Product Reviews

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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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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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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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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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Ask anyone who’s seen him live about the experience and you will surely get a response that you’d swear was from a swooning 13 year-old girl. Voted the #1 dj in San Francisco, Lorin aka Bassnectar...
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Multi-date recordings are all the rage in current live music production; various locations seamlessly mixed together into one organic whole. This production procedure isn’t as easy as it may seem, as the band...
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Over the past decade, Jazz Mandolin Project has been making music that steadily evolved. In the late 90’s the sound was born of jazz and shot through with heaps of improvisation and exploration. The unique...
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One must approach Tribute CDs with extreme levels of caution. There is perhaps no more dangerous bridge to cross as a music buyer. Sometimes it works out OK - pleasant enough jazz and bluegrass tributes have...

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