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Reviews and Features For July 2024
Quick Flicks: Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Hollywood Bowl with Orchestra To Bonamassas credit he lets the music do the talking, there is no stage patter or band introduction, just one helluva good time Read the full Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Hollywood Bowl with Orchestra review

Hot In The City: Big Shows Coming To Phoenix Include Journey And Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Megadeth Theres an amazing slate of exciting concerts coming up in Phoenix, including legendary rock bands and one very funny comedian. Our list starts with a gigantic triple bill! Read the full Big Shows Coming To Phoenix Include Journey And Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Megadeth review

Little Richard - Right Now! With this Omnivore Recordings reissue of his 1973 album Right Now! is a chance to delve deeper into the soulful side of his vast catalog Read the full Little Richard - Right Now! review

Aatmaa - Cataclysm These are definitely not carefree pop songs but Aatmaa are mesmerizing here as they explore the blackness that so often permeates the soul. Read the full Aatmaa - Cataclysm review

The dB's - Stands for deciBels Its easy to hear here why Stands for deciBels has the place in rock history that it does. Read the full The dB's - Stands for deciBels review

Live: Brit Floyd Rocks Phoenix It was a wondrous evening of progressive rock music as Brit Floyd, the premiere Pink Floyd tribute act, brought their 2024 Pulse World Tour to downtown Phoenix Read the full Brit Floyd Rocks Phoenix review

The Blues: Ladies Edition - Sue Foley, Bex Marshall and more Our spotlight on ladies with the blues listens to new releases from Bex Marshall, Deb Ryder, Patti Parks, Katie Knipp and the one and only Sue Foley. Read the full Ladies Edition - Sue Foley, Bex Marshall and more review

Reviews and Features For June 2024
Battle of the Band: Burrito Brothers This time out the Flying Burrito Brothers battle it out with their kinfolk the Burrito Brothers. Read the full Battle of the Band: Burrito Brothers review

Sites and Sounds: The Mountain USA Music Festival Coming to Gatlinburg, Tennessee Great White, Joan Jett and Tesla will be headlining the three-day, late summer Mountain USA Music Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Read the full The Mountain USA Music Festival Coming to Gatlinburg, Tennessee review

Live: The Pixies and Modest Mouse Rock Chicago While the Pixies are a reminder of the punk aesthetic, their in-your-face and unrelenting performances are every bit as primal in 2024 as they were in 1991 Read the full The Pixies and Modest Mouse Rock Chicago review

Caught In The Act: New Kids on the Block Live 2024 This past Saturday night, the Credit One Amphitheater in Tinley Park, Illinois, was transported back to the golden era of pop and hip-hop Read the full New Kids on the Block Live 2024 review

Black Country Communion - V Its been seven years since Black Country Communion put out a record and this, their fifth release, is so good that itll not only thrill those whove been waiting but also easily tide them over for another seven years if it has to. Read the full Black Country Communion - V review

Sites and Sounds: Little Steven's Underground Garage Cruise Social Distortion, X and Rocket from the Crypt are set to headline the inaugural Little Stevens Underground Garage Cruise in May 2025. Read the full Little Steven's Underground Garage Cruise review

Father's Day Gift Guide Part 2 Still need gift ideas for Fathers Day? Weve got plenty! Here are some ideas for gifts that we think dad would really enjoy. Fathers Day 2024 is June 16. Read the full Father's Day Gift Guide Part 2 review

Father's Day Gift Guide Part 1 Fathers Day 2024 is almost here; dads special day is Sunday June 16. Here we offer up some suggestions for gifts for dear old dad and theres not a tie among them! Read the full Father's Day Gift Guide Part 1 review

Hot In The City: Meet Ozzy Osbourne at Mad Monster Party Arizona 2024 Heres a rare chance for fans in Arizona to meet the legendary Ozzy Osbourne when the Mad Monster Party comes to metropolitan Phoenix. Read the full Meet Ozzy Osbourne at Mad Monster Party Arizona 2024 review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Florida's Adventure Coast is Ready for Scallops! The Brooksville-Weeki Wachee area on Floridas Adventure Coast is renowned for having lots of fun things for visitors to do, not the least of which is to see one of the world famous mermaid shows at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Read the full Florida's Adventure Coast is Ready for Scallops! review

Deep Inside the Blues: Photographs and Interviews by Margo Cooper This coffee table-style hardcover tome is impressive in myriad ways, not the least of which is the collection of photos that Cooper presents Read the full Deep Inside the Blues: Photographs and Interviews by Margo Cooper review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Sammy Hagar Opens Sammy's Island at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas A poolside tropical oasis in Las Vegas dreamed up by rock n roll superstar Sammy Hagar? Count us in! The hippest new place to party in Vegas is Sammys Island Read the full Sammy Hagar Opens Sammy's Island at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas review

Reviews and Features For May 2024
Travel News, Trips and Tips: Austria Wants to Know 'What's Your Sign?' Whats your sign? It might sound like a cheesy pickup line but in this case its a question being asked in all seriousness by one of Europes most desirable travel destinations, Austria Read the full Austria Wants to Know 'What's Your Sign?' review

On The Record: The Hu, On Thorns I Lay and Psygnosis Our spotlight on new vinyl is a little bit heavy this time out as we spin titles from The Hu, On Thorns I Lay and Psygnosis. Read the full The Hu, On Thorns I Lay and Psygnosis review

Quick Flicks: Foghat - Slow Ride - Live in Concert Filmed at two shows in Houston in 1999, Slow Ride - Live in Concert features a career-spanning selection of hits and favorites performed by a classic Foghat lineup Read the full Foghat - Slow Ride - Live in Concert review

Sites and Sounds: The Big Easy Cruise: A Feast of Louisiana Music and Food What could possibly be more fun than a weeklong music cruise where all the performers have a kinship to the jubilant music of New Orleans and Louisiana Read the full The Big Easy Cruise: A Feast of Louisiana Music and Food review

Hot In The City: Late Spring Concerts Coming to Arizona Were halfway through spring but concerts in Arizona keep popping up like proverbial May flowers! Here are some upcoming shows that have us really excited. Read the full Late Spring Concerts Coming to Arizona review

