Articles by: Jeremy Lukens

Greta Van Fleet Goes For The Big One On Riff Laden Debut LP ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Greta Van Fleet’s first proper LP, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, follows two EPs that generated a lot of buzz and fame within indie circles. The young Michigan quartet has been praised for its musical ...

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Janelle Monáe, Arctic Monkeys, Twin Shadow and More Stage Powerful Sets on Day 3 of 2018 Austin City Limits (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The third and final day of the opening weekend of the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival saw a variety of musical styles, sometimes within the same performance. Though there were fewer big names than ...

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Metallica, The Breeders, Brandi Carlile, Curtis Harding and More Stand Out On Austin City Limits Festival Day 2 (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Day two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival largely took place under threat of storm, but the weather cooperated and after a short delay, the show went on. Molly Burch started off the festivities ...

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Austin City Limits Festival Day 1 (ACL): Paul McCartney, David Byrne, Big Thief Lead Big & Bright Friday

The first day of the opening weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival featured a variety of genres on eight stages, from up-and-coming acts to established veterans to rock legends. The Coronas kicked off ...

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Cat Power Brings Smoky, Emotionally Charged, and Subtly Powerful Vocals For Another Go-Around With ‘Wanderer’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Wanderer, Cat Power’s tenth album, is a return to the slower, softer sound that characterized 2006’s The Greatest, after a brief flirtation with upbeat pop on 2012’s Sun. Cat Power, whose real name is Chan ...

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The Joy Formidable Combines Raw Power & Melodic Hooks On ‘AARTH’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

AAARTH, the fourth album from Welsh trio The Joy Formidable, is an aggressive collection of pulse-pounding hard rock that deftly combines raw power with melodic hooks. The fat, midrange-heavy distorted guitars and pounding drums seem ...

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

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, ...

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Mitski Follows Up ‘Puberty 2’ With Dynamic & Powerful ‘Be The Cowboy’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Be the Cowboy the fifth album by Mitski –full name Mitski Miyawaki – followers hear breakthrough album Puberty 2, one of the finest albums of 2016. For the followup, Mitski does a lot of things ...

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Beth Hart and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Bring Two Distinctive Blues Sets To Orlando (SHOW REVIEW)

A co-headliner tour featuring Beth Hart and Kenny Wayne Shepherd brought two distinctly different styles of blues rock to Hard Rock Live in Orlando Friday night August 10th. Beth Hart started off the night with ...

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Ty Segall & White Fence Create Hook Filled Rock Album Via ‘Joy’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Releasing at least one album every year over the last decade, it’s amazing that garage rocker Ty Segall has been able to maintain a consistently high quality over his prolific catalog. For his second album ...

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