Sad Planets: Akron, Ohio [Album Review]
May30

Sad Planets: Akron, Ohio [Album Review]

Sad Planets Akron, Ohio Tee Pee Records [2019] Album Review: The coming together of two successful rockers with impressive careers to collaborate on a record celebrating their hometown is the kind of idea that sounds great on paper. So, I’m sure that Patrick Carney, the drummer half of The Black Keys, and John Petkovic, who’s played with Guided By Voices, Cobre Verde and Sweet Apple, came together in their common hometown, Akron,...

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The Get Up Kids: Problems [Album Review]
May29

The Get Up Kids: Problems [Album Review]

The Get Up Kids Problems Big Scary Monsters/Polyvinyl Records [2019] Album Review: The Get Up Kids came out of Kansas City in the mid-90s in that second wave of emo, punk/pop bands like Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, and My Chemical Romance. Best remembered for their 1999 release, “Something to Write Home About,” the band broke up after four albums in 2005 only to re-group four years later. Problems, their first full length album in 8...

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Justin Townes Earle: The Saint Of Lost Causes [Album Review]
May24

Justin Townes Earle: The Saint Of Lost Causes [Album Review]

Justin Townes Earle The Saint Of Lost Causes New West Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Justin Townes Earle produces a country songwriting tour de force on his eighth album, The Saint of Lost Causes. Album Review: The Saint of Lost Causes, the eighth album from singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle, is such a solid example from start to finish of traditional country & country/blues songwriting that you could use it as a text book...

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Starflyer 59: Young In My Head [Album Review]
May23

Starflyer 59: Young In My Head [Album Review]

Starflyer 59 Young In My Head Tooth & Nail Records [2019] Fire Note Says: 25 years and 15 albums in, Starflyer 59 wonders aloud if it’s time to go, on a solid album that’s proof he still has plenty to offer. Album Review: If you live long enough, you will get old. That’s a fact of life, and all things considered it certainly beats the hell out of the alternative. It’s been 25 years since, Jason Martin wrote and recorded Starflyer...

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The Dandy Warhols: 25th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]
May16

The Dandy Warhols: 25th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]

The Dandy Warhols w/ The Cosmonauts; 25th Anniversary Tour; First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN – Sunday, May 12, 2019 Before The Dandy Warhols took the stage at the historic First Avenue nightclub, it was obvious that the band viewed this 25th anniversary as a great excuse for a celebration. The first giveaway were the large balloon “2” and “5” at the back on the stage and again on each side, and the pile of white...

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