Get To Know... Hippies and Cowboys Nashville has a thriving music scene thats being powered by contemporary acts like Hippies and Cowboys, a five-piece rock outfit that has grown a huge fan base Read the full Hippies and Cowboys review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: More Road Trip Essentials Its road trip season and were always on the lookout for cool items to help make your time on the road go smoothly Read the full More Road Trip Essentials review

Sites and Sounds: Mutants Fest Coming to North Little Rock Mutants are about to descend on the peaceful city of North Little Rock, Arkansas! But theres no need to panic or lock yourself in your safe room Read the full Mutants Fest Coming to North Little Rock review

Caught In The Act: Judas Priest Rocks Chicagoland Heavy Metal Parking Lot it was not, but the lot at the Rosemont Theatre Wednesday night was full of Judas Priests Chicago faithful. Read the full Judas Priest Rocks Chicagoland review

Mother's Day Gift Guide Part 2 Dont forget to get a present for mom to celebrate Mothers Day which is May 12, 2024. Here are a few more suggestions for gift items we like including something very cool thatll help mom sleep while music plays just for her. Read the full Mother's Day Gift Guide Part 2 review

Mother's Day Gift Guide Part 1 Mothers Day is always a good time to surprise mom, and with that in mind we offer you our gift guide Read the full Mother's Day Gift Guide Part 1 review

Root 66: New Riders of the Purple Sage- Gene Clark- More Our focus on Americana music listens to vintage music from highly-influential acts New Riders of the Purple Sage and Gene Clark as well as several releases from contemporary artists. Read the full New Riders of the Purple Sage- Gene Clark- More review

Robert Plant, Yes and Willie Nelson Among Stars Coming to Ozarks Amphitheater As is always the case, Ozarks Amphitheater has an amazing lineup of shows set for the summer and into the fall. Read the full Robert Plant, Yes and Willie Nelson Among Stars Coming to Ozarks Amphitheater review

Reviews and Features For April 2024
Live: Heart and Cheap Trick Rock Tampa You cant go wrong with these classic bands that can still deliver in a big way on a Friday night. Theyve been doing it for years and know how to get it done. Read the full Heart and Cheap Trick Rock Tampa review

On the Blue: New Horizons Cruise Days 4 & 5: Starship Lands on the Pearl, Alan Parsons Takes It Home There was still lots of live classic rock music and other fun things taking place during the last two days of the On the Blue: New Horizons cruise. Read the full On the Blue: New Horizons Cruise Days 4 & 5: Starship Lands on the Pearl, Alan Parsons Takes It Home review

On the Blue: New Horizons Cruise Days 2 & 3: Mid-Voyage Fun from Justin Hayward, Uriah Heep and a Few Monkeys! On the second and third days of the cruise more than two dozen concerts took place, including shows from legendary acts Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues and classic hard rockers Uriah Heep Read the full On the Blue: New Horizons Cruise Days 2 & 3: Mid-Voyage Fun from Justin Hayward, Uriah Heep and a Few Monkeys! review

Kandace Springs - Run Your Race Springs is a pianist with a soulful voice, a combination that makes her perfectly suited to jazz and R&B, and jazz-tinged R&B like the albums title cut Read the full Kandace Springs - Run Your Race review

Happy 420! Its only right that the week thats full of stress due to the tax filing deadline also holds a day for relaxing, especially for fans of cannabis Read the full Happy 420! review

On the Blue: New Horizons Cruise Day 1: Marbin Gets the Fun Started The On the Blue: New Horizons cruise took place April 5-10, 2024 aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Pearl Read the full On the Blue: New Horizons Cruise Day 1: Marbin Gets the Fun Started review

Hot In The City: Prog Band Tu-Ner Coming to Phoenix Fans of progressive rock music will be in for a rare treat when Tu-Ner comes to Phoenix May 9, 2024 for a show at The Rhythm Room Read the full Prog Band Tu-Ner Coming to Phoenix review

CINDERS - Going Nowhere This Salt Lake City-based trio hasnt released new music for a few years, here fans can hear what theyre up to now with this four-song EP Read the full CINDERS - Going Nowhere review

Sites and Sounds: Daytona Beach Ready to Rumble with Welcome to Rockville One of the most revered metal and hard rock festivals in the country (and the largest) is set to rattle Daytona Beach, Florida May 9 - 12, 2024 as the Welcome to Rockville festival comes to Daytona International Speedway. Read the full Daytona Beach Ready to Rumble with Welcome to Rockville review

Ross Valory - All of the Above This debut solo album from Valory, long the bass player for superstar rock band Journey, has actually been in the making for almost two decades. Read the full Ross Valory - All of the Above review

A Doll's House - Annum Heres a very impressive debut from a Los Angeles-based band comprised of four guys in their 50s, not the usual circumstances for an act thats just starting out. Read the full A Doll's House - Annum review

5 Star: Judas Priest - Invincible Shield Judas Priest are going to add significantly to their 50 million sold total with this stellar effort. Read the full Judas Priest - Invincible Shield review

Sites and Sounds: Festival Season Heats Up in Arkansas Festival season has arrived in Arkansas. Here are some of the best festivals coming to the state this year, including something special that occurs during Aprils solar eclipse! Read the full Festival Season Heats Up in Arkansas review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Road Trip Essentials We know youre just aching to take to the highway for some out-of-town fun so here we recommend some items to take with you thatll make you safer, healthier, and in the case of some very special sunglasses, the envy of all. Read the full Road Trip Essentials review

Hot In The City: Carin Leon Will Open For The Rolling Stones in Arizona Rising Latin star Carin Leon will be the opening act when The Rolling Stones perform May 7, 2024 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona Read the full Carin Leon Will Open For The Rolling Stones in Arizona review

MorleyView: Chapel Hart Morley spoke with Danica from Chapel Hart this week about their recent success, the amazing Glory Days record and more Read the full Chapel Hart review

Easter Gift Guide Easter is a fun time to give gifts, whether its a basket full of goodies or an individual present. Here we offer some gift ideas that we really like and that we think your gift recipient will too. And youll find a sweet treat at the end! Read the full Easter Gift Guide review

