Product Reviews

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This show was the first gig where Bert Holman corralled the Allman Brothers Band to play a show at his university. Eventually, Holman would manage the band so, this show isn’t just an excellent record of Allman...
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The San Francisco septet comes roaring out of the gates with their first new studio album since 2003’s “Downstream.” The sound, as it were, is full, rich and a heck of a lot tighter than any other recording...
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The Dead were on a roll back in 1989 and this show caught them in full flight on July 4, in front of a huge crowd at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. Three months before the Mother of All Breakouts, “...
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Music videos have gotten a bad rap since the glory days of MTV ended. In the 80’s, as you may remember, it was all about the music video. The once-revolutionary medium has enjoyed some ecstatic highs and...
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The fact that Garage a Trois consists of guitar innovator Charlie Hunter, drummer extraordinaire Stanton Moore, saxophone maniac Skerik, and mallet-slinger Mike Dillon seems like enough to make anything they...
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The goal of any good music film is to show what it was like to be at the venue when sparks flew from the stage, not necessarily the truth of the moments captured but the essence of the event that transpired....
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One Step Closer is a unique collective from all angles. Each the band members contributed at least 2 songs to this album, with some of this material being new while other songs been road tested. The String...
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Brothers Past have spent much of the second half of their career trying to distinguish themselves from their trancefusionist Philadelphia brethren. 2002’s insomniac concept, A Wonderful Day, was a valiant...
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The best rock and soul album of the year with the best soul singer in America (at least until Mike Mattison of the Derek Trucks Band releases another CD).
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About midway through “Skin,” I felt like I was in some deep forest out in the middle of nowhere – lost and directionless but not really caring as long as I could lay under the tall trees and listen to the sound...
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When I first played this CD, I thought: “What a goddamn buzz kill.” The sound was routine reggae trapped by mundane lyrics and a sound WAY too clean for my Richards/Page/Cobain-corrupted ears. Then the force of...
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Bob Dylan may or may not be in the Swan Song of his career but Stoltz sure isn’t. Brian Stoltz crafts ten epic and righteous attacks on our bizarre, circular foreign policies with the proper tinge of liberal...

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