Review: Michael Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart to His Hands

Review: Michael Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart...
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This three-disc set is a lot to wade through, and it is so eclectic, treading into jazz and rock regions, I can’t imagine any blues fan, guitar enthusiast or fan of the artists Bloomfield worked with not finding the trip worth it.  … read more

Review: Hank 3 – A Fiendish Threat

Review: Hank 3 – A Fiendish Threat
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Hank 3 has always touted his love of aggressive music, such as punk and metal, and the juxtaposition of that with his family heritage and country persona have lent, in no small part, to what makes him a fascinating character.  … read more

Review: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – Year of the Dragon

Review: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – Year of the...
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When it comes to strange and different bands, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo is at the top of my list. I feel like there’s something I just don’t get. … read more

Review: Various Artists – Punk Rock Val 14
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Review: NOFX – Stoke Extinguisher

Review: NOFX – Stoke Extinguisher
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I’m not going to try and convince you to like NOFX—if you’ve been around this music at all, then you know who they are and what they do, but this EP is them doing it at their best. … read more

Review: Hank 3 – Brothers of the 4×4

Review: Hank 3 – Brothers of the 4×4
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If you’re like me and you respect everything Hank 3 does—from the grind metal to his early traditional country work, and everything in between, but you wish he’d focus on making honest-to-goodness country music, a honky-tonk-as-hell kinda record, then this is for you.  … read more

Review: Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves – Canyons

Review: Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves – Canyons
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Rollicking blues-thumping rock n’ roll bleeds out of these guys. Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves are a full-throttle rock band with a full, rich sound that is as colorful and as it is raw. Wollard, who’s also in Hot Water Music, takes several steps closer to a more roots-influenced rock sound than he’s done in the past. His song writing, always at a high level, seems to have gone even higher, probably due to the fact that he’s the clearly at the helm of these Ship Thieves, and Canyons is very much his vision. … read more

Review: C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo

Review: C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
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C.W. Stoneking = The Pinehill Haints + Screamin’ Jay Hawkins + T-Model Ford … read more