Caught In The Act: Ministry Rocks Chicago Rob Grabowski and Morgan Clifton caught Ministry In The Act during show at the Argon Ballroom in Chicago on March 14th. Check out Robs great photos and Morgans review! Read the full Ministry Rocks Chicago review

RockPile: Spotlight on Season of Mist When were in the mood for metal, were in the mood for Season of Mist, one of the best metal imprints around. Read the full Spotlight on Season of Mist review

Box Sets: Aretha Franklin - A Portrait of the Queen 1970-1974 Flash back to the era of 70s soul with this box set of vinyl albums from the legendary Aretha Franklin. Read the full Aretha Franklin - A Portrait of the Queen 1970-1974 review

Record Store Day: Craft Recordings Announce Record Store Day Vinyl Releases - Collective Soul- Filter- More The anxiously-awaited Record Store Day (RSD), the day that celebrates brick & mortar record stores, is April 20 this year Read the full Craft Recordings Announce Record Store Day Vinyl Releases - Collective Soul- Filter- More review

sic.com/reviews/24/columbia-missouris-true-false-film-fest-part-2-music-and-more" style="text-decoration: none;fontFamily: arial;color: black"> Columbia, Missouri's True/False Film Fest Part 2: Music and More In Part 2 we look at some of the other fun things that occurred during T/F including parties and opportunities to hear great music. Read the full Columbia, Missouri's True/False Film Fest Part 2: Music and More review

Peytan Porter - Grown Its only fitting that Porters new EP is titled Grown- the singer has been releasing recorded music for a few years now and she has indicated that with the new release she feels unfettered as far as conforming to one style is concerned Read the full Peytan Porter - Grown review

Reviews and Features For March 2024
Columbia, Missouri's True/False Film Fest Part 1: Documentaries Galore! The True/False Film Fest, one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in North America, took place February 29 - March 3, 2024 in Columbia, Missouri Read the full Columbia, Missouri's True/False Film Fest Part 1: Documentaries Galore! review

Sites and Sounds: Music Cruises are Red Hot! 2025 Sailings Announced for Shiprocked, Country Music Cruise, Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea X, Outlaw Country Cruise Read the full Music Cruises are Red Hot! review

Reviews and Features For Feburary 2024
Quick Flicks: Long Story Short - Willie Nelson 90 - Live at the Hollywood Bowl If you watched this celebration of Willie Nelsons 90th birthday on network TV you actually only saw part of what went on at the Hollywood Bowl. Read the full Long Story Short - Willie Nelson 90 - Live at the Hollywood Bowl review

Caught In The Act: Mr. Big Live 2024 Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Mr. Big In The Act during show at t the Des Plaines Theatre in Des Plaines, Ill on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Check out Toms review and Robs photos! Read the full Mr. Big Live 2024 review

Hot In The City: Upcoming Arizona Concerts As usual theres a diverse bunch of shows on tap for Arizona; here are our picks for some of the most interesting including a festival in Lake Havasu City. Read the full Upcoming Arizona Concerts review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Spotlight on Victoria, Australia Victoria has a full slate of fun things to do on tap for 2024, including lots of music festivals (Knotfest, Brunswick Music Festival, CresFest and Matsumura Blues Festival). Read the full Spotlight on Victoria, Australia review

Live: Small Island Big Song The collective known as Small Island Big Song put on a show February 10th that can only be described as stunning at one of the Phoenix areas most intimate venues, the Arizona State University-adjacent Tempe Center for the Arts. Read the full Small Island Big Song review

Matisyahu - Hold The Fire Matisyahu makes a great spiritual connection through his music and he has an excellent talent for passing that positivity on to his fans Read the full Matisyahu - Hold The Fire review

Root 66: Year End Wrap-Up Part 2 There were some very good releases we didnt get to before the clock ran out on 2023, so weve picked out some of our favorites from that stack to tell you about here. Read the full Year End Wrap-Up Part 2 review

On The Record: Spotlight on Joe Bonamassa J&R Adventures, Joe Bonamassas own record label, has repressed three of Joes album releases on limited edition colored 180 gram vinyl. Read the full Spotlight on Joe Bonamassa review

Caught In The Act: John 5 Live 2024 Rob Grabowski caught John 5 In The Act during show at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ill on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Check out Robs photos and Tom Antonson review! Read the full John 5 Live 2024 review

Sites and Sounds: Columbia, MO's True/False Film Fest One of the most respected documentary film festivals in the nation will once again be adding buzz to the already vibrant scene in Columbia, Missouri. Read the full Columbia, MO's True/False Film Fest review

Valentine's Day Gift Guide Candy is always a nice thing to give or receive on Valentines Day but we offer here some sweet ideas for gifts that are completely calorie free! Your Valentine will surely love one or more of these. Read the full Valentine's Day Gift Guide review

Having a Super Bowl Party? Go Nuts! You probably wouldnt believe us if we told you that at Nuts.com they can kick a field goal from 50 yards out. Read the full Having a Super Bowl Party? Go Nuts! review

The Allman Brothers Band - Manley Field House, Syracuse University, April 7, 1972 This live Allman Brothers Band concert was recorded during their five man band period Read the full The Allman Brothers Band - Manley Field House, Syracuse University, April 7, 1972 review

Reviews and Features For January 2024
Quick Flicks: Mark Farner - Rock 'N' Roll Soul Live 1989 As a founding member of Grand Funk Railroad and the lead singer for the band, guitarist Mark Farner was responsible for a good portion of the groups hits as he wrote many of them Read the full Mark Farner - Rock 'N' Roll Soul Live 1989 review

MorleyView: Desmond Child Morley speaks to hit songwriter Desmond Child (KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith) about his new autobiography Livin On A Prayer: Big Songs Big Life Read the full Desmond Child review

The Blues: 2023 Wrap Up Part 2: Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia, Johnny Winter and more We finish up our 2023 recap with five more releases that we werent able to tell you about when they first released. They are some of 2023s best! Read the full 2023 Wrap Up Part 2: Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia, Johnny Winter and more review

Sites and Sounds: It's Tulsa Time! There are a lot of fun music events coming to the greater Tulsa, Oklahoma area in late winter and early spri Read the full It's Tulsa Time! review

