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Concert Reviews

Concert Reviews

July 25, 2005
PUNKORAMA The Palace Hollywood, CA March 17, 2000 I really intended to go to this show, to make it there on time and do a review of all the bands giving their music, lyrics and stage presence its due. But I had a tattoo appointment with Roni Zulu. My friend Raoul had set the whole thing up and for the price of an add on my web site I was going to get a cat kanji with the face…
CATCHING UP WITH WALTER TROUT

CATCHING UP WITH WALTER TROUT

October 17, 2004
Walter Trout is a bluesman to the core. Inspired to play live blues by a chance meeting with Duke Ellington and cured of destructive drinking and drugging by a close encounter with Carlos Santana, Trout plays live over 300 days a year. In Europe he can barely walk down the street without being noticed, but in America, home of Brittany Spears, he's happy filling up the Coach House on a good night, and his fans are happy to have…
Video Reviews

Video Reviews

May 30, 2004
BLANK GENERATION Anchor Bay Entertainment Film, as a medium, has long been ruled at the box office by storytellers who keep it simple and captivate large audiences. Blockbuster movies are usually the least expensive to bring home and the easiest to obtain. There just isn't as much money in limited home video releases of smaller, more idiosyncratic films. But don't tell that to Anchor Bay Entertainment. They have made a business of bringing small films back from the fringe…
MAGNET & STEEL Walter Egan 1978

MAGNET & STEEL Walter Egan 1978

August 13, 2003
For you are a magnet, and I . . . am a refrigerator" --Bill Murray guest starring as a substitute teacher on "Square Pegs" "For you are a maggot and I am veal," --an eight-year-old Walter Egan fan, mishearing the lyrics Ex-Kingsman John Stewart produced a hit single titled "Gold" about the '70s music scene in Southern California. Sharp-eared listeners may recall Stevie Nicks singing backup on "Gold," which included the plight of "my buddy Jim Bass/ he's a…
CD Reviews

CD Reviews

June 30, 2003
EVERTON BLENDER At the White River Reggae Bash Rounder It's reggae mon. When one of my friends asked me if I liked reggae, I said, "yeah, I like that song." This is a good version of the song, made ever livelier because of the live venue. he is a particularly beautiful a capella version of the Cat Stevens song "Where do the Children Play" that is especially tasty. Carlye Archibeque THE GAZILLIONS Have Landed Round Records Pop rockabilly? Power…