Category: Reviews

Sammy Brue: I Am Nice (New West)

Sammy Brue I Am Nice (New West) It would be easy to simply dismiss Sammy Brue’s debut LP ‘I Am Nice’ as little more than a novelty. It’s the work of a 15-year-old, so naturally a raised eyebrow or two…

Simple Minds: Acoustic In Concert (Eagle Rock)

Simple Minds Acoustic In Concert (Eagle Rock) Simple Minds may best be remembered in this country for their song that played out across the screen during the final shot of “The Breakfast Club,” but the band has an exhaustively large…

Heart: Alive in Seattle (Eagle Rock)

Heart Alive in Seattle (Eagle Rock) In 2002, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Heart took to the road once again for their “Summer of Love Tour.” The successful tour ended in the group’s hometown of Seattle at the iconic…

Kristin Hersh: Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (HHBTM/MVD)

Kristin Hersh Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (HHBTM) On November 11, 2016, indie queen Kristin Hersh released her ninth studio album, ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace.’ The album came with a book as she has done twice before. Then earlier…

Mise en Scene: Still Life On Fire (Light Organ)

Mise en Scene Still Life On Fire (Light Organ) What started out as a duo featuring Canadian art students Stefanie Blondal Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Jodi Dunlop (drums) has blossomed into a forceful quartet with the addition of Corey Hykawy…

The Great Crusades: Until the Night Turned to Day (Mud)

The Great Crusades Until the Night Turned to Day (Mud) For 20 years now, Chicago’s the Great Crusades have been releasing whiskey drinking’, bar livin’ blues rock & roll, which has caught the attention of fans from everywhere from their…