VARIOUS ARTISTS – International Pop Overthrow, Volume 20 (Pop Geek Heaven) “Well it was 20 years ago today David Bash booked some bands to play.” This inscription – alongside snapshots of each of the 20 International Pop Overthrow CD compilation …
The former Oasis star shines at a magnificent show at Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan.
The sound filling us up this month with blues, rock, jazz: Adam Ahuja will be the latest one-man band to rock your world. Six new faces come together to make a bold new jazz statement. Mama SpanX will spank you solid. Monk Lives. Jim Shaneberger protests like Dylan. And there’s a new British Invasion.
Dave Thompson reviews a stack of newly released books; subjects ranging from prog to punk rock.
New music reviews; everything from Wreckless Eric to Hawkwind have new albums (or box sets) out.
Spin Cycle reviews the latest releases of Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Richard Hell, the Ramones, Ian Dury, United States of America, T Rex, Alice Cooper, Faces, Johnny Cash, Funk Inc., Three Pieces, Otis Redding, the Doors, Lee Brilleaux, etc.
The indie albums reviewed are terrific examples of a healthy indie scene that remains fertile year after year.
As it was with my recent year-end list of the top 40 songs of 2017, it was difficult to whittle the list of my favorite albums of the year down to a mere 25. Here they are, along with mini-reviews …
In Indie Showcase we can celebrate the abundance of exceptionalism, but lament the fact that much of the music will, by necessity, remain undiscovered.
New release reviews: Residents, Bordellos, JD Wilkes, A Year in the Country, Hunter-Ronson, Beautify Junkyards, Danny Adler, Billie Joe Spears and more.