207E95D8EA6C8FF111607C6F3ABA60C6

Reviews

Jazz Fest 2016: My Morning Jacket, Lauryn Hill, Paul Simon, Honey Island Swamp Band Heat Up Friday (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

mmj 04

Hello Sunshine. Hello Crawfish Monica. Hello sweet refreshing snowball. With nary a raindrop in sight, and not as much mud as you’d think, Friday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was hot-hot-hot … ...

Continue Reading →

Jazz Fest 2016: Elvis Costello, Gary Clark Jr., Brandi Carlile, Tedeschi Trucks Band Highlight Thursday (Festival Recap/Photos)

elvis costello & the imposters 04

After sunny skies and hot temperatures blessed the grounds of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival during it’s first weekend, it was inevitable that the rain gods would have their turn to play on the ...

Continue Reading →

Plants and Animals Craft Sharp, Beautiful Indie-Pop On ‘Waltzed In From The Rumbling’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Caroline-Desilets_Nov2015_01_color_medres

Montreal-based Plants and Animals have been together in some form or another for the past fifteen years. The indie-pop trio is comprised of guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer, multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew Woody Woodley. With ...

Continue Reading →

The Jayhawks Regain Their Stride With ‘Paging Mr. Proust’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

jayhawks

Apparently not long on the idea of reviving the band’s early 90s heyday, Mark Olson, one-half of the songwriting presence behind Americana darling The Jayhawks, decided to split shortly after the release of 2011’s Mockingbird ...

Continue Reading →

Murder by Death Cover Entire 15 Years Career at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade (SHOW REVIEW)

murderbydeath

Monday night rock and roll shows are always unpredictable when it comes to turnout, but Murder By Death can pack a room. And that they did at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on April 18th, selling ...

Continue Reading →

M83 Returns With Moroder/Hammer Synth Hooks on ‘Junk’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

m83

“I wanted to do something that would unsettle the listener in a good way.” Anthony Gonzalez doesn’t care to kowtow to the legions of expectant M83 fans who still have “Midnight City” preserved on their ...

Continue Reading →

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Conclude U.S. ‘The River’ Tour With Two Big Barclays/Brooklyn Revelries (SHOW REVIEW)

river-tour

The last time this reviewer covered Bruce Springsteen was when he finished his seven fall stops in the Metropolitan area in 2009 with a complete performance of The River. You easily sense from the review ...

Continue Reading →

Jerry on Jerry, The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews (BOOK REVIEW)

garcia

As intimated by its detailed cover graphics, with both flat and glossy finish on the dust-cover and a large embossing of the famous image of the man’s hand on the hardcover, Jerry on Jerry, The ...

Continue Reading →

‘The Night Manager’ Continues to Tighten its Rope (TV REVIEW)

Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager

Pine finds himself perhaps in too deep in the second episode of the AMC/BBC miniseries, The Night Manager.

Continue Reading →

Banditos and Mail The Horse Bring Country Grit To NYC’s Concrete Jungle (SHOW REVIEW)

Banditos_2015_Promo_by_Albert_Kuhne

In a fast-paced urban setting like New York  City, where the landscape is hard and grey and a patch of green grass is a luxury, seeing a band like Banditos from deep down South in ...

Continue Reading →