Reviews

Ani DiFranco Mixes Folk and Soul in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

The crowd packed into Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on November 9th like a can of sardines, all trying to maneuver their way into a good sightline of the stage. Ani DiFranco has long held a cult ...

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JD McPherson Gives Go For Broke Rockabilly Performance at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (SHOW REVIEW)

The rockabilly crowd came out in droves to see JD McPherson and his band tear up the dance floor with their fiery, rock and roll grooves. at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 7. ...

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The Sublime Delight Of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ (FILM REVIEW)

The virtues of home are explored beautifully in Gerwig's coming of age dramedy.

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R.E.M. Revisits ‘Automatic for the People’ With 25th Anniversary Package (ALBUM REVIEW)

You can’t improve a great record by remastering it, but the folks at Dolby claim they’ve gotten close. R.E.M.’s 1992 masterpiece, Automatic for the People, is the first album ever remixed with the technology, best ...

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Pistoleros Deserve Long Awaited Break With Riveting ‘Silver’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It would be great to say that after 25 years of relative obscurity, Pistoleros are ready to break into the big time. After all, they have the wherewithal to substantiate any ability to do so, ...

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Jay-Z Conjures Hip-Hop Spirits and Raises the Roof in Houston (SHOW REVIEW)

It would be wrong to call any place but Brooklyn “home” for Jay-Z, but the ties to Houston, Texas, run deep for the hip-hop legend. From inviting Houston rap kings UGK to be on one ...

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All Aboard Kenneth Branagh’s Delightful ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (FILM REVIEW)

Inspector Poirot is given fantastic new life in this faithful adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic.

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Davy Knowles Performs With Almost Unrivaled Intensity & Dexterity at Higher Ground (SHOW REVIEW)

There’s an old adage that states ‘familiarity breeds contempt,” but that truism certainly does not apply to Davy Knowles and his Vermont followers. The one about word-of-mouth being the best publicity certainly does though: on ...

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Samantha Fish’s Star Rises as She Stretches Boundaries Second 2017 Release, ‘Belle of the West’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The late Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown would probably be proud of Samantha Fish’s approach. The oft cantankerous Brown would frequently snub basic blues; embracing his brand of “American music” which included country, Cajun, jazz, and blues. ...

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Wannabe Reviews Margo Price’s ‘All American Made’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews All American Made, the new album from country songstress Margo Price, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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