Reviews

Wolf Parade Stay Sharp and Triumphant in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Indie rock fans rejoiced in 2016 when Canadian cult favorites Wolf Parade announced their return to the stage and the studio after going on hiatus in 2011. While each of the band members have racked ...

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Railroad Earth Balance Long Jams and Bluegrass Picking in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Who would’ve thought that one of the top bluegrass acts to emerge in the last two decades would hail from New Jersey? While their home state may be more synonymous with all American rockers like the ...

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The Cinematic Majesty of ‘Phantom Thread’ (FILM REVIEW)

Paul Thomas Anderson outdoes himself with his stunning new film.

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‘The Commuter’ Is A Claustrophobic Thrill Ride (FILM REVIEW)

Simple concepts can sometimes turn out fantastic results.

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Big Star ‘Live at Lafayette’s Music Room’ Documents Power Pop Legends’ Most Pivotal Show (ALBUM REVIEW)

Live at Lafayette’s Music Room is the latest in a recent string of Big Star-related releases dating back to the 2016 release of the Complete Third box set. The current campaign also includes archiving projects ...

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Umphrey’s McGee Stays True To Form On ‘it’s not us’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Umphrey’s McGee stays true to form on it’s not us, in that there is no form. Any Umphrey’s album or show is a stylistic journey, but this album shifts gears more than any they’ve released ...

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Proves Ageless In New Spirited Live Trio LP ‘All In My Mind’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Continuing his new run at Blue Note Records that began in 2016 with Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith’s new live recording All In My Mind documents him in a trio setting during a 75th birthday celebration at ...

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Omnivore Recordings Acquires Ru-Jac Records- ‘The Ru-Jac Records Story: Something Got a Hold on Me Volume I (1963-64) and Get Right Volume 2 (1964-66)” (Album Reviews)

Leave it to Omnivore Recordings to keep reminding us about valuable music, both past and present. The latest gifts, with more coming, are the first two volumes of the legendary D.C./Baltimore-based soul and R&B label, ...

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Gov’t Mule Kicks off New Years Run at Atlantic City’s Borgata (SHOW REVIEW)

Gov’t Mule made their return to Atlantic City with a batch of “old school” Mule. And even though they were playing at the Borgata Events Center, the carpeted floors made it feel like the show ...

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Wannabe Revisits His Favorite Albums of 2017 (Part 2)

In the second of two installments of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle revisits his favorite albums of 2017, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop): See also: Wannabe’s Favorite Albums Part 1 ...

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