Product Reviews

tjkirk.jpg
Who’s T.J. Kirk? Not a man but a band with a plan, the neo-legendary San Francisco instrumental four-piece existed to reinvent classic jazz and soul through their six-string talismans (and one with eight...
trey3.gif
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio’s third official solo release finds him in an orchestral mood, offering up dramatic re-workings of Phish songs and new originals. He plays on only two of the album’s seven tracks,...
grassrootsdvd.jpg
Filmmaker Michael O’Connell has crafted a touching and heartfelt portrayal of the music and people behind the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival in Trumansburg, NY. The annual non-profit four-day festival has...
lkdvd.jpg
On a budget of $7000, director James Ryan Gielen and his company, Brownpenny Films, have created a documentary that is as unpretentious and rough around the edges as its subject. Beautiful Thing is a stark,...
jup8.jpg
According to Jupiter Coyote co-founder Matthew Mayes, their eighth release is named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb to the top of Mount Everest. The "step" is the final 200 feet of the...
toots.jpg
One of the most recognizable names in entertainment, Toots Hibbert is considered a founding artist of reggae music. Returning to the studio with his legendary band The Maytals, Hibbert reminds listeners of his...
soulcough2.jpg
Soul Coughing, the now-defunct NYC band whose career was far too short, found an awful lot of music during their brief time together. There are not enough adjectives in the human vocabulary to describe their...
umdvd.jpg
Up until a few weeks ago, I was not very familiar with Umphrey’s McGee. I knew they were an “up-and-coming” band who occasionally showcased twinges of rock, jazz improvisation, heavy metal, and rap (all of this...
ulu4.jpg
Nerve, the new album from ULU, is a perfect example of what I like to call New Age Funk. ULU displays an amazing amount of different beats along with great rhythms throughout the album. The entire record is a...
amfib.jpg
Attention Phish Fans, longtime friend Tom Marshall returns with his second Amfibian album entitled From the Ether. The album definitely has a Phish feel to it. Though this time the group is completely different...
eo5.jpg
The Either Orchestra says more with their instruments then words could every say in their new album, Afro-Cubism. The ten piece group combines all their musical talent with their creativity into a 42 minute, 6...
ccity.jpg
On their debut CD Trio Grande, New York’s Cerulean City waste no time in getting into one of their loose-limbed, cinematic instrumentals. The trio (Christian Smith on guitar, John Servo on bass guitar, and Lars...

Pages