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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Plus Michael J Thomas, The War on Drugs, Peter Bernstein

There seems to be a wonderful thing happening with bands. They are throwing out the rulebooks that are carefully crafted by suits and industry insiders to make genre-bending gems. Pensacola’s Chainsaw Kelly melds bluesy soul, bluegrass charm, and rock sensibilities into a certain kind of southern magic...
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Plus John Pizzarelli, Linkin Park, Dark Star Coven

The bad news is this is Baselga’s final album of Isaac Albeniz’s piano works. The good news is that the first eight are already out, so you can have an instant set. Albeniz was a Spanish composer who lived from 1860 to 1909, an exciting, active period in art history...
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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Plus Kirk Knuffke, Paracosm, Vince Berman

If I had to give this review a title, it would be “A Battle of Two Generations.” One generation is the legion of people who grew up listening to Jay-Z and appreciate his wordplay and his journey. Most importantly, they appreciate his ability to be a topnotch lyricist with the ability to tell stories and deliver jewels...
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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Plus Chris Cornell, Allman Brothers Band

Flow Tribe dishes out all-new funktastic tunes and reveals some new directions. The standout track “You Know What It’s About” has a synthesizer hook and vibe similar to Morris Day and the Time. This is still Flow Tribe in rare form with catchy melodies, big New Orleans horns, and danceable grooves...