Reviews

Amigo the Devil “Wings It” With Fan-Pleasing Acoustic Set in Tustin, CA (SHOW REVIEW)

You could use a lot of words to describe Marty’s on Newport in Tustin, California. Large wouldn’t be one of them. It is an intimate venue that seems familiar even on your first visit. One ...

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Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre Offer Up Golden Obscure Covers With ‘Dean Wareham Vs Cheval Sombre’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

There’s little surprise herein. And that’s a good thing. The mellow, atmospheric, softly seductive sound Dean Wareham crafted at the helm of the indie prog bands Galaxie 500 and Luna find a new genesis in ...

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This Will Destroy You Range From Minimal To Theatrical With Instrumental ‘New Others Part Two’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It had been four years since the experimental instrumental rock band This Will Destroy You released new music and in late September they dropped New Others Part One. Then surprisingly the band released New Others ...

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Phish Bring The Heat To Rosemont Night One With Grade A “Mercury”-> Moonage, and “Tweezer”-> “Golden Age” (SHOW REVIEW)

Last night IT was in the building.  Late Fall. A gradually ramping tour that has dropped multiple highlights each night. An indoor arena in the middle of the country not sold out.  Is there a better ...

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Ty Segall Turns To Covers With ‘Fudge Sandwich’ – Third LP of 2018 (ALBUM REVIEW)

Frank Zappa was notoriously prolific, so much so that his record company Warner Brothers would not release his mega offering Lather, so Zappa went to a local radio station, played the work and urged listeners ...

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‘Suspiria’ the Perfect Example of Remakes Done Right (FILM REVIEW)

Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny the raw power of Suspiria.

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Town Mountain Puts a Fresh Sheen on Bluegrass With ‘New Freedom Blues’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

New Freedom Blues is the sixth studio album for the North Carolina-based Town Mountain, the follow-up to 2016’s Southern Crescent. Helmed by producer Caleb Klauder, the band stepped outside the bluegrass parameters to embrace new ...

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Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, and Giles Robson Deliver in Vintage Acoustic ‘Journeys to the Heart of the Blues’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

This is a throwback to vintage blues, played acoustically by three of the genre’s best players.  On Journeys to the Heart of the Blues Grammy-winning guitarist, vocalist and Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker, ...

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Wannabe Reviews Atmosphere’s ‘Mi Vida Local’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on Mi Vida Local, the new album from Atmosphere, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Whitey Morgan and The 78’s Mix Outlaw and Hard Country on Hard-Driving ‘Hard Times and White Lines’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The modern-day Waylon Jennings, Michigander Whitey Morgan, is back with his first album in three years, Hard Times and White Lines. It follows 2015’s Sonic Ranch, named after what’s becoming an increasingly fond recording studio in ...

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