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Prophets of Rage Keep It Legit in Mansfield – Morello, Chuck D & B Real Hit The Ground Running (SHOW REVIEW)

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Prophets of Rage bulldozed through Mansfield, Mass with the power of a triumphant guerilla army, serving up songs from multiple iconic discographies and showcasing members of three different acts of historic stature. It’s not a ...

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Bear’s Den Share Affinity For Vintage ‘80s Atmospheric Pop on ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Bear’s Den makes their affinity for vintage ‘80s atmospheric pop all the more obvious on this sophomore set Red Earth & Pouring Rain, an able follow-up to their 2014 debut Islands, an album that established ...

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Wannabe Reviews Butch Walker’s ‘Stay Gold’

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In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews Stay Gold, the new album from Americana rocker Butch Walker, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Hollis Brown Channel Range of Rock Inspiration on ‘Cluster Of Pearls’ EP (ALBUM REVIEW)

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New York’s Hollis Brown has had a great couple of years. Last year saw the band opening up for Counting Crows on a country-wide tour of the U.S. and they are currently on a headlining ...

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Jeff Beck Remains Six String Bad Ass On 50th Anniversary Tour (SHOW REVIEW)

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For the second time in as many weeks a truly legendary pop music icon has made an appearance at the newly upgraded Chumash casino resort in Santa Ynez. Two weeks ago it was the inimitable ...

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‘Blind Worms, Pious Swine’ Showcases ORL and Teri Gender Bender at Their Best (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Rock history is littered with dynamic duos. That’s a truism that you just can’t escape. Lennon and McCartney. Richards and Jagger. Iommi and Osbourne. Page and Plant. Part of rock’s great charm and lasting appeal ...

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is Movie Magic at Its Finest (FILM REVIEW)

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Triumph only begins to describe the wonder of Kubo and the Two Strings.

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Ryley Walker Pours Fluid & Mystical Melodies On ‘Golden Sings That Have Been Sung’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Many were mystified by Ryley Walker’s enchanting 2015 record Primrose Green. It was a bewitching, trippy groove that conjured up images of the cemetery scenes from Easy Rider, with guitar playing that could hypnotize you. ...

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‘Hell or High Water’ A Stunning Look at the American Outlaw (FILM REVIEW)

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Timeless and beautiful, Hell or High Water may just be the best film of the year.

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Lydia Loveless Taps Into Something Brilliant, Melodic & Raw on ‘Real’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Four prolific records in and countless show-stopping live performances later, it is sometimes easy to overlook the fact that Lydia Loveless is only in her twenties. Her songs are all at once wise beyond her ...

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