Articles by: Shawn Donohue

Becky Warren Delivers Glorious Slice of Resilient American Rock With ‘Undesirable’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

On her critically acclaimed debut War Surplus, Becky Warren tackled the topic of returning veterans and their complex standings in our society with lack of support and the way their struggles can rip up relationships. For her follow-up, Undesirable, Warren ...

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High On Fire Pays Tribute to Lemmy With Ferocious ‘Electric Messiah’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For practically their whole career, but specifically dating back to their fantastic Der Vermis Mysteriis in 2012 when High On Fire first partnered up with producer Keith Ballou, and continuing through 2015’s Luminiferous, the trio ...

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All Them Witches Fuse Together Psych, Cosmic Blues & Poetic Wanderings With ‘ATW’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Nashville based All Them Witches fuses together psychedelic stoner rock, cosmic blues and poetic wanderings on their newest record, ATW.  The four piece (drummer Robby Staebler, vocalist, bassist, and guitarist Charles Michael Parks, Jr., ...

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Turkuaz With Help From Jerry Harrison Aim To Please With ‘Life In The City’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The stated goal for the Brooklyn based funk outfit Turkuaz on their fifth album Life in The City was to inject some real life into their music, putting some vitality into this cold world. Unfortunately, ...

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At Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Dinosaur Jr. Scale Down The Venue Size, But Remain LOUD & FUZZY (SHOW REVIEW)

Unfortunately the metal monsters Mastodon had to cancel their recent tour with Dinosaur Jr. due to health reasons, so the Amherst trio shifted gears and decided to embark on a smaller club outing that would ...

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Let You Know They Are Fed Up On Fierce Rockin’ “The Difference Between Me & You’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

On the Austin, Texas-based outfit’s seventh studio effort, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears let you know that they are fed up with a lot of things. Fake friends betrayal, the music business, lost dreams, ...

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Sean Lennon Helps Release Primus Offshoot Beanpole’s Lost Album ‘All My Kin’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Music: There is a freaky sense of abandon pinging around Beanpole’s collection of fifteen short tracks; a comically loose, yet supposedly lyrically based concept album on half-food/half human hybrids, illegal family bonds and other ...

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Intoxicates With Style at Blue Note Jazz Club (SHOW REVIEW)

The New Orleans artist Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was smack in the middle of his summer run at New York City’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club when his quintet took to the stage for their ...

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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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