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Ray Davies Lines Up Another Classic With ‘Americana’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ray Davies Lines Up Another Classic With ‘Americana’ ...

Share Needless to say, Ray Davies needs no introduction. As the singer, songwriter, and erstwhile leader of the Kinks, one of the most remarkable bands to ever emerge out of England, he possesses a musical catalog that ranks with any of his contemporaries, the Beatles, The Who and the Stones  ...[more]

The Harmed Brothers Evolve With Bigger Indie Rock Sound On Self-Titled LP (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Harmed Brothers Evolve With Bigger Indie Rock ...

Share Portland, Oregon band The Harmed Brothers have come a long way since releasing their debut album All The Lies You Wanna Hear in 2009. With their earlier efforts, the band favored a rootsier, gritty folk-rock sound. This worked well, but The Harmed Brothers were never content to simply stay the  ...[more]

‘Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third….And More’ Captures LP’s True Essence (ALBUM REVIEW)

‘Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third….And More’ Captures ...

'Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third....And More' Captures LP's True Essence (ALBUM REVIEW)...[more]

Miracle Legion Bring (Farewell?) Tour To NYC (SHOW REVIEW)

Miracle Legion Bring (Farewell?) Tour To NYC (SHOW ...

Share By the end of the eighties, New Haven, Connecticut’s Miracle Legion had assembled a cult-like fan base with the rise of independent college radio stations and alternative rock bands like The Replacements and Sonic Youth. From 1984 to 1997 the group would release a handful of albums and a  ...[more]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Embrace Traditional and Modern New Orleans Sounds in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Embrace Traditional and Modern ...

Share Few modern acts have managed to do such an effective job at bringing the musical heritage of New Orleans to the world as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This much was evident from the sold out crowd at Portland’s Aladdin Theater on Tuesday, April 18th. Since the 60’s the  ...[more]

Marco Benevento Shares His Joy of Music With a Rousing Performance in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Marco Benevento Shares His Joy of Music With ...

Share Marco Benevento brought his road show of positive energy to Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom on April 8th, giving people a rousing performance, filled with that intangible thing we all seek in live music — a feeling of well-being. Before Benevento and his bandmates took the stage, the audience was  ...[more]

Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1984-1989 (DVD REVIEW)

Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan ...

Share There’s a wealth of video material available devoted to the stage work of the late blues icon guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, so it’s somewhat surprising there’s precious little corresponding documentary work apart from Rise of Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1984-1989.  Thankfully, its companion piece Lonestar is a thorough  ...[more]

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba Performance (DVD REVIEW)

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba ...

Share For The Rolling Stones, playing Cuba last year may have just been another notch on their fifty-plus year old touring belt, but its historical nature was significant and it was all caught on film for Havana Moon, the latest addition to the ever-growing DVD releases by one of the  ...[more]

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (DVD REVIEW)

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With ...

Share While most music fans breathed a sigh of relief when the year finally ended, Heart decided to jubilate with a live DVD celebrating a career highlight. For the female-fronted band from Seattle who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013, it was their first-ever  ...[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 ...

Share 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  ...[more]

Stephen Stills- Change Partners : The Definitive Biography (BOOK REVIEW)

Stephen Stills- Change Partners : The Definitive Biography ...

Share Tracing Stephen Stills’ life from his childhood right through the most recent fracture of CSNY (of which, notably, he is not a part!), David Roberts does a great service to the man himself and his fans with Change Partners. Unfortunately, because the author could not gain access to, and  ...[more]

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By Lloyd Sachs Reveals (BOOK REVIEW)

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By ...

Share Lloyd Sachs adopts just the right tone in his book on the life and times of eccentric genius T Bone Burnett. Writing A Life in Pursuit, the author remains ever cognizant of his subject’s idiosyncratic tendencies in both his personal life and his work. And, also knowing full well  ...[more]

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