Beck’s ‘Colors’ Turns Back On His Infectious Grooves (ALBUM REVIEW)

Beck’s ‘Colors’ Turns Back On His Infectious Grooves ...

Thirteen albums into his storied career, alt-pop chameleon Beck returns to a more energetic form with triumphant party record Colors. After the excellent but subdued Morning Phase returned Beck to the acoustic singer-songwriter form that he has visited several times throughout his career, Colors brings back the pop energy of  ...[more]

Mutual Admiration Society: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile’s ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ Makes For Quirky/Indie Delight (ALBUM REVIEW)

Mutual Admiration Society: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile’s ...

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are both respected songwriters in their own right. After meeting each other and jamming, the pair decided to make a split EP which eventually evolved into a full-fledged album, Lotta Sea Lice. Being that Barnett lives in Australia and Vile in the US, most song  ...[more]

‘The Who: Tommy at the Royal Albert Hall 2017’ Covers Iconic Rock Opera In Its Entirety (ALBUM REVIEW)

‘The Who: Tommy at the Royal Albert Hall ...

The Who: Tommy at the Royal Albert Hall 2017 boasts a number of distinctions, not the least of which is that it maintains deservedly elevated of homage to one of the greatest bodies of work in rock history. While it is not the awe-inspiring work of the group at their  ...[more]

North Mississippi Allstars Celebrate 20 Years of Making Hard-Charging Blues Rock in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

North Mississippi Allstars Celebrate 20 Years of Making ...

It’s hard to believe the North Mississippi Allstars have been kicking ass for two decades. Brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson have been involved in numerous other high-profile projects throughout the years, but they have always returned to their main love: bearing the torch for the groove-driven blues of their namesake.  ...[more]

Sun Kil Moon Delivers Sprawling Orchestral Performance in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Sun Kil Moon Delivers Sprawling Orchestral Performance in ...

If you’ve followed the career of Mark Kozelek and his gloomy folk project Sun Kil Moon, you are most likely aware of his mercurial moods and unpredictable performances. His onstage banter is the stuff of legend, and not always in a good way. So, naturally, many fans were curious how  ...[more]

The Growlers Treat Orlando To A Night of Beach Goth (SHOW REVIEW)

The Growlers Treat Orlando To A Night of ...

For nearly two hours on October 12th, The Growlers treated an Orlando crowd to its unique “beach goth” music. After canceling several recent shows due to frontman Brooks Nielsen’s illness, simply playing a show was an accomplishment. Though the band started a bit lethargic, they gained energy as the show  ...[more]

DVD Review: ‘Lady Macbeth’ A Taut, Terrifying Thriller

DVD Review: ‘Lady Macbeth’ A Taut, Terrifying Thriller

The stunning, chilling tale is now available to own....[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Baby Driver’ Gets Better with Each New Viewing

Blu-ray Review: ‘Baby Driver’ Gets Better with Each ...

Out now and DVD and Blu-ray, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver is a film that keeps getting better....[more]

Blu-ray Review: Hauntingly Beautiful ‘A Ghost Story’ Now Available to Own

Blu-ray Review: Hauntingly Beautiful ‘A Ghost Story’ Now ...

David Lowery's sparse reflection is a worthy addition to any collection....[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]

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The Funnybone

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The ...

Moontower Comedy continues to prove itself to be a jewel in Austin's festival season, and a must attend event for comedy fans....[more]

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