Root 66: Year End Wrap Up Part 1 We got a lot of roots music in 2023 that we were not able to tell you about until now. Here are some of the best that came to us last year. Read the full Year End Wrap Up Part 1 review

The Blues: 2023 Wrap-Up Part 1: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind, More A ton of great blues releases crossed our desk in 2023- here are some of the best that we have not told you about yet. Read the full 2023 Wrap-Up Part 1: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind, More review

On The Record: Spotlight on Craft Recordings (Collective Soul, Social Distortion, More) The Craft Recordings label is one of our favorites here at On the Record and this time out we feature four of their recent vinyl releases: reissues of titles by Collective Soul, OTEP, Social Distortion and The Maine. Read the full Spotlight on Craft Recordings (Collective Soul, Social Distortion, More) review

Asking Alexandria - Dark Void In 2024 Blue Monday falls on Jan. 15 and Bettley says it is a perfect time for those suffering from depression to Turn it up and let it be a reminder that you arent alone and together we can make it through. Read the full Asking Alexandria - Dark Void review

Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive Heres a 19-song set of covers from Van the Man that reflects his early rock n roll influences Read the full Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive review

Robin Trower - Joyful Sky Joyful Sky is a stellar addition to the Trower catalog and hopefully hell work again with Schorr in the future. Read the full Robin Trower - Joyful Sky review

Sites and Sounds: On the Blue's New Horizons Cruise Music cruise promoters On the Blue have a fantastic cruise coming up for prog rock and classic rock fans: the April sailing of the New Horizons cruise! Read the full On the Blue's New Horizons Cruise review

Hot In The City: Winter Concerts in Arizona - Aaron Lewis, G3 and More Here are our picks for not-to-miss shows coming to Arizona early in the year, including something very special for fans of global music. Read the full Winter Concerts in Arizona - Aaron Lewis, G3 and More review

Saxon - Hell, Fire and Damnation Hell, Fire and Damnation is a very satisfying listen that will please Saxon fans of all eras including newbies who are just now getting hip to this beloved band. Read the full Saxon - Hell, Fire and Damnation review

Quick Flicks: Billy Idol - Stateline: Live at the Hoover Dam (Blu-ray) Heres a very cool concert film of Billy Idol performing in a very unusual place. In April of 2023 Billy Idol performed the first (and likely only) concert to ever be performed at Hoover Dam Read the full Billy Idol - Stateline: Live at the Hoover Dam (Blu-ray) review

Reviews and Features For December 2023
Travel News, Trips and Tips: Wyoming Ice Festival Cold weather fun is always on tap this time of year in Cody, Wyoming, but something especially exciting for ice climbers is coming in early January. Read the full Wyoming Ice Festival review

Reggae Party: Vinyl Edition We listen to the greatest reggae soundtrack of all time and three compilation albums from Jamaicas fabled Trojan Records label. Read the full Reggae Party: Vinyl Edition review

Santa's Jukebox Part 2 Its almost time for Santa Claus and his reindeer to head out on their trip around the globe to deliver toys, and you know St. Nick likes to keep the sleigh rocking with good tunes. Heres some of the music thats on Santas playlist this year. Read the full Santa's Jukebox Part 2 review

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts - Music And More! Heres our final Holiday Gift Guide of the year, just in time for last minute shopping. And dont worry, we saved some of our best gift suggestions for last! Read the full Last Minute Gifts - Music And More! review

Holiday Gift Guide: More Rock Reads - Queen, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Sammy Hagar Tis the season for gift giving. Here are our suggestions of new titles about Queen, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Sammy Hagar for the music lover on your list. Read the full More Rock Reads - Queen, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Sammy Hagar review

Holiday Gift Guide: More Stocking Stuffers Still need stocking stuffer ideas? Weve got some suggestions for you, including something special for the runner on your list and anyone with a green thumb! Read the full More Stocking Stuffers review

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Here are our suggestions for some unique stocking stuffer gifts including a fun way to enhance date night and a way to help keep away sharks (really!) Read the full Stocking Stuffers review

Santa's Jukebox: 2023 Part 1 Santa sent us a note to let us know what tunes he and his elves are enjoying around the North Pole as they prepare for the big day. And it seems that St. Nick has pretty good taste! Read the full Santa's Jukebox: 2023 Part 1 review

Holiday Gift Guide: Disney Vinyl These new vinyl titles from Walt Disney Records and their affiliated label Hollywood Records will be cherished by the Disney fan and the vinyl collector alike Read the full Disney Vinyl review

3 - Rockin' the Ritz: NYC 1988 Fans of Emerson, Lake & Palmer will find Rockin the Ritz to be a fine addition to their ELP collections Read the full 3 - Rockin' the Ritz: NYC 1988 review

Holiday Gift Guide: Sammy's Beach Bar Platinum Rum and Beach Bar Cocktails, KURU Footwear, More Have someone on your gift list who suffers from heel pain, or who wants to build up their muscles? Maybe a cannabis fan, a rum drinker or someone who could use a mini humidifier? Then read on! Read the full Sammy's Beach Bar Platinum Rum and Beach Bar Cocktails, KURU Footwear, More review

Holiday Gift Guide: Vinyl Edition - The Kinks, Allman Brothers, The Cranberries, Rory Gallagher, more Here are some exciting gift ideas for the vinyl fan on your list! New releases featuring The Kinks, The Allman Brothers, The Cranberries, Rory Gallagher, Gram Parsons, John Lee Hooker and The Three OClock. Read the full Vinyl Edition - The Kinks, Allman Brothers, The Cranberries, Rory Gallagher, more review

Caught In The Act: KISS Farewell at the Allstate Arena The iconic rock band KISS brought their End of the Road tour to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on November 27, 2023 Read the full KISS Farewell at the Allstate Arena review

Reviews and Features For November 2023
Holiday Gift Guide: Concert Tickets The live music lover on your gift list will be thrilled to receive concert tickets this holiday season. Here are our selections for some exciting shows coming in 2024 to venues across the nation Read the full Concert Tickets review

