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Julian Lage: Notes With The Weight Of Words

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When Julian Lage plays guitar, it's hard not to get swept up in it. His relationship with the instrument is natural and contagious. Maybe that's because it's been with him for most of his life. When he was just 8 years old, Julian was the subject of an Academy Award nominated documentary film called Jules at ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Miller: Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977

Read "Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977" reviewed by Doug Collette


Given the careerist bent of Steve Miller around the time of Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977, not to mention the popularity of concert releases in the wake of Frampton Comes Alive! (A&M,1976), it is altogether surprising the Space Cowboy did not issue a formal concert album until 1983. Miller came back from a self-imposed hiatus ...

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Article: Album Review

My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall II

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My Morning Jacket's The Waterfall II is a logical step in the progression of this Kentucky band's career. It's a path that's taken a decidedly zig-zag pattern since the debut of The Tennessee Fire (Darla Records, 1999) and its follow-up At Dawn (Darla Records, 2001), arguably reaching its apogee with It Still Moves (ATO Records, 2003). ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Miller Band: Welcome To The Vault

Read "Welcome To The Vault" reviewed by Doug Collette


Ostentatious it may seem at a glance, the superficially lavish packaging of Welcome to the Vault may to a great extent allay the skepticism in a knowledgeable music lover all too aware of the multiplicity of previously-issued collections/anthologies of the Steve Miller Band. Above and below a large 3D-rendering of the 'Pegasus" logo, the silver embossed ...

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Article: Live Review

ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Read "ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 50th Anniversary Tour Wantagh, NY September 19, 2019 When the Little Ol' Band From Texas, Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Famers, ZZ Top tours, fans can expect a night of fun featuring blues, ...

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Article: Live Review

Joe Bonamassa at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Joe Bonamassa The NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, New York March 22, 2019 Joe Bonamassa was a child prodigy. The blues guitarist opened for B.B. King at 12-years-old. He has shared the stage with artists such as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Stephen Stills, Warren Haynes, Blondie ...

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Article: Live Review

Cheap Trick with Aaron Lee Tasjan at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Cheap Trick with Aaron Lee Tasjan The NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY March 2, 2019 Cheap Trick has been delivering an arena/classic rock, hard rock, punk, modern rock and touch of blues mélange that consciously pays homage to Beatlesque pop. For well over 40 years, Rick Nielsen ...

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Article: Album Review

Julian Lage: Love Hurts

Read "Love Hurts" reviewed by Doug Collette


By the release of Modern Lore (Mack Avenue, 2018), Julian Lage had fully established his very own style of modern jazz, one arising directly from his approach to the electric guitar. Justifiably proud of what he's accomplished to date, yet not content to rest on his laurels, Lage stretches himself on Love Hurts, simultaneously freshening the ...

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Article: Album Review

The Long Ryders: Psychedelic Country Soul

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The Long Ryders remained on the periphery of the so-called Paisley Underground of the '80s, resting virtually alone in the “cowpunk" niche until Uncle Tupelo appeared in the next decade under the aegis of “alternative country." Shepherded by Coal Porters member and Million Dollar Bash author Sid Griffin, The Long Ryders have periodically regrouped for brief ...

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Article: Live Review

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters at Forest Hills Stadium

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters with Special Guests Sheryl Crow and Seth Lakeman Forest Hills Stadium Forest Hills, NY June 13, 2018 There isn't much that hasn't already been said about Robert Plant. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock 'n' roll. ...


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