Dan Luke And The Raid: Out Of The Blue [Album Review]
Nov20

Dan Luke And The Raid: Out Of The Blue [Album Review]

Dan Luke And The Raid Out Of The Blue New West Records [2019] Album Review: I knew I wanted to review the debut album by Dan Luke and the Raid when I first caught their “Exoskeleton” video in a random moment online. Something about these twenty year olds having their way with a couple piñatas and the music’s back-to-basics rock essentials made a connection. But it was only after a few listens of this elemental rock effort, that I...

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Daniel Martin Moore: Never Look Away [Album Review]
Nov18

Daniel Martin Moore: Never Look Away [Album Review]

Daniel Martin Moore Never Look Away Ok/SofaBurn Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Kentucky folk singer/songwriter returns with 9th album of heart-felt songs. Album Review: If we’re not careful, the latest album from Kentucky folk singer/songwriter Daniel Martin Moore could easily get lost in all the commotion of noisy new releases that are seeking to make a big splash on the music scene. The former Peace Corps volunteer, first won a...

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Wilco: Ode To Joy Tour [Concert Review]
Nov13

Wilco: Ode To Joy Tour [Concert Review]

Wilco Ode to Joy Tour w/ Special Guest Deep Sea Diver; Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH – Saturday, November 9, 2019 “Cincinnati, I’ve got to say, you are really bringing it,” stated Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy about 2/3rds of the way through their performance at the Taft Theatre on Saturday night. Tweedy is not one of those performers who feels the need to pump up the crowd each night, assuring them that they are “the best crowd we’ve...

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Tegan And Sara: Hey, I’m Just Like You [Album Review]
Nov07

Tegan And Sara: Hey, I’m Just Like You [Album Review]

Tegan And Sara Hey, I’m Just Like You Sire Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Canadian duo Tegan and Sara give fresh recordings to songs written when they were teenagers on their ninth studio album. Album Review: Twins, Tegan and Sara Quin quite naturally tend to do a lot of things together. For instance, earlier this year they co-authored a memoir charting their teenage years, describing their early musical careers and how each of them...

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Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Colorado [Album Review]
Nov04

Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Colorado [Album Review]

Neil Young with Crazy Horse Colorado Reprise Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Neil Young regroups with Crazy Horse and Nils Lofgren, for an album that’s a mix of militant guitar activism on behalf of Mother Nature, and some nostalgia for an earlier time. Album Review: “You might say I’m an old white guy” Neil Young confesses in the 13 minute song “She Showed Me Love.” It’s the one song longer than 6 minutes on his new album with his...

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