Craig Finn Keeps The Colorful Lyrics Comin’ On ‘We All Want The Same Thing’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Craig Finn Keeps The Colorful Lyrics Comin’ On ...

We All Want The Same Things is the third solo album from Craig Finn and the man who is best known as the frontman of The Hold Steady has been putting lots of effort into his solo career with a few hits and misses mixed in. His first, Clear Heart  ...[more]

Spoon Get Pulse Pounding With ‘Hot Thoughts’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Spoon Get Pulse Pounding With ‘Hot Thoughts’ (ALBUM ...

If the way to get through 2017 without going completely nuts is to dance our asses off, Spoon has us covered. On their ninth studio album Hot Thoughts, Spoon doesn’t lose what makes them Spoon, but they’re definitely taking some risks and having plenty of fun doing it. Weird, trippy  ...[more]

Depeche Mode’s ‘Spirit’ Appeals Darkly To Legions of Followers (ALBUM REVIEW)

Depeche Mode’s ‘Spirit’ Appeals Darkly To Legions of ...

Truth be told, Depeche Mode have never been the most effusive bunch. And yet, their resilience is admirable. Formed in 1980, they’ve survived the prevailing winds of changing trends and diverging circumstance, not to mention the individual afflictions of core members Andy Fletcher, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, be it  ...[more]

ALO Deliver Sunshiny Vibes at Portland Tour d’Amour Closer (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

ALO Deliver Sunshiny Vibes at Portland Tour d’Amour ...

ALO’s 11th annual Tour d’Amour made its final stop at Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom on Saturday night. After a winter that was exceptionally cloudy and wet, including the wettest February on record, the good people of Portland have been impatiently awaiting a return of the light. Occurring just two days  ...[more]

SXSW 2017 Wraps With Rock And Roll, Zydeco, Blues And More (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

SXSW 2017 Wraps With Rock And Roll, Zydeco, ...

The final official day of SXSW often has one reflecting on the past week and the event as a whole with the few brain cells left. Before getting into any of the music (there was plenty), here are some thoughts about this year’s SXSW. For starters, compared to the previous  ...[more]

The Revolution, Waco Brothers, Hurray For The Riff Raff Among Day 4 Highlights of SXSW 2017 (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The Revolution, Waco Brothers, Hurray For The Riff ...

By the fourth day of SXSW you’re usually moving at a slow crawl. Your feet and legs hurt, and your mind is fried from hangovers, lack of sleep, and overstimulation. But yet you continue, because SXSW is a marathon and dropping out at this point is simply not an option. Plus,  ...[more]

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba Performance (DVD REVIEW)

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba ...

For The Rolling Stones, playing Cuba last year may have just been another notch on their fifty-plus year old touring belt, but its historical nature was significant and it was all caught on film for Havana Moon, the latest addition to the ever-growing DVD releases by one of the greatest  ...[more]

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (DVD REVIEW)

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With ...

While most music fans breathed a sigh of relief when the year finally ended, Heart decided to jubilate with a live DVD celebrating a career highlight. For the female-fronted band from Seattle who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013, it was their first-ever show  ...[more]

Mötley Crüe Wraps Up an Era With ‘The End: Live In Los Angeles’ (DVD REVIEW)

Mötley Crüe Wraps Up an Era With ‘The ...

It’s been almost a year since Mötley Crüe ended their farewell tour. Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have moved on to other projects while the dust settled over the grave of the band that began thirty-five years ago in a seedy section of Hollywood. As a thank  ...[more]

Stephen Stills- Change Partners : The Definitive Biography (BOOK REVIEW)

Stephen Stills- Change Partners : The Definitive Biography ...

Tracing Stephen Stills’ life from his childhood right through the most recent fracture of CSNY (of which, notably, he is not a part!), David Roberts does a great service to the man himself and his fans with Change Partners. Unfortunately, because the author could not gain access to, and authorization  ...[more]

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By Lloyd Sachs Reveals (BOOK REVIEW)

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By ...

Lloyd Sachs adopts just the right tone in his book on the life and times of eccentric genius T Bone Burnett. Writing A Life in Pursuit, the author remains ever cognizant of his subject’s idiosyncratic tendencies in both his personal life and his work. And, also knowing full well Burnett’s  ...[more]

‘Seeing the Real You At Last’ by Britta Lee Shain Gives Readers Insight Into The Real Bob Dylan (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Seeing the Real You At Last’ by Britta ...

What on the surface would seem to be a somewhat sordid tell-all book turns out to be a fast-paced, witty and altogether self-deprecating story of a Bob Dylan fan. Britta Lee Shain is devoted way past the point of familiarity most of his followers ever attain, but anyone devoted to  ...[more]

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