Wannabe Reviews Jeffrey Martin’s ‘One Go Around’

Wannabe Reviews Jeffrey Martin’s ‘One Go Around’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews One Go Around, the new album from Portland, Oregon folk-Americana artist Jeffrey Martin, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):...[more]

Jim James Delivers Eclectic Collection of Covers On ‘Tribute To 2’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jim James Delivers Eclectic Collection of Covers On ...

Hit and miss as is Jim James’ Tribute To 2, it is at least a respite from the amorphous likes of last year’s Eternally Even (and to a lesser extent, its 2013 predecessor Regions of Light Sound of God). This solo album leaves the distinct impression James’ reach exceeds his  ...[more]

Van Morrison’s Second LP of 2017 ‘Versatile’ Proves Worthy Jazz Offering (ALBUM REVIEW)

Van Morrison’s Second LP of 2017 ‘Versatile’ Proves ...

Twenty-seven years ago, Van Morrison penned a tune, “I’m Not Feeling It Anymore.”  Yet, now more than ever he refuses to just “phone it in.” It seems that “It’s Too Late to Stop Now” is Morrison’s mantra with Versatile, as at the age of 72 he is back to his  ...[more]

Whitechapel and Carnifex Conjure Slamming Riffage and Crushing Breakdowns in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Whitechapel and Carnifex Conjure Slamming Riffage and Crushing ...

Coming just in time at the end of 2017, Whitechapel hopped on the bandwagon and embarked on their very own 10 year anniversary tour to celebrate their debut album, The Somatic Defilement. Though such anniversary tours have been en vogue for a few years now, 2017 seems to have had  ...[more]

Jessica Lea Mayfield Hits Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right In Support of 2017’s Stellar ‘Sorry is Gone’ (SHOW REVIEW)

Jessica Lea Mayfield Hits Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right ...

It’s been a long road for Jessica Lea Mayfield, from her early days in a family band to her evolution as an indie rocker backed by Dan Auerbach, and now at the start of a new chapter as an artist and as a person. On this year’s Sorry is Gone,  ...[more]

Warren Haynes 29th Annual Christmas Jam Triumphs With TAB, Mule, Marcus King & Les Bros (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Warren Haynes 29th Annual Christmas Jam Triumphs With ...

With an unexpectedly strong winter storm covering much of western NC, fans and artists alike had an eventful time making their way to Asheville for the 29th iteration of Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam. Friday was tough all around;  the now-traditional Pre-Jam event was canceled due to the weather, many flights  ...[more]

Black Sabbath’s Goes Out Big & Ominous With ‘The End’ (DVD REVIEW)

Black Sabbath’s Goes Out Big & Ominous With ...

I was first introduced to Black Sabbath back in my early years of high school when I learned a guy I was smitten with loved the band. Prior to that, I’d kind of avoided their scary dark image and clung tightly to my beloved Rolling Stones. But things always change  ...[more]

It’s Best to Forget ‘Rememory’

It’s Best to Forget ‘Rememory’

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Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th & 9th’ Tour In Colorful Glory (DVD REVIEW)

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th ...

Sting has been on the rock music charts since 1978 when The Police released their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour featuring the hit singles “Roxanne,” “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “So Lonely.” With their breath-of-fresh-air reggae rhythms and punk undertones, the trio of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland soared high  ...[more]

‘Trouble In Mind-Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years: What Really Happened’ by Clinton Heylin (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Trouble In Mind-Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years: What Really ...

To the extent Clinton Heylin’s writing is a bit too florid for its own good during more than a little of Trouble In Mind, he undermines an otherwise erudite, scholarly tone. But even if his style somewhat camouflages his sharp, insightful observations and analysis regarding Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years, a  ...[more]

‘The Walking Dead’ Brushes With Greatness In ‘The Big Scary U’

‘The Walking Dead’ Brushes With Greatness In ‘The ...

After more than a few stumbles this season, The Walking Dead nearly stands up straight....[more]

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen’ Presents Rock and Roll History From Fan Perspective (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen’ Presents ...

To say that rock and roll is deeply imbedded in the history and culture of the Western world would be an over simplification to the extent of which music holds sway over us. Even though genres like hip-hop, many forms of electronica, and pop have dominated the airwaves the past  ...[more]

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