Posted in December, 2014

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The Best Albums Of 2014: Part 2


Ariel Pink – Pom Pom There are many words that accurately describe Ariel Pink: asshole; sociopath; weirdo. Add “genius” to that list with this, his finest album and the one that … Read more

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Dr. John, Fox Theatre Tucson, Mac Rebennack

Dr. John

It was a Sunday evening in Tucson, and crowds of smiling faces were descending on the Fox Theatre to see Dr. John and his band. Openers, the Bryan Dean Trio … Read more

The Best Albums Of 2014: Part 1

Foxygen – …And Star Power My uncle is your ordinary Budweiser-drinking man who’s been listening to the same classic rock station for the past 30 years. So when he told … Read more

Peterson Brothers, Peterson Brothers Band, Glenn Peterson Jr., Alex Peterson, Hill Country BBQ

Peterson Brothers Band

  Photos by Arnold Goodman   The Peterson Brothers are particularly adept at a smooth, funky, groove-laden type of blues that requires a mastery of both musical timing and onstage … Read more

Ruf Records, Samantha Fish, Dani Wilde, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Ana Popovic, Sue Foley, Candye Kane, Walter Trout, Mike Zito, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Spin Doctors, Jeff Healey, Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown, Albert Castiglia, Luther Allison

Premier Blues Label Turns 20

While you cannot always judge a book by its cover, this disc jacket offers plenty of insight into the Ruf Records brand—youth, an equal split between guys and gals, and, … Read more

The Stray Birds – Best Medicine

The Stray Birds, a group from the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area, are all classical trained musicians who are known for the instrumental prowess, songwriting, and beautiful three part harmonies.  Maya de Vitry … Read more

Tom Bukovac, Steve Gorman, Nick Govrik, Jackie Greene, Joan Osborne, Trigger Hippy, Gramercy Theatre

Trigger Hippy

  Photos by Jim Belmont   With vocalist Joan Osborne, Black Crowes guitarist Jacke Greene, Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, and top-rate session pros in guitarist Tom Bukovac and bassist … Read more