Yak: Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness [Album Review]
Apr16

Yak: Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness [Album Review]

Yak Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness Third Man Records/Virgin EMI [2019] Who: London trio delivers the follow up to 2016’s Alas Salvation. Sound: Yak conjures screwball blues, with stabs of grandeur, psychedelics, struggle, and politics. There’s a real reason they caught the attention of Jack White, Jason Pierce (Spiritualized), and Jay Watson (Tame Impala, GUM, Pond). TFN Final Take: Danial Taylor described Yak’s...

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Mott The Hopple ’74: US Tour [Concert Review]
Apr15

Mott The Hopple ’74: US Tour [Concert Review]

Mott The Hoople ’74 w/ Dream Syndicate; Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH – Saturday, April 6, 2019 If the sold out appearance of Mott The Hoople ’74 at the old Masonic theater in Cleveland proved anything on Saturday night, it was that Ian Hunter, the sunglass wearing ’79 year old at the heart of the band, is the ultimate embodiment of the words: “Rock and Roll Star,” which goes all the way back to a Mick Ralph’s song on the...

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The Flaming Lips: King’s Mouth – Music And Songs [Album Review]
Apr12

The Flaming Lips: King’s Mouth – Music And Songs [Album Review]

The Flaming Lips King’s Mouth: Music And Songs Warner Bros. Records [2019] Fire Note Says: The Flaming Lips return from the cosmos to spread their tale of the King that saved us all! Album Review: Within The Flaming Lips ethos, Record Store Day has always been held in high regard. Record ideas include: A Various Artists record pressed with the performers blood inside, a collaboration with Dogfish Head brewing for a beer infused...

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Steve Earle & The Dukes: Guy [Album Review]
Apr11

Steve Earle & The Dukes: Guy [Album Review]

Steve Earle & The Dukes Guy New West Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Like his previous tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle serves up a collection of Guy Clark songs that celebrate his songwriting catalog. Album Review: Given the current state of popular country music, it should surprise us that what gets labeled Outlaw Country, or Americana, or alt/country these days often has a strong bias toward the traditional and an...

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Lonesome Shack: Desert Dreams [Album Review]
Apr09

Lonesome Shack: Desert Dreams [Album Review]

Lonesome Shack Desert Dreams Alive Naturalsound Records [2019] Who: Lonesome Shack is a trio based out of Bellingham, WA. They now come to us by way of London in the UK. Sound: Dirty, Delta, foot stompin’ blues. TFN Final Take: We’ve had our ear on Lonesome Shack ever since they released their Alive Naturalsound debut, More Primitive. In a world that needed the goovin’ chug of rudimentary blues, Lonesome Shack provided a breath of...

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Jenny Lewis: On The Line [Album Review]
Apr08

Jenny Lewis: On The Line [Album Review]

Jenny Lewis On The Line Warner Bros. Records [2019] Album Review: Jenny Lewis’ fourth solo album, On The Line, recalls an era when pop music still leaned heavily on live musicians playing sessions together in the studio, and not computerized midi keyboards and drum beats per minute. Singer/songwriters like Carly Simon, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt often depended on a crew of stellar studio players that at times became as...

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