Reviews

Paul Cauthen and the Texas Gentlemen Tackle Outlaw Country, Soul and Boogie With Ease in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

From Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan, many of rock’s best-known artists wouldn’t have achieved such legendary status had it not been for the musicians backing them up. The relationship between the Texas Gentlemen and Paul ...

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981’ Covers Most Misunderstood Phase (ALBUM REVIEW)

The overtly religious phase of Bob Dylan’s career may in fact be its most misunderstood phase and that’s saying something given the controversy this man’s stirred up over the years. Yet the period chronicled on ...

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LANY Lights Up Phoenix’s The Van Buren (SHOW REVIEW)

The frontman of LANY, Paul Klein, hit the stage of the Van Buren in Phoenix like Jim Morrison posing for a photographer in 1967. Playing Phoenix’s brand new venue, the Van Buren, on their one ...

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Langhorn Slim’s ‘Lost at Last Vol. 1’ Succeeds With Songs Of Instant Connection (ALBUM REVIEW)

From the opening strum of “Life Is Confusing,” it’s clear that Langhorne Slim is on to something special here with Lost at Last Vol. 1. That “something” becomes more evident as his new album progresses, ...

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Kacy & Clayton Deliver Flawless Set At NYC’s Mercury Lounge (SHOW REVIEW)

Kacy & Clayton are astoundingly good. A cousin duo that hails from Canada, their sound is like something that was beamed down from a bygone era. It’s psychedelic, mystifying, haunting and full of the kind ...

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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Redefines The Revenge Story Template (FILM REVIEW)

Director Martin McDonagh goes small town noir in his latest film.

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‘Along For The Ride’ Gives A Frank, Fearless Look At The Method To Dennis Hopper’s Madness

One of Hollywood's most enigmatic rebels is explored in this new documentary.

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‘LBJ’ a Toothless, Saccharine Look at a Complex President (FILM REVIEW)

Woody Harrelson gives a 10-star performance while everything else falls flat.

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Big Head Todd and The Monsters Go Extensive On 11th LP ‘New World Arisin’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ 2014 album Black Beehive radiated a sense of the self- discovery no doubt sourced in 100 Years of  Robert Johnson, their homage to a blues icon from three years ...

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Blitzen Trapper Leans For More Emphatic Embrace On ‘Wild and Reckless’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For whatever Blitzen Trapper has accomplished — or failed to accomplish — in their prolific career, they’ve yet to connect with the wider audience they deserve. Perhaps it has something to do with the ambiguity ...

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