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Lance Lopez: Tell the Truth Review

The cover of Lance Lopez’s Tell the Truth features Lopez sitting on an amp in the middle of nowhere. He’s holding a Les Paul, his fingers seemingly caught in mid-solo. ‘Oh no,’ I thought. ‘This is going to be 45 minutes of endless guitar overplaying.’ But Lopez proved me wrong with a tasteful collection of […]

Victor Wainwright & The Train Review

This eponymous offering is the sixth offering from Mr. Wainwright in his various guises. Joined by stalwarts Billy Dean on drums, relative newbie Terrence Grayson on bass and the incredible guitarist Pat Harrington, Victor takes you on a journey imploring in the title track “If you wanna boogie get aboard this train, get yourself a […]

The Bad Flowers: Starting Gun Review

Starting Gun is the debut studio album by English hard rock band The Bad Flowers featuring Tom Leighton on vocals and guitar, Dale Tonks on bass and Karl Selickis on drums. It’s a breathtaking record by one of the most exciting new bands on the rock scene today. The album was recorded at Vigo Studios, […]

Billy Walton Band: Soul of a Man Review

The Billy Walton Band website is, conjuring up images of tacky bar bands wearing their Springsteen influence like a tattered denim vest. The URL is unnecessarily self-deprecating as the Billy Walton Band is actually a versatile, horn-propelled group and Soul of a Man, their latest album, shows a band capable of executing different styles […]

Jane Lee Hooker: Spiritus Review

New York’s punk/blues girl band, follow up their 2016 covers debut No B! with a collection of mostly original material, but the noise levels remain intact.

Bernard Allison: Let It Go Review

Bernard Allison is the son of the legendary bluesman, Luther Allison. I want to get that fact out of the way early, because lineage is always a factor when an artist has a famous parent. But Bernard Allison isn’t just some kind of novelty act cashing in on a famous name, as evidenced both by […]

Danielle Nicole: Cry No More Review

Danielle Nicole delights fans with her second album Cry No More. This is an album that is clearly within the same realm as her debut album Wolf Den, and yet there is significantly more risk taking and growth.

The Sheepdogs: Changing Colours Review

The Sheepdogs’ new album Changing Colours, out now on Dine Alone Records (U.S.) and Warner Music (Canada), makes the 1970s rock scene sound like it’s alive and well–basically, it’s the Sheepdogs doing what they do best. More than two years have passed since the Sheepdogs released their last album Future Nostalgia, and more than six […]

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