Articles by: Shawn Donohue

The Hold Steady Rock Jersey City’s White Eagle Ballroom For ‘Stay Positive’ Tenth Anniversary Show (SHOW REVIEW)

On a rainy Wednesday night in Jersey City, New Jersey, The Hold Steady celebrated the tenth anniversary of their album Stay Positive. The picturesque White Eagle Hall played host to the jubilant sold-out crowd as ...

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Jon Cleary Pops the Sounds of the Big Easy Via ‘Dyna-Mite’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Grammy award winner Jon Cleary recently put out a live solo album that featured deep covers of his adopted cities musical pioneers. He has ingested those influences for years and now releases his follow up ...

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Art Rock Lifers Kim Gordon & Bill Nace Deliver More Experimental Guitar Noise Via Body/Head’s ‘The Switch’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For the second studio release from the experimental guitar noise duo Body/Head titled The Switch, the art rock lifers Kim Gordon and Bill Nace decided for a less structured approach than their debut Coming Apart. ...

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The Sleazeball Orchestra Win With Their Unique Stamp Of Sleazy Stripper Jazz On ‘I Ain’t In Love No More ‘ (ALBUM REVIEW

The Sleazeball Orchestra proudly proclaim they play sleazy stripper jazz and any burlesque show with this soundtrack should be honored as I Ain’t In Love No More manages to blend quirky modern day love troubles ...

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James Hunter Six Waltzes, Swings & Rocks The Damrosch Park Stage at Lincoln Center (SHOW REVIEW)

New York City has many hidden gems during the summer for those of us who stick around the sweltering sidewalks instead of fleeing to the coasts. Friday Night, July 13th on the outdoor Damrosch Park ...

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Deafheaven Reach New Audial Heights With ‘Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The fourth album from California based, post-black/shoe-gaze/black-gaze/whatever metal outfit Deafheaven is a transitional disk that manages to expand upon their foundation while reaching new audial heights. Ordinary Corrupt Human Love won’t put to bed the nausea-inducing ...

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Dr. Dog Mightily Wraps Up Three Night Stand at Brooklyn Steel (SHOW REVIEW)

While promoting their eleventh album Critical Equation, Scott McMicken from Dr. Dog said, “I feel like I am in a new band right now”, and that freshness, excitement and energy were all present as the ...

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River Whyless Start Compelling Musical Conversations With Thematic ‘Kindness, A Rebel’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

On their excellent 2016 sophomore release We All The Light, River Whyless’ organic folk/ world-beat style was infectious. Now on Kindness, A Rebel current America cultural tribalism injects itself fully, yet the results remain engaging. The ...

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Jack White Hits For The Rock Cycle at Cooperstown’s Ommegang Brewery (SHOW REVIEW)

Jack White’s Boarding House Reach tour stopped in Upstate New York on Sunday, May 27th of Memorial Day weekend and while the constant rains made for a cold and muddy night, the guitar work, excellent ...

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George Clinton’s Parliament Release First New Album in 38 Years With ‘Medicaid Fraud Dogg’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

There are few funkier than George Clinton. He is embarking on his final world tour with a new album to support, the first under the Parliament band name in 38 years. Titled Medicaid Fraud Dogg ...

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