Articles by: Shawn Donohue

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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Dan Auerbach’s Easy Sound Revue Rolls Into Brooklyn Steel With Shannon and the Clams & Robert Finley (SHOW REVIEW)

The Easy Eye Sound Revue rolled into Brooklyn Steel on Tuesday, March 27th  as Dan Auerbach brought a slew of Nashville’s finest to rock and roll around his excellent album Waiting on a Song, as well ...

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Jack White Rounds All The Bases On Killer New LP ‘Boarding House Reach’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jack White famously sang on White Blood Cells “Well you’re in your little room / And you’re working on something good /But if it’s really good / You’re gonna need a bigger room”. This can ...

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Jack White Tears Up Brooklyn’s Warsaw On ‘Boarding House Reach’ Release Day Show (SHOW REVIEW)

To celebrate his experimental new album Boarding House Reach Jack White scheduled three club shows, the second of which was the actual release date, Friday night March 23rd at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY. Having not ...

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Yo La Tengo Goes Mellow & Psychedelic On 15th Album ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Hoboken, New Jersey’s Yo La Tengo continues their long indie rock career with their fifteenth studio release There’s A Riot Going On. It is just over an hour of mellow psychedelic movements showcasing a new ...

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Steve Winwood Brings His Greatest Hits To Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center (SHOW REVIEW)

With Newark, New Jersey still recovering from the latest Bomb Cyclone to hit this winter season Steve Winwood and company took the stage at the gorgeous NJPAC on Thursday night March 8th. The crowd was ...

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David Byrne Keeps Creative Battery Going On ‘American Utopia’s Eclectic Mix (ALBUM REVIEW)

The first proper solo album from David Byrne in fourteen years finds the former Talking Heads frontman sounding amazing vocally while experimenting with sounds and lyrics; not always hitting the complete musical mark. There is a ...

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The Breeders’ ‘All Nerve’ Marks Deal Sisters’ Strongest LP Since ‘Last Splash’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

On All Nerve, their first album in a decade, The Breeders have put together their strongest complete work since their cultural highpoint, Last Splash. Perhaps not coincidently the lineup from that album, Kim and Kelley ...

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