Articles by: Lee Zimmerman

The Feelies Keep True Indie Alive On ‘In Between’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Some 30 years ago, The Feelies gave new meaning and incentive to the alt-rock underground. Based out of the otherwise unassuming town of Hoboken New Jersey, they fused a psychedelic sensibility to the acoustic strum ...

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Pegi Young Takes On Life Without Neil on ‘Raw’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


For most of her life, Pegi Young’s role was that of Neil Young’s wife, partner and musical sidekick, a satisfying set-up to be sure, but one that found her relying on his fame and stature ...

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Frontier Ruckus Offer Sweet Melodic Nuggets on ‘Enter the Kingdom’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Names can be deceiving, especially when the handle in question belongs to Frontier Ruckus, a band based out of Detroit whose idea of making music has as little to do with creating a ruckus as ...

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Renowned Sideman Gurf Morlix Offers Tattered Well Worn Sentiments With ‘The Soul & The Heal’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Known primarily as a reliable session hand heralded for both his guitar playing and his behind the boards prowess, Gurf Morlix is also a seasoned solo artist whose no-nonsense approach has made him one of ...

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Whitney Rose Salutes South of Border Sounds On ‘South Texas Suite’ EP (ALBUM REVIEW)


It’s no small mark of distinction when you’re able to enlist superstars like The Mavericks to participate in an early outing. Yet it’s far more impressive when the sound you produce yourself sounds so assured ...

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Mark Eitzel Offers Hazy Milieu & Ample Allure On ‘Hey Mr Ferryman’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Hey Mr Ferryman, album number ten since Mark Eitzel started his solo sojourn away from the realms of American Music Club, finds this ever-inventive artist shifting his stance towards a sound that’s fully flush with ...

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Dead Man Winter Shows Dave Simonett’s Cathartic Side (ALBUM REVIEW)


Furnace is Dave Simonett’s sophomore effort under the monicker he adapted after putting Trampled By Turtles, the gig he works by day, at least temporarily on hold. Not surprisingly then, Dead Man Winter sounds very ...

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Just Like The Ol’ Days – Bash & Pop (Tommy Stinson) Rock Assertive With ‘Anything Could Happen’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tommy Stinson in Minneapolis.  Photo: Steven Cohen

Regardless of his guise, the one thing that’s consistent about Tommy Stinson’s musical career is his proficiency for pure, unabashed thrash ‘n’ roll. It was nurtured as a core member of The Replacements and then ...

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Band of Heathens Unites In Purpose With ‘Duende’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


As one might expect of a collective of sorts, Band of Heathens worked their way into the spotlight fairly quickly. It wasn’t that they had any grand designs, or even any thoughts about becoming a ...

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Infamous Stringdusters Tap Tradition & Modern Flair On ‘Laws of Gravity’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Coming on the heels of a pair of musical detours – Undercover, a set of songs that found them re-imaging some of their favorite cover tunes, and last year’s Ladies & Gentlemen, an album that ...

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