Patrick Coman Delivers Eclectic Mix on “Tree of Life” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Patrick Coman Delivers Eclectic Mix on “Tree of ...

This is a rather pleasant surprise, never having heard of Patrick Coman. Yet, when the producer credits denoted guitarist Peter Parcek and drummer Marco Giovino, Coman’s Tree of Life certainly seemed worthy of a listen. It’s an eclectic mix of roots and blues material that did not disappoint. Parcek also  ...[more]

Janiva Magness Taps into Vintage Memphis Soul On Adventurous ‘Love Is an Army’ (Album Review)

Janiva Magness Taps into Vintage Memphis Soul On ...

Janiva Magness has tried many different styles across what is now her 14th album Love Is An Army. Acoustic blues, powerhouse blues, and Americana have all been staples for her. Her 2016 effort, “Love Wins Again” garnered a Grammy nomination. With no less than 26 Blues Music Award nominations and  ...[more]

Soulive Return to Classic Form & Refreshed Sound On ‘Cinematics, Vol. 1 EP’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Soulive Return to Classic Form & Refreshed Sound ...

Like photos of Soulive on their website, Cinematics, Vol. 1 is a long way from the close-cropped haircuts with suits and ties of the trio’s early days. And other changes wrought over that passage of time are equally evident with the release of this title the debut of the band’s  ...[more]

Dark Star Orchestra Revisit 9/14/88 MSG at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (SHOW REVIEW)

Dark Star Orchestra Revisit 9/14/88 MSG at Harrah’s ...

Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) rolled into Lake Tahoe, NV (Harrah’s) Sunday night (2/18) in the midst of a solid West Coast tour that ends later this week in San Diego, CA. No matter what DSO chooses to play on any given evening you are guaranteed to hear crispy musicianship, and  ...[more]

Vista Kicks Make A Big Rock/Pop Impression at The Troubadour (SHOW REVIEW)

Vista Kicks Make A Big Rock/Pop Impression at ...

The legendary Troubadour nightclub was buzzing early on a cold Valentines day evening in Beverly Hills. A seemingly endless line of enthusiastic music fans stretched around the block for the sold out concert. But this wasn’t the likes of Guns N Roses or Depeche Mode, both of which recently played  ...[more]

Robert Plant Relishes His Creative Platform at Boston’s Orpheum (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Robert Plant Relishes His Creative Platform at Boston’s ...

Hot on the heels of his latest release Carry Fire, Robert Plant and his band, the Sensational Space Shifters, once again performed in Boston on February 15th to a sold-out Orpheum Theater. Plant’s set included several new songs from Carry Fire, selections from his solo career’s back catalog, cover songs  ...[more]

Black Sabbath’s Goes Out Big & Ominous With ‘The End’ (DVD REVIEW)

Black Sabbath’s Goes Out Big & Ominous With ...

I was first introduced to Black Sabbath back in my early years of high school when I learned a guy I was smitten with loved the band. Prior to that, I’d kind of avoided their scary dark image and clung tightly to my beloved Rolling Stones. But things always change  ...[more]

It’s Best to Forget ‘Rememory’

It’s Best to Forget ‘Rememory’

Not even Peter Dinklage is good enough to save this mess....[more]

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th & 9th’ Tour In Colorful Glory (DVD REVIEW)

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th ...

Sting has been on the rock music charts since 1978 when The Police released their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour featuring the hit singles “Roxanne,” “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “So Lonely.” With their breath-of-fresh-air reggae rhythms and punk undertones, the trio of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland soared high  ...[more]

The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving Force Of Madness In ‘Like Me’

The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving ...

Social media horror is well-trod these days, but Like Me takes it a new direction....[more]

‘The Alienist’ Makes A Worthy Bid To Become Your Latest TV Obsession (TV REVIEW)

‘The Alienist’ Makes A Worthy Bid To Become ...

Caleb Carr's groundbreaking novel is brought to life by TNT....[more]

‘The Commuter’ Is A Claustrophobic Thrill Ride (FILM REVIEW)

‘The Commuter’ Is A Claustrophobic Thrill Ride (FILM ...

Simple concepts can sometimes turn out fantastic results....[more]

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