DVD Review: “Sensation: The Story of The Who’s Tommy”

By Mike Finkelstein As a coming-of-age 14 year old, I finally procured a small stereo system (with separate speakers!) in the Spring. This was a major development for me. I was ready to receive all the records I could handle! What could be better? One of the very first purchases I made was of a… Read More DVD Review: “Sensation: The Story of The Who’s Tommy”

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Brian Arsenault’s Short Takes: CDs and DVDs from Peggy Duquesnel, Roy Orbison, Julie Cain and Favorites from 2013

For Last Minute Shoppers Only (We Need All the Help We Can Get) By Brian Arsenault  Peggy Duquesnel All I Ask For Christmas (CD Baby) There’s a real neat Christmas music album that for whatever reason I didn’t get around to reviewing. Peggy Duquesnel’s All I Ask For Christmas is the complete package. You get… Read More Brian Arsenault’s Short Takes: CDs and DVDs from Peggy Duquesnel, Roy Orbison, Julie Cain and Favorites from 2013

CD Review: TriBeCaStan’s “New Songs From the Old Country”

TriBeCaStan New Songs From the Old Country (Evergreene Music) By Brian Arsenault I’m a bit late getting to this gem and it is one. A rare gem that perhaps could only come out of New York — especially the “TriangleBelowCanalSt.” — where there is as much diversity as just about anywhere in the world. Diversity… Read More CD Review: TriBeCaStan’s “New Songs From the Old Country”

Record Rack: Daniel Kirkpatrick and the Bayonets and Black Belt Karate

By Brian Arsenault Daniel Kirkpatrick and The Bayonets Alibis (Rock Ridge Music) About the time I’m thinking well this guy and his three piece band are maybe more “singer/songwriter” than rock. I mean you can understand just about all the lyrics. Does this guy understand rock ‘n roll. Does he? But after two kinda boring… Read More Record Rack: Daniel Kirkpatrick and the Bayonets and Black Belt Karate

CD Review: James Booker’s “Classified: Remixed And Expanded” (Rounder Records)

By Devon Wendell The late, great James Booker’s recording career was just as mysterious and inconsistent as his troubled life would allow. Some of his earliest studio recordings got lost, he’d often back up or collaborate with other major artists, many of whom he inspired greatly – like Jerry Garcia and Doctor John. Or Booker… Read More CD Review: James Booker’s “Classified: Remixed And Expanded” (Rounder Records)

Rock Music CD: Nikhil Korula And The NK Band: Solo Sessions

 Nikhil Korula And The NK Band Solo Sessions (Groove Infinity) By Devon Wendell Nikhil Korula And The NK Band has become one of the most popular and ambitious California based rock bands since its inception over six years ago.  The market for the sensitive male singer with hipster appeal has been a dominating force in… Read More Rock Music CD: Nikhil Korula And The NK Band: Solo Sessions