Beck: Hyperspace [Album Review]
Nov26

Beck: Hyperspace [Album Review]

Beck Hyperspace Capitol Record [2019] Album Review: It has been a fun and curious thing to watch the evolution of Beck’s musical career from his breakout single, Loser in 1994 with its mix of lo-hi folk, hip-hop and blues influence and 2017’s Colors which was all glossy, polished synth pop with an 80’s retro vibe. In the intervening years, we got Odelay, which seemed to take the kinetic energy of Loser to the next level with its...

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters: “Just Trust” Tour [Concert Review]
Nov25

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: “Just Trust” Tour [Concert Review]

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: “Just Trust” Tour; Taft Theatre; Cincinnati, OH – Tuesday, November 19, 2019 It’s strangely comforting that the once famously “angry young man,” Elvis Costello can still surprise and challenge an audience at the age of 65, 42 years after his debut album. The very artist who got banned from “Saturday Night Live” for playing the forbidden song, “Radio Radio,” with the prophetic lyric “I want to...

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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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