- Music Reviews
- May 23, 2019
Touch/Are You Alone (Bigmac Records). Review by Stacey Zering.
Jeff Schweers buries this morbid, creepy, gag-inducing yet glossy coffee table tome about dead rock stars, where they died, and their final resting places.
Rockabilly, blues, jazz – delightful Dublin diva Imelda May put everything but the kitchen sink on the Moore Theater’s stage. Seattle hepcat Steve Stav was there to admire it all.
After thirty years, music critic Gary Giddins is still listening, still watching, and still… writing a multi-volume biography of your grandma’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby? Ink 19 sat down with Giddins to talk about the shape of jazz to come.
Kicking off Ink 19‘s new series, Labels We Love, S D Green talks to ZE Records co-founder Michel Esteban about defining a sound and establishing a label during New York’s 1970s creative zeitgeist, and the resurrection of the label that was once home to Lydia Lunch, Suicide, and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.
An Introduction to Bill Bruford’s Winterfold Records (Winterfold). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Having survived near fatal overdoses, porn scandals, reality shows, and twenty five years of a fickle music scene, Mötley Crüe continues to sell out arenas all over the country. Jen Cray tossed on her leather and lace and sprayed her hair upward toward the Gods in preparation for the Orlando show… not really, but she did jam out to their Greatest Hits album on the way to the show.
40th Anniversary Singles Collection (1966-2006) (Collector’s Choice). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Christmas Cheer (Saw Mill Records/Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Thanks to a Dark Night of freelance unemployment that brought her Weezer, Gail Worley brings Ink 19 an interview with Pat Wilson, who totally rocks.
Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson (Range). Review by Jen Cray.
Going Way Out With Heavy Trash (Yep Roc). Review by Jen Cray.
The Miles (Traveling Light Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
For his first show in Central Florida in 15 years, Morrissey proved that not since Elvis has a musician been capable of inciting a near riot by a twist of his lip and the tossing of his shirt. Jen Cray was happily amongst the swooning masses.
Bob Ham takes a look at this furiously positive and lopsided look at the musical career of a living legend.
Please Come Home (Equal Vision). Review by Jen Cray.
Dennis Dunaway was the bassist, songwriter and more in one of the greatest bands of the ’70s, the Alice Cooper Group. He talks with Matt Parish about those heady years, Frank Zappa and life after the Billion Dollar Babies.
For a band that is less than two years old, the guys of A Paper Tiger know what they’re doing when it comes to music– and they’re doing it extremely well. Brittany Sturges catches up with the band over a cup of coffee and some food.
A dangerously high-quality DVD release of a Bad Seeds gig at Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France, 8th June 2001… Matthew Moyer is transported and somehow manages to get in a review from the other side.