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Music Review: The George Gee Swing Orchestra – ‘Swing Makes You Happy!’

Swing Makes You Happy final cover

'Swing Makes You Happy!' deserves that exclamation point in the title. Read More »

Music Review: Jellyfish – ‘Bellybutton’ and ‘Spilt Milk’ 2-CD Reissues

Jellyfish Spilt Milk

Omnivore is reissuing the great power pop band's two early-'90s studio albums in comprehensive remastered two-CD sets with the original tracks plus dozens of demo and live tracks. Read More »

Music Review: Wrongchilde – Gold Blooded

Wrongchilde-Gold Blooded

As side projects go, this isn't one for which I can fault the artist. He recognized he had created something that didn’t fit his previously constructed pigeonhole and gave it a voice anyway. Read More »

Music Review: The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra – ‘Future Steps: Live at Jazzaar Festival 2014 Aarau, Switzerland’

Future Steps

This is an album with a truly excellent big band sound, ideal to calm any worries for the future of jazz. Read More »

Music Review: Drive-By Truckers – ‘English Ocean Deluxe/Black Ice Verite’ [2-CD/DVD Edition]

drive by truckers

The ultimate CD/DVD package for fans of the Drive-By Truckers and a must for those who love Southern rock music in general. Read More »

Music Review: Lyn Stanley Sings ‘Potions [From the ’50s]’

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Sexy and seductive—these are the best words to describe the vocals of Lyn Stanley. Read More »

Music Review: Pianist Els Biesemans – ‘Winterreise’ (Liszt Transcriptions of Songs by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Chopin)

Els Biesemans Winterreise

The pianist offers exceptional renditions on a restored 180-year-old fortepiano. Read More »

Music Review: Solo Sax from Branford Marsalis – ‘In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral’


Marsalis understands what a solo recital needs and clearly he is up to the task. Read More »

Music Review: Rod Stewart – Box Set of First Five Albums (1969-1974)

Rod Stewart 1971 Wikimedia Commons/Mercury Records

The vinyl box set of Rod Stewart's first five albums is a must-have for all of Stewart's many fans. Read More »

Music Review: XTRMST – ‘XTRMST’

XTRMST album art

Davey Havok and Jade Puget have made strides with XTRMST to revitalize the mid-era of punk, the era of early- to mid-'90s punk, the era of Green Day, of Rage Against the Machine, of the Offspring, full force into the 2010s. Read More »