published in Goldmine, October/November 2018 issues Ah, the ongoing saga of Mick’n’Keef’n’Charlie, too. To some, they’re more Strolling Bones than Rolling Stones, a travelling Broadway musical plowing through the same old crowd-pleasing motions to the strains of an iPod playlist. …
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