Metric Makes Another Abrupt Sound Shift On Seventh LP ‘Art of Doubt’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Metric Makes Another Abrupt Sound Shift On Seventh ...

Metric’s seventh studio album is another abrupt shift in sound from a band that has fluctuated between its rock, pop, and electronica influences over the years. Following the synth-pop sound of 2015’s Pagans in Vegas, an album that featured little guitar, the Toronto quartet releases its most guitar-driven album since  ...[more]

Hushed, Sheer & Vibrant – Mountain Man Returns With Calming ‘Magic Ship’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Hushed, Sheer & Vibrant – Mountain Man Returns ...

It was 2014 when Alexandra Sauser-Monnig captivated audiences as she opened up for Hiss Golden Messenger on their Lateness of Dancers tour. I remember exhaustively researching her to find out who she was, where she came from and where I could hear more. Turned out, she was one third of  ...[more]

Ben Dickey and Others Shine on Soundtrack To “Blaze: Original Cast Recording” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ben Dickey and Others Shine on Soundtrack To ...

This is the third leg of the stool. Readers of this site have seen the film review by James Roberts and an interview with Ethan Hawke also conducted by James Roberts. Ah, maybe this is the fourth leg, as there is also a one-on-one interview with Ben Dickey who plays  ...[more]

The Best of Telluride Blues and Brews 2018 (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The Best of Telluride Blues and Brews 2018 ...

The Telluride Blues and Brews fest took place September 14-16 in the cozy mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Intrepid reporters Arthur VanRooy and Rachel Ayers endured blazing 75 degree weather, the mid color change of insipid aspens, and more fleece vests than you could shake an artisanally crafted bespoke rain  ...[more]

At Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Dinosaur Jr. Scale Down The Venue Size, But Remain LOUD & FUZZY (SHOW REVIEW)

At Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Dinosaur Jr. ...

Unfortunately the metal monsters Mastodon had to cancel their recent tour with Dinosaur Jr. due to health reasons, so the Amherst trio shifted gears and decided to embark on a smaller club outing that would visit most of the cities that they had originally planned on playing. On Thursday night  ...[more]

Courtney Marie Andrews Radiates Strength On New Material & Memorable Aretha Cover At Rough Trade NYC

Courtney Marie Andrews Radiates Strength On New Material ...

In the two years since Courtney Marie Andrews garnered critical acclaim for her stellar record Honest Life, she has toured like crazy, released another excellent record – 2018’s May Your Kindness Remain – and, judging by her performance at Rough Trade on September 19, gained a lot more confidence. In  ...[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]

‘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]

‘Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There’ (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There’ ...

It’s a measure of the Nobel Laureate’s enduring magnetism that the variety of anecdotes about him remain so engrossing throughout Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. Invariably, those entries that are most riveting illuminate those that are more prosaic, a perception that should induces an open-minded attitude in  ...[more]

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