Rock

Grateful Dead - Sunshine Daydream - Veneta, Oregon, August 27, 1972




  
Grateful Dead – Sunshine Daydream
Not to be a bandwagon reviewer, but I’d be hard pressed to point someone to a better set or album of live Grateful Dead than this release.

Gov't Mule - Shout




  
Four years with no studio releases certainly didn’t hurt Gov’t Mule’s stride.

Featured Artist: The Broadcast

The Broadcast is hard-edged, soulful rock music bursting-at-the-seems. Drawing much of their ambience from 70's rock n' roll they’re a band with an explosive female lead singer, riffing guitar, mood-altering keys and a rock-solid rhythm section.

The Broadcast - Dodge The Arrow




  
We all have heard the comparisons: Motown, Janis Joplin, Grace Potter, Aretha Franklin and the list goes on. I’m not here to tell you those comments are on the left, for they are most certainly right. Comparisons will only take one so far; ask your local cover band. In order to see the dominant, fresh beauty and uniqueness of not only the sound of Caitlin Krisko, but the music of The Broadcast as a whole, we need to let them stand alone. The three years young well built band have crossed the watery bridge of sounding like someone else and with this album, Dodge the Arrow, they are shouting, to you, me, everyone, “We’re bold, we’re different, we’re unique, and we’re destined for greatness.”

Lockn' Festival - Arrington, VA - September 2013

Lockn' Festival - Arrington, VA - September 2013
It's hard to explain the excitement I felt when I heard that a massive music festival was coming to my home state of Virginia. Amplify that excitement by some randomly-chosen large number, upon hearing Lockn’ Festival’s legend-packed lineup, and you get some idea of how important this festival felt.

Bands the likes of Furthur, Neil Young/Crazy Horse, SCI, Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, and The Black Crowes were slated to make festival history just a few hours from my stomping grounds. And then, Young had to back out after a Crazy Horse injury!

The Greyboy Allstars - Inland Emperor




  
When jazz funk is played properly and soulfully, it is one of the greatest combinations of musicology, sound and rhythm. Despite the music theory, jazz funk at its finest just sounds and feels so, pardon my French, bon. It has been six years since we last heard an album by Karl Denson, Robert Walter with new additions Elgin Park, and Chris Stillwell as the infamous band, The Greyboy Allstars. The high anticipation of this release was more than satisfied by the sounds expressed. Their recent album, Inland Emperor, is a magnificent example of jazz funk close to perfection.

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