Category: Reviews

The Raspberries: Pop Art Live (Omnivore)

The Raspberries Pop Art Live (Omnivore) England may have had Badfinger, but we had The Raspberries. Up there with Big Star and the Hollies in terms of their lasting influence and simply how tragically underrated each band ultimately was, in…

Alex Chilton: A Man Called Destruction (Omnivore)

Alex Chilton A Man Called Destruction (Omnivore) Throughout his solo career, Alex Chilton was in the unenvious position of having to compete with his work in Big Star. Despite only putting out a few albums, Big Star, even decades later,…

Flogging Molly: Life Is Good (Vanguard)

Flogging Molly Life Is Good (Vanguard) Twenty years into their career, Flogging Molly have managed to survive musical fads and a slew of weak imitators to emerge as one of the finest bands to ever blend traditional Celtic and American…

A Drug Called Tradition: Medicine Music (Psych Army Intergalactic)

A Drug Called Tradition Medicine Music (Psych Army Intergalactic) There’s something amazing about the cyclical nature of influences. A solid two decades after many thought they had head the end of shoegaze, with the mid-to-late ‘90s break ups of some…

Hard Working Americans: We’re All in This Together (Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers)

Hard Working Americans We’re All in This Together (Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers) Celebrated singer-songwriter Todd Snider leads this high-profile lineup featuring Dave Schools (bass) Duane Trucks (drums), both of Widespread Panic respectively; Neal Casal (guitar) of Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood; Chad Staehly…

The Winery Dogs: Dog Years: Live in Santiago and Beyond 2013-2016

The Winery Dogs Dog Years: Live in Santiago and Beyond 2013-2016 (Loud & Proud) The Winery Dogs is a super group consisting of veteran musicians Richie Kotzen (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums, backing vocals), and Billy Sheehan (bass, backing…

Lara Hope and the Ark Tones: Love You to Life (Self-Released)

Lara Hope and the Ark Tones Love You to Life (Self-Released) Lara Hope and the Ark Tones are a New York-based rockabilly band that is the amalgamation of Hope’s previous rockabilly band the Champtones and upright bassist Matt “The Knife”…

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis: Superscope (Sunday Best)

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Superscope (Sunday Best) Kitty, Daisy & Lewis is a trio of siblings from London who have a love for 1960s beatnik pop (“The Game Is On”); 1970’s soul (“You’re So Fine”); and funk (“Slave”). You can…

Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers: All the Way (Rock Candy Mountain)

Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers All the Way (Rock Candy Mountain) Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers made an indelible impression in 2015 with their debut album, ‘Masterwish.’ Now the seasoned Seattle musicians are back with the follow up, ‘All the…