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Music Review: Steve Howe – ‘Anthology’


Rhino’s two-disc retrospective of the Yes guitarist’s solo work is a must-have for prog rock enthusiasts. Read More »

Tech Review: BackBeat SENSE Headphones from Plantronics

BackBeat SENSE Headphones

BackBeat SENSE Headphones are a cut above the competitors in their price range, and their comfort is so good you might even forget you're wearing them. Read More »

An Interview with Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones

The GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter discusses her first album of original material in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire, yielding intimate insight to her songwriting process as well as to the emotional honesty that resonates throughout her music. Read More »

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


Neil Young's rabble-rousing protest rock; Wilco's free, beautiful noise; and The Stones' dress rehearsal for Altamont. 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: Awaken the Empire – ‘Aurora’

Album cover art for Aurora, the debut full-length album from Awaken the Empire.

The debut full-length release from Awaken the Empire, Aurora, has finally dropped. And it has been considerably well worth the wait. 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: ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Lea DeLaria Sings David Bowie on ‘House of David’

Lea delaria

DeLaria is one stylish jazz singer with a voice belied by her television image. Read More »

Music Interview: Ten Questions with Awaken the Empire

Awaken the Empire promotional photo

In part two of my three-part piece on Seattle-based quartet, Awaken the Empire, I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with the band members to get to know them all a little better. Read More »

Music Review: Sperry Alan – ‘Before Our Time’

Sperry Alan 'Before Our Time'

Sperry Alan turned a very difficult experience into an inspirational album. Read More »