Category: Reviews

Alice In Chains: Freak Show (HoBo)

Alice In Chains Freak Show (HoBo) Before Pearl Jam released ‘Ten’ (August 27, 1991), before Nirvana released ‘Nevermind’ (September 24, 1991), and before Soundgarden released ‘Badmotorfinger’ (October 8, 1991), Alice In Chains was on the scene with their monumental major…

Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy/Concord)

Alejandro Escovedo Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy/Concord) It’s been four years since iconic singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has released a studio album and after one listen to his new long player, ‘Burn Something Beautiful,’ boy oh boy, was it worth the wait….

Morphine: Journey of Dreams (Cinema/MVD)

Morphine Journey of Dreams (Cinema/MVD) Mark Sandman was a musician, a singer/songwriter, a poet, a visionary, and so much more. So when his untimely death came on July 3, 1999 at the age of 46 it was not only shocking,…

Letters to Cleo: Back To Nebraska (Self-Released)

Letters to Cleo Back To Nebraska (Self-Released) Like many bands from the glorious 1990s music scene, Letters to Cleo are back with their original lineup—Kay Hanley (vocals), Michael Eisenstein (guitar), Stacy Jones (drums), and Greg McKenna (guitar). It’s been 17…

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……

Maria Taylor: In the Next Life (Flower Moon)

Maria Taylor In the Next Life (Flower Moon) On her seventh studio album, ‘In the Next Life,’ singer/songwriter Maria Taylor once again bares her soul in her songs. The album opener “Home” chronicles her journey from Alabama moving back to…

Auburn Road: Fancy (Self-Released)

Auburn Road Fancy (Self-Released) On ‘Fancy,’ the colorful, dynamic debut EP from American pop trio Auburn Road, the three best friends are at their best when it feels like they are about to stir up some trouble. New fans will…

Cheap Trick: In The Joint (Smokin’ Production)

Cheap Trick In The Joint (Smokin’ Production) There’s no other band like Cheap Trick. These guys are the quintessential rock & roll group. They paid their dues early, earning them mainstream appeal and global recognition. But, this is a band…