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Season Finale of ‘Better Call Saul’ Assures Us ‘It’s All Good, Man’ (TV RECAP)

The season four finale gives us the final birth of Saul Goodman.

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A Conversation With A Ninth Grader About ‘Eighth Grade’ (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Our critic and his stepdaughter discuss the realities of Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Wrap Up On The Run II Tour At Seattle’s Century Link Stadium (SHOW REVIEW)

Beyoncé and Jay-Z last week played the final show of their On The Run II Tour to a nearly sold-out Centurylink Stadium in Seattle. Spanning more than two and a half hours, the show included ...

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Journeys Ahead As Perhaps Rock’s Hardest Working & Most Prolific Touring Ensembles (SHOW REVIEW)

When The Chris Robinson Brotherhood last appeared at Higher Ground just about a year ago, the band was offering ample proof it had stabilized after a couple of years in flux. Both bassist Jeff Hill ...

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Molly Burch Offers Laidback and Intimate Songs with ‘First Flower’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Austin-based singer/songwriter Molly Burch has been making a name for herself recently, opening up for acts like Grizzly Bear and Courtney Barnett among many others. Burch’s sophomore release First Flower follows in the footsteps of ...

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Cigar Box Guitars, Bottleneck Slide, Washboards & Harp Illuminate Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s ‘Poor Until Payday’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Making a sound instilled with a decided brashness and bluster, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s name represents something of a misnomer. The Big Damn Band is, in fact, a mere trio, though a powerful one ...

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Amy Helm Delivers Lush Harmonious Gospel Grooves on Uplifting ‘This Too Shall Light’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

This is only Amy Helm’s second solo album and if you’ve been to her rocking, infectious live shows it may surprise you. Helm is essentially restrained throughout This Too Shall Light, choosing a subtler, but ...

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Janelle Monáe, Arctic Monkeys, Twin Shadow and More Stage Powerful Sets on Day 3 of 2018 Austin City Limits (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The third and final day of the opening weekend of the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival saw a variety of musical styles, sometimes within the same performance. Though there were fewer big names than ...

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Marcus King Band Spins Up A Guitar Focused/Soulful Gem On Third LP ‘Carolina Confessions’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

“We’re experimenting with some new sounds”.  Those were the words of 22-year-old Marcus King when this author spoke to him back in March of this year. Patiently answering my questions via cellphone about his upcoming gig ...

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Mandy Barnett Delves Into Numerous Seminal Styles With ‘Strange Conversation’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Quick categorization often incurs the danger of stereotyping an artist whose versatility deserves far better. While it may be a convenient way to pigeonhole a performer, it also runs a risk of ignoring their great ...

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