Big Star ‘Live at Lafayette’s Music Room’ Documents Power Pop Legends’ Most Pivotal Show (ALBUM REVIEW)

Big Star ‘Live at Lafayette’s Music Room’ Documents ...

Live at Lafayette’s Music Room is the latest in a recent string of Big Star-related releases dating back to the 2016 release of the Complete Third box set. The current campaign also includes archiving projects in the form of  Chris Bell’s I Am the Cosmos, Alex Chilton’s A Man Called  ...[more]

Umphrey’s McGee Stays True To Form On ‘it’s not us’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Umphrey’s McGee Stays True To Form On ‘it’s ...

Umphrey’s McGee stays true to form on it’s not us, in that there is no form. Any Umphrey’s album or show is a stylistic journey, but this album shifts gears more than any they’ve released so far. Recorded over one week in late 2016, It’s Not Us is the band’s  ...[more]

Dr. Lonnie Smith Proves Ageless In New Spirited Live Trio LP ‘All In My Mind’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Dr. Lonnie Smith Proves Ageless In New Spirited ...

Continuing his new run at Blue Note Records that began in 2016 with Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith’s new live recording All In My Mind documents him in a trio setting during a 75th birthday celebration at the Jazz Standard in New York City last summer. With guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer  ...[more]

Wolf Parade Stay Sharp and Triumphant in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Wolf Parade Stay Sharp and Triumphant in Portland ...

Indie rock fans rejoiced in 2016 when Canadian cult favorites Wolf Parade announced their return to the stage and the studio after going on hiatus in 2011. While each of the band members have racked up considerable accolades on their own, together as Wolf Parade they have a massive sound  ...[more]

Railroad Earth Balance Long Jams and Bluegrass Picking in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Railroad Earth Balance Long Jams and Bluegrass Picking ...

Who would’ve thought that one of the top bluegrass acts to emerge in the last two decades would hail from New Jersey? While their home state may be more synonymous with all American rockers like the Boss and Bon Jovi, Railroad Earth have carved out their own sound, one that seamlessly  ...[more]

Gov’t Mule Kicks off New Years Run at Atlantic City’s Borgata  (SHOW REVIEW)

Gov’t Mule Kicks off New Years Run at ...

Gov’t Mule made their return to Atlantic City with a batch of “old school” Mule. And even though they were playing at the Borgata Events Center, the carpeted floors made it feel like the show was in a hotel ballroom. Needless to say, it gave the proceedings a cozy feel.  ...[more]

Black Sabbath’s Goes Out Big & Ominous With ‘The End’ (DVD REVIEW)

Black Sabbath’s Goes Out Big & Ominous With ...

I was first introduced to Black Sabbath back in my early years of high school when I learned a guy I was smitten with loved the band. Prior to that, I’d kind of avoided their scary dark image and clung tightly to my beloved Rolling Stones. But things always change  ...[more]

It’s Best to Forget ‘Rememory’

It’s Best to Forget ‘Rememory’

Not even Peter Dinklage is good enough to save this mess....[more]

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th & 9th’ Tour In Colorful Glory (DVD REVIEW)

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th ...

Sting has been on the rock music charts since 1978 when The Police released their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour featuring the hit singles “Roxanne,” “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “So Lonely.” With their breath-of-fresh-air reggae rhythms and punk undertones, the trio of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland soared high  ...[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]

‘The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Enriches The Movie-Going Experience

‘The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ ...

With nearly two weeks of its theatrical run under its belt, debates over the merit of Star Wars: The Last Jedi don’t show any signs of letting up (you can read our review here). But whether you’re a defender of Rian Johnson’s divisive installment, or you simply have bad taste  ...[more]

‘Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995’ Showcases Fundamental Creativity of The Dead (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995’ ...

There’s virtually no text within the approximately two-hundred seventy-five pages of Grateful Dead Photography, but there doesn’t need to be. Apart from the acknowledgments, a listing of credits and a foreword from Graham Nash, only captions appears this chronological visual history of the iconic rock and roll band, and that’s  ...[more]

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