Guided By Voices: Space Gun [Album Review]
Mar22

Guided By Voices: Space Gun [Album Review]

Guided By Voices Space Gun GBV, Inc. [2018] Fire Note Says: Robert Pollard and his band of merry men use every trick in the book and create a masterpiece. Album Review: I have been a fan of Guided By Voices since I first heard Bee Thousand way back in 1994. It seemed timeless yet still of its time, perfect pop tunes recorded as imperfectly as humanly possible. It also seemed like the well would never dry up as album after album of...

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Guided By Voices: Ogre’s Trumpet [Album Review]
Mar01

Guided By Voices: Ogre’s Trumpet [Album Review]

Guided By Voices Ogre’s Trumpet GBV, Inc. [2018] Fire Note Says: The latest incarnation of a legendary band proves they’re still a deadly live act. Album Review: Sometimes bands release live albums as nothing more than sleazy cash grabs or they may be bankrupt of new and original ideas so they endlessly repackage past glories. But every now and then the reason for a live album’s existence is obvious – and this...

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Prog 2017: The Year In Review
Dec11

Prog 2017: The Year In Review

Progressive Rock is not dead. It’s been relegated to the back of the line but it refuses to go away. And this is the time of year I get to reflect on all of the previous twelve month’s worth of proggy goodness that my ears have received. Yeah, it’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it. There’s an endless supply of records and bands from around the globe – more so each year, it seems. This is...

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Bully: Losing [Album Review]
Nov07

Bully: Losing [Album Review]

Bully Losing Sub Pop Records [2017] Fire Note Says:The sophomore slump stings Nashville band – despite the band’s good intentions. Album Review: Nostalgia is a tricky thing. Go too far in one direction and you’re a tribute act, not far enough and you’re panned for being too derivative. There’s a delicate balance at play. Bully know all about it. Their excellent debut, 2015’s Feels Like, walked the...

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Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman: North American Tour 2017 [Concert Review]
Sep18

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman: North American Tour 2017 [Concert Review]

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman: Fraze Pavillion, Kettering, Ohio – Sept. 12, 2017 The “New” Version of Yes hit all the right notes! As a newly-minted member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame you would think that all would be peace and love in Yes world. In case you haven’t been following along with their internal politics … shortly after bass legend Chris Squire passed away in 2015, the other...

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