Everclear - Live at The Whisky a Go Go Everclear recorded their show at famed West Hollywood venue The Whisky a Go Go during their 2022 30th anniversary tour and heres the entire 15-song set along with two new studio tracks Read the full Everclear - Live at The Whisky a Go Go review

Holiday Gift Guide: Rock Reads Edition - AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Grateful Dead, Beatles, More For the music lover on your holiday gift list, check out our recommended books about AC/DC, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead along with rocking activity books from Fantoons and a collection of indie rock photos from Piper Ferguson Read the full Rock Reads Edition - AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Grateful Dead, Beatles, More review

Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Soundtrack Showtimes hit show Yellowjackets is a very dark drama so its no surprise that the music thats attached to the show generally lives on the dark side as well. Read the full Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Soundtrack review

Lee Oskar - She Said Mahalo Heres a very nice instrumental set from famed harmonica player Lee Oskar, whose playing became familiar to millions when he was a member of War Read the full Lee Oskar - She Said Mahalo review

Rock Reads: Iron Maiden The fertile minds at Fantoons Animation Studios have turned loose two fun Iron Maiden collectible books, one a coloring book and the other a seek-and-find puzzle book. Read the full Rock Reads: Iron Maiden review

Road Trip: Crystal Vision: A Visit to Eswatini's Ngwenya Glass The African nation of Eswatini, formerly-known as Swaziland, is a small country but it is huge when it comes to ways to have fun. Read the full Crystal Vision: A Visit to Eswatini's Ngwenya Glass Road Trip

Root 66: Joyann Parker- Tom Heyman- Austin Gilliam- Jeshua Marshall More exciting roots music releases from Joyann Parker, Tom Heyman, Austin Gilliam and Jeshua Marshall. Read the full Joyann Parker- Tom Heyman- Austin Gilliam- Jeshua Marshall review

On The Record: Linda Ronstadt- Tim Easton- Jackie DeShannon This time out our spotlight on vinyl spins Linda Ronstadts first Spanish language album, two reissues from Tim Easton and an early work from Jackie DeShannon. Read the full Linda Ronstadt- Tim Easton- Jackie DeShannon review

Live: Andy Summers Rocks Phoenix After taking a couple of weeks off, Andy Summers, the former guitarist for The Police, resumed his The Cracked Lens + A Missing String tour in the music theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix Read the full Andy Summers Rocks Phoenix review

Foghat - Sonic Mojo Foghats sound has progressed a great ways since the days of Slow Ride, Sonic Mojo is a satisfying set from this long-running and beloved band. Read the full Foghat - Sonic Mojo review

Ringo Starr - Rewind Forward Perhaps in a nod to how songs were released back in his early days with The Beatles, Starr has for the past few years doled out his new stuff via 4-song EPs. Read the full Ringo Starr - Rewind Forward review

Quick Flicks: Hi-Fear This is the final entry in the Hi horror trilogy which was preceded by 2013s Hi-8 and 2018s Hi-Death. Read the full Hi-Fear review

Reviews and Features For October 2023
Dokken - Heaven Comes Down Heres the lucky 13th studio album from beloved band Dokken. And the guys must have been carrying their good luck charms when they hit the studio as theyve delivered a very strong effort here Read the full Dokken - Heaven Comes Down review

5 Star: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds A new Rolling Stones record is always a major event and this one is a biggie. Hackney Diamonds will undoubtedly stand as one of the bands best. Worlds greatest rock n roll band? Yeah buddy. Read the full The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds review

Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe Vol. 2 As fans have come to expect, Bonamassas singing and playing is superb throughout and his crack band is right on the money as they delve into a satisfying set that honors Joes blues roots. Read the full Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe Vol. 2 review

More Halloween Nuggets: Haunted Underground Classics The ghoulies at Liberation Hall released Halloween Nuggets last year and now theyre back with this follow-up compilation featuring 18 obscure Halloween-oriented cuts Read the full More Halloween Nuggets: Haunted Underground Classics review

KK's Priest - The Sinner Rides Again Two journeymen of heavy metal --- guitarist K.K. Downing and singer Tim Ripper Owens, both former members of Judas Priest --- team up here for a satisfying album of classic metal Read the full KK's Priest - The Sinner Rides Again review

Caught In The Act: The Darkness Rock Chicago The Darkness at The Vic Theatre on October 13, 2023, was an unforgettable night that will resonate in the hearts of Chicagos rock fans for years to come. Long live The Darkness! Read the full The Darkness Rock Chicago review

Red Reign - Don't Look Back Having released an EP in 2021, this is Red Reigns first full-length album and fans get a better idea here what the band is all about. Read the full Red Reign - Don't Look Back review

Road Trip: Mountains of Fun Await in Smyth County, Virginia Smyth County is also the place to find lots of off-trail fun, with there being something to do to suit all sorts. Read the full Mountains of Fun Await in Smyth County, Virginia Road Trip

Caught In The Act: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live in New Buffalo, MI Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band perform on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at the Silver Creek Event Center At Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI Read the full Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live in New Buffalo, MI review

Live: Depeche Mode Rock Orlando Depeche Mode arrived in Orlando on the third leg of their tour in support of Memento Mori Read the full Depeche Mode Rock Orlando review

Box Sets: The Darkness - Permission to Land...Again This set is truly a godsend for fans of The Darkness and it will undoubtedly make many new fans as well. Permission to land? Granted! Read the full The Darkness - Permission to Land...Again review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Wine Lovers Edition Raise your glass! If you like wine heres news that you can really drink up! We start by telling you about the fun way to do a wine tasting at Peltier Winery & Vineyards. Read the full Wine Lovers Edition review

Hot In The City: Autumn Concerts Coming to Arizona Its going to be a bountiful harvest of shows in Arizona this autumn. Here are some of our picks for the best of the bunch, including an event that promises spooky Halloween fun! Read the full Autumn Concerts Coming to Arizona review

Sites and Sounds: Ragas Live Festival Back for its 12th iteration, the Ragas Live Festival will once again feature a live music presentation thatll span 24 hours Read the full Ragas Live Festival review

