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Music Review: Indie Roundup – Ric Todd’s ‘Drawing Lines’ and Danielle Nicole’s ‘Wolf Den’

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Ric Todd, Drawing Lines Ric Todd’s new EP Drawing Lines crashes out of the gate with the heavy blues-rock of “Red Letter,” followed by the bouncier but still gritty “Something Real.” These smartly conceived songs combine crisp, stark modern production with traditional retro-rock attitude; in pure sound terms they’re superb. Todd brings the slower “New Religion” to life with his ... Read More »

Music Review: Shemekia Copeland – ‘Outskirts of Love’

Shemekia Copeland, Photo by Sandrine Lee

Blues is the easy way to describe Shemekia Copeland's new album, but she's a master of musical dialects. Read More »

Bounce, Skate & Rock: An Overview of Janet Jackson


This brief overview takes one into Jackson’s awesome body of work cultivated over 30 years. Before checking out her soon-to-be released new record, get reacquainted with the albums that laid the groundwork for it. Read More »

‘On the Record with Mick Rock': Legendary Music Photographer on Snoop Dogg and More, OvationTV Show Debuts August 2

On the Record with Mick Rock OvationTV

Mick Rock visits the hometowns of an eclectic assortment of top-tier musicians from different eras in the new OvationTV series debuting this Sunday, August 2. Read More »

Music Review: Vintage Trouble – ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’

Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.

Vintage Trouble plays blues-rock and old-school R&B yet also sounds fresh. About to go on the road with AC/DC, this four-piece is my musical find of the year so far. 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 Review: Michael Grimm – ‘Grimm’

Michael Grimm

I'm sure part of my positive response to Grimm's new album comes from the fact that I grew up listening to the kinds of music it pays tribute to. But another part of it arises from the high-quality songwriting and musicianship, the melodicism, the literate lyrics, and the strong vocals – a pretty powerful formula. Read More »

Win a Signed Copy of New Biography ‘Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll’ by Fred Goodman

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A veteran music journalist 'tells the full story of how the Beatles broke up, how the Stones achieved the greatest commercial success in rock history, and how the music business became what it is today.' Read More »

Music Review: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – ‘Betty’s Blends Volume Two: The Best from the West’

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Chris Robinson Brotherhood serves up a second helping of 'Betty's Blends,' and it's delicious. Read More »

Music Review: Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’


If you thought Alabama Shakes had a great debut album, their sophomore release 'Sound & Color' will only make you love this band more. Read More »