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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Robert Plant & the Strange Sensation – Soundstage

Robert Plant & the Strange Sensation, Soundstage. Robert Plant and his band, The Strange Sensation, play 11 songs; covers, old Zep songs, and newer Plant...

Luther Allison – Underground

When Luther Allison died in 1997, he was 57 years old - and just hitting his stride. Allison grew up in Mississippi and Chicago,...

Roky Erickson – Halloween

The story of the former singer of Texas' 13th Floor Elevators was well known to rock fans, who'd given him up for lost prior...

Doyle Bramhall – Is It News?

Yes, it is! Any re-lease by Texas blues stalwart Doyle Bramhall is something to get hot and bothered about. But from the first big...

John Fogerty – Revival

John Fogerty is the rare case of a songsmith who can use the same elements and devices repeatedly, even recycling and permutating earlier licks...

Steepwater Band – Revelation Sunday

The Steepwater Band's 2004 release, Dharmakaya, was a very strong effort, and this is an equally strong followup. The band is a modern version...

Gina Villalobos – Miles Away

Gina Villalobos proves that a contemporary artist of the female persuasion doesn't have to possess an "American Idol" voice to create powerful music. Remember...

Steve Earle – Washington Square Serenade

Whether or not you appreciate the politics that have dominated his latest records, it's hard to deny that Steve Earle is a brilliant songwriter....

Neil Young – Chrome Dreams II

Neil Young has been prolific in recent years, releasing material from his vaults in the form of early concert performances and new material. Chrome Dreams...

Bill Kirchen – Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods

In 1994, Nick Lowe released his best album in 10 or 15 years, the country-slanted The Impossible Bird, featuring ex-Commander Cody guitarist Bill Kirchen....
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