Bobby Long's Losing my Brotherhood: Dissipating Youth & Gaining Perspective

Submitted by Angela Gattuso on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 2:31 pm

There are those things they teach you in school about poetry, things like rhyme schemes and stresses and metrical feet. Things like sonnets and pastoral poetry and the epic. Regardless of all those rules and terms though, poetry can be one of the most free-form arts, allowing the writer to take on a poetic license, which is really to say that the author can do whatever he pleases.

The Devil Makes Three: Stomp and Smash | New Music Review

Submitted by Kevin Adams on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 8:51 am

The Devil Makes Three live release, Stomp and Smash is more than a title; it’s a review in itself. Recorded over two sold-out nights at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA, these bluegrass Santa Cruzaders’ are hell bent with a raucous punk spirit. Spewing a sound about as smooth as whiskey, this trio of Pete Bernhard, Cooper McBean, and Lucia Turino are propped up by acoustic guitar, banjo, and stand-up bass.

Xavier Rudd: Spirit Bird | New Album Review

Submitted by Kevin Adams on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 8:38 am

On his seventh studio album, Spirit Bird, Xavier Rudd’s gritty voice rises like dust from underneath the dancing feet along an ancestral Songline. In a modern world of industrial landscapes filled with neon signs, it’s hard to “imagine if the trees could tell us where to go.” Yet, Rudd introduces listeners to Australian Aboriginal mythology with songs such as “Creating a Dream”. Dreaming is the sacred era of ancestral Totemic Spirit Beings who formed The Creation.

PHILM: Harmonic | New Music Review

Submitted by John Mosley on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 4:13 pm

As far as supergroup side projects are concerned, PHILM is a strange beast, and their debut album, Harmonic, follows its creators’ suit like a bipolar demon-child on acid. PHILM, consisting of Gerry Nestler (vocals/guitar, Civil Defiance), Dave Lombardo (drums, Slayer), and Pancho Tomaselli (bass, War) has a rawness to its sound that plays well with each musician’s individual style.


Craig Elkins' Quirky Way of Saying, I Love You

Submitted by Angela Gattuso on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 9:42 am

Every now and again a little chuckle escapes. You don’t mean to, but you just can’t help it. And you don’t mean it in a bad way, it’s anything but that. But sometimes the lyrics are just funny, and surely Craig Elkins knows this. I Love You, the first solo album under the ex-Huffamoose frontman’s real name, is track after track of somewhat dark, bleak humor. That being said, Elkins does not necessarily write the happiest of songs.


Bob Weir, Chris Robinson & Jackie Greene | Review | Boulder

Submitted by Tony Casson on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 5:49 pm

Following upon the heels of last year’s highly regarded jam at the Lyons Folk Festival, Bob Weir, Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene cleared their schedules for a mini-tour that saw them headline the legendary Ryman Theater in Nashville and also get

Split Lip Rayfield | Larimer Lounge | Denver, CO | 5/11/12 | Review

Submitted by Ben Welp on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 4:17 pm

On Friday, May 11 the Kansas based high octane bluegrass trio known as Split Lip Rayfield (SLR) took the stage behind the sliding barn doors of Denver’s Larimer Lounge.   Passionate bluegrass fans stirred in anticipation to watch the finely-aged, unique instrumentation that is Split Lip Rayfield.  This is no ordinary bluegrass jam band; Split Lip Rayfield

Break Science | Fox Theater | 5/23/12 | Review & Photos

Submitted by Andrew Weilert on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 6:02 am

Inside everyone rests passion and desire; Break Science puts those feelings into motion, stirring them up on a journey of all-encompassing musical wonder. The path was anything but straight, complete with twists, turns, and the always welcome drop. Feeling the music was the only option; there was no escaping the wide reaching combination of sounds and styles cruising out of the speakers and into ready ears that reach down to the feet of listeners.


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