Paul Kelly Extends Creative Versatile Roll With ‘Nature’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Paul Kelly Extends Creative Versatile Roll With ‘Nature’ ...

Despite the fact Paul Kelly posits Nature as a companion piece to 2017’s Life Is Fine, it’s not exactly a sequel. Instead of a unified statement of personal expression, amplified by his expert band, this twenty-fourth album of the Australian’s is a collection of songs from a variety of sources where  ...[more]

Experimental Composer/Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Melds Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk, Spoken Word & Soul On ‘Origami Harvest (ALBUM REVIEW)

Experimental Composer/Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Melds Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk, ...

This could well be one of the most unusual and interesting albums you’ve heard.  Yes, this is a banner year for cross -genre efforts and we’ve recently heard the merging of classical and jazz from Kamasi Washington and Wayne Shorter to name just a couple of artists.  Robert Glasper blended  ...[more]

Sister Sparrow Unleashes Big Contemporary Soul & Pop On ‘Gold’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Sister Sparrow Unleashes Big Contemporary Soul & Pop ...

Sister Sparrow’s outrageously big soul vocals have been wowing audiences out front of the horn-fueled Dirty Birds worldwide for over a decade.  While her known talents were already more than enough, Arleigh Kincheloe has stepped outside of her comfort zone with Gold to establish her own personal sound.  She’s built  ...[more]

Dale Watson and Wayne “The Train” School Portland in Real Country Music (SHOW REVIEW)

Dale Watson and Wayne “The Train” School Portland ...

The success of acts like Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton has led to something of a revival of real country music in recent years. This is a good thing for anyone who has ever gagged at the thought of skinny jean-wearing bros rapping about beer pong being called country. But  ...[more]

Austin Supergroup Glorietta Interpret Friendship Through Rock and Roll in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Austin Supergroup Glorietta Interpret Friendship Through Rock and ...

Back in August, Glorietta took Portland’s esteemed Pickathon Festival by storm with not one but two triumphant sets. Though most people haven’t heard of them and probably snoozed on their incredible debut album that came out in August, Glorietta is as close as you can get to a supergroup, sort  ...[more]

An Evening With Pat Metheny Offers Dynamic Chops To Burlington’s Flynn Center (SHOW REVIEW)

An Evening With Pat Metheny Offers Dynamic Chops ...

In ‘The Evening with Pat Metheny at the Flynn Center on October 2nd, the ambitious guitarist, composer and bandleader continued his near-two year-long collaboration with a quartet consisting of drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh and keyboardist Gwilym Simcock. In doing so, the Missouri native extended his history  ...[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]

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]

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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