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Beach House Uncovers Some Hidden Gems on ‘B-sides and Rarities’ LP (ALBUM REVIEW)

Beach House Uncovers Some Hidden Gems on ‘B-sides ...

It’s ironic how a collection of castoffs and orphaned gems can blend into a masterpiece that almost proves more profound than the artist’s previous six records. Beach House, the bittersweet noir-electro duo from Baltimore, is coming off the well-received 2015 releases of Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars, but  ...[more]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Explore Sci-Fi Concepts on ‘Murder of the Universe’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Explore Sci-Fi ...

Listening to the Melbourne-based group King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard can be a bit of a mixed bag, to say the least. No two albums sound the same, running the gamut from quirky psych-jazz to protometal to spaghetti western to space rock. Considering how prolific the band is, having  ...[more]

Jeff Tweedy’s ‘Together At Last’ Plays Out Like a Wilco Photo Album (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jeff Tweedy’s ‘Together At Last’ Plays Out Like ...

If you’ve ever been to a live show and heard an incredible acoustic version of a song you know really well, and just wished more than anything that you could hear it like that again and again, Jeff Tweedy’s new record will be a crucial one to add to your  ...[more]

Bob Dylan and His Band Speak Volumes at Vermont’s The Green at Shelburne Museum (SHOW REVIEW)

Bob Dylan and His Band Speak Volumes at ...

Bob Dylan and his band played a brilliant show on the Green at Shelburne Museum on June 20th. In an expansive choice of material, every song seemed to have meaning for the Nobel Laureate and, backed with aplomb by his quintet, he instilled as much reason as purpose into the  ...[more]

Solid Sound Wraps in Relaxing Fashion With Wilco Side Projects (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Solid Sound Wraps in Relaxing Fashion With Wilco ...

The mood always changes on the final day of any festival. There’s a vague hint of sadness in the air, as a weekend of bliss comes to a close. We’ve all put our lives on hold for three days, returning again and again to the same place, which eventually begins  ...[more]

Wilco Revisits Several Other Records At Solid Sound Day 2 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Wilco Revisits Several Other Records At Solid Sound ...

When the weather’s on your side for a festival, there’s nothing quite like it. And on day two of Solid Sound, the sunshine felt damn good after damp and overcast Friday. Spontaneity was in the air, with pop-up performances taking place throughout the day in various buildings of Mass MoCA,  ...[more]

‘Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead’ Carries Both Strengths & Flaws (FILM REVIEW)

‘Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the ...

Besides confirming that a single film project will not be sufficient to fully and comprehensively tell the story of the Grateful Dead, there are two other main takeaways from Long Strange Trip. Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary is worth seeing just for the footage of the group, especially in their early days,  ...[more]

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America Follows The Stones Through 10 Latin Cities (DVD REVIEW)

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip ...

The Rolling Stones new DVD, Ole Ole Ole!, is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the excitement and ultimate struggle to make their historic Havana, Cuba, concert in 2016 become a reality. All this was happening while the band was on a super-short tour of Latin America, so you get the story  ...[more]

‘Eric Clapton Live in San Diego with Special Guest J.J. Cale’ Highlights Revered Partnership (DVD REVIEW)

‘Eric Clapton Live in San Diego with Special ...

Because Live in San Diego captures a seasoned road ensemble at the peak of its powers, led by an iconic musician clearly inspired to nearly his highest level of playing, this DVD of Eric Clapton’s, issued to coincide with the archetypal guitar hero’s appearances at Madison Square Garden, may cast  ...[more]

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal Recollections From New Book of Grateful Dead Photography

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal ...

Alive with the Dead: A Fly on the Wall with a Camera, a compendium of Grateful Dead photos and stories from Susana Millman was recently released. This spectacular book represents 25 years of Millman’s work with the Grateful Dead. In conjunction with Glide, Millman has provided her thoughts on some of  ...[more]

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The Funnybone

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The ...

Moontower Comedy continues to prove itself to be a jewel in Austin's festival season, and a must attend event for comedy fans....[more]

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended Edition’ Tells All About The Quiet One (BOOK REVIEW)

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended ...

Leave it to George Harrison to affix a title to his memoirs as sardonic as the man himself. Not usually given to open-ended discourse, much less personal revelations, the late Beatle’s autobiography, I Me Mine, is replete with deceptively casual aphorisms about life and art. As such, the book depicts  ...[more]

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