- Staff Picks
- June 18, 2021
In A Ripped Dress (Bang!). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Sound Salvation is resurrected with a howlingly good Halloween playlist that will weak the dead at your All Hallow’s Eve bash.
The Second Album (Wicked Cool Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Sweet Crude’s tour ended abruptly at the Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida. The tour to drum up interest in their upcoming major label debut was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bob Pomeroy was at that show.
All The Way This, All The Way That (Color Red). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Louisville’s Second Annual Bourbon & Beyond Festival promised to be the two-day event of the year, but Mother Nature had other plans. Check out Michelle Wilson’s full recap.
Love in Wartime (Signature Sounds Recordings). Review by James Mann.
The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Créatures (Rhyme and Reason). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Runnin’ for the Ghost (Peace & Rhythm). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Synthesize The Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica (Ostinato records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Box Set #3 (curated by Brian Eno) (Knitting Factory Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Critters. Review by Bob Pomeroy.
WJRR’s annual Earthday Birthday is a daylong, sweat-soaked, outdoor concert celebration — featuring some of the biggest bands in the biz. Christopher Long found much to love on the smaller stages.
III (Glitterbeat). Review by James Mann.
Nanobots (Idlewild). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
It’s Personal (Capri Records LTD). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Analog Drift (Wax Poetics Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano is one of the most underrated female rock singers of the past 20 years, with a powerful voice that rips your heart out at will. May Terry saw the band and looks for the suture kit to restitch her chest.
Johnny Ramone was the leader of greatest punk rock band America ever had. His story is like their music- short, aggressive and unflinching. James Mann gives it a Gabba Gabba Hey!
Sincerely, Severely (Orange Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.