album review: Hells Fire Sinners

Hells Fire Sinners Songs You Can Die To                 “We did all these tracks in, like, two to three takes.  We wanted it to sound as real as it could, so we kept everything pretty bare bones.” That’s what Alan Dude from Hells Fire Sinners told me when he sent me his band’s new album…

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Album Review: J.B. Beverley

J.B. Beverley Stripped To the Root   This record was released in 2013.  It’s now coming up on half way through 2014 and I’m still trying to write a review that does it justice.  What you’re reading here will constitute the product of the final effort.  And I damn sure hope it’s good.  Because the…

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feature: Nik Havert at the Johnny Cash Museum

The Johnny Cash Museum Nashville, TN             The recently opened Johnny Cash Museum in downtown Nashville is a must-visit place for all fans of the Man in Black, or anyone who enjoys classic country music or bad ass mofo’s. It’s not a huge place, and you’re not allowed to take photos inside, but it’s packed…

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Album Review: Night Beats

Night Beats  Sonic Bloom             Word has it that Night Beats (Danny Lee on guitar and vocals, Tarek Wegner on bass and vocals, James Traeger on drums) were signed to a label within six weeks of self-releasing their debut EP (H-Bomb) in 2010.  I can believe it, because their first full-length record, Night Beats, was…

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Album Review: Golden Animals

Golden Animals  Hear Eye Go Every review I’ve written for Outlaw Magazine or Kick Ass Music Women has been completed after I’ve heard the album in question a few times.  Not this time.  I’m going to review Hear Eye Go by Golden Animals “live.”  The thoughts you are about to read are pure and unfiltered. …

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Album Review: Froth – Patterns

Froth  Patterns    This band was started as a joke, but Patterns by Froth (Joo-Joo Ashworth, Jeff Fribourg, Jeremy Katz, and Cameron Allen) is no laughing matter.  What was originally meant to be a goofy art project involving a record without music on it has turned into a full-blown album of jangly, lovely psychedelia. The…

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Feature: Franklin On the Boss

  SPRINGSTEEN  (Ed. note:  Final installment in our three-piece look back at Bruce Springsteen’s music on the 30th anniversary of the release of Born In The USA.)   I.              According to Merriam-Webster, synesthesia is: 1:   a concomitant sensation; especially:   a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than…

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Feature: Pilot on Springsteen

  (Ed. note:  2nd in a series of 3 articles looking at the impact of Bruce Springsteen’s music and work through a personal lens.  The series will conclude tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4, with Michael Franklin’s look back on the 30th anniversary of the release of Born In The USA.  Today, Dave Pilot takes a turn…

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