Articles by: Shawn Donohue

38 Years Later, Fishbone Still Keeps It Real For ‘Chim Chim Rises: Return of the Monkey Tour’ (SHOW REVIEW)

The Los Angeles based ska/funk/freak-outfit Fishbone have been touring the last few years with various line-ups and to various sized crowds. For their most recent trek around the country the group has brought back some ...

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Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers Talk New LP ‘Bass, Drums, Guitars and Organs’ (INTERVIEW)

“I have to write songs”, that was one of the first sentences Frank Migliorelli spoke when we sat down together for IPA’s and Stout at the New York City dive bar institution Peter McManus in ...

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Craig Finn Keeps The Colorful Lyrics Comin’ On ‘We All Want The Same Things’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

We All Want The Same Things is the third solo album from Craig Finn and the man who is best known as the frontman of The Hold Steady has been putting lots of effort into ...

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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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Chicano Batman Hits On All Cylinders With ‘Freedom Is Free’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Not only is Chicano Batman’s newest album the most soulful, emotionally moving/political album of their career, it is also their most complete. Freedom Is Free finds the group continuing their South American rock influences but ...

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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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