- Staff Picks
- September 20, 2021
Covercade (Rough Trade). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett shares his life story in his story in an engaging and honest memoir. Reading his story feels like hanging out with a friend who’s interested in sharing how he felt living these experiences.
Mad Lad A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry (BMG). Review by Joe Frietze.
It was a night of songs and stories with Croz and friends.
Still (Rhymes Of An Hour Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Christopher Long braved his way into one of Orlando’s nastiest venues to get a glimpse of one of today’s grooviest bands, Palaye Royale.
Heartleap (DiCristina ). Review by James Mann.
May Terry heads to Prospect Park for a musical speed date with Wild Flag that leaves the taste of six degrees of Riot Grrl in her mouth.
Jail House Bound: John Lomax’s First Southern Prison Recordings, 1933 (Global Jukebox / West Virginia University Press). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Van Halen, the one fans fell in love with, the one with the diamond frontman who knows how to throw a kick, won a new fan in Jen Cray during an awe-inspiring Orlando show.
As this 1978 Dallas concert shows, when the Rolling Stones are good, they are very, very good. James Mann says turn it up!
Some Girls: Deluxe Edition (Universal Music Group). Review by Sean Slone.
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.
A creative genius, cultural icon, guitar hero, all of that and more. Keith Richards’s Life is as compelling as its subject.
Scott Adams thinks Mick Taylor gets the shaft in this overview of The Rolling Stones’ career from 1969 to 1974.
OK Go and opening acts The Booze and Earl Greyhound rock Firestone Live in Orlando.
It’s doubtful The Rolling Stones are aware this thing exists. James Mann wishes he could say the same. If it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, why can’t I hear it?
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.
The Rolling Stones tour of America in 1969, and its disastrous climax at Altamont, forever changed rock and roll — and America. Ethan Russell was there, camera in hand. Forty years later he spills. James Mann says it’s only rock and roll… but he likes it.