- Music Reviews
- September 22, 2020
M.I.A.. Review by Stacey Zering.
Rock publicist Howard Bloom dishes the dirt on the all the big names in entertainment with an insider’s eye for the absurd.
A lip-syncing scandal pits an American singer against an Italian male model over the legacy of 1980s ‘Italo Disco’ star Den Harrow.
Doctor Demento Covered in Punk (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Washed Out wash over Orlando and Jen Cray is swept away on the acid wave.
Travels (Hitchhike Records). Review by James Mann.
Janet Jackson is pop music royalty and proved it in Orlando. Jen Cray can’t believe she witnessed it!
It’s been 30 years since Purple Rain. Alan Light takes us back.
Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot Records). Review by James Mann.
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have joined forces to dominate the hearts of pop fans this summer. When the NKOTBSB Tour came through boy band capital of the world, Orlando, Jen Cray peeked in on the frenzy.
Ordinary Alien (Orchard/Decode ). Review by Carl F Gauze.
2011 Grammy Nominees (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Bruno MacDonald aims for a paper wiki of rock history, showing the connections that casual fans might miss, in this interesting take on the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
It’s Better If You Don’t Understand (Elektra). Review by Robert Sutton.
Fela Kuti: Na Poi + Chop ‘N Quench (Knitting Factory). Review by Shelton Hull.
Does that sound like the Beatles to you? Author Kristofer Engelhardt delivers an updated version of his exhaustive 1998 guide, detailing the individual Beatles‘ musical contributions to other artists’ recordings.
Rock the Bells kicked off its 2009 hip-hop festival tour in Chicago — just two days after Michael Jackson’s sudden death. Chris Catania took in this year’s finest while ruminating on the psychology of a crowd in mourning.
Chris Catania makes it through a weekend of punk, rock, hip hop, sweat, and garbage cans without having his head mistaken for a hi-hat.
Exclusive (Jive). Review by Cindy Barrymore