Reviews

Wannabe Is Blown Away By Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle pays a visit to Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, which took place at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, MO September 28 – 30. This year’s lineup included The Avett Brothers, ...

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Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band Wrap Up 21 City U.S. Tour at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

It’s not every day that diehard Rock & Roll junkies get to see an ex-Beatle in person. With only Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr still around to keep the legacy of the Beatles alive, when ...

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Jimmy’s Luck Turns Bad on ‘Better Call Saul’ (TV REVIEW)

The end draws near for season four and everything is up in the air.

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Dave Mason and Steve Cropper Bring Rock & Soul Revue Show To Pasadena’s The Rose (SHOW REVIEW)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Dave Mason and Steve Cropper – two prolific songwriters and brilliant guitarists – brought their Rock & Soul Revue show to The Rose in Pasadena, California, on September ...

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Circles Around The Sun Stirs Up Some California Psych At Half Moon Bay’s Old Princeton Landing (SHOW REVIEW)

It was during a set break at one of the 2015 Soldier Field Grateful DEad Fare Thee Well celebration shows that this author kept drifting in an out of a conversation with friends, soaking up the surroundings as ...

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Richard Swift Shines With Posthumous Psych-Soul LP ‘The Hex’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The name Richard Swift may not ring a bell for most music fans, but many have heard Swift albeit without knowing it. Swift played with well-known bands like The Shins, The Black Keys and The ...

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Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly Make For Raucous Double-Header in Irvine, CA (SHOW REVIEW)

“CAPTAIN KELLY’S KITCHEN!” That was the shout by Ken Casey that opened the Dropkick Murphys set at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine on Friday, September 28. That was followed by “Famous for Nothing,” and only ...

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Prove Perfect Collaborators in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

When two legends get together for an album and tour there is a risk of creating a novel experience, one that looks better than it sounds. This is anything but true in the case of ...

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All Them Witches Fuse Together Psych, Cosmic Blues & Poetic Wanderings With ‘ATW’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Nashville based All Them Witches fuses together psychedelic stoner rock, cosmic blues and poetic wanderings on their newest record, ATW.  The four piece (drummer Robby Staebler, vocalist, bassist, and guitarist Charles Michael Parks, Jr., ...

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‘Monk’ – Lost Thelonious Monk Live Recording from 1963 Latest in Lost Albums to Surface (ALBUM REVIEW)

This is a year to see lost albums resurface mysteriously in a few genres now. Of course, John Coltrane made the biggest splash with June’s “Both Directions at Once.” Now we have what some have ...

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