exploration during the course of his career. From working with outlaw country artist David Allen Coe he joined Dickey Betts’ Pattern Disruptive band which led directly to his extended tenure with The Allman Brothers during which time  he formed Gov’t  ...[more]

F.A.R.M. Fest – Hammonton, NJ  – Papadosio, Keller Williams, Lespecial (FESTIVAL RECAP)

F.A.R.M. Fest – Hammonton, NJ – Papadosio, Keller ...

Situated on the beach at Paradise Lake in Hammonton, New Jersey, the artist line-up this year’s F.A.R.M. Fest was even more extensive than year’s prior as the fest planned to broaden the horizon of one’s musical tastes to a wide variety of genres while still reaching back to the roots  ...[more]

Dawes With All-Star Dylan Tribute Shine At Newport Folk Fest Day 3 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Dawes With All-Star Dylan Tribute Shine At Newport ...

It takes stamina to get through day three of Newport Folk Festival. Typically it’s the most relaxed day of the weekend, no matter the lineup. The need to rush between stages to catch every set seems to have faded along with the previous evening’s picturesque sunset, and there’s more time  ...[more]

PHISH – The Forum, Inglewood, CA 7/25/15 – Highlights & Lowlights (SHOW REVIEW)

PHISH – The Forum, Inglewood, CA 7/25/15 – ...

Phish wrapped up their West Coast run last night at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.  The 2015 Summer Tour carries on this week in Texas, and if last night (and Shoreline) is any indication of where things are going musically, fans are in for a major treat. The energy in  ...[more]

The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971 (DVD REVIEW)

The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee ...

The Rolling Stones needed to get out of England – the quicker the better, before the new tax season started. They had gone on a short nine city “Farewell Tour” of the UK, a month ahead of the release of their Sticky Fingers album, before they found refuge in France  ...[more]

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: Live At The Roxy 9.25.14 (DVD REVIEW)

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: Live ...

If you’ve ever seen Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators live, then you know exactly what you’re going to get on the new DVD, Live At The Roxy 9.25.14. If you’ve ever seen Slash with Kennedy and this incarnation of his band live, then that’s exactly why you will  ...[more]

J Geils Band: House Party Live In Germany (DVD REVIEW)

J Geils Band: House Party Live In Germany ...

1979 was such a great year for music, as bands were bursting out with landmark albums to end one decade and welcome a new one. AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Tom Petty, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, and even Michael Jackson, were burning up the charts with recordings that would  ...[more]

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! by Dennis Dunaway (BOOK REVIEW)

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! by Dennis Dunaway (BOOK ...

“I haven’t told you everything from the book,” former Alice Cooper bass player Dennis Dunaway teasingly told me during an interview in 2013 about the book that now sits on book store shelves. After years of tweaking it to perfection, Dunaway has unveiled the world of the original Alice Cooper  ...[more]

That’s The Way It Is: A History of Television News in America – By Charles L. Ponce (BOOK REVIEW)

That’s The Way It Is: A History of ...

Even its most ardent admirers are forced to admit that television news has changed significantly over the past decades. Those revered no-nonsense newsmen who helped pioneer the form — Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley — would barely recognize what passes today for real journalism and in depth  ...[more]

Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen (BOOK REVIEW)

Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and ...

During the course of the first person narrative of Deal, founding member/drummer of the Grateful Dead Bill Kreutzmann shows he’s (almost) as skilled a storyteller as he is a drummer. Particularly in the early going of My Three Decades,  his informal style lends itself well to the increasingly fast pace  ...[more]

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