- Music Reviews
- July 5, 2022
Beja Power! Electric Soul and Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast (Ostinato Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
For quite some time, the Mommyheads have delivered the sort of complex pop and lyrical insight that fills in the cracks and gaps in your musical thinking with new ideas and sounds.
You can say that bedrock funk bassist Bootsy Collins is The One, and you would be right on so many levels.
If I could use synesthesia to describe Woods’ music, I would say it sounds like sparkling pastel day-go colors.
If you got The Nude Party to perform at your next get-together, it would be the kind of shindig that produces two marriages, three break-ups, and gossip for years to come.
Not unlike fine Swiss clockwork, the duo that calls themselves Yello have been ticking for four decades without missing a beat.
Listening to Fantastic Negrito is like lifting the lid on a simmering pot to a wonderfully exotic yet very familiar blend of spices.
Soul jazz ensemble The Greyboy Allstars have been around so long they have grown into their name.
Jade Hairpins don’t care about your repetitive song structures, man. That’s not how you cram five albums’ worth of material into less than forty minutes.
M. Ward could get by on his smoky velvet voice alone, but he also happens to be a supreme connoisseur of what alert musicians call songcraft.
Skiff (Spiritual Pajamas). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Somehow, Ben Vaughn manages to make time for an interview with Ian Koss in the midst of his many moods and projects.
Medicine for the Soul (Eggsong Recordings). Review by James Mann.
Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry, Dark Clouds Gather over Middlemarch, The Great Boston Molasses Flood. Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
The 7th annual Wanee Festival, hosted by The Allman Brothers Band, brought icons of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s past to idyllic Live Oak, FL. Phillip Haire soaked it all in before staggering to his campsite each night.
Bromst (Carpark). Review by Julius Lacking.
Fujiya & Miyagi brought their unique brand of electronica to Orlando’s BackBooth recently. Phillip Haire got his groove on.
Ween dominates Orlando with a marathon set! Phillip Haire prostrates himself at the altar of brothers Dean and Gene.
Mustard Pickle Gun. Review by Jen Cray.
Songs About Food (Moe’s Haven). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Spine (Idlewild/Rounder/Universal). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.