Author Archives: John B. Moore

Set the Boy Free: By Johnny Marr (Dey Street)

Set the Boy Free By Johnny Marr (Dey Street) Almost as a rule, musician autobiographies are a chance to settle scores, name names, spew vitriol, essentially an exercise in one-sided venting. Obviously, someone forgot to mention that to Johnny Marr….

The Legal Matters: Conrad (Omnivore)

16The Legal Matters Conrad (Omnivore) Midwest-based group The Legal Matters is the power pop supergroup made up of members from bands you’ve likely never heard of (Hippodrome, anyone? The Phenomenal Cats? An American Underdog?). Regardless their collaboration in The Legal…

Travis Linville: Up Ahead (Self-Released)

Travis Linville Up Ahead (Self-Released) Even if he didn’t put out his own records, Travis Linville has already made an impressive impact on the next generation of Americana artists. He taught a young Parker Millsap how to play guitar and…

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Silver Tears (New West)

Aaron Lee Tasjan Silver Tears (New West) Aaron Lee Tasjan may be prolific, but he is anything but easy to categorize. He’s played guitar with the New York Dolls and Drivin N’ Cryin, started his own Glam Indie rock band…

Tommy Stinson: One More Time Around with Bash & Pop

As many Replacements fans will tell you, good things come to those who wait. And while it took 22 years for Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg to reform the Replacements for a brilliant and ultimately short-lived reunion tour (by fans’…

The Superweaks: Fundamental Tantalizing Component

Philly-based five-piece the Superweaks have managed to take a wildly eclectic group of influences – everything from Thin Lizzy to Weezer – and wrap it in their own original sound for a fuzzed-out collection of pop ditties that manages to…

Big Star: Complete Third (Omnivore)

Big Star Complete Third (Omnivore) If not for Big Star, the late, great Memphis band that ran from ’72 to ’78 before finally calling it a day, we’d likely never have groups like Teenage Fanclub, R.E.M., The Replacements, The Posies……