Category: Reviews

Korby Lenker: Thousand Springs (Soundly Music)

Korby Lenker Thousand Springs (Soundly Music) Nashville musician Korby Lenker decided to skip the traditional record studio for his latest album, ‘Thousand Springs,’ and take a field trip instead. Armed with his guitar, some recording equipment and a tent, he…

Rosanne Cash: King’s Record Shop (Legacy)

Rosanne Cash King’s Record Shop (Legacy) Thirty years after its initial release, Rosanne Cash’s vital album ‘King’s Record Shop’ is seeing the light of day again with this beautiful vinyl edition. Released by Legacy Records on 180-gram vinyl, ‘King’s Record…

Partner: In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)

Partner In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed) Partner is a Canadian duo made up of Josée Caron and Lucy Niles who are turning ears on with their garage rock and clever sense of humor. On the band’s debut album,…

The Heck: Waiting in Line b/w Why? 7″ (Dirty Water)

The Heck Waiting in Line b/w Why? 7″ (Dirty Water) Singer/songwriter and guitarist Henri Keefman has long history in music with his previous bands de Kaufman and the Miracle Men. He is also half of the current duo Sensational Second…

Teenage Bottlerocket: Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords)

Teenage Bottlerocket Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords) Yes, cover albums can be mind-numbingly cliché, usually little more than anything but a stopgap as the band works on new material. That being said, Teenage Bottlerocket have finally cracked the code,…

Naomi Wachira: Song Of Lament (Doreli Music)

Naomi Wachira Song Of Lament (Doreli Music) The definition of the word “lament” is as follows: “a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.” Kenyan-born, Seattle-based artist Naomi Wachira, chose to title…

Sonny Landreth: Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot)

Sonny Landreth Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot) Live albums often mark a pivotal point in an artist’s career and rank high among fan favorites. Louisiana slide guitar master Sonny Landreth returned to his home town for three shows at the…

Tunabunny: PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM)

Tunabunny PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM) With a title like ‘PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,’ you kind of know what you’re in for. Spread across two records, this 28-song, 75-minute opus is a pretty bold experiment for…

Lou DiBello: Heat Wave (Self-Released)

Lou DiBello Heat Wave (Self-Released) Lou DiBello has been a fixture on the stages around Central Illinois since the late 80s. His brand of classic rock and blues-influenced guitar playing and soloing have been an attraction, bringing in scores of…