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Three Person Orchestra Furious Seasons Melodically Intrigue on “Now Residing Abroad” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Furious Seasons is a three-person orchestra, releasing their second album, Now Residing Abroad as a trio and the sixth under the band’s name. Leader, singer-songwriter David Steinhart has been a mainstay in folk-pop circles in ...

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Dawes Cover Considerable Ground On Noble Sixth Album ‘Passwords’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Dawes is nothing if not a discerning, intelligent group of musicians. Just a mere four months after the release of We’re All Gonna Die, the group made available (initially at no charge) a full-length live ...

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Hop Along Offer Effervescent Yet Melancholy Rock Sound in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Philadelphia’s Hop Along has quietly carved out a name for themselves over the course of four albums since 2005’s debut Freshman Year. That name, now, seems highly appropriate, as with their newest release, Bark Your ...

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Kamasi Washington Continues To Astonish With Double Disc/4 Piece Vinyl ‘Heaven and Earth’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Kamasi Washington has not only taken the jazz world by storm.  He’s moved well beyond it, bringing in a new generation of non-jazz lovers too. Heaven and Earth, the follow-up to the widely heralded 2015 ...

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T. Hardy Morris’ ‘Dude, the Obscure’ Becomes An Album Of Existential Intrigue (ALBUM REVIEW)

Suffice it to say T. Hardy Morris arrives at this juncture in his career bearing some impressive credentials. A member of the band Dead Confederate and the indie supergroup of sorts Diamond Rugs, he follows ...

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Jeffrey Foucault Lightens Up With Delicate Sketches on ‘Blood Brothers’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jeffrey Foucault gives this one more breathing room, emerging from the beautiful, stark darkness of his previous release, the wonderful Salt As Wolves.  This time out, with Blood Brothers Foucault and his cohorts aren’t in ...

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I Was There When: The Original Lineup of The Allman Brothers Band Stole the Show At UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium

I had never heard the Allman Brothers Band when I decided to attend their concert at the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gym in late February of 1971. But I was curious about what a band ...

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Lykke Li Strives To Reach Lofty Potential On ‘so sad so sexy’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

so sad so sexy, the fourth album by Swedish singer Lykke Li is another reinvention for an artist who has covered different sonic terrain on each album. Previous album I Never Learn is the slowest ...

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Dead and Company Run The Gamut With Stunning Saturday Night Setlist (SHOW REVIEW)

This past weekend marked Dead & Company’s third straight yearly appearance at Citi Field.  In 2016, the shows were all the evidence that this reviewer needed to be convinced that John Mayer and the remaining ...

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Prove Unrivaled Psych Rock Act at Boston’s Royale (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard just might be the hottest rock band on the road this summer and their anarchic set at Boston’s Royale Night Club on June 14th was the proof in the ...

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