Reviews

Hans Chew Creates Piano Based Americana Storm on ‘Open Sea’ (Album Review)

Hans Chew describes his work as piano-based Americana and R&B but that doesn’t go far enough. His music encompasses familiar rock strains from the 70s and even hints of jazz and classical. It’s hard to ...

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James Maddock Returns To Politically Charged Roots on ‘Insanity vs. Humanity’ (Album Review)

While James Maddock’s 2015 release, Green, was full of nostalgia and some feel-good gems, the veteran singer-songwriter reveals an angrier side on his latest effort Insanity vs. Humanity. Somehow, the album, which is been out for ...

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Jeff Pilson of Foreigner Completes 2017 40th Anniversary Tour (INTERVIEW

When it’s the last night of a year-long celebratory tour, the guys like to have a little bit of extra fun. So when Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen yells out, “I don’t have to save my ...

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Ron Gallo’s Rough Trade Show Provides No Holds Barred Rock N Roll Insanity (SHOW REVIEW)

Ron Gallo is a true showman. Since his creative rebirth earlier this year with the release of his record Heavy Meta, he has continued to lean into his wild man, rock and roll tendencies, putting ...

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Fans Reunited With Mark Mulcahy’s Genius at NYC’s Mercury Lounge (SHOW REVIEW)

Since the release of his excellent 2013 record Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You, Mark Mulcahy has been on a roll, creating some of the best music of his career. With this year’s The ...

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Kamasi Washington Delivers Vigorous & Freewheeling Performance to Vermont (SHOW REVIEW)

Kamasi Washington’s two-hour performance at Higher Ground on November 17th wasn’t exactly a carbon copy of his much anticipated, but ultimately disappointing June appearance during the Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, but it was close. It ...

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‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Is A Compelling, If Slightly Uneven, Tale Of Idealism (FILM REVIEW)

Denzel Washington delivers another standout performance in this uneven drama.

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The Delightful Holiday Blessings of ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ (FILM REVIEW)

Dickens is reimagined in this new holiday classic.

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Black Metal Legends Mayhem Descend Upon Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Mayhem’s long and storied history requires no introduction for anyone even vaguely familiar with the black metal scene of Norway in the ‘80s and ‘90s. “Infamous” is a word that could easily be applied to ...

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Wannabe Reviews Julien Baker’s ‘Turn Out The Lights’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews Turn Out The Lights, the new album from Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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