Product Reviews

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The zeal of Radiohead fans is comparable to that of the music world’s most ardent addicts. Phish, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Metallica, and Frank Zappa, to name a few, all have certain fan bases that hang...
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At Vegoose, Trey Anastasio was asked to comment on some aspect of the current jamband scene. Somewhere in his response, he clarified that, when he was growing up in suburban New Jersey, there was only one...
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Since its release, a lot has been made of the tropical breezes blowing through Sixty Six Steps, the second collaboration between guitar guru Leo Kottke and enigmatic ex-Phish bassist Mike Gordon, but the duo’s...
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Bill Bruford once told me in an interview during his last tour with Yes (for the album Union) that chamber or group free improvisation has been a tradition and joy among classically trained European musicians,...
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The bands rolls from one tableaux to another during its eleven song journey, tunes and melodies tumbling over each other and sliding in and out of focus before the next passage—like most great works you can’t...
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The debate over who brought guitar distortion to popular music will probably never die, but no one can argue against its impact. Aside from Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, nothing has shaped rock...
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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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So, I like axe-welders…here’s one who can truly be called The Man! Well, there’s a reason he was nicknamed Eu De Mon by his late friend, Doug Greene. These nine tracks are the first studio excursions of the...
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Ah, time to slow it down a bit before I’ve got a Smokey on my tail…slip in the chick with the second most famous band from Vermont for a little mellow, second gear vibeage. WRONG. Potter has enormous range—...
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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 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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