- Music Reviews
- September 25, 2020
Blue Hearts (Merge). Review by Scott Adams.
A stripped-down film festival dips a toe into the Brave New World of masks, distancing and cinema.
Drummer Daniel Silva talks influences and more with Stacey Zering.
How are musicians coping with a world without stages. Bob Pomeroy talked to a few of his favorites who have turned to streaming shows to get some answers.
Renowned violinist Gregory Harrington unveils how he chose elegant covers on his new album Without You.
Forced isolation, too much coffee and a stack of records result in a batch of attention deficit record reviews.
While in self isolation, I finally got around to reading Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band.
George Mitchell of Fishbelly Black on weaving funk, jazz, and hip-hop.
Sweet Crude’s tour ended abruptly at the Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida. The tour to drum up interest in their upcoming major label debut was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bob Pomeroy was at that show.
Georgia alt rockers Collective Soul wowed the crowd including Michelle Wilson at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Series 2020 opener.
Devyn Rush talks her influences and style and her new EP with Stacey Zering.
Elliot Murphy stars as a rock star thought to be dead.
Lee Min-Jae breathes new life via comedy into the zombie genre.
Soul survivor Eddie Floyd (“Knock on Wood,” “634-5789,” “Big Bird”) writes a memoir detailing his life in music.
Long-running Austin institution the Saxon Pub is in danger of closing due to the explosive growth in rent and cost of living of the once-sleepy college town of Austin, Texas.
Mike Hodges ’80s thriller is back from movie purgatory in this Blu-ray release.
The sad, rancorous end of The Beatles is compelling told in And In The End.
Akashic Books series of geographically-based collections of crime stories lands in Tampa Bay. The fifteen stories in Tampa Bay Noir are a gritty tour of the regions dark side.
The newest class of Canada’s finest comedy studio is back, ready for the 2020s.
On a hot summer night, Bush plays to a sold out arena in Tampa, Fl, proving that there is still an audience for a high energy rock and roll show.
A darling love story with engaging characters and one of the worst titles ever.
Dead By Dawn (Standard). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Dark Third (Red Ink). Review by Michael Crown.
Event Review by Matthew Moyer
Ready to Hang (Thursday Records/One Man Clapping). Review by James Mann
Akanthena (Sassy Boy). Review by Linda Tate.
Parallel Universe (Thirsty Ear). Review by Sean Slone.
Goldbug (Antilles). Review by Gregory Schaefer
Jukebox (Sire). Review by Jeff Montgomery
Two sisters fight ancient arguments as a mysterious planet is about to collide with Earth. Where is Michael Rennie when you need him?
Jared Campbell, in pressed button-up shirt and Ganesha tie, declares gratitude for MCA and the rest of the Beastie Boys.
Monument to the Masses (Virgin). Review by Jen Cray.
Event Review by Roi J. Tamkin
Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (Glitterbeat). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The Applicators fill the void of estrogen heavy punk bands that seemed to have all but disappeared after the ’90s wave of riot grrrls faded out. Jen Cray called up Kristina (bass) and Erica (guitar) to talk about being an American band from Texas, and scientific experiments for cash.
In today’s music world, great new musicians are few and far between. Add to that a stunning sense of humor and a heart of gold and you’ll find none other than Nashville singer/songwriter Dave Barnes. Lynn Wallace talks to the musician about his new album, touring, and how he manages to be so freakin’ funny.
A Year to Demonstrate (Isidore). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Integrity 2000 (Victory). Review by Nathan T. Birk
Is The Punisher also punishing the audience, as many critics say? Rob Levy doesn’t think so, if you like your entertainment loud and bullet-riddled.
Operation Left Coast (Rah Rah). Review by Vanessa Bormann.