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Music Review: John Hulburt – ‘Opus III’ (Tompkins Square Reissue of Knaves Guitarist’s 1972 Acoustic Album)

John Hulburt Opus III

For fans of Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Simon, Ellen McIlwaine, Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and acoustic guitar mastery in general, discovering Hulburt's only solo album will be a treat as well as a rewarding time capsule (timeless capsule?) too. Read More »

Music Review: Bridge Chamber Virtuosi – ‘Bridge Chamber Virtuosi’

Bridge Chamber Virtuosi, photo by Xing Li

Asian folk music and 20th century history inform this collection of modern classical works for Western strings and the Chinese lute called the pipa. Read More »

The Rockologist: For Your Consideration – Neil Young’s ‘Monsanto Years'; Wilco’s ‘Star Wars'; Rolling Stones At Hyde Park 1969 DVD

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Neil Young's rabble-rousing protest rock; Wilco's free, beautiful noise; and The Stones' dress rehearsal for Altamont. Read More »

Music Review: Dan Rodriguez – ‘Come On Home’

Dan Rodriguez Come On Home

When the songwriting and his melodic and vocal talents click, they click securely, and sailing through the whole set is Rodriguez's fine voice, a pleasure to listen to whatever he's singing about. Read More »

Music DVD Review: The Who – ‘Live at Shea Stadium 1982′

the who live at shea stadium 1982

The Who LIve At Shea Stadium 1982 comes as an unexpected surprise from a much maligned era, and is a keeper to boot. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz and Beyond from Bassists Kyle Eastwood and Georg Breinschmid

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Two recent releases from bassist-bandleaders show how jazz continues to thrive in the most disparate of musical "cultures," even with its relatively small, specialized audience. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: Music News from Miley Cyrus, Muse, Motörhead, Third Eye Blind, Ben Folds, Disclosure and More

Gregg Allman Macon

Plus Gregg Allman, JD Souther, Mick Jones, Indigo Girls and more. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz for the Jazz-Shy from John Tropea, Pat Bianchi Trio, and the Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble

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Gary McFarland, the jazz musician, composer and arranger who 'should have been a pop star,' left behind and eclectic discography and a wealth of superb material that deserves just such a tribute as this. Read More »

Music Reviews: Reverend Freakchild – ‘Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues'; Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank – ‘American Shuffle’

hobo nephews of uncle frank american shuffle

Chunky grooves, spidery guitar, and homespun philosophy fuel the aptly named 'Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues,' the latest and best-yet release from Reverend Freakchild. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: Music News from Mariah Carey, Mika, Slayer, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Martin Gore and More

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Plus Adam Lambert, The Who, Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Esperanza Spalding, The Kentucky Headhunters, Nashville Pu$$y and more. Read More »