William Shatner - Ponder the Mystery Revisited Ten years ago Shatner released Ponder the Mystery, a spoken word effort featuring a cornucopia of prog rock luminaries that stands as one of his best albums Read the full William Shatner - Ponder the Mystery Revisited review

Reviews and Features For September 2023
Firefall - Friends & Family Firefall, with five decades under their belt, have put together here a fine and generous (13 cuts) selection of covers that were originally done by friends of theirs and primarily released in the 1970s Read the full Firefall - Friends & Family review

On The Record: Vandals- The Abbey Our spotlight on new vinyl releases listens to new metal from The Abbey and a 25th anniversary pressing of a great Vandals album. Read the full Vandals- The Abbey review

Classics: U2's Zooropa (30 years) What was going to be a stopgap EP released in the middle of touring became a full blown album, recorded in hotel rooms and tour buses. Read the full Classics: U2's Zooropa (30 years) review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Blue Oyster Cult Oh no! Godzilla loose in Celebrity Theatre! No damage was done to the beloved theater in-the-round or its revolving stage Read the full Blue Oyster Cult review

The Magic of Eswatini's Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony The annual Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony that takes place in the African nation of Eswatini presents a spectacle like no other- a magical and mesmerizing display that once witnessed will never be forgotten Read the full The Magic of Eswatini's Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony review

Brian Setzer - The Devil Always Collects The Devil Always Collects is indeed one helluva record. Read the full Brian Setzer - The Devil Always Collects review

Classics: Dio's Holy Diver (40 years) 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of Holy Diver - a landmark record for Dio standing on his own without an already well known band, and the burgeoning early 1980s commercial success of heavy metal. Read the full Classics: Dio's Holy Diver (40 years) review

Quick Flicks: Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius - Behind the Curtain: Live at ProgStock Awesome Stratospheerius release that was recorded at the ProgStock Festival in Rahway, New Jersey during the bands appearances there in 2019 and 2021. Read the full Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius - Behind the Curtain: Live at ProgStock review

Caught In The Act: Greta Van Fleet Rock Rosemont Rob Grabowski caught Greta Van Fleet In The Act during show at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Greta Van Fleet Rock Rosemont review

Classics: Alice Cooper Band's Billion Dollar Babies (50 years) Alice Cooper was a band in the spotlight and ready for what would be their commercial and critical peak - Billion Dollar Babies. Read the full Classics: Alice Cooper Band's Billion Dollar Babies (50 years) review

Caught In The Act: Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, and Bastille Live Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, and Bastille In The Act during show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Friday, September 1st Read the full Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, and Bastille Live review

Caught In The Act: I Love the 80's Tour Featuring Rick Springfield, The Hooters, Paul Young, and Tommy Tutone Rob Grabowski caught the I Love the 80s Tour featuring Rick Springfield with The Hooters, Paul Young, and Tommy Tutone In The Act during show at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full I Love the 80's Tour Featuring Rick Springfield, The Hooters, Paul Young, and Tommy Tutone review

Albert Bouchard - Imaginos III: Mutant Reformation For the past few years Blue Oyster Cult legend Albert Bouchard has been reimagining the bands music with his Imaginos trilogy which comes to its end with this release Read the full Albert Bouchard - Imaginos III: Mutant Reformation review

Caught In The Act: Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Jinjer Rock Chicago Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Jinjer In The Act during show at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. Check out Robs photos and Toms review! Read the full Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Jinjer Rock Chicago review

On The Record: R.E.M. Craft Recordings has reissued two long out of print R.E.M. titles on vinyl including the bands last ever studio effort. Read the full R.E.M. review

Quick Flicks: Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar Dethklok is back and theyre starring in their very own full length film! Fans of the animated metal band can rejoice as the band is now starring in Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar. Read the full Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar review

Reviews and Features For August 2023
The Waymores - Greener Pastures A spin of Greener Pastures will have listeners happily looking forward to going honky-tonking. Read the full The Waymores - Greener Pastures review

Candlebox - The Long Goodbye The Long Goodbye is touted as the final Candlebox studio album. Candlebox has had a good run and it ends here on a very high note. Read the full Candlebox - The Long Goodbye review

Road Trip: A King is Born: A Visit to the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi If you really want to understand Presley's humble beginnings you need to visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo Read the full A King is Born: A Visit to the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi Road Trip

Live: Extreme and Living Colour Rock Chicago Area Boston rockers Extreme hit the Chicago area on their Thicker Than Blood Tour, their first appearance in the area since their Pornograffiti Live - 25th Anniversary Tour in 2015 Read the full Extreme and Living Colour Rock Chicago Area review

Celebrate Me Home: Kenny Loggins' Final Tour I first saw Kenny Loggins in concert when I was 16, my mother said as we waited for the singer/songwriter to walk onto stage for a performance on his final tour. Read the full Celebrate Me Home: Kenny Loggins' Final Tour review

Caught In The Act: Ted Nugent Rocks Chicagoland Ted Nugent Electrifies The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois with a Classic Rock Extravaganza on Monday, August 4, 2023 Read the full Ted Nugent Rocks Chicagoland review

Maia Sharp - Reckless Thoughts Sharp has penned songs for the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Cher and Trisha Yearwood. Still fans rejoice most in her own recordings and they wont be disappointed with her Restless Thoughts. Read the full Maia Sharp - Reckless Thoughts review

Caught In The Act: Ghost and Amon Amarth Rock Chicago Rob Grabowski caught Ghost In The Act during show at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023. Check out Robs photos and Diane Tragos review! Read the full Ghost and Amon Amarth Rock Chicago review

Sites and Sounds: Louisville Ready to Rock with Late Summer Music Festivals Late summer will be rocking in Louisville, Kentucky as back-to-back music festivals take over the city. Get ready for Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life! Read the full Louisville Ready to Rock with Late Summer Music Festivals review

Victoria Anthony - New Disaster The complete opposite of the title, Victoria Anthonys New Disaster is anything but! Read the full Victoria Anthony - New Disaster review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony The Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony, one of the most culturally significant events in all of Africa, is about to take place in Eswatini. Read the full Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony review

Cillian Murphy's Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival With his starring role in the hit film Oppenheimer and his likewise starring role in the hit television program Peaky Blinders, Irish actor Cillian Murphy is one of todays hottest talents Read the full Cillian Murphy's Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival review

