Reviews

Ben Miller Band Brings Pristine Songcraft To ‘Choke Cherry Tree’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The high energy, roots-oriented Ben Miller Band has grown a fan base mostly from their engaging live shows and prime spots, opening for ZZ Top and other headliners. This, Choke Cherry Tree is their third ...

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Jeffrey Gaines Returns with ‘Alright’ – First Collection of New Songs In 15 Years (ALBUM REVIEW)

After an extended hiatus Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines returns with ten new tunes on his album Alright. Gaines has a gift for upbeat, soul-searching songs with introspective lyrics and catchy hooks.  This one has a real ...

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The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving Force Of Madness In ‘Like Me’

Social media horror is well-trod these days, but Like Me takes it a new direction.

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Belle Adair Shine a Light on Alabama’s Dynamic Music Scene With Dreamy Power Pop LP ‘Tuscumbia’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Contrary to what you hear in the media, good things do come from Alabama. This is especially true when it comes to what may be the state’s greatest export: bands. While the state’s musical legacy ...

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Wannabe Reviews Craig Finn’s ‘We All Want The Same Things’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews the 2017 solo album We All Want The Same Things from The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Blackberry Smoke Lights Up New Orleans’ House of Blues With Gutsy Rock & Blues (SHOW REVIEW)

There are two things you need to know about Blackberry Smoke: 1 – When they play a show anywhere near you, go. Do not hesitate, do not worry about the ticket price or what time ...

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Jonathan Toubin Goes Big With David Johansen, Baby Shakes, Daddy Long Legs, and Full-On Dance Party in Brooklyn (SHOW REVIEW)

If anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s DJ Jonathan Toubin. For over a decade the master of mixers has been on a crusade across the U.S. and around the globe with the sole ...

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Hot Rize Celebrate 40 Years of Bluegrass Greatness in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

On January 18, 1978 a group of hungry young musicians stepped onto the stage for the first time and changed bluegrass music. Exactly forty years later, the members of Hot Rize found themselves onstage at ...

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Mix Old and New Songs For High-Energy Austin Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

Since their debut album, B.R.M.C., in 2001, San Francisco-based rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have garnered a steady following of fans. Though their name brings to mind a band that might have more heavy ...

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‘The Alienist’ Makes A Worthy Bid To Become Your Latest TV Obsession (TV REVIEW)

Caleb Carr's groundbreaking novel is brought to life by TNT.

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