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35 Reviews in 7 Days, Part 3

  More reviews comin’ right up… RICHARD X. HEYMAN – Incognito Richard X. Heyman is one of those performers who can always be counted on to pack his records with tunes that are impeccably constructed and expertly performed, and his …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Pt. 2

  JAMIE & STEVE – Sub Textural On their fifth release (and first since 2014), longtime musical partners/former (?) Spongetones Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel have compiled half a dozen new tracks, “created over a period of several years, in …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Pt. 1

        There is so much good music to catch up on in 2017 – new releases, reissues, discs from earlier in the year, a few 45s, even a couple of books – that I’ve recently found myself unable …

A Few Minutes with Marshall Crenshaw

        Pop music fans are certainly very familiar with Marshall Crenshaw. Beginning with the release of his classic, self-titled LP in 1982 (featuring enduring gems such as “Someday Someway” and “Cynical Girl,” among many) and continuing through …

NAMM 2017

by John M. Borack               Your weary scribe again battled the crowds, the untenable parking and traffic, and the miles and miles of walking (7.5 miles in one day this year) at the 2017 …