Articles by: Scott Zuppardo

Porter & The Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes’ Posthumous ‘Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You’ Is a Heartbreaking Work of Beauty

It’s 8:32am on a brisk New Jersey morning, October 19, 2017. I’m about halfway through my third rotation of Porter & The Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes’, Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You, wondering if ...

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Blank Range’s ‘Marooned With The Treasure’ Brimming With Countrified Rock and Loose Grooves (ALBUM REVIEW)

East Nashville’s Blank Range brings us their long-awaited debut full-length Marooned With The Treasure with Hiss Golden Messenger’s multi-everything guy Brad Cook’s hands on the knobs a’la Thirty Tigers. The loose grooves are plenty, as ...

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The Kernal ‘Light Country’ Is a Hootenanny From Start to Finish(ALBUM REVIEW)

Throwback country music is a saving grace for me these days. I’m growing weary of felt hats and custom-fitted Americana coupled with the atrocity of radio-induced contemporary rubbish and its creative null. Enter The Kernal ...

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Blues Legend Taj Mahal Gets Help From His Friends On ‘Labor Of Love’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The legend that is Taj Mahal released a time capsule of acoustic country, folk, blues in Labor Of Love, his first offering in four years and 47th record to date! Housing classic Mahal favorites like ...

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Blank Range Mix Cocaine Country and Garage Rock on EP ‘Vista Bent’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Nashville’s Blank Range recently released their EP, Vista Bent, on hometown powerhouse Thirty Tigers. The four song collection travels no distinct path or set of sonic moorings. Part cocaine country, part indie come garage rock, ...

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Drive-By Truckers: An ‘American Band’ Taking an American Stand (INTERVIEW)

Rock and roll stalwarts the Drive-By Truckers are taking aim at the assholes with their latest long player American Band. The third release from this grandiose lineup featuring Jay Gonzalez as his own mini-orchestra of ...

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The FRIGHTNRS Deliver Timeless Rocksteady Reggae With ‘Nothing More To Say’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

If there’s a better vibe to ride than that classic Rocksteady clank and grind, I beg you to show it me. Ironically enough, the highlight of my summer soundtrack has been that very vibe channeling ...

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Go For ALL! Punk Rock Is Alive and Well From Coast To Coast: Descendents VS The Bouncing Souls

July 29th, 2016 should’ve been a national holiday for punk rock in literal form. Both coasts represented ostentatiously by the legends of the sport, left and right, East and West. The almighty Descendents representing spritely ...

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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Offers “Bentonia Blues” Time Capsule on ‘It Is What It Is’

The inaugural release on the brand new label, Blue Front Records, is a keeper by many a bastion. Forever immortalizing the famous Bentonia, Mississippi juke joint started by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ parents in 1948 and ...

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Beats, Rhymes, And Laughs: The Golden Age Of Hip Hop And Radio In One Buttery Biscuit Of A Documentary! (FILM REVIEW)

The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, a radio program ironically set up to preserve or actually recreate the set of 1987 and the feeling-out of this new hip hop music and elemental lifestyle, was the ...

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