Metric Makes Another Abrupt Sound Shift On Seventh LP ‘Art of Doubt’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Metric Makes Another Abrupt Sound Shift On Seventh ...

Metric’s seventh studio album is another abrupt shift in sound from a band that has fluctuated between its rock, pop, and electronica influences over the years. Following the synth-pop sound of 2015’s Pagans in Vegas, an album that featured little guitar, the Toronto quartet releases its most guitar-driven album since  ...[more]

Hushed, Sheer & Vibrant – Mountain Man Returns With Calming ‘Magic Ship’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Hushed, Sheer & Vibrant – Mountain Man Returns ...

It was 2014 when Alexandra Sauser-Monnig captivated audiences as she opened up for Hiss Golden Messenger on their Lateness of Dancers tour. I remember exhaustively researching her to find out who she was, where she came from and where I could hear more. Turned out, she was one third of  ...[more]

Ben Dickey and Others Shine on Soundtrack To “Blaze: Original Cast Recording” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ben Dickey and Others Shine on Soundtrack To ...

This is the third leg of the stool. Readers of this site have seen the film review by James Roberts and an interview with Ethan Hawke also conducted by James Roberts. Ah, maybe this is the fourth leg, as there is also a one-on-one interview with Ben Dickey who plays  ...[more]

J. Cole Ranks Himself An 88 Out Of 100 at Columbus’ KOD Tour Stop (SHOW REVIEW)

J. Cole Ranks Himself An 88 Out Of ...

It was a night to remember in Columbus, Ohio on September 23rd where Jaden Smith and Young Thug acted as stellar supporting acts for J.Cole on his KOD Tour. It was Smith who eagerly entered the crowd for a memorable performance of the top 10 hit “Icon” which pretty much  ...[more]

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Pays Homage To The Purple One’s Vast Catalog (SHOW REVIEW)

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Pays Homage ...

If you never had the chance to see Prince live, then frankly, it sucks to be you. That said 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince came through Lynn Memorial Auditorium, just outside of Boston, and it was an excellent opportunity to experience The Purple One’s back catalogue in in a  ...[more]

John Prine Plays All Songs From ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’ and Old Favorites in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

John Prine Plays All Songs From ‘The Tree ...

John Prine is on tour in support of his April 2018 release, The Tree of Forgiveness, his first collection of new material since 2005’s Fair and Square. The new material stands side-by-side with Prine’s now legendary early compositions and has garnered praise from fans and critics alike. On Friday, September  ...[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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