Magpie Salute Brings Travelling Revue of Honorable Rock To Irving Plaza (SHOW REVIEW)

Magpie Salute Brings Travelling Revue of Honorable Rock ...

It’s hard to believe that this was the Magpie Salute’s third trip to New York this year. After all, they just started playing as a bad at the Gramercy Theatre in January.  By their summer tour, they’d gelled and opened up their setlists. Now, as they finish off a year  ...[more]

Mavis Staples Teams With Jeff Tweedy For Soulful ‘If All I Was Was Black’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Mavis Staples Teams With Jeff Tweedy For Soulful ...

With her recent series of albums, Mavis Staples has successfully completed the transition from her earlier status as a soul and gospel icon to an artist who remains as contemplative, contemporary and vital today as she was when she was while part of her family band, The Staple Singers, five  ...[more]

Queen ‘News of the World’ Box Set Is A Stunner (ALBUM REVIEW)

Queen ‘News of the World’ Box Set Is ...

1977 was a milestone year for the iconic and legendary British rock and roll band, Queen. The band had recorded another exciting, eclectic album that featured rock, blues, punk and even Latin-influenced tracks. It also boasts two monster singles, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”. Both of  ...[more]

Cattle Decapitation Give Austin Grinding Riffs and Death Metal Breakdowns (SHOW REVIEW)

Cattle Decapitation Give Austin Grinding Riffs and Death ...

Cattle Decapitation has always existed as an outlier in the extreme metal scene of the last twenty years. Defining exactly what they are is a challenge. From their earlier grindcore releases to their newest albums, which made up the majority of their setlist at Come and Take It Live on  ...[more]

X Founder John Doe Rages Repertoire of Punk & Americana In Baton Rouge (SHOW REVIEW)

X Founder John Doe Rages Repertoire of Punk ...

Rex Brown said in a recent Glide interview that, “You can take the boy away from the farm but the farm pretty much comes with you,” in regards to his music past. And that is very well true of John Doe when he played the Red Dragon Listening Room in  ...[more]

Julia Jacklin Nails Ballads & Garage Rockers at Rough Trade (SHOW REVIEW)

Julia Jacklin Nails Ballads & Garage Rockers at ...

Julia Jacklin’s Don’t Let the Kids Win was one of 2016’s best offerings. Aussie-born Jacklin and her band pair lyrics about deep fears, rejection, and self-realization with a mix of clanging garage rock guitars and soft, homespun arrangements that showcase Jacklin’s angelic, but strong vocals. After her standout set at  ...[more]

‘Le Samourai’ and the Birth of Cool

‘Le Samourai’ and the Birth of Cool

Celebrating the Criterion Collection's re-release of Jean-Pierre Melville's classic noir on Blu-ray, we look back on what makes Le Samourai so enduringly cool....[more]

The Noirish Delights of ‘Wind River’

The Noirish Delights of ‘Wind River’

Taylor Sheridan's latest crime thriller is taut and haunting....[more]

‘Atomic Blonde’ Explodes on to Blu-Ray

‘Atomic Blonde’ Explodes on to Blu-Ray

David Leitch's high-octane spy thriller is now available to own....[more]

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen’ Presents Rock and Roll History From Fan Perspective (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen’ Presents ...

To say that rock and roll is deeply imbedded in the history and culture of the Western world would be an over simplification to the extent of which music holds sway over us. Even though genres like hip-hop, many forms of electronica, and pop have dominated the airwaves the past  ...[more]

‘The Who I Was There’ by Richard Houghton Documents Band’s Live History (BOOK REVIEW)

‘The Who I Was There’ by Richard Houghton ...

Richard Houghton doesn’t entertain any notion The Who I Was There is a comprehensive chronicle of the iconic British band’s concert history. Nevertheless, the book ends up being close to complete, despite the fact its parade of first-hand accounts of the quartet’s live performances over its fifty-year history is noticeably  ...[more]

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal Recollections From New Book of Grateful Dead Photography

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal ...

Alive with the Dead: A Fly on the Wall with a Camera, a compendium of Grateful Dead photos and stories from Susana Millman was recently released. This spectacular book represents 25 years of Millman’s work with the Grateful Dead. In conjunction with Glide, Millman has provided her thoughts on some of  ...[more]

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