Category: Once more with feeling

Mia Doi Todd: Songbook (City Zen)

Mia Doi Todd Songbook (City Zen) Los Angeles singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd has always been one to skirt the music genres with her diverse imaginative and cultural influences. So it should be no surprise to fans of the song section…

Velvet Crush: Pre-Teen Symphonies (Omnivore)

Velvet Crush Pre-Teen Symphonies (Omnivore) The little band that could from Providence, Rhode Island is back … err, uh … sort of. ‘Pre-Teen Symphonies’ is a collection of 16 unissued tracks from Velvet Crush (eight demos and eight live tracks…

Glen Phillips: Live at the Belly Up (Belly Up Live)

Glen Phillips Live at the Belly Up (Belly Up Live) Recorded February 11, 2016 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, Glen Phillips’ new album features 19 tracks covering Phillips’ solo career and several Toad the Wet Sprocket…

Allen Ginsberg: The Last Word on First Blues (Omnivore)

Allen Ginsberg The Last Word on First Blues (Omnivore) Where to begin when trying to describe such an iconic figure? Allen Ginsberg was a world renowned poet and writer; he was the spokesman for the “Beat Generation”; he stood up…

Kris Kristofferson: The Cedar Creek Sessions (KK)

Kris Kristofferson The Cedar Creek Sessions (KK) Seriously, what can you say about Kris Kristofferson that hasn’t been said a thousand times already? The guy is a living legend and rightfully so. In June of 2014, the then 78-year-old Kristofferson…

The Move: Move/’Shazem’ [Reissues] (Esoteric/Cherry Red)

The Move Move/’Shazem’ [Reissues] (Esoteric/Cherry Red) Good Lord, I love the folks at and associated with Cherry Red Records. Their imprint Esoteric Records has reissued remastered versions of The Move’s first two albums … AND … expanded each. The basic…

Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped [CD/DVD] (Eagle Rock)

Rolling Stones Totally Stripped [CD/DVD] (Eagle Rock) In 1994 the legendary Rolling Stones were on a massive tour in support of their 22nd studio album, ‘Voodoo Lounge.’ While on tour, which saw them playing 129 shows in six different continents,…

Various Artists: To Emmylou (Fleeting Ghost)

Various Artists To Emmylou (Fleeting Ghost) Tribute albums or cover albums are a tricky endeavor simply based on the artist you are covering. You can either do right by the artists and cover their songs down to the last note,…

The Muffs: Blonder and Blonder (Omnivore)

The Muffs Blonder and Blonder (Omnivore) After their self-titled debut album was released in 1993, the wheels nearly feel off for The Muffs. The band went from a foursome to a threesome when rhythm guitarist, Melanie Vammen, and drummer, Criss…

Professor Longhair: Live in Chicago (Orleans)

Professor Longhair Live in Chicago (Orleans) New Orleans legend Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland Byrd) may have died close to 40 years ago, but labels are still uncovering and releasing flawless live sessions the piano great recorded over the years and…

Rich Robinson: Through a Crooked Sun (Eagle Rock)

Rich Robinson Through a Crooked Sun (Eagle Rock) Originally released in 2011 on Thirty Tigers Records, Rich Robinson’s second solo album ‘Through a Crooked Sun’ is somewhat of a departure from Robinson’s classic blues rock sound he earned while playing…