Low Proves Less Is More On Spellbinding ‘Double Negative’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Low Proves Less Is More On Spellbinding ‘Double ...

It’s difficult to know what to say about Double Negative – such is its extraordinary power. Low, a band now 12 albums in, have truly fulfilled their name and ambition in crafting raw and understated songs that hold their immense weight in the spaces between the sounds, yet continue to  ...[more]

Alejandro Escovedo Continues To Earn Renegade Reputation With ‘The Crossing’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Alejandro Escovedo Continues To Earn Renegade Reputation With ...

One of the chief architects of insurgent Americana, Alejandro Escovedo earned his renegade reputation by cutting a swatch across rock and roots with deliberate defiance. Honing his skills in populist punk outfits like the Nuns and Rank and File, he found his early inspiration in the rebellious rock contingent that  ...[more]

Eric Bachmann Harnesses Restraint & Organic Beauty On Fourth Solo Album ‘No Recover’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Eric Bachmann Harnesses Restraint & Organic Beauty On ...

The first moments of No Recover are, in many ways, a signpost. A signal of things to come over the course of Eric Bachmann’s fourth solo album. The softly building persistent tap, fingerpicked motif and throaty vocals of ‘Jaded Lover, Shady Drifter’ are incredibly pretty in their distant separation, but  ...[more]

Wannabe Goes All In On Riot Fest 2018 (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Wannabe Goes All In On Riot Fest 2018 ...

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle pays a visit to Riot Fest, which took place September 14-16 in Chicago’s Douglas Park, and makes his musical dreams come true. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):...[more]

Buddy Guy Proves The Blues Is Alive And Well on Austin City Limits (SHOW REVIEW)

Buddy Guy Proves The Blues Is Alive And ...

When music fans talk about the blues greats, titanic guitar players like Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Albert Collins and B.B. King are often mentioned. While those legends have left their earthly pursuits, one of their own soldiers on in the great tradition of American Delta blues guitar players, traveling from  ...[more]

Magpie Salute Lets It Fly Rock N Roll Gospel Style at Hampton Beach (NH) Casino Ballroom (SHOW REVIEW)

Magpie Salute Lets It Fly Rock N Roll ...

Like turning water into wine, Rich Robinson’s latest post-Black Crowes musical project turned the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire into a church for the night of September 15th. The setting was complete with a bevy of doting followers that enveloped the stage as he and his fellow bandmates  ...[more]

‘Dead Man’ and the Surreal Landscape of Jim Jarmusch

‘Dead Man’ and the Surreal Landscape of Jim ...

Jim Jarmusch's visionary western gets a bold new release from Criterion....[more]

The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ Celebrates Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Greatest Opus (DVD REVIEW)

The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ ...

With the band’s declared intention not to release any new albums for the foreseeable future, as well as their temporary moratorium on another Moody Blues Cruise in 2019, it seems safe to assume that all group activity has been placed on hold, at least for now. The Moodys’ upcoming induction  ...[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gets New Life from Kenneth Branagh

Blu-ray Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gets ...

Hercule Poirot is well deserving of space in your home movie library....[more]

‘Affairs Of State’ Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Ambitions (FILM REVIEW)

‘Affairs Of State’ Is Less Than The Sum ...

It's basically a 'House of Cards' version of 'The Secret Of My Success' ...[more]

‘Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There’ (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There’ ...

It’s a measure of the Nobel Laureate’s enduring magnetism that the variety of anecdotes about him remain so engrossing throughout Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. Invariably, those entries that are most riveting illuminate those that are more prosaic, a perception that should induces an open-minded attitude in  ...[more]

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