Monthly Archives: May 2009

D.A.D. – No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims

On their first major label release, the band formerly known as Disneyland After Dark (changed after a threatened lawsuit by the Disney Co.) was...

Kansas – Two For the Show

One iconic artifact of the late-'70s rock scene was the ubiquitous "double live album," a marketing ploy usually timed for the Christmas rush, but...

John5 – Requiem

His resume includes names like Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but John 5 is not your typical shock-metal guitarist. In fact, much of his...

Pat Metheny – Imaginary Day Live

A lot can transpire with Pat Metheny in 10 years, but it's nice to be able to look back at this 1998 concert, filmed...

Sonny Landreth – From the Reach

Sonny Landreth records are typically gems, and this one is no exception. This time out, he has written songs for folks he admires, then...

Crooked Still – Still Crooked

When a founding member of a band departs, the other members face a difficult choice. Do they find someone who merely "fits in," or...

Albert Collins – Live at Montreux

The justifiably nicknamed "Master Of The Telecaster" was one of the great blues guitarists of all time. By the time of his death in...

James Brown – I Got the Feellin’

While a generation may remember James Brown as a soul star who fell on hard times, or as a man whose death has led...

The Grascals – Keep On Walkin’

From the kick-off of the opening song, "Feeling Blue," the Grascals demonstrate that traditional bluegrass doesn't have to sound old-fashioned. Even on moderate-tempo songs...

Tom Verlaine – Dreamtime

In some circles, Tom Verlaine is a legendary musician. As a member of Television in the late '70s, he and Richard Lloyd cut a...
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