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The Weekly Music Magazine CD Sampler Review

Every month, I read many music magazines. Several of them have sampler CDs that have both known and lesser-known artists. There’s nothing like the sense of discovery you feel when you stumble across a great song, for the first time. This column covers my sense of discovery of the tracks that made a strong impression on me. Read More »

Jungle Madness: Martin Denny 1911-2005

The pop music world has lost a legend. Although the career of "Tiki Sound" (also known as "Exotica") pioneer Martin Denny falls squarely outside of rock music, his rediscovery in the 90's by hipster "cocktail" bands like Combustible Edison, Stereolab, The Moog Cookbook, Love Jones and others merit him a salute at Blogcritics. Read More »

SXSW 2005 March 11 – 20 Austin, TX

The annual SXSW is taking place March 11 – 20, 2005 and features a film component in the first week and a music component the second week, featuring performances by a whopping 1300 bands!! For those of us who can’t make it, hundreds of the bands have provided MP3s that you can download. Peruse the first day’s schedule of performers ... Read More »

A Guitar of the Americas

Latin America Does Not Exist . . . Who is Latin in Central America? What delicate Read More »

Richard Bona @ Jazz Standard

On Friday, I finally got to see a show I have been looking forwards to for quite some time. Ever since I saw Bona play for the first time, to be precise. Tonight was Richard Bona as a solo artist, not as a side man. I had some very high expectations for this show. In some ways, things were less ... Read More »

Los Lonely Boys – Texican Style (Live In Austin)

Los Lonely Boys are comprised of the three Garza brothers: Henry on guitar, Jo Jo on bass, and Ringo on the drums (what else). They had already made a name for themselves in the Texas and Southeast club circuit, thanks to their smoldering live performances, but with the release of their self-titled debut album, around the end of 2003, it ... Read More »

Barbados Jazz Festival – Keys In the Caribbean

Now that it’s December in Ohio, it’s getting harder to pretend that the weather doesn’t suck and will continue to suck more or less relentlessly for the next four or five months. This morning it was in the upper-30s (F) with 45mph winds, taking out the power (briefly) and tossing trash can lids like frisbees. Barbados in January sounds pretty ... Read More »