Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live 2019 [Concert Review]
Aug12

Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live 2019 [Concert Review]

Jeff Lynne’s ELO w/ Dhani Harrison; ELO Live Tour 2019; Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH – Tuesday, July 30, 2019 When Jeff Lynne played ten shows in the U.S. in August of 2018, his first concerts with the Electric Light Orchestra in 35 years, and then announced 20 more dates for this summer it felt like this was going to be the “don’t miss” event of 2019, and I’m glad I went with the feeling. When the tour stopped in Columbus last...

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Beck & Cage The Elephant w/ Spoon: The Night Running Tour 2019 [Concert Review]
Aug09

Beck & Cage The Elephant w/ Spoon: The Night Running Tour 2019 [Concert Review]

Beck & Cage The Elephant w/ Spoon & Wild Belle; The Night Running Tour 2019; Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH – Friday, August 2, 2019 Anybody who saw Beck appear in the “Echo In the Canyon” movie, a film celebrating the music from the LA area in the late 60’s and early 70’s, performing the song “Goin’ Back” (a Carole King song made popular by Dusty Springfield and also recorded by the Byrds) with Jakob Dylan, might...

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The Dream Syndicate: These Times [Album Review]
Aug08

The Dream Syndicate: These Times [Album Review]

The Dream Syndicate These Times ANTI- [2019] Album Review: The Dream Syndicate is a band with two distinct periods of activity, with singer/songwriter Steve Wynn as the thread that connects the two. Active throughout the 80’s, the band’s first incarnation was part of the so-called Paisley Underground, a collection of So. California bands that tended to mix of 60’s psychedelia, vocal harmonies a la The Byrds, and electric guitar jams...

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Ty Segall: First Taste [Album Review]
Aug06

Ty Segall: First Taste [Album Review]

Ty Segall First Taste Drag City Records [2019] Who: Cali rocker Ty Segall returns with another batch of creative tracks. Sound: Without a guitar, Ty Segall still can bring his brand of indie psychedelia rock. TFN Final Take: Ty Segall has been pushing his limits on every release since his earliest days. He loves new sounds and doesn’t want to make the same record twice which you can easily hear by just stepping backwards into his...

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Young Guv: GUV I [Album Review]
Aug01

Young Guv: GUV I [Album Review]

Young Guv GUV I Run For Cover Records [2019] Who: Young Guv is the solo project of Ben Cook. Since 2008, he has released a solid number of singles and EPs, plus two full-lengths. Sound: Sweet perfect power pop that will have you thinking Teenage Fanclub, Fountains of Wayne and Superdrag all wrapped into one Young Guv package. TFN Final Take: You can never keep a great power pop record down and Young Guv’s new GUV I hits all the right...

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CFM: Soundtrack To An Empty Room [Album Review]
Jul31

CFM: Soundtrack To An Empty Room [Album Review]

CFM Soundtrack To An Empty Room In The Red Records [2019] Who: Charles Francis Moothart aka CFM releases another satisfying psych fuzz-rock LP. Sound: Soundtrack to an Empty Room is Moothart’s most introspective and laidback album to date. TFN Final Take: Soundtrack to an Empty Room is Charles Francis Moothart’s third solo LP as CFM. Fans of his other endeavors with Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, and Fuzz will be more than satisfied with...

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