Arthur Buck: Arthur Buck [Album Review]
Jul17

Arthur Buck: Arthur Buck [Album Review]

Arthur Buck Arthur Buck New West Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck create a particularly relevant and meaningful artistic effort. Album Review: According to the bio on the artist website, the collaboration of singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur and former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been organic and spontaneous from the get-go. Arthur, with over a dozen solo albums to his...

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Jim James: Uniform Distortion [Album Review]
Jul16

Jim James: Uniform Distortion [Album Review]

Jim James Uniform Distortion ATO Records [2018] Fire Note Says: My Morning Jacket’s Jim James delves into some nostalgia for guitar driven pop/rock, fun, hooky songs, and simpler times. Album Review: It’s just like the spirited Jim James, best known as the leader, singer/songwriter and guitarist with My Morning Jacket, to deliver a guitar oriented rock album the same year that Gibson guitars went bankrupt, and some critics claiming...

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Weezer & Pixies Summer Tour [Concert Review]
Jul10

Weezer & Pixies Summer Tour [Concert Review]

Weezer & Pixies w/ Special Guest The Wombats: North American Summer Tour 2018; Riverbend Music Center; Cincinnati, OH – Friday, July 6, 2018 As if giving alternative rock fans a gift, temperatures dropped overnight Thursday, so that after a blistering 4th of July holiday in the mid-90’s, Friday night’s weather was perfect for a night of live music at Riverbend. Add to that the wise pairing of the iconic indie rock band, the...

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Gaz Coombes: World’s Strongest Man [Album Review]
Jul05

Gaz Coombes: World’s Strongest Man [Album Review]

Gaz Coombes World’s Strongest Man Hot Fruit / Caroline International [2018] Fire Note Says: Third solo album from Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes is a reflective, modern pop affair. Album Review: Britain’s Supergrass, running their course in the 90’s and 00’s, were popular throughout the UK and Europe, but never quite got the attention they deserved in the U.S. Part of another wave of Brit-pop around the same time as Blur and Oasis,...

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Derri Daugherty: The Color Of Dreams [Album Review]
Jun27

Derri Daugherty: The Color Of Dreams [Album Review]

Derri Daugherty The Color of Dreams Lo-Fidelity Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Singer and guitarist with The Choir, and side bands Lost Dogs and Kerosene Halo, strikes off for a more personal solo album, backed by friends from Jars of Clay and Sixpence NTR. Album Review: Back in 2016, Derri Daugherty, the lead vocalist and guitarist in The Choir, who just released a new album, Bloodshot, at the beginning of the month, ran a...

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