- Music Reviews
- September 11, 2020
Ice Age (Riding Easy Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Renowned violinist Gregory Harrington unveils how he chose elegant covers on his new album Without You.
Forced isolation, too much coffee and a stack of records result in a batch of attention deficit record reviews.
While in self isolation, I finally got around to reading Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band.
George Mitchell of Fishbelly Black on weaving funk, jazz, and hip-hop.
Sweet Crude’s tour ended abruptly at the Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida. The tour to drum up interest in their upcoming major label debut was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bob Pomeroy was at that show.
Georgia alt rockers Collective Soul wowed the crowd including Michelle Wilson at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Series 2020 opener.
Devyn Rush talks her influences and style and her new EP with Stacey Zering.
Tommy Emmanuel with opener Ida Mae thrilled Central Florida with an astounding acoustic performance. Michelle Wilson loved every minute of it.
Joe Bonamassa and his mighty blues ensemble rolled into Clearwater, Florida for two nights of contemporary blues at its finest. Michelle Wilson caught Evening One of this towering blues extravaganza.
Yacht Rock Revue’s “Hot Dads In Tight Jeans” Tour rolled into Central Florida and wowed the sold-out crowd with their tribute to ’70s and ’80s light rock hits. Michelle Wilson was there and loved every minute!
One families indifference and abandonment gave America its greatest failure. Mary Trump explains how.
In rural England, a cranky woman bonds with and evacuee boy and uncovers a strange connection to her past.
These geniuses of early comedy finally get the presentation they are due in this Blu-ray edition.
Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett shares his life story in his story in an engaging and honest memoir. Reading his story feels like hanging out with a friend who’s interested in sharing how he felt living these experiences.
When you’re in 8th grade, sneaking into a bar is way cooler than it is when you’re 40.
A pregnant woman finds a home in Casablanca.
Cecilia Aldarondo takes a look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Teruo Ishii’s classic of pinky violence has new life on Blu-ray.
Newly restored, this British dream horror has never looked better.
Illustrators and artists reimagine famous works of literature as one panel cartoons.
Long Gone Before Daylight (Koch). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Katharine Whalen’s Jazz Squad (Mammoth). Review by Jason Feifer
A new book shows a good part of why the late singer/songwriter was so much more than “The token daughter and the token wife” she ironically declared herself in song. It’s not as good as a new Kirsty album, but what would be? Ben Varkentine’s got a personal stake in this one.
Love Rocks (Centaur). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Invisible Rain (Shakti ). Review by Kiran Aditham.
The Depths of Progressive Trance (Topaz). Review by Tony Coulson
Event Review by Andrea Thompson
Summertown (Yep Roc). Review by James Mann
AJ Lee. Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The Both (Superego Records). Review by Scott Adams.
The Incredible Sinking Feeling (Greyday). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Electric Dirt (Vanguard Records/Dirt Farmer Music). Review by Tim Wardyn.
May Terry heads to Prospect Park for a musical speed date with Wild Flag that leaves the taste of six degrees of Riot Grrl in her mouth.
Daniel Mitchell discusses Braid’s upcoming summer reunion tour with guitarist Chris Broach.
Vintage footage of The Kinks follows them from the British Invasion up to the later MTV years, and Carl F Gauze is grateful for the lack of interruptions.
Various Artists (Silva Screen). Review by David Lee Beowülf
Moon Mirage (Royal Oakie Tapes & Records). Review by James Mann.
With Room Full of Mirrors, author Charles R. Cross debunks many of the myths surrounding Jimi Hendrix, the icon and adds several new dimensions to the story of Jimi Hendrix, the man. In his interview with Steve Stav, the writer of the controversial Cobain bio, Heavier Than Heaven, reveals even more details of Hendrix’s remarkable journey.
Various Artists (Chocolate Industries). Review by Nirav Soni.