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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ZZ Top with John Fogerty At The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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ZZ Top with John Fogerty
The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Blues & Bayous Tour
Wantagh, NY
June 20, 2018

ZZ Top is known as the Little Ol' Band From Texas and for the past forty-seven years, since the release of ZZ Top's First Album ...

ARTICLE: BLUES DELUXE

Winter 2018

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Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

Logan Magness
Memphis On My Mind
Wolf River Records
2018

The core four musicians ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jamie Saft: Solo a Genova

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Jamie Saft's first solo album in his twenty-five year career, Solo A Genova, captures this restless, daring artist interpreting a selection of songs that reflect his eclectic taste as a reflection of his customary willingness to challenge himself. The sum effect of hearing this recording from Italy in March of 2017 is an altogether glorious experience ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

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Jeff Beck
Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Eagle Rock
2017

As fashionable as concert sit-ins have come to be in recent years, such guesting can be the bane of the live performance. So often it is the case that such invitees can interrupts the flow and/or momentum rather than nurturing it. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ZZ Top with special guests Gov't Mule at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

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ZZ Top with special guests Gov't Mule
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
September 9, 2016

ZZ Top, known as the Little Ol' Band From Texas, has for the past forty-some-odd years been bringing its own special brand of rock 'n' roll with a boogie woogie, southern, ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero

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Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero
Ed Ward
224 Pages
ISBN: # 1613733283
Chicago Review Press
2016

Whether he meant to or not, in writing Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero, Ed Ward mirrors his subject's style of guitar-playing. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ZZ Top with special guests the Ben Miller Band at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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ZZ Top with special guests the Ben Miller Band
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
March 15, 2015

Forty-plus years is a long time for anything. For a rock band it's an eternity. For ZZ Top, the Little Ol' Band From Texas, the past forty-some-odd years have been ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ZZ Top: Westbury, NY, August 29, 2011

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ZZ Top With special guests The Cadillac Black
NYCB Theater at Westbury
Westbury, NY
August 29, 2011
Originally scheduled for Sunday, August 28, 2011, (after carefully reviewing the projected trajectory of Hurricane Irene), venue officials, Nassau County executives and band management agreed to delay ZZ Top's Long Island appearance until the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

ZZ Top - Live in Germany (2011)

When ZZ Top, tearing through “Waiting for the Bus," howls “have mercy!" in tandem, I'm right there with them. It's been easy to forget what this band sounded like before pasting a sheen of MTV-approved synthesizers over their nasty little amalgam of blues, rock and long-haired Texas-bred don't-give-a-damn. Not anymore: Recorded in 1980, when ZZ Top was ...

NEWS: RECORDING

ZZ Top - Mescalero (2003)

By Mark Saleski If you ever get a chance to see the movie “Dazed And Confused," you'll be treated to a pretty accurate depiction of a typical weekend in late 1970's America. The bad hair, the hiphuggers, the muscle cars, the 8-tracks. Ohhh yeah, the 8-tracks. I don't really have much nostalgia for 'em. I mean, they ...