In the news today: Jason Isbell, Frost Amphitheater, The Throwbacks, The Monkees, Neil Diamond
Garage sale guru Christopher Long recently located a “seasoned” vinyl copy of the 1975 chart-topping Janis Ian album, Between the Lines. And then he actually got Ian on the phone to talk about it. SCOOP!
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The music biz collides with the mob in this documentary chronicling the fast and dangerous life of legendary ’60s songwriter, producer, record mogul, Bert Berns.
I and Love and You (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Sondre Lerche soothes Orlando with his broad-palette approach to folk music – but don’t even think about catnapping during his set.
Jake Brown takes advantage of the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records to present music fans with his appreciation of its co-founder, Rick Rubin.
Funny People - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Concord Music Group). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Have you ever heard a guitar sing? If so, you’ve never heard anything like Eric Johnson’s guitar. A 2006 performance in Anaheim had Tim Wardyn so fixated that he could’ve sworn Johnson had about 12 fingers on his left hand.
Carl F Gauze gets a kick out of kitsch. Flipping through this photovolume of forgotten Jewish album covers, you will too.
Pale Moon Gang (Fast Loose). Review by Jen Cray.
When Gothic godfather (oh stop it) Peter Murphy swept into Jacksonville on the 4th of July with a bag full of hits and Bauhaus classics, Matthew Moyer dropped his bottle rockets and went to check out the REAL fiireworks.
Lead singer of Staind , Aaron Lewis, played an intimate acoustic show in Times Square, New York City with the support of Lo-Pro. Mark Fredrickson was there.
Mr. Spookhouse’s Pink House (Quite Scientific). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Picasso’s Dream (Impressive). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Do You Swing? (Yep Roc Records). Review by Matt Cibula.
Trouble Doll (Broken). Review by Isaac Airbourne.
Donny Osmond at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA on June 15, 2001. Concert review by James Mann. Photos by June Rich.
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