- Music Reviews
- April 26, 2017
Star Stuff (Company Records). Review by James Mann.
A band called Glue brings the maniacal side of punk into Orlando and Jen Cray braces herself for impact.
Nashville songwriter and author Doug Hoekstra dares to venture to see Donald Trump.
Southern Avenue gives Bob Pomeroy a chance to say “I knew them when…”
The official kick-off to the biggest rock/culture event of the summer — Christopher Long was there.
Senses Fail rocked the House of Blues in Orlando!
Thelma & the Sleaze wowed the crowd at Will’s Pub!
Silent Planet leave nothing but sweat and a busted up bass on the floor at Orlando’s BackBooth, as Vanna Porter witnesses.
Nashville songwriter Mary Gauthier talks about the reality of life under Trump.
Lily and Generoso Fierro interview Producer Kyle Martin and Director Kris Avedisian about their film, Donald Cried.
The circus has left town. Bob Pomeroy looks back on an institution.
Brad Paisley rocks Morgantown, West Virginia in this combo CD/DVD release.
Companion photo book to the documentary Salad Days, an exploration of Washington DC’s trailblazing hardcore punk scene.
Satan visits rural Florida looking for souls but when he makes a bad deal with a local, his business plans go up in slime.
Steve Jones tells of the Sex Pistols and more in Lonely Boy.
Judy Collins sings Sondheim as well as a few other pop favorites.
Intimate early behind the scenes photos of The Misfits, Samhain and Danzig from a man who was with these bands from high school.
Peter, Paul and Mary made big waves with quiet folk music in the 1960s. Check out these rare and candid clips from their heyday.
The end of Sid and Nancy’s wild ride on Sad Vacation.
An extremely technical look at 12 major comedic films released during the 1950’s. You’ll never look at “Some Like It Hot” the same way again.
Shine on Forever (Visiting Hours). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Doctor Syntax (Instinct). Review by Stein Haukland.
Here’s Laughing at You (Future Farmer). Review by Stein Haukland.
Scandinavian Nights, in Concert 1970-1972, Live in London, and MK III: The Final Concerts (Eagle Rock Entertainment). Review by Al Pergande.
Slower! Slower! Jen Cray is bowled over by the brutal trudge of an evening with Down, Weedeater and the mighty Melvins.
B & G Sides Volume 1 (Quack! Media). Review by Jen Cray.
If you’re over the age of 25, you probably grew up with the music of Duran Duran. Remember the hysteria, the screaming girls, the videos? Gail Worley sure does, and asked keyboardist Nick Rhodes about all of it in this extensive, in-depth interview.
Remains (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.
Bones (Preservation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Egg (Desoto). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Benson Burner (Jetset). Fair and Balanced Review by Stein Haukland.
The Last Dog and Pony Show (Rykodisc). Review by James Mann
Say It Loud (Sparrow Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
On the one Mickey Mouse hand, Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows & Movies is the first real successor in interest to Leonard Maltin’s great study of the first 75 years of American animated cartoons, Of Mice And Magic. On the other, it calls The Simpsons "inarguably the finest prime-time animated series ever made." Ben Varkentine gets animated.
I Phantom (Definitive Jux). Review by Bill Campbell.
Bad Religion celebrate their 30-year career the only way they know how: by releasing a killer new album and touring the country playing songs off of all 15 of their punk rock defining releases! Jen Cray was at the party without her hot pink wig.
Brought up alongside the Bad Seeds in way too many write-ups to ignore the co…
A beautifully animated trip to the North Pole restores a boys faith in Santa, and Carl Gauze‘s in computer animation.