Mitski Follows Up ‘Puberty 2’ With Dynamic & Powerful ‘Be The Cowboy’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Mitski Follows Up ‘Puberty 2’ With Dynamic & ...

Be the Cowboy the fifth album by Mitski –full name Mitski Miyawaki – followers hear breakthrough album Puberty 2, one of the finest albums of 2016. For the followup, Mitski does a lot of things that worked well on the last album – the melding of musical influences, the use  ...[more]

Joe Ely Reveals Initial Recordings on ‘Full Circle: Lubbock Tapes’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Joe Ely Reveals Initial Recordings on ‘Full Circle: ...

Joe Ely sounds like a Texas version of honky-tonkin’ Hank Williams in these first set of countrified outings captured on Full Circle: The Lubbock Tapes, but as it unfolds his rock n’ roll persona comes to the fore as well. It’s a look back to the genesis of Ely’s solo  ...[more]

Wannabe Reviews Tiny Moving Parts’ ‘Swell’

Wannabe Reviews Tiny Moving Parts’ ‘Swell’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on Swell, the new album from emo rockers Tiny Moving Parts, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):  ...[more]

Circles Around The Sun Get It On Instrumentally Via Second LP ‘Let It Wander’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Circles Around The Sun Get It On Instrumentally ...

Circles Around The Sun began as the source for composing, playing and recording music to be played at set breaks during the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well concerts of 2015. Due to positive response and subsequent demand, the alternately breezy and dream-like sounds were subsequently released that year as Interludes  ...[more]

Maceo Parker Revs Up Springfield (MA) Jazz and Roots Festival (SHOW REVIEW)

Maceo Parker Revs Up Springfield (MA) Jazz and ...

With a full roster of local and national artists, the music and energy of Springfield (MA) Jazz and Roots Festival on August 11th at Court Square seemed even more vibrant in contrast with the gloomy weather. Performing artists include Wanda Houston, Avery Sharpe, Pedrito Martinez, Magdalena Gomez and Ben Barson,  ...[more]

Cody Jinks Plays New Songs, Covers Randy Travis in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Cody Jinks Plays New Songs, Covers Randy Travis ...

Cody Jinks played the second of two nights at Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom last Friday night, giving the sold-out crowd a healthy dose of authentic country music. I say “authentic” because this isn’t music that’s created by an army of writers and producers in the Nashville corporate music machine. Jinks  ...[more]

‘Dead Man’ and the Surreal Landscape of Jim Jarmusch

‘Dead Man’ and the Surreal Landscape of Jim ...

Jim Jarmusch's visionary western gets a bold new release from Criterion....[more]

The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ Celebrates Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Greatest Opus (DVD REVIEW)

The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ ...

With the band’s declared intention not to release any new albums for the foreseeable future, as well as their temporary moratorium on another Moody Blues Cruise in 2019, it seems safe to assume that all group activity has been placed on hold, at least for now. The Moodys’ upcoming induction  ...[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gets New Life from Kenneth Branagh

Blu-ray Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gets ...

Hercule Poirot is well deserving of space in your home movie library....[more]

‘Affairs Of State’ Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Ambitions (FILM REVIEW)

‘Affairs Of State’ Is Less Than The Sum ...

It's basically a 'House of Cards' version of 'The Secret Of My Success' ...[more]

‘Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There’ (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There’ ...

It’s a measure of the Nobel Laureate’s enduring magnetism that the variety of anecdotes about him remain so engrossing throughout Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. Invariably, those entries that are most riveting illuminate those that are more prosaic, a perception that should induces an open-minded attitude in  ...[more]

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