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Twiddle Releases Second Half of ‘PLUMP’ Courtesy or Guests, Strings, Horns and Outside Producer (ALBUM REVIEW)

Twiddle Releases Second Half of ‘PLUMP’ Courtesy or ...

Share The four-piece jam band from Vermont known as Twiddle has now released the second half to their long-winded double album experiment, PLUMP.  Spanning the course of two years and multiple recording sessions with a huge number of guests on all sorts of string, horn and choral arrangements and the band’s  ...[more]

BNQT (Lytle, Bridwellm Kapranos, Healy, Pulido) Create Huge Unified Sound On ‘Volume 1’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

BNQT (Lytle, Bridwellm Kapranos, Healy, Pulido) Create Huge ...

Share In most cases, so-called “supergroups” are best described as the sum of their parts. It’s fortuitous then to find a band such as BNQT creating a unified sound that doesn’t betray any singular influence of any of those involved. The band describes itself as a “poor man’s Traveling Wilburys,”  ...[more]

Mark Lanegan Goes Bleak, Hazy & Unsettling Again With ‘Gargoyle’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Mark Lanegan Goes Bleak, Hazy & Unsettling Again ...

Share For his tenth solo album Gargoyle, Mark Lanegan builds upon the sonic territory of his last release, 2014’s Phantom Radio, with a collection of gothic pop rock peppered with healthy doses of European electronica. There is no trace of the grunge roots of the former Screaming Trees frontman, though  ...[more]

Melissa Etheridge Lets ‘Memphis Rock and Soul’ Fly At Northampton’s Academy of Music (SHOW REVIEW)

Melissa Etheridge Lets ‘Memphis Rock and Soul’ Fly ...

Share Monday nights are rather quiet in Northampton, Massachusetts but not when Melissa Etheridge is in town.  “ I promise you are going to feel better when you leave here then you did when you showed up,”  she told the nearly sold-out crowd at Northampton’s  historic Academy of Music on  ...[more]

Jonny Lang’s Guitar Work Steals The Show…. Again (SHOW REVIEW)

Jonny Lang’s Guitar Work Steals The Show…. Again ...

Share Rocking blues jams were the order of the evening for Jonny Lang on April 25th at Orlando’s Plaza Theatre. Lang’s music has consistently evolved ever since bursting onto the blues scene as a guitar prodigy with 1997’s Lie To Me, whether it’s adding more of a pop rock influence  ...[more]

Miracle Legion Bring (Farewell?) Tour To NYC (SHOW REVIEW)

Miracle Legion Bring (Farewell?) Tour To NYC (SHOW ...

Share By the end of the eighties, New Haven, Connecticut’s Miracle Legion had assembled a cult-like fan base with the rise of independent college radio stations and alternative rock bands like The Replacements and Sonic Youth. From 1984 to 1997 the group would release a handful of albums and a  ...[more]

Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1984-1989 (DVD REVIEW)

Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan ...

Share There’s a wealth of video material available devoted to the stage work of the late blues icon guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, so it’s somewhat surprising there’s precious little corresponding documentary work apart from Rise of Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1984-1989.  Thankfully, its companion piece Lonestar is a thorough  ...[more]

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba Performance (DVD REVIEW)

‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba ...

Share For The Rolling Stones, playing Cuba last year may have just been another notch on their fifty-plus year old touring belt, but its historical nature was significant and it was all caught on film for Havana Moon, the latest addition to the ever-growing DVD releases by one of the  ...[more]

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (DVD REVIEW)

Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With ...

Share While most music fans breathed a sigh of relief when the year finally ended, Heart decided to jubilate with a live DVD celebrating a career highlight. For the female-fronted band from Seattle who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013, it was their first-ever  ...[more]

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended Edition’ Tells All About The Quiet One (BOOK REVIEW)

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended ...

Share Leave it to George Harrison to affix a title to his memoirs as sardonic as the man himself. Not usually given to open-ended discourse, much less personal revelations, the late Beatle’s autobiography, I Me Mine, is replete with deceptively casual aphorisms about life and art. As such, the book  ...[more]

Stephen Stills- Change Partners : The Definitive Biography (BOOK REVIEW)

Stephen Stills- Change Partners : The Definitive Biography ...

Share Tracing Stephen Stills’ life from his childhood right through the most recent fracture of CSNY (of which, notably, he is not a part!), David Roberts does a great service to the man himself and his fans with Change Partners. Unfortunately, because the author could not gain access to, and  ...[more]

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By Lloyd Sachs Reveals (BOOK REVIEW)

‘T Bone Burnett A Life in Pursuit’ By ...

Share Lloyd Sachs adopts just the right tone in his book on the life and times of eccentric genius T Bone Burnett. Writing A Life in Pursuit, the author remains ever cognizant of his subject’s idiosyncratic tendencies in both his personal life and his work. And, also knowing full well  ...[more]

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