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Music CD/DVD Review: Richard Thompson Band - 'Live at Rockpalast' Box Set

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 UT

These 1983-84 concerts feature a mix of uptempo originals, dark ballads and slow rockers, and traditional folk numbers. Taken together, they showcase Thompson's brilliant songwriting and aggressive, sometimes psychedelic guitar wizardry.

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Music DVD Review: Black Sabbath - 'The End'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 UT

Other than The Beatles, Black Sabbath is perhaps the most influential band in rock history. February 4, 2017 is forever marked as the final date of their last ever tour. It was a one of a kind celebration of their enduring legacy. And the Angelic Sessions is a bonus treat.

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Music Review: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - 'Wind River - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 UT

Cave and Ellis impress with their continued collaboration in this memorable body of work, which comes highly recommended.

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Music Review: ARJUN - 'Gravity'

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:00:00 UT

ARJUN displays the potency of a power trio on 'Gravity,' the last in a planned trilogy of album releases.

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Interview with Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 06:00:00 UT

"We want fans to come to our shows and experience something magical," says Freddie Morales, lead vocalist of Depeche Mode tribute band Strangelove.

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After 30 Years, Rock Dreams Come True for San Antonio Talent

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 05:00:00 UT

An original rock musical makes its long-awaited debut at San Antonio's Josephine Theatre.

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Music Reviews: Bassist Jeff Dingler - 'In Transit' and Flutist Nestor Torres - 'Jazz Flute Traditions'

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 05:00:00 UT

Dingler smoothly fuses Ethiopian musical traditions with jazz, while Torres's winning new album is a feast for both heart and mind.

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Concert Review: Gerard Schwarz Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra with Violist Jordan Bak (NYC, Oct 26 2017)

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

Jordan Bak, a marvelous young violist, helped remind us that 20th-century American composers kept audiences in mind even as they created original, boundary-breaking concert music.

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Music Review: Various Artists - 'Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel 1951-1965'

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

Concord Music assembled this blast of classic gospel from the 1950s and '60s expressly to show the direct and multifaceted influence of gospel music on secular soul and rock 'n' roll. In addition to its historical and musicological interest, it's pure enjoyment any old way (but if you have a record player, get the 3-LP vinyl edition.)

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Music Blu-ray Review: The Who - 'Tommy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall'

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

The Who, 2017 incarnation, rocks the Royal Albert Hall with a complete reading of their landmark rock opera 'Tommy' and select gems from throughout their career.

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Concert Review: Camille O'Sullivan Sings Jacques Brel (NYC, Oct 19 2017)

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

The Irish-French chanteuse strikes a teetering balance between a kaleidoscope of rocky personal emotional and an homage to a great inspiration.

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Music Review: Eyal Vilner Big Band - 'Hanukkah'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

Traditional Hanukkah songs are reimagined in a big band production with 1940s-style swing.

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Music Review: Toni Jannotta - 'My Little Heart, Ruthie'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

It's a touching story set to musical scores that mirror the emotions expressed in the lyrics.

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Music Review: RK Dawkins - 'Journey'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

RK Dawkins offers a pleasing escape from the burdens of reality for audiences.

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Music Review: Jackie Allen - 'Rose Fingered Dawn'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:00:00 UT

Rose Fingered Dawn, concentrates on telling the stories behind the lyrics, desiring to touch listeners emotions.

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