Posted in September, 2017

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The Doughboys


Front Street in Plainfield, New Jersey, was Doughboys’ turf in the mid ’60s, although their sphere of influence soon spread like wildfire across the state and the region. Their 2000 … Read more

More from September, 2017

Various Artists

  But when we grow up, Some day I’ll show up, Just to prove I was tellin’ the truth, I’ll kiss you too then I’ll hand to you, This rose … Read more

Michael Jackson

Technically, the King of Pop may not be making new music, but release of his blockbuster recordings will find their way to fans old and new for the foreseeable future. … Read more

Nick Nicely

Arriving in 1982 to almost no fanfare, “Hilly Fields” was the product of the M.C. Escher-like mind of British psych-pop surrealist Nick Nicely. Rattling out metallic, drum-machine patterns in a … Read more

Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro thought long and hard about the roots of his quarter-century-in-the-making, might-as-well-be-patented sound as he prepared for his 10th studio album. That resulted in an hour of his best … Read more

Premiere: Bill Toms and Hard Rain

Pittsburgh native Bill Toms and his band Hard Rain deliver America’s most beloved genres and meld them into a poetic stories of everyday men and women doing their best to … Read more

Mitch Woods

This is a simply wonderful album, truly excellent for the most part. Mitch Woods is a hugely talented, explosive pianist with a fine, tenor voice and a rollicking, rolling sense … Read more

Bette Smith

There is perhaps no bigger struggle in an artist’s heart than the battle to find both self-expression and parental love. R&B singer Bette Smith found her gift at age five, … Read more

Jack Tempchin

This is a subtly superb release from a guy who will always be associated with and known for his song-writing with one of modern music’s hugely successful US bands, the … Read more

Chris Hillman

“The times, they are a-changin’,” and “To everything, there is a season.” Fundamental aspects of life by Bob Dylan, and from the Bible’s book of Ecclesiastes. Phrases that ring of … Read more