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Reviews

Ashley Monroe – The Blade (ALBUM REVIEW)

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When the first single off Ashley Monroe’s new record The Blade emerged earlier this year, it seemed that she was, perhaps, en route to a flashier, more mainstream career. “On to Something Good” is an ...

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‘Ballers’ Tries, and Fails, to Be Something Greater (TV Review)

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 “Ends” Starting off with an urn being delivered with all the delicate care of your average script for Ballers, “Ends” begins profoundly on the wrong foot, assuming that anyone in the audience would remember Roddney, ...

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Once More, ‘The Brink’ Misses the Mark (TV Review)

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 “Sticky Wicket” This week’s Brink was basically a set-up for America’s general buffoonery when it comes to big decisions. Serving in the form of a huge blunder by the President (and or Walter depending on ...

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‘True Detective’ Erupts With Vengeance (TV Review)

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 “Black Maps and Motel Rooms” I know this isn’t really a popular internet opinion, but I’ve been absolutely rapt by this season of True Detective. While reading the opinions of commentators and other critics—all of ...

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Warren Haynes Seaside All Stars- Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT 8/1/15 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

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For the past twenty years, Gathering of the Vibes has kept the spirit of the Grateful Dead pulsating through the veins of New England. The festival was started the Summer Jerry died as a way ...

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Netflix Delights With ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel (TV Review)

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I’ve got a bit of a bizarre relationship with the original Wet Hot American Summer; it’s a movie that had to grow on me. Usually, that’s not an easy feat for a movie to accomplish. ...

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‘Rogue Nation’ is a ‘Mission’ Worth Accepting (Movie Review)

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Typically, the longer a movie franchise goes the worse the series gets. I think this accounts for the rise of the trilogy as a cultural powerhouse over the last decade. Somewhere along the line, the ...

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The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982 (DVD REVIEW)

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“This captures a unique bonfire in the eternal blaze of The Who,” former Melody Maker journalist Chris Roberts writes in the booklet accompanying the new DVD, The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982. A definite ...

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Devastating Loss Punctuates ‘Mr. Robot’ (TV Review)

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 “eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf” Robot was a little slower this week, mostly focusing on a single plot point that would ultimately lead to the biggest shocker of the season. Elliot’s put into a position he’s not sure he ...

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Warren Haynes ‘Ashes & Dust’ Record Release Show – Town Hall, New York, NY 7/23/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

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Warren Haynes split up his record release show for his new fantastic album Ashes & Dust in predictable manner. The first set focused on the current tunes and second would be “songs you know” in ...

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