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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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Medeski, Martin & Wood Meld Spontaneity & Classical Structures On Progressive ‘Omnisphere’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Medeski, Martin & Wood don’t play live together very often these days or issue many new albums, so when they do it’s a special pleasure, in part because the trio invariably treats such occasions with ...

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Inaugural Waterloo Music Festival Brings String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and more to Austin (FESTIVAL REVIEW)

Austin (more than most U.S. cities) has staked its reputation on hosting music festivals spanning multiple genres. While jam bands like Phish and Dead and Company have come through town, a festival featuring the music ...

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Malcolm Holcombe Collaborates with Greg Brown and Iris DeMent On Haunting ‘Come Hell or High Water’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The last time this writer described Malcolm Holcombe for his 2017 release Pretty Little Troubles, the phrase used was – “a troubadour seemingly from another age.” Holcombe is back with Come Hell or High Water ...

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Tony Bennett and Diana Krall Join Forces to Celebrate the Gershwins With ‘Love Is Here to Stay” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Two weeks ahead of the 120th anniversary of George Gershwin’s birthday, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall come together for their first full album project to honor the music of the Gershwins with Love Is Here ...

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Ana Popovic Empowers, Collaborates with Keb’ Mo’, & Ignites Electricity on ‘Like it On Top’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The press leading up to the album is all about an empowering statement for females to rise to the top but the bigger news, considering so many artists across multiple genres have plied the same ...

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Gov’t Mule Give Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater An Unequivocal Rock Clinic (SHOW REVIEW)

Gov’t Mule, the rock powerhouse road warriors, are near the end of their Summer 2018 tour. They stopped at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on September 11, 2018, for a night of hard-hitting live ...

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