Album Reviews en Alela Diane // About Farewell <p><em>"I caught a plane to Denver - your eyes had turned to stone."</em></p><p>The opening track for <a href="">Alela Diane’s</a> fifth full-length, About Farewell, is a farewell. A winter’s-gone-by reminiscence of you thinking about her, leaving me in the snow, the sort of melancholy low-lit melody that fans of Diane’s early work are bound to praise as a return to roots, a coming full circle. But this record’s plain-stated heartache is anything but a rekindling of old flames and reliable fingerpicking.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:49:44 +0000 Travis Bubenik 14977 at Alela Diane // About Farewell The Yawpers // Capon Crusade <p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:48:49 +0000 Bill Powers 7136 at The Yawpers // Capon Crusade Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) // Locked Down <p>Released 2012 Nonesuch Records</p><p>Welcome to the swamp! The last of the Trichnologists (it’s in the left hand) is back with an amazing album, filled with voodoo, revolutionary politics, religion, and chants.&nbsp; Thu, 20 Dec 2012 04:02:11 +0000 Mike "Dr. Mikey (and his vinyl psyche)" Malone 4326 at Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) // Locked Down Wax Tailor // Dusty Rainbow From The Dark <p>Released 09.18.2012 Le Plan Records</p><p>Wax Tailor could arguably be one of the best and most under rated DJ’s around.&nbsp;&nbsp; This complex and genius concept album demands your attention as it winds you up and draws you into its bad ass breaks and grooves.&nbsp; Sit down in a dark room and listen to this one by yourself!</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:09:51 +0000 The KVNF Knitting Society 3952 at Wax Tailor // Dusty Rainbow From The Dark Skipping Girl Vinegar // Keep Calm Carry The Monkey <p>Released</p><p>Don’t let the name of the band fool you – this is a sweet album!&nbsp;&nbsp; Full of surprises with sounds reminiscent of Joy Division and The Avett Brothers.&nbsp; Put this CD on and listen to great music – from end to end.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:40:11 +0000 The KVNF Knitting Society 3946 at Skipping Girl Vinegar // Keep Calm Carry The Monkey The Heavy // The Glorious Dead <p>Released 8/21/2012&nbsp; Counter Records</p><p>Rock &amp; Roll album of the year?&nbsp;&nbsp; The Heavy lay down a driving intensity in this CD&nbsp; - with multiple layers of rock and roll.&nbsp;&nbsp; Undercurrent vibes from Jack White, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys and others as the album explodes with creativity.&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s funky, punky, jazzy, and makes me wanna ROCK &amp; ROLL!</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:33:00 +0000 The KVNF Knitting Society 3945 at The Heavy // The Glorious Dead Led Zeppelin// "Celebration Day" <p></p><p>Released 11/19/12 by Atlantic Records</p><p>Do you like Led Zeppelin? If so, you will love this live recording. Just remember, this is&nbsp;LZ, so turn it up!&nbsp;&nbsp;"Celebration Day" is a tribute to&nbsp;Ahmet&nbsp;Ertegun, one of the movers and shakers of the music world for over half a century, and this recording is likely the last time&nbsp;LZ&nbsp;will play. Who knows?</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 04:26:42 +0000 Mike "Dr. Mikey (and his vinyl psyche)" Malone 3903 at Led Zeppelin// "Celebration Day" Aimee Mann // Charmer <p>Released&nbsp; 09/18/12&nbsp; Superego Records</p><p>I have been a huge fan of Aimee since her album “I’m With Stupid,” As a lyricist and musician, she is a national treasure. Her live shows are always wonderful. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:25:06 +0000 Dr Mikey 3351 at Aimee Mann // Charmer Kelly Richey Band // Carry The Light <p>Released June 3, 2008 Sweet Lucy Records</p><p>Kelly’s guitar playing and singing are amazing. She’s been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.” Kelly does things with a guitar that simply amaze me. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:36:18 +0000 Dr. Mikey 3051 at Kelly Richey Band // Carry The Light Carlos Santana // Shape Shifter <p>Released 05.15.2012 Starfaith</p><p>With the release of this CD, Carlos returns to the classic Santana Sound.&nbsp; Stunning music, simply stunning.&nbsp; The&nbsp; CD’s title track, "Shape Shifter," as well as “Nomad,” are emblematic of Santa’s stinging guitar solos, the big Hammond B3 organ weaving in and out, relentless percussionists keeping everyone honest . . . Carlos' transgalactic musique is back . . . big time. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:23:50 +0000 The Hurricane 3020 at Carlos Santana // Shape Shifter