Tash Sultana - Sugar Sugar proves to be, not unlike its namesake condiment, something that many will not be able to get enough of. Read the full Tash Sultana - Sugar review

Live: The Tubes Rock Arizona It was a homecoming of sorts when The Tubes performed in the Grand Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort & Casino in Scottsdale Read the full The Tubes Rock Arizona review

Lollapalooza 2023 - Day Four Report Lollapalooza came to a big sweeping finale with personal and passionate performances on the smaller stages and hip-shaking grooves at the larger stages Read the full Lollapalooza 2023 - Day Four Report review

Lollapalooza 2023 - Day Three Report Despite the rain and mud, Saturday had its fair share of highlights with many of them occurring on the smaller stages Read the full Lollapalooza 2023 - Day Three Report review

Lollapalooza 2023 - Day Two Report Lollapalooza 2023 continued during day two with sunny skies and a schedule that was overflowing with talent. Read the full Lollapalooza 2023 - Day Two Report review

Lollapalooza 2023 - Day One Report Lollapalooza 2023 kicked off under ideal weather conditions as the sun shined down on just not the city of Chicago, but all the performers within Grant Park Read the full Lollapalooza 2023 - Day One Report review

Caught In The Act: Reverend Horton Heat and The Delta Bombers Rock Chicago Rob Grabowski caught Reverend Horton Heat and The Delta Bombers In The Act during show at City Winery in Chicago on Thursday, July 27, 2023. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Reverend Horton Heat and The Delta Bombers Rock Chicago review

RockPile: Peter Frampton Super Audio CDs Three early Peter Frampton albums have been reissued by Intervention Records in Super Audio CD format. Read the full Peter Frampton Super Audio CDs review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: John Lodge The day had long since slipped into Tuesday evening but as far as the fans of the legendary Moody Blues bassist and singer John Lodge were concerned it was still Tuesday Afternoon Read the full John Lodge review

Reviews and Features For July 2023
Nothing But Thieves - Dead Club City Conor Masons voice carries Dead Club City in its more subdued moments, roaring synth approaching an industrial sound is the attention getter otherwise. Read the full Nothing But Thieves - Dead Club City review

On The Record: Warren Zevon- Nevada Nevada For this installment of On The Record, Kevin gives new vinyl releases from Warren Zevon and Nevada Nevada a spin. Read the full Warren Zevon- Nevada Nevada review

Sites and Sounds: Columbia, Missouri's Treeline Music Fest The Treeline Music Fest is actually a new version of the citys beloved Roots N Blues festival which has entertained fans for years. Read the full Columbia, Missouri's Treeline Music Fest review

Tupelo Abuzz Over Queen's Reward Meadery The bees that make the honey thats used in the wines made at Queens Reward Meadery in Tupelo, Mississippi have got to be proud Read the full Tupelo Abuzz Over Queen's Reward Meadery review

The Guess Who - Plein D'Amour Some fans will be surprised that The Guess Who are still a working band, after all its been many decades since the rockers ruled the airwaves Read the full The Guess Who - Plein D'Amour review

38 Special - Live at Rockpalast 1981 Southern rock was still going strong in 1981 thanks in part to great albums like 38 Specials Wild-Eyed Southern Boys. Read the full 38 Special - Live at Rockpalast 1981 review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Snacks for Your Road Trip You know its going to happen; when youre traveling, youre going to want snacks! Enjoy staving off the munchies with the goodies we recommend here. Read the full Snacks for Your Road Trip review

Live: TWICE In Chicago The all-female K-pop group TWICE (stylized in all caps) arrived in America as part of their fifth world tour and they set up shop at Chicagos United Center for two nights performing to over 35,000 fans. Read the full TWICE In Chicago review

Road Trip: Keep it Salty! A Visit to Saltville, Virginia Hey Jimmy Buffett, we found your lost shaker of salt! It's at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in historic Saltville, Virginia Read the full Keep it Salty! A Visit to Saltville, Virginia Road Trip

Caught In The Act: Shania Twain Live In Chicago 2023 Rob Grabowski caught Shania Twain In The Act during show at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Tinley Park, Ill. Check out Robs review and photos! Read the full Shania Twain Live In Chicago 2023 review

Mercy Music - What You Stand to Lose Mercy Music come out swinging with Suddenly, a jangling pop rocker that, although it has a bit of a punkier edge, reminds of the radio-ruling cuts of the Gin Blossoms Read the full Mercy Music - What You Stand to Lose review

Reviews and Features For June 2023
Sites and Sounds: Calgary Stampede - Canada's Rocking Rodeo Its time to cowboy (and cowgirl) up as the worlds largest rodeo gets set to take over Calgary for 10 days of riding and roping and lots of other rodeo fun Read the full Calgary Stampede - Canada's Rocking Rodeo review

On The Record: Poe, Anthony W. Rogers, Duwayne Burnside and Jann Klose Our spotlight on new vinyl releases listens to titles from Poe, Anthony W. Rogers, Duwayne Burnside and Jann Klose. Read the full Poe, Anthony W. Rogers, Duwayne Burnside and Jann Klose review

Motorhead - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival '07 This Motorhead show was recorded 16 years ago at the massive Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland during the band's tour behind their Kiss of Death album Read the full Motorhead - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival '07 review

Caught In The Act: 3 Doors Down and Candlebox Live 2023 Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught 3 Doors Down and Candlebox In The Act during show at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 17, 2023, in Tinley Park, Ill. Check out Tom's review and Rob's photos! Read the full Caught In The Act: 3 Doors Down and Candlebox Live 2023 review

Crashing Wayward - Listen! Led by singer Peter Summit, Crashing Wayward have crafted a set of songs likely to rule Active Rock Radio all summer long. Read the full Crashing Wayward - Listen! review

Elvis is Everywhere! The Tupelo Elvis Festival The Tupelo Elvis Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this year and took place June 8-13. Read the full Elvis is Everywhere! The Tupelo Elvis Festival review

Desiree Dorion - That's How I Know That's How I Know is a winner on all counts: good material and good performances. The songs are entertaining, highly memorable and tell good stories Read the full Desiree Dorion - That's How I Know review

