Articles by: Shawn Donohue

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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The Misfits Return to New Jersey 35 Years Later (SHOW REVIEW)

The original ministers of horror punk returned to their home state as the Misfits reunited at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on a rainy/overcast Saturday, May 19th.. Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang ...

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Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Nail The Hooks & Melodies On ‘Sparkle Hard’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Opening with just a piano, “Cast Off” starts Sparkle Hard dramatically. Over its short run time, the track manages to soar with buzzing guitars, gorgeous choruses and arousing feeling that anything is possible; an emotional ...

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Arctic Monkeys Climb Down To The Lounge With ‘Tranquility Base: Hotel + Casino’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

On 2013’s AM, the Arctic Monkeys hit reboot and delivered the sexiest rock and roll of their career. The group embraced grooves, after show naughty antics and generally sounded reinvigorated. Their long awaited follow up ...

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Willie Nelson Continues Late Career Writing/Recording Resurgence With ‘Still Not Dead’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

A few years ago false reports circulated online that Willie Nelson had died. The American icon reacted to these with his classic ease and wit and most surprisingly, it inspired him to craft his strongest ...

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Dean Ween Group Offers Loose Enjoyable Ride On ‘rock2’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Before his first solo album Dean Ween (aka Mickey Melchiondo) was in such a funk with the dissolution of his main gig that he quit guitar for a year. Now in the lead up to ...

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Ministry Returns To Industrial Beat Machine With Anti-Politically Fueled ‘AmeriKKKant’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

There have been surprisingly few raging protest albums during the Trump presidency, most have been resigned to stunned, can’t-believe-this-happened status, but with the release of Ministry’s 14th studio full-length AmeriKKKant, the industrial metal legends seemed to ...

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Drive-By Truckers Deftly Navigate Career Spanning Set at Brooklyn Bowl (SHOW REVIEW)

The second night of their two show Brooklyn Bowl stand (3/30) found the Drive-By Truckers in solid form as they blasted out two full hours of engaging guitar rock to the receptive crowd on Good ...

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