Reviews and Features For June 2016
Vampire - Cimmerian Shade
Vampire lurks among Swedens shadowy edifice of death/thrash metal bands. Cimmerian Shade, a four-song platter, sinks in its teeth and drains what it needs without wasting a second.
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Road Trip: Swaziland's Bushfire Music Festival Part 2
The Bushfire Music Festival, one of Africa's most-revered music events, took place at House on Fire in Swaziland May 27-29. Having turned 10-years-old this year, the festival was bigger and better than ever
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Road Trip: Swaziland's Bushfire Music Festival Part 1
Already renowned as one of the best music festivals in Africa, Swaziland's Bushfire Music Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with three days of art, food and drink, camaraderie and of course music.
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The Blues: Walter Trout - Alive in Amsterdam
There is a subtle but meaningful message contained in this 2-CD sets title as Trout almost died while waiting for a liver transplant, so this effort, recorded on his comeback tour, is knowingly called Alive in Amsterdam.
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#TBT: Collective Soul - Home
Collective Soul has thrown their hat in the ring by teaming up with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra to make one of the most natural and pleasing rock/orchestra collaborations yet to be recorded.
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Quick Flicks: Johnny Winter With Dr. John - Live in Sweden 1987
Taped in a Swedish television studio before a small audience, Live in Sweden 1987 finds the late Johnny Winter in fine form and working in a trio format with bass and harmonica man John Paris and drummer Tom Compton.
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Get To Know... Madysin Hatter
Madysin Hatter will invite you to a rock n roll party and you wont have to fall down a rabbit hole to attend. her debut full-length Lose Your Mind is filled with songs that will be familiar to fans of Pat Benatar
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RockPile: Bun E. Carlos- Crown Jwlz- The Last Ditches
In this edition of Rock Pile, Kevin Wierzbicki tells us about original Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos solo album Greetings from Bunezuela!, Crown Jwlzs California King, and The Last Ditches Spilt Milk
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Motorhead - Clean Your Clock
Recorded live in Munich a mere five weeks before Kilmisters death (and at the last Motorhead shows to ever be recorded) Clean Your Clock is about as close to a farewell gift from the band as you can get.
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Turning Virtue - A Temporary Human Experience
Although Turning Virtue is a self-described progressive rock band, there are moments on its A Temporary Human Experience album where other unexpected genres come more immediately to mind
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TBT: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live 2006
For this weeks Throwback Thursday review, we revisit Tony Ks look at Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Bands concert at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL on November 30, 2006
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Post Death Soundtrack - The Unlearning Curve
Canadians are stereotypically the polite people on the planet. Always friendly, never raising their voices. However, Post Death Soundtrack sound as angry - if not angrier - than Nine Inch Nails
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RockPile: Prog Edition (Asia, Security Project, The Raptor Trail)
We present a progressive music round-up in this edition of Rock Pile as we listen to vintage Asia and new releases from Security Project and The Raptor Trail. Plug in your headphones and lets go!
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Rock Reads: Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
Bob Mehrs exhaustive Replacements biography Trouble Boys : The True Story of the Replacements biography is guaranteed to fill in most all the blanks for diehard band fans.
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MorleyView: Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane)
Morley speaks with Jefferson Airplane icon Marty Balin about his two brand new albums "The Greatest Love" and the double disc "Good Memories" which puts a new spin on some Jefferson Airplane/Starship classics.
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Kiefer Sutherland Live
With forthcoming Country CD Down In A Hole to be released sometime 2016, Sutherland has stepped away from the cameras, and opted for a tour bus and the open road
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The Allman Brothers Band - Live From A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971
Recorded for a radio broadcast, this live set features the original Allman Brothers Band line-up of Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Dickey Betts and Jai Johanny Johanson.
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