Caught In The Act: Dead & Company Rock Wrigley Field Rob Grabowski caught Dead & Company In The Act during show at Wrigley Field In Chicago on June 6, 2023 as part of their Final Tour. Check out Rob's great review and photos! Read the full Caught In The Act: Dead & Company Rock Wrigley Field review

The Blues: Savoy Brown - Barbara Blue - Mose Allison - John Primer We spin new blues releases including the 42nd and likely last album from stalwarts Savoy Brown. Read the full The Blues: Savoy Brown - Barbara Blue - Mose Allison - John Primer review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Summer Travel Essentials The summer road trip season has arrived. Here are some items that will improve your ease of travel, and heighten your fun! Read the full Travel News, Trips and Tips: Summer Travel Essentials review

Father's Day Gift Guide Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 18, 2023 and of course this is an appropriate day to honor dad in every way, including with a gift. Forget about getting him another tie; we've got some ideas for you here that he'll surely love. Read the full Father's Day Gift Guide review

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Mindsets She told us a long time ago: She loves rock 'n' roll! Joan Jett has really proven that notion over the years and she continues to do so nowadays with the release of the six-song EP Mindsets Read the full Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Mindsets review

Sites and Sounds: Music Festivals Set to Rock St. Louis All Summer St. Louis, Missouri will be a hot bed of musical fun this summer as the calendar for the area is packed with festivals with exciting lineups! It all begins with Twangfest which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Read the full Sites and Sounds: Music Festivals Set to Rock St. Louis All Summer review

Yes - Mirror to the Sky It's always something special when Yes release a new album and the famed prog rockers have given fans another stellar release with Mirror to the Sky. Read the full Yes - Mirror to the Sky review

Reviews and Features For May 2023
Sites and Sounds: Tupelo Elvis Festival Elvis Presley will be honored in Tupelo, Mississippi, his birthplace, with five days of music, an Elvis tribute artists contest, and other sorts of Elvis-related fun Read the full Sites and Sounds: Tupelo Elvis Festival review

Caught In The Act: Frankie Valli Live 2023 Rob Grabowski caught the legendary Frankie Valli In The Act during show at the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Ill on May 6th. Check out Rob's great photos! Read the full Caught In The Act: Frankie Valli Live 2023 review

Caught In The Act: Winger Live 2023 Rob Grabowski caught Winger In The Act during show at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ill on April 22nd. Check out Rob's great photos! Read the full Caught In The Act: Winger Live 2023 review

Live: The Psychedelic Furs Rock Orlando Psychedelic Furs are on the road in support of 2020's Made of Rain record, and this next to last show of their spring tour at Hard Rock Live in Orlando. Read the full Live: The Psychedelic Furs Rock Orlando review

Sites and Sounds: Jacksonville Jazz Festival Spend the three-day Memorial Day weekend in Jacksonville swinging, grooving and be-bopping with stars like Ron Carter, David Sanborn, Chaka Khan and many others. Read the full Sites and Sounds: Jacksonville Jazz Festival review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band We took in the first of two shows by Ringo Starr at the historic Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. Read the full Live from Celebrity Theatre: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band review

Sites and Sounds: Milwaukee Metal Fest Milwaukee goes metal with shows by Anthrax, Unearth, Cephalic Carnage, Obituary and many others, including the mighty Lamb of God! Read the full Sites and Sounds: Milwaukee Metal Fest review

Graham Nash - Now Nash's last album featured the songs from his first two solo albums, both released five decades ago. So then it's appropriate, in more ways than one, that his latest effort is entitled Now. Read the full Graham Nash - Now review

What's Doing with Joe Bonamassa What's doing with Joe Bonamassa? What isn't! The popular blues rocker has a brand new live CD/DVD release out, two blues cruises in the works and a full slate of tour dates throughout 2023. Read the full What's Doing with Joe Bonamassa review

Root 66: Ian Jones- Arkansauce- Steve Dawson- The Petersens For this installment of Root 66 Kevin tells us about new releases from Ian Jones, Arkansauce, Steve Dawson and The Petersens Read the full Root 66: Ian Jones- Arkansauce- Steve Dawson- The Petersens review

Duff McKagan - This is the Song As a founding member of both Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, Duff McKagan has certainly seen more than his share of lives going off the rails Read the full Duff McKagan - This is the Song review

Sites and Sounds: Belize Songwriter Festival Some of Nashville's best songwriters will make the first annual Belize Songwriter Festival something to remember Read the full Sites and Sounds: Belize Songwriter Festival review

RockPile: American Jetset- Blak29- And More Kevins takes a listen to new releases from American Jetset, Blak29, Ape Shifter and F8TLSTK Read the full RockPile: American Jetset- Blak29- And More review

Mother's Day Gift Guide Don't forget that Mother's Day 2023 is Sunday, May 14. Here we offer some very cool gift ideas that are sure to please mom, including eco-friendly and sustainable skin care products. Read the full Mother's Day Gift Guide review

Stephen Stills - Live at Berkeley 1971 This previously unreleased live recording features 14 tracks culled from two shows that Stills performed at the intimate Berkeley Community Theater in late August of 1971 Read the full Stephen Stills - Live at Berkeley 1971 review

Sites and Sounds: Schellraiser Music Festival This June when the Schellraiser Music Festival takes flight, McGill will be the middle of everywhere! Read the full Sites and Sounds: Schellraiser Music Festival review

MorleyView Lee Small Morley spoke to Lee Small, one of the premier vocalists in the game, about his forthcoming album "The Mast Man On Earth", which Morley says will be one the best records of the year! Read the full MorleyView Lee Small review

Cinco de Mayo: Have A Fantastico Fiesta With These Items Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5 and that falls on a Friday this year, so what better reason do you need to celebrate all weekend long? Read the full Cinco de Mayo: Have A Fantastico Fiesta With These Items review

Sites and Sounds: Daytona Beach is Rockville! Daytona Beach has also been garnering fame as the home of Welcome to Rockville, one of the nation's most-revered music festivals Read the full Sites and Sounds: Daytona Beach is Rockville! review

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