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Live at Yoshiwara is music made at a high level, but with an accessibility and humor that makes it cracking entertainment as much as high art.
Indebted to his heroes, Rob Alexander nevertheless continues to prove that he has his own distinct voice with Being Myself.
Swiss quartet Sonar takes a unique approach to its music by tuning all of its guitars and bass to tritones, also known as augmented fourths.
The rivalry between the Rolling Stones and the Beatles may have been almost entirely fictional (Paul McCartney has called it “fake news” at concerts since the 2016 presidential election), but that doesn’t mean the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band would allow the Beatles 50th anniversary celebration of Abbey Road to go unanswered.
Moon Duo brought the psychedelic live show for their stunning new album Stars Are the Light to a packed house at Lodge Room last Friday, with support from Umberto.
As the night closed with a stunning “Visions of Johanna,” we were transported back out into the Brooklyn night knowing that we’d once again witnessed an absolute master of his craft.
The Godfather of Soul sets the stage on fire. Funky nirvana ensues.
Rack Bridges to Buenos Aires alongside Bridges to Bremen, No Security and concert film Bridges to Babylon Tour ’97–98 for a broad overview of a year when the Rolling Stones circled the globe and played to well over four million fans. This set’s highlights set Bridges to Buenos Aires apart.
“Silver-laden music with elven choirs may not transport you to Rivendell, but it will surely bloom into something precious and wonderful and stay present in your head.”
The audience, in turn, gave him rousing applause at every turn, keeping him onstage at moments when others would’ve walked out awaiting applause for an encore. Visibly moved by this response, he vowed to come back to the U.S. sooner. We can’t wait.
Sublime soul instrumentals, from “Green Onions” to “Hip Hug-Her.”
Whereas most collaborative efforts result in uninhibited vibe sessions, Little Common Twist offers informal exploration with intent.
Bauhaus returned from a 13-year hiatus to perform two sold-out shows at the Hollywood Palladium last week, with support from L.A. trio Automatic.
By choosing to focus exclusively on Chameleons material, though, he made me and the rest of the crowd very happy!
Writer Kevin Burke looks at the importance of Sparks as they release a comprehensive collection, Past Tense: The Best Of Sparks.
This Friday November 8, Blaine Campbell releases the digital single “Happy Faces” via Big Stir Records, a taste of his upcoming Under The Tidal Wave album.
Ray Davies’ greatest concept album gets supersized.
Peter Yates and Andy Delany release a sublime set on the Lost And Found Ep
For the encore, we got another full set of covers (including an additional encore) and material from other Luna albums.
Best Coast are back with a new single and the promise of a new album in 2020
The Doors release a much expanded celebration of The Soft Parade, by no means a lazy collection put together without forethought.
The Kut present a new single “X-Ray Eyes”, a brash banger, energetic and magnetic which draws audiences into their aura.
Chrissie Hynde has released her latest solo work Valve Bone Woe, an album which is anchored in a jazz-psychedelia sound with sprinkles of electronica.
The long awaited return of one of Kentucky’s finest singer/songwriters picks up right where he left off.
R.E.M. are set to release an expanded edition of Monster, marking twenty-five years of the modern classic
On November 15, Gozer Goodspeed releases his new album Running With The Outliers, an album of gravel soaked grace with an in-your-face presentation.
Nothing she’s done before can prepare you for Liz Phair’s Horror Stories.
If a welcome home reunion show could be more triumphant, I don’t really know how. I was blown away.
The former Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughan sideman celebrates his 50+ year career in rock, soul, and country music with the release of his own first album.
The torch of great Midwestern power-pop passed from bands like Shoes and Cheap Trick is carried another mile by the Injured Parties on songs including the acerbic “Murder the Truth” and idealistic call to action “Obama’s Girl.”
The controversial ex-Smiths singer’s stellar showmanship won the day again.
Hot Damn Romance is a wonderful addition for any fans of classic jazz who say they don’t make them like they used to, because Eva Schubert has clearly proven them wrong.
On October 31st, The Venus Fly Trap re-release “Europa”, a slice of bleak, goth-drenched brilliance
Ah, the virtues of two guitars, bass, drums and melody.
The final day of Desert Daze 2019 featured performances by Wu-Tang Clan, Ride, Khruangbin, Moses Sumney and Lightning Bolt.
Theatre Royal announce an upcoming Ep, a teaser for their next long-player due in 2020.
Day two of Desert Daze 2019 featured performances by Devo, Ween, Parquet Courts, and Altin Gun.
The debut single by Sonny Winnebago offers up a promise of what’s to come
PJ Harvey celebrates the release of the All About Eve soundtrack on vinyl with an Ep of bonus material.
California’s honky-tonk hotbed gets a fascinating, sprawling survey.
For those who find Howard Zinn to be somewhat tame, Sunshine on an Open Tomb is Tim Kinsella’s History of the United States.
Day one of Desert Daze 2019 featured performances by The Flaming Lips, Stereolab, Animal Collective, and Metz.
Perhaps it’s insensitive to say, but the drama evident in Chasolen’s personal life has made Living in Limbo is most mature and profound work to date.
Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue is one of those strange cases where the bandleader becomes the least well-known member of his own gig.
Debbie Harry’s memoir Face It is a series of interviews and stories from the mind of Harry, which they are in plentiful supply, surrounding the late sixties’ scene in New York and beyond.
Maryland’s finest rock band has played Idaho many times before, but its latest performance in the Gem State found them reveling in the cool air as the sun set behind them at Outlaw Field.
The second album from Canadian soul singer Tanika Charles, The Gumption recalls R&B classics of a bygone age.
The Armoires latest long-player Zibaldone is a well-oiled good time machine of pop-psych thrills that is the effervescent soundtrack to a sunny day.