Articles by: Jeremy Lukens

Toadies Return To Early Heavy Aesthetics On ‘The Lower Side of Uptown’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For Toadies’ seventh studio album, the Fort Worth quartet went into the studio without a plan, coming up with songs as they went with no roadmap in terms of the sonic terrain they wanted to ...

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Deer Tick Exhibits Two Distinct Sides On ‘Volume 1’ & ‘Volume 2’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For its follow-up to 2013’s Negativity, Deer Tick has released two full-length albums, each showcasing a distinctly different side of the Rhode Island band. Volume 1 is a soft, mostly acoustic album that emphasizes Deer ...

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Jonny Lang Transcends Blues Cliches On ‘Signs’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jonny Lang’s seventh studio album, Signs, is his loudest and most rocking to date. Though rooted firmly in the blues, the Fargo-based guitar prodigy has always incorporated different styles into his sound. Lang has been ...

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Living Colour Continues Bold Convention With Politically Charged ‘Shade’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Over the last three decades, New York pioneers Living Colour have made a habit of defying convention, fusing unrelated genres, and blazing new trails for their unique brand of hard alternative music. Shade, the band’s ...

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Queens of the Stone Age Combine Menace & Harmony On Seventh LP ‘Villains’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Turning to trendy pop producer Mark Ronson for its seventh album, Queens of the Stone Age has again redefined its sound while still remaining true to the roots it planted with its 1998 self-titled debut. ...

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Tough Women Own the Stage As Garbage, Blondie, Deap Vally Hit Orlando (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

“It’s not easy for women in rock,” Garbage singer Shirley Manson told the capacity crowd at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live on August 9th. “You have to put up with a lot, but those who can ...

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Drops The Flare For Simpler Roots Focus On ‘Lay It On Down’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Eight albums into his decorated blues rock career, guitar virtuoso Kenny Wayne Shepherd is ready for a change. He is no longer the fresh-faced six-string gunslinger dropping jaws with his fretboard mastery. With Lay It ...

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Manchester Orchestra Reinvents Itself Yet Again With ‘A Black Mile to the Surface’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Manchester Orchestra’s fifth album is another unexpected detour from a band that seems to reinvent itself with each release. From the underrated excellence of their 2006 debut to the experimentalism of 2011’s Simple Math to ...

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Phantogram & Sarah Barthel Bring Inspired Electro Pop To Orlando (SHOW REVIEW)

After an uninspired techno performance by Heathered Pearls and a grandiose yet bland performance by Tycho, Phantogram took over Orlando’s Hard Rock Live needing to carry the weight of the night’s entertainment. They were more ...

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Big Thief Makes Big Distinguished Melodic Folk On ‘Capacity’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Capacity, Big Thief’s follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut Masterpiece, is an indie folk gem that builds upon the themes and successes of the band’s previous work. It is moody, melodic folk that ...

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