Johnny Marr Reignites Solo Chapter With ‘Call the Comet’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Johnny Marr Reignites Solo Chapter With ‘Call the ...

In the decades following the dissolution of The Smiths it seemed that Johnny Marr was content to sit on the sidelines, offering his immeasurable talent to other songwriters. The past three decades have found Marr playing as a member of Modest Mouse, The Pretenders and many others.  However, until 2013  ...[more]

Steve Dawson Shines in Solo, Duo & Orchestral Settings on Instrumental “Lucky Hand” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Steve Dawson Shines in Solo, Duo & Orchestral ...

Too often in this cruel music business the best musicians are under-recognized and/or underappreciated. Steve Dawson – master guitarist, songwriter, producer, and label head for Canada’s Black Hen Music is a prime example. In addition to his many sideman and producer efforts, Lucky Hand is Dawson’s eighth solo album and  ...[more]

The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling Return With ‘Here We Go Love’ – First New Album In 36 Years (ALBUM REVIEW)

The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling Return With ...

Here We Go Love, the first album in 36 years by Dave Wakeling and company (appropriately enough on their own Here We Go Records) isn’t all that dissimilar from the best of their early work, itself an oasis in the arguable musical drought that was the decade of the Eighties.  ...[more]

Okkervil River Offer Melange of Poignant and Upbeat Songs in Denver (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Okkervil River Offer Melange of Poignant and Upbeat ...

On June 7 Denver, CO’s Bluebird Theater was the scene of Okkervil River’s latest stop on a true international globe trotter of a tour that will take them across the pond soon, all in support of their new album In the Rainbow Rain. The evening kicked off with Brooklyn duo  ...[more]

Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case Balance the Soothing and the Soaring in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case Balance the Soothing ...

A sweltering night in June would provide the backdrop for an intimate performance by Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case, who hit Austin on June 9. While Circuit of the Americas is a world-class venue, the summer months in Texas tend to take its toll on the audience situated in an  ...[more]

The Northside Music and Innovation Festival Celebrates Emerging Artists Nixon Mask, Shana Falana, BODEGA & More (FESTIVAL RECAP)

The Northside Music and Innovation Festival Celebrates Emerging ...

The Northside Music and Innovation Festival kicked off its music schedule on Thursday night. June 7th. It may have seemed like any early Thursday evening in Williamsburg, with residents and outsiders pouring out of the subway, filling up the seemingly ever-increasing collection of restaurants and bars, and the streets filled  ...[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]

The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving Force Of Madness In ‘Like Me’

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]

‘The Commuter’ Is A Claustrophobic Thrill Ride (FILM REVIEW)

‘The Commuter’ Is A Claustrophobic Thrill Ride (FILM ...

Simple concepts can sometimes turn out fantastic results....[more]

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