- Music Reviews
- March 8, 2021
Carnival of Peculiarities (Twisted Music). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
WRECKORDER (Ryko). Review by Sean Slone.
A two-DVD set featuring two documentaries about U2, one focusing on an analysis of the album Achtung Baby and the other on the band’s first two albums of the 2000s.
Elianne Halbersberg has an insightful conversation with Taddy Porter’s quite punctual Kevin Jones.
Is Paul McCartney really dead? Or is he feeling much better now?
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.
Y Not (Hip-O/UMe Records). Review by Matt Parish.
London Undersound (E1 Entertainment). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Todd Rundgren’s “Arena” tour passes through Orlando. The small show is so cozy, our own Carl F Gauze feels like he’s visiting a long lost friend.
Dr. Dog‘s recent concert at Orlando’s Social conjures up both Frampton Comes Alive and Flavor of Love for S D Green. Believe it or not, this is a good thing.
Merri Cyr tries to catch lightning in a camera lens in this re-issue of her 2002 scrapbook of intimate reflections on legendary musician Jeff Buckley. S D Green wonders if Buckley was ever really here at all.
With material co-credited to Paul McCartney, Jean-Philip Grobler‘s Kites has caught the attention of music industry luminaries. However, he’s intent to make music his way, in his own time, resulting in his current EP You and I in the Kaleidoscope. Three years to make an EP? Grobler talks about that misconception, and promises his next shot of arena rock won’t take so long, but warns it might include a full orchestra in St. Paul’s Cathedral. S D Green tries to harmonize with the former South African choirboy.
You and I in the Kaleidoscope (Unsigned). Review by S D Green.
Wisely (Oglio/Fontana ). Review by Bryan Tilford.
High Society (Cheap Lullaby). Review by Jen Cray.
Matt Parish sees if Tony Palmer’s trailblazing “rockumentary” on the sounds of the Sixties has stood the test of time.
Memory Almost Full (MPL Communications LTD). Review by Christopher Long.
White Bread Black Beer (Nonesuch/Rough Trade). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Parador (Ella/Not Lame). Review by Sean Slone.
Not too many bands could recruit Pearl Jam as an opening act, but the boys from Rockford, Illinois once did. Steve Stav, who once asked his mom if she could knit him a checkered sweater, corrals guitarist Rick Nielsen for an expectedly humorous look at America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll show.
Sometimes, you have to weed through the junk to find the treasure. Well, here it is. Brittany Sturges meets Pawnshop Roses.