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Buddy Guy Proves The Blues Is Alive And Well on Austin City Limits (SHOW REVIEW)

When music fans talk about the blues greats, titanic guitar players like Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Albert Collins and B.B. King are often mentioned. While those legends have left their earthly pursuits, one of their ...

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Magpie Salute Lets It Fly Rock N Roll Gospel Style at Hampton Beach (NH) Casino Ballroom (SHOW REVIEW)

Like turning water into wine, Rich Robinson’s latest post-Black Crowes musical project turned the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire into a church for the night of September 15th. The setting was complete with ...

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Beck Shows Minneapolis’ Armory Where It’s At (PHOTOS)

Beck offered plenty of hits and colors as he rocked The Armory in Minneapolis on 9/13/18 both electric and acoustic. Photos by Billy Briggs.  

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Jackson Browne, Nathaniel Rateliff Shake Up Grace Potter’s Grand Point North Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Like the best festivals, Grand Point North is a study in contrasts and perhaps no more so than in its eighth iteration, once again curated by Grace Potter and Higher Ground. Since its inception in ...

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Low Proves Less Is More On Spellbinding ‘Double Negative’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s difficult to know what to say about Double Negative – such is its extraordinary power. Low, a band now 12 albums in, have truly fulfilled their name and ambition in crafting raw and understated ...

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Alejandro Escovedo Continues To Earn Renegade Reputation With ‘The Crossing’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

One of the chief architects of insurgent Americana, Alejandro Escovedo earned his renegade reputation by cutting a swatch across rock and roots with deliberate defiance. Honing his skills in populist punk outfits like the Nuns ...

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Eric Bachmann Harnesses Restraint & Organic Beauty On Fourth Solo Album ‘No Recover’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The first moments of No Recover are, in many ways, a signpost. A signal of things to come over the course of Eric Bachmann’s fourth solo album. The softly building persistent tap, fingerpicked motif and ...

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Chicago Blues Greats Play Decades of Rolling Stones Songs on” Chicago Plays the Stones” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Some will naturally think that this is simply a reaction to 2016’s Rolling Stones’ Blue and Lonesome where the English band covered many of their favorite Chicago blues songs. Yet, this project, Chicago Plays the ...

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‘A Simple Favor’ is a Shocking Delight (FILM REVIEW)

Paul Feig weaves a deliciously captivating spell in this twist on the thriller genre.

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You’ve Never Seen Anything Like ‘Mandy’ (FILM REVIEW)

Nothing can prepare you for this bizarre cinematic experience.

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