- Music Reviews
- February 23, 2018
The Asylum Years (Omnivore Recordings). Review by James Mann.
Paul “HR” Hudson led the band Bad Brains but fell into mental illness. This is the story of his finding the way back.
Punk heroes unite to give a rowdy look at the classic L.A.M.F. album 40 years down the road.
Andy Frasco and the UN hold a rock and roll revival and dance party at the Crowbar in Ybor City.
John 5 and the Creatures give a class in Guitar God 101 at the Social.
Emo is still alive and well on The Peace and The Panic Tour. Neck Deep, Creeper and others wind up a sold-out crowd in Orlando. Vanna Porter has photographic proof.
Modern-day metal stalwart, In This Moment returned to Orlando, headlining an impressive, mind-melting, four-band affair.
The Killers treated Orlando to a rare intimate show on an otherwise Arena tour and Jen Cray was lucky enough to score a golden ticket inside.
Dan Baird sits down to give us an update on his health, the state of the union, and his memories of Tom Petty and Malcolm Young.
Director Jonas Carpignano discusses his latest feature, A Ciambra, at length with Lily and Generoso Fierro. The follow up to Carpignano’s debut, Mediterranea, and executively produced by Martin Scorsese, A Ciambra is the affecting second film of a planned triptych centered on the people of the port town of Gioia Tauro in Calabria.
Singer/songwriter Lucky Bamba reflects on his musical origins as he releases a new single, “Let You Go.”
High-energy American Music done for an older audience at Orlando’s House of Blues.
A few our editor saved from falling thru the cracks of 2017.
Victor Mature and Carole Landis star in yet another take on Tarzan.
A documentary following the band Pussy Riot, their political actions in Putin’s Russia, and their subsequent trial and jail time.
A Cro-magnon man lives for 14,000 years and gets a job in academia. But now it’s time for him to move on so his friends don’t notice he’s not aging.
A pot boiling rock and roll movie. But ignore the plot; this ROCKS with classic performances from Chuck Berry to Richie Valens.
Friends and family reminisce about Frank Zappa, his music, and his origins.
A low-level rock and roll journalist sets out to do a fluff piece on a washed-up band and ends up discovering he has a family.
Spoiled teenage girl gangs terrorize a city in Ed Wood’s newly restored “The Violent Years.”
Aussie Special forces go behind enemy lines in WW2 Asia to recover the crew of a lost airplane including an important defector.
Two Jewish bachelors have a hoarding problem in their New York apartment, and they need professional help to keep their tenants paying rent.
The great Ronno – Mick Ronson – shines in this loving look at the glam-rock pioneer.
16 Legendary Covers From 1969 & ’70 As Sung By: (Pyramid/Cleopatra). Review by Richard T. Thurston
Everybody loves a trainwreck, and when it happens in Genoa, it’s irresistible. Carl F Gauze pauses to gawk.
Man Vs. Machine (Columbia). Review by Rob Walsh.
Best Of (Chapter One 1997 — 2004) (TVT). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Pain (SPV). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Dressy Bessy (Kindercore). Review by Matt Cibula.
Introduction to Humanity (Slowdime). Review by Tom Minarchick
Gear Review by Edward Tywoniak
Interview by Marcel Feldmar
Hasta Los Huesos (Tinder). Review by Carlos Mosqua
Finally, a DVD release of the seminal Bon Scott-fronted AC/DC concert film Let There Be Rock.
How do you dethrone the “King of Pop”? Let the current king disappear to Bahrain and get sued for $7 million by an Arab sheik; take your kaleidoscopic and playful songs to California’s Westlake Studios where Michael Jackson recorded Thriller; or simply be a boy named Pop. Pop Levi goes 2 of 3 and emerges with Never Never Love, an album shot through with the ghosts of Prince, MJ, and R. Kelly. S D Green and the musical shape-shifter talk the process of Pop.
Sun In Mind (Innerstate). Review by Matt Cibula.
Ghosts (453 Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
In 1979, an elementary school stages a full production of Uncle Vanya on Broadway. This documentary revisits the cast and crew and reports on where they are now.
Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness (Bakery Outlet Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Mercedes Lander is 17 years old and will kick you in the head. Kittie’s drummer explains it all to Matt Cibula.
Oregon’s Stars of Track & Field are about to release their Wind Up Records debut that couples sonic ambience with larger than life melodies. Jen Cray had a chance to speak with drummer Dan Orvik while the band was en route to Seattle for a gig.
Set Yourself on Fire (Moodswing). Review by Vanessa Bormann.