Reviews

Richard Thompson Proves No Steps Lost On Brilliant ’13 Rivers’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Richard Thompson was a mere 18 years old when he made his debut with Fairport Convention in 1967.  Unbelievably, it seems, that was 51 years ago. Thompson hasn’t lost a bit of his vitality. His ...

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Cedric Burnside Proves Fearless On ‘Benton County Relic’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The best blues songs have an element of danger like they’re going to fall apart at any moment. It’s a feeling not unlike building Ikea furniture while drunk. Cedric Burnside’s Benton County Relic taps into ...

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Let You Know They Are Fed Up On Fierce Rockin’ “The Difference Between Me & You’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

On the Austin, Texas-based outfit’s seventh studio effort, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears let you know that they are fed up with a lot of things. Fake friends betrayal, the music business, lost dreams, ...

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Jason Isbell Displays Endearing Quality and Powerful Original Songs at the Oregon Zoo (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

On a cool, cloudy Friday evening on September 7 at the Oregon Zoo, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit delighted fans with their Southern Rock/Americana sound. After an inspiring set from beloved singer/songwriter Aimee Mann, ...

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Wannabe Reviews Alkaline Trio’s ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on Is This Thing Cursed?, the new album from punk vets Alkaline Trio, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Dave Matthews Band Don’t Disappoint At Shoreline Ampitheatre Late Summer Tour Stop (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The Dave Matthews Band made their regular late summer Bay Area appearance Saturday, September 8th at Shoreline Amphitheatre in the land of Google – otherwise known as Mountain View, California. DMB has always been well ...

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Does ‘Better Call Saul’ Offer Hope for Jimmy? (TV RECAP)

In which Jimmy slips.

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Hot Tuna With Steve Kimock Plays Old-School Psychedelic Blues-Rock at LA’s El Rey Theatre With Fervor (SHOW REVIEW)

Nearly fifty years after their formation as a side project of San Francisco’s hippie psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna still delivers authentic blues-rock at their live shows. They joined forces with Bay area-based guitar ...

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Ghostland Observatory Begins New Chapter With Triumphant Dance Pop on ‘See You Later Simulator’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Austin-based duo Ghostland Observatory – Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner – haven’t released an album in eight years, an eternity in the ADD-like music industry, but the synth-heavy excitement pulsates and shines like ...

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Stevie Wonder Help Open Springfield, MA’s New MGM Casino With Iconic Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

Stevie Wonder has been an active performer for well over 50 years. He is one of the most respected, covered, and influential contributors to popular music around today. Tonight, we are at the final leg ...

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