Issue #104 February 2016



Innocent Words Looking to Help Musicians In Need

In 2016 Innocent Words will be branching out into new territory and we would like you to come along for the journey.

In the past year, I have had five musician friends diagnosed with cancer and each one of them had to have benefit shows to raise money for outlandish medical bills.
What is worse, they had no idea how to get help beyond that. Due to my difficult medical situation, I empathize, and I want to call on bands, record labels and PR companies to use Innocent Words to help musicians in need.

Personally, I had a kidney transplant when I was a kid and I have gone on to be diabetic and legally blind. So yes, I have challenges, but I make do and thankfully I have had the outlets for help. Not everyone is lucky as myself. I’ve always felt the need to give back using Innocent Words and our readers.

We are looking for musicians who need help to come to us to spread the word about their situation. We would be more than happy to spread the word via our news page with press releases, interviews and of course social media outlets.

We feel strongly that Innocent Words can contribute to the support of musicians in need, increase awareness of benefit organizations and help make a difference overall.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to working with you,
Troy Michael

Issue #104 February 2016
Innocent Words #104 February 2016


INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #104 FEBRUARY 2016 COVER STORY: The Dollyrots: Family Vacation

Heartless Bastards: The Restless Ones
Basement Benders: Tennessee Punks, Big In Japan
Sam Russo: English Americana


The Day the Music Died: February 3, 1959
Remembering Johnny Cash: February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003
Remembering Bon Scott: July 9, 1946 – February 19, 1980

Read all the interviews and features here:


Matt Bauer: Dream’s End (Crossbill)
Dave Buker and the Historians: For Every Heartbreak (Self-Released)
The Cherry Bluestorms: Bad Penny Opera (Roundhouse)
Jeff Crosby: Waking Days (Self-Released)
The Dollyrots: Mama Said Knock You Out (Self-Released)
Halfsour: Tuesday Night Live (Jigsaw)
Aidan Knight: Each Other (Outside Music)
Kool Stuff Katie: It’s Fine (Self-Released)
Krisp: Sonic Monarch (Gummdrops)
Lanterns on the Lake: Beings (Bella Union)
Leftover Crack: Constructs of the State (Fat Wreck Chords)
Mod Hippie: Tomorrow Then (Karma Frog)
The Secret Storm: The Dragon (Self-Released)
Soul Asylum: Change of Fortune (eOne)
Speedbuggy USA: South of Bakersfield (Wagon Wheel)
Violent Mae: Kid (Telegraph Recording Company)
Wreckless Eric: America (Fire)

Read all the CD Reviews here:


7 Year Bitch: Live At Moe (MOE Recordings)
A Tribe Called Quest: People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (Legacy)
Chelsea: Anthology Vol.1 (Westworld Recordings)
Luther Dickinson: Blues & Ballads: A Folksingers Songbook Vol 1&2 (New West)
The Dollyrots: Family Vacation: Live in the USA (MVD Entertainment)
Howlin’ Wolf: Backdoor Blues (Blues Boulevard)
Howlin’ Wolf: The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs, 1951-62 Box Set (Acrobat)
Nils Lofgren & Friends: Face the Music Tour (Cattle Track Road Records)
Johnny Marr: Adrenaline Baby (Warner Bros.)
Buddy Miller & Friends: Cayamo Sessions at Sea (New West)

Read all the Once More With Feeling Reviews here:


Antlered Aunt Lord: Ostensibly Formerly Stunted (And On Fire) (HHBTM)
The Refreshments: Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy [ Re-Release] (Mercury/UMe)

Read all the Vinyl Reviews here:


Petty – The Biography: By Warren Zanes (Henry Hold & Company)
Can I Say: By Travis Barker with Gavin Edwards (William Morrow)

Read all the Book Reviews here:


Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar (MVD Visual)
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church: Atlanta Pop Festival July 4, 1970 (Legacy Recordings)
The Jam: About the Young Idea (Eagle Rock Ent.)
Scorpions: Forever and a Day (Cleopatra/MVD Visual)
The Who: Live in Hyde Park (Eagle Rock Ent.)
Maps of the Stars: Starring – Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska (Prospero Pictures)
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO)
Slow Learners: Starring – Adam Pally, Sarah Burns, Megan Neuringer (IFC)

Read all the DVD Reviews here:



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