Becky Warren Delivers Glorious Slice of Resilient American Rock With ‘Undesirable’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Becky Warren Delivers Glorious Slice of Resilient American ...

On her critically acclaimed debut War Surplus, Becky Warren tackled the topic of returning veterans and their complex standings in our society with lack of support and the way their struggles can rip up relationships. For her follow-up, Undesirable, Warren decided to tag along with the sellers of The Contributor in her beloved Nashville to find inspiration  ...[more]

Milestone Anniversary Five Disc Box Set Includes All Stax Records’ Singles Released In ’68 on ‘Stax ’68, a Memphis Story (Album Review)

Milestone Anniversary Five Disc Box Set Includes All ...

This remarkable five-disc package commemorates the politically and racially volatile year of 1968 and the entire body of 120 singles issued by the iconic Stax label that year in Stax ’68, A Memphis Story.  We’ve all heard many of t these songs before, but in addition to getting them in  ...[more]

Soul/Blues Singer and Guitarist Dave Keller Makes Catfood Records Debut With ‘Every Soul’s a Star’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Soul/Blues Singer and Guitarist Dave Keller Makes Catfood ...

Soul/blues singer and guitarist, New Englander Dave Keller debuts on Catfood Records, the home of his mentor Johnny Rawls, James Armstrong, Barbara Carr and others in the soul/blues field. Every Soul’s a Star is a breakthrough for Keller who first caught attention by singing on Ronnie Earl’s Living in the  ...[more]

The Music of Cream Showcases The Hall of Fame Power Trio’s Prodigious Open-Ended Sound (SHOW REVIEW)

The Music of Cream Showcases The Hall of ...

In 2012, the offspring of Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce actually did shows as “Sons Of Cream” with Godfrey Townshend on guitar. This reviewer didn’t see them live,  But having attended one of Cream’s reunion gigs Madison Square Garden in 2005, one couldn’t imagine a band trying to replicate their  ...[more]

Florence & The Machine Evoke Topographic Landscapes & Magical Theatricality at Mohegan Sun (SHOW REVIEW)

Florence & The Machine Evoke Topographic Landscapes & ...

The stage is a tiered topographic landscape in beech wood laminate and the colors are muted and warm. Florence Welch enters after the eight-piece band, which includes Isabella Summers on keyboards and backing vocals, Robert Ackroyd on lead guitar,Tom Monger on harp, Cyrus Bayandor on bass, Aku Orraca-Tetteh on percussion  ...[more]

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Kick Off Inaugural Tour at Reno’s Grand Sierra Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Kick Off Inaugural ...

Bob Weir kicked off the first show of a lengthy fall tour billed as Bob Weir & Wolf Bros at the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno, NV on October 16th. Joined by Ratdog drummer Jay Lane, and acclaimed upright bassist Don Was, the trio offered a stripped down sound covering  ...[more]

‘The Evil Dead’ 4K Release Offers A Mixed Bag (Blu-ray 4K Review)

‘The Evil Dead’ 4K Release Offers A Mixed ...

The transfer is glorious but the lack of special features disappoints....[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]

Let the Good Times Roll: My Life in Small Faces, Faces, and The Who by Kenney Jones (BOOK REVIEW)

Let the Good Times Roll: My Life in ...

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play in a band with Pete Townshend or Rod Stewart or Steve Marriott? Well, drummer Kenney Jones did and he spends 345 pages telling you about those heady days when rock & roll was gaining momentum towards being one of  ...[more]

‘Affairs Of State’ Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Ambitions (FILM REVIEW)

‘Affairs Of State’ Is Less Than The Sum ...

It's basically a 'House of Cards' version of 'The Secret Of My Success' ...[more]

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