Sugar Sweet (Indie). Review by Christopher Long.
McCartney III. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Cabaret Showtime ( Bloodshot Records). Review by James Mann.
Big Star lives in this 1994 reunion concert.
45 RPM Singles Collection (FloEdCo). Review by James Mann.
“Antmania” is alive and well 30 years after Adam Ant’s peak, Michael Crown discovers at a sold-out Orlando gig.
Dan Sartain doesn’t really care if you know his name, or any of the songs he plays. He just came to remind you that rock ‘n’ roll can still be unsettling… and Matthew Moyer LOVES it.
A fascinating look at the melding of three seemingly disparate artists during a brief period of time that resulted in some of the most influential music to come out of the Seventies.
The Grand Theatre, Vol. 1 (New West). Review by Sean Slone.
Street Songs of Love (Concord Records). Review by James Mann.
Psychic Chasms (Lefse Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Wavvves (Fat Possum). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Come Back To The Five And Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee (Domino). Review by Carl F Gauze.
With a stage show more akin to performance art than rock concert, Of Montreal is anything but subtle. Jen Cray did not wear a pink leotard or face paint to the Orlando show, but she enjoyed it all the same.
How do you dethrone the “King of Pop”? Let the current king disappear to Bahrain and get sued for $7 million by an Arab sheik; take your kaleidoscopic and playful songs to California’s Westlake Studios where Michael Jackson recorded Thriller; or simply be a boy named Pop. Pop Levi goes 2 of 3 and emerges with Never Never Love, an album shot through with the ghosts of Prince, MJ, and R. Kelly. S D Green and the musical shape-shifter talk the process of Pop.
American Inquisition (Season of Mist). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Cover Up (Megaforce/13th Planet). Review by Kiran Aditham.
For their second trip to Orlando in just three months time, Portugal the Man took a backseat in billing (to Rock Votolato), and quietly appeared as an opener at the same venue that they had previously sold out on their own. Jen Cray was back for a second helping of these Alaska boys.
Scientific Cricket (Joyful Noise). Review by Aaron Shaul.
At Rear House (Shrimper). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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