Rick Rude: Verb For Dreaming [Album Review]
Nov19

Rick Rude: Verb For Dreaming [Album Review]

Rick Rude Verb For Dreaming Exploding in Sound Records [2018] Who: New Hampshire’s Rick Rude follow up their brilliant debut with a fine LP that is full of ideas and styles. Sound: Verb for Dreaming sees Rick Rude continuing their penchant for varied styles of rock wrapped up in a LP format. TFN Final Take: Rick Rude’s follow up to their satisfying debut, Make Mine Tuesday, with Verb for Dreaming and for the most part, the results are...

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An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]
Nov16

An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour; Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH – Friday, November 9, 2018 On Friday night the big band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks took the stage at the Palace Theatre for two solid sets that would lead anyone with good ears and an awareness of the roots music of American experience to conclude they are one of the best and most versatile groups currently on the scene. And, it’s not an exaggeration to call this a...

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Kurt Vile: Bottle It In [Album Review]
Nov15

Kurt Vile: Bottle It In [Album Review]

Kurt Vile Bottle It In Matador Records [2018] Who: Co-founder of War on Drugs, Vile is a singer-songwriter that is now on his seventh solo record and has been on Matador Records since 2011. He also released a record with Courtney Barnett last year. Sound: Vile has a very laidback and drifting guitar rock approach that is both like Neil Young and Sonic Youth. TFN Final Take: Bottle It In comes to us from Kurt Vile after a string of...

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Charles Bradley: Black Velvet [Album Review]
Nov13

Charles Bradley: Black Velvet [Album Review]

Charles Bradley Black Velvet Dunham/Daptone Records [2018] Who: Charles Bradley’s life is celebrated with this posthumous release. Sound: Bradley’s records were consistent with Daptone records revivalist approach, which offered plenty of funk and soul from the heart. TFN Final Take: It is always hard to say goodbye and when Charles Bradley passed away on September 23, 2017 there was a moment where music just stopped. It...

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Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues [Album Review]
Nov12

Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues [Album Review]

Billy F Gibbons & the BFG’s Big Bad Blues Concord Music [2018] Fire Note Says: ZZ Top guitarist goes back to explore his blues roots on his sophomore solo outing. Album Review: Okay, this no doubt shows my age, but there was a time before ZZ Top was best known for “Sharp Dressed Man” – with its synthesizer enhanced rock sound and touring with five female dancers who were at times a few scant inches of lycra away from “adult...

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Laura Grace & The Devouring Mothers: Bought To Rot [Album Review]
Nov09

Laura Grace & The Devouring Mothers: Bought To Rot [Album Review]

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Bought To Rot Bloodshot Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Laura Jane Grace steps away from Against Me! for a more personal, intimate and immediate album backed with her rhythm section, The Devouring Mothers. Album Review: When Laura Jane Grace sang Transgender Dysphoria Blues with her band Against Me!, how “we can’t choose how we’re made,” it’s hard to imagine that she was holding anything...

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