Jimmy LaFave’s Posthumous LP ‘Peace Town’ Proves Essential Introduction & Farewell (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jimmy LaFave’s Posthumous LP ‘Peace Town’ Proves Essential ...

Last year’s premature passing of Austin singer/songwriter Jimmy LaFave was a tragedy for the music world as a whole, but Americana music in particular. LaFave’s songs were both poignant and purposeful, not only his insightful original compositions but his superb choice of covers as well. Ironically then, while the posthumously  ...[more]

AHI Strikes With Gravel On Silk Vocals On Second LP ‘In Our Time’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

AHI Strikes With Gravel On Silk Vocals On ...

There’s nothing immediately striking about AHI (an acronym of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh’s name and pronounced ‘eye’), and that seems to suit him well. Humble is an oft overused word, but it feels right here. From humble beginnings in Ontario, the Canadian singer-songwriter has put in countless hours on the road  ...[more]

Cowboy Junkies Continue Their Unique Hushed & Harmonious Sound With ‘All That Reckoning’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Cowboy Junkies Continue Their Unique Hushed & Harmonious ...

Anyone who’s ever heard even a few notes culled from any Cowboy Junkies album released in the past 30 years will attest to the fact that they’re hardly the most upbeat bunch. With a sound that’s consistently downcast — if not downright despondent — they’ve managed to make their mark  ...[more]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Translate Studio Sounds to the Stage With Energetic Performance in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Translate Studio Sounds to the ...

After the very successful release of 2015’s Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has garnered quite a following. The subsequent Sex & Food was released this year to favorable reviews. Most tracks on a UMO album are the kind that can only exist as part of a studio production. Clever production tricks  ...[more]

James McMurtry Shares Truth Through Fiction and Rock and Roll in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

James McMurtry Shares Truth Through Fiction and Rock ...

What does it mean to be a truth teller in a time when lies are pervasive? For damn near three decades, Austin-based Americana songwriter James McMurtry has been a master of fact through fiction. His intricately detailed lyrical narratives often share the perspectives of those who are living rough and  ...[more]

String Cheese Incident Enjoy Sunny Skies, Welcome Specials Guests In Eugene, OR (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

String Cheese Incident Enjoy Sunny Skies, Welcome Specials ...

After headlining the first two nights of the High Sierra Music Festival, String Cheese Incident closed out the weekend with a pair of shows at Eugene, Oregon’s Cuthbert Amphitheater on July 7 and 8. Beautiful, sunny skies greeted the colorful crowd on Saturday. Billy Nershi (guitar), Michael Kang (electric mandolin,  ...[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]

‘Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town’ Is A Masterpiece Of Punk-Fueled Cinema (FILM REVIEW)

‘Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town’ Is A ...

Mackenzie Davis shines as a hot mess caught in a desperate situation...[more]

The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving Force Of Madness In ‘Like Me’ (FILM REVIEW)

The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving ...

Social media horror is well-trod these days, but Like Me takes it a new direction....[more]

‘The Alienist’ Makes A Worthy Bid To Become Your Latest TV Obsession (TV REVIEW)

‘The Alienist’ Makes A Worthy Bid To Become ...

Caleb Carr's groundbreaking novel is brought to life by TNT....[more]

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