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Glenn Close Stuns in Powerful ‘The Wife’ (FILM REVIEW)

Glenn Close delivers the best performance of her career.

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Chris Coy On ‘The Deuce’ Season Two and What’s Been Lost Since The Late 70s (INTERVIEW)

In season one of HBO’s The Deuce, Chris Coy’s Paul Hendrickson was an openly gay man trying to find a place he belonged in 1971-era New York City. Now, the season two premiere, which airs ...

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Mike Farris Follows up Grammy Winning LP with a Stax-sounding Soul Tour de Force on “Silver and Tone” (Album Review)

Following his rather stunning Grammy win for 2015’s Shine for All the People, Mike Farris is obviously riding high, this time applying his signature heartbreaking voice and emotional approach to what is ultimately a terrific ...

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Remastered, Afro-Cuban All Stars from 1996, the Genesis of Buena Vista Social Club, Sparkle on “A Toda Cuba Le Gusta” (ALBUM REVIEW)

A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, the debut album by the Afro-Cuban All Stars was the first in a trilogy of special albums recorded by World Circuit in a single two-week session at Havana’s Egrem studios ...

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Eric Lindell Returns to Alligator Records with Hook-Laden “Revolution in Your Heart” (Album Review)

When Eric Lindell was first signed to Alligator for whom he made three records, some fell into the trap of conveniently dubbing him a bluesman. That’s only one of the styles this genre-defying artist is ...

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Iron & Wine Construct More Sincere Folk Ballady on Weed Garden EP (ALBUM REVIEW)

Sam Beam has been one of the most consistent performing artists in recent memory. From the fledgling days of Iron & Wine, his humble and honest approach to music and lyrics has acted as lasting ...

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Pearl Jam Come Alive at Fenway Park & Showcase Buffalo Tom (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Pearl Jam kicked off the final of their two Fenway Park shows Sunday night (9/2) and while the historic home of the Red Sox may not be the most comfortable or acoustically exceptional place for ...

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Look Inward On Explosive Third LP ‘Young Sick Camellia’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Five years in, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have just released their third album, with each thematically different from the other.  While 2016’s acclaimed Sea of Noise stamped them as a socially conscious outfit, this ...

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William Elliott Whitmore Plays Song Interpreter On Covers LP ‘Kilonova’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Even his name sounds like he’s from a couple of centuries ago. His gravelly, well-worn voice fits the part too. And, so does the cover art for that matter. William Elliott Whitmore is an Iowa-based ...

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Quintessential Yes 50th Anniversary Tour Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman Offer Up Prime Cuts at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

On Friday, August 31, YES fans gathered and packed into Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre the well-known local “In The Round” venue that was built in 1963 only a few years before YES came into being in ...

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