Articles by: Shawn Donohue

Thundercat Hits All The Right Notes With ‘Drunk’ (ALBUM REVIEW

The Grammy winning bassist-composer-singer Thundercat has come out with his biggest, most ambitious and best release to date. Drunk fuses Stephen Bruner’s (aka Thundercat) humor, bleakness, self-doubt, and modern age technique with retro love for ...

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New Orleans’ Soul Rebels Keep it Real & Funky at Brooklyn Bowl (SHOW REVIEW)

At this point, New York City (and particularly the fantastic Brooklyn Bowl) is a second home to the New Orleans-based Soul Rebels Brass Band. The group came into town last weekend and sold out three ...

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Natalie Cressman Explores Dance Vibe on ‘Traces’ EP (ALBUM REVIEW)

The singer/songwriter/trombonist Natalie Cressman has already had a whirlwind career and she is just twenty-five years old. Having been a key member of the Trey Anastasio Band Cressman has sung and played trombone everywhere from ...

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Japandroids & Craig Finn Converge at Terminal 5 (SHOW REVIEW)

On a February night that shockingly felt like springtime in New York City on February 23rd,  two rock and roll acts pulled into the west side of Manhattan. With their recent release Near To The ...

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band Still ‘Got Soul’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Robert Randolph falls into the category of virtuoso artist who has yet to truly capture his talents on a studio album. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, he has good company (contemporaries Trombone Shorty and ...

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Meatbodies Create Metallic Psych Classic With ‘ALICE’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Meatbodies are a three piece psych-rock outfit from Los Angeles, California but they sure do like to travel the outer space waves of ear canals and minds. Chad Ubovich, Kevin Boog and Patrick Nolan construct ...

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Japandroids Grow Up Some On ‘Near To The Wild Heart of Life’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

In 2012 the Canadian duo Japandroids (Brian King and David Prowse) struck rock and roll gold with Celebration Rock, an album that did exactly what the title promised. They toured the world on its anthemic ...

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Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men Bang Out Passion & Wit On ‘Prick of the Litter’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Delbert McClinton has had a long and distinguished career, but he is still not widely known unless you are a fan of witty songwriters rocking Texas swing-blues. More known for his writing (he was inducted ...

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Sleater-Kinney Deliver First Ever Live LP – ‘Live in Paris’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

When one of the best rock trios of all-time reunited there was palpable excitement. No Cities To Love proved Sleater-Kinney still had something to say, topping many year end lists in 2015. The accompanying tour ...

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Keller Williams KWahtro Stretches Wide With Boller, Droll & Holmes (ALBUM REVIEW)

The one man jam band (and constant record releaser) Keller Williams has teamed up with some friends for yet another project titled Sync under the group name KWahtro (Confused? Sound it out.) The three other ...

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