The Rolling Stones: Hyde Park Live 1969 (DVD REVIEW)


It was 1969. Early July, to be exact. A warm day with scattered white clouds moving across the sky as an array of mostly young bohemians made their way into London’s Hyde Park for a ...

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Belle & Sebastian – ACL Live, Austin, TX 8/28/15 (SHOW REVIEW)


Photo via @acllive Over the nearly twenty years that Belle and Sebastian have been making music much has changed, and yet, much remains the same. Their sound has progressed through the years but the fun ...

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Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA 8/27/15 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)


It was pretty obvious from the turnout and the diversity of the audience, that the people of Cambridge, Massachussetts are officially Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers fans; and the feeling seemed to be mutual, as ...

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‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Continues to Stumble (TV Review)


“So Close, Yet So Far” So far the pace of Fear The Walking Dead seems to swiftly alternate between a loud, shout-filled panic and long, silent shots that leer over the subjects. We’re told the ...

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Horror Director Wes Craven’s (1939-2015) Legacy of Terror


The horror community is in mourning today as it begins to process the loss of Wes Craven, a man whose name is now synonymous with terror. Over a 40 year career, the director helmed some ...

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Frog Eyes- Pickpocket’s Locket (ALBUM REVIEW)


Carey Mercer, the mastermind behind Frog Eyes, took a fiercely independent route in crafting the material that has become Pickpocket’s Locket, his latest and perhaps most straightforward album. Armed with only the acoustic guitar bequeathed ...

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Yes & Toto – Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS 8/21/15 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

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If you were wondering if the new Yes tour with Toto was going to be a more somber experience than usual, there is no need to fear the unknown. Yes have found a way to ...

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Birdcloud – The Mohawk, Austin, TX 8/28/15 (SHOW REVIEW)


Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and the inevitable legions of other airbrushed manufactured pop stars continually pump the music industry full of sanitized hot air that leaves a rift between the listener’s reality and their superficial ...

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MusicFestNW – Portland, OR 8/21/15-8/23/15 (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)


The annual MusicFestNW in downtown Portland has transformed over the years from a multi-venue festival reminiscent of South by Southwest into a weekend affair in the park with 20 bands.  The setting at Tom McCall ...

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (ALBUM REVIEW)


Debut albums can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, it’s essential to make an immediate impression. On the other, you don’t want to raise the bar too high so that succeeding efforts dwell ...

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