December 2016

Reviews: Albums & Videos

Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age - "... Like Clockwork"

June 3, 2013
The dark, cohesive psychedelia of "… Like Clockwork" is unmatched by any of QOTSA’s five previous recordings.
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Album Review: Alice In Chains - “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”

May 20, 2013
AiC is back with a slower-paced, but still hard-hitting album that features some of Jerry Cantrell's most masterful playing yet.
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Album Review: Leroy Justice - "Above the Weather"

April 15, 2013
Leroy Justice treads carefully into jam-band territory.
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Album Review: Cassie Taylor - "Out of My Mind"

April 15, 2013
Packed with soulful singing and blazing 6-string, Taylor’s new Out of My Mind is a mesmerizing, nuanced, and imaginatively arranged collection of blues-inflected originals.
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Album Review: Joe Satriani - "Unstoppable Momentum"

April 8, 2013
Not since the heyday of hearing “Satch Boogie” and “Cliffs of Dover” on the radio has instrumental guitar rock been so fun.
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Album Review: Brad Paisley - "Wheelhouse"

April 3, 2013
Country shred, double-stop licks, and G-bender pulls salvage Paisley''s most pop-sounding album to date.
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Album Review: Ivan & Alyosha - "All the Times We Had"

February 4, 2013
Ivan & Alyosha All the Times We Had Missing Piece/Dualtone Music Group Probably best known for hometown hero Jimi Hendrix and the birthplace of a particular music movement that got
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Album Review: Boz Scaggs - "Memphis"

February 4, 2013
Boz Scaggs Memphis 429 Records Boz Scaggs is musically complicated. For Memphis, he brought on producer Steve Jordan (John Mayer) who also plays drums on the album, and the rest
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Book Review: "Guitar Lessons" by Bob Taylor

March 15, 2011
Bob Taylor Guitar Lessons Wiley Publishing Guitarmaker Bob Taylor has become synonymous with acoustic guitars since his early days of working out of a small San Diego workshop, fittingly named
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DVD Review: "Alfred’s Pro Audio Series: Modern Live Sound"

March 15, 2011
Alfred’s Pro Audio Series: Modern Live Sound Alfred Many guitarists believe that analog is infinitely better than digital. Professional live sound, however, is not dictated by this mentality. Modern Live
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Movie Review: "Crybaby: The Pedal That Rocks the World"

March 15, 2011
Crybaby: The Pedal That Rocks the World Guard House Pictures Crybaby: The Pedal that Rocks the World tells the story of the most expressive pedal guitarists step on—the wah-wah. The
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Video Review: "Lemmy: The Movie"

January 17, 2011
Lemmy: The Movie Damage Case Films & Distribution At 64 years old, Motörhead frontman Ian Fraser Kilmister has had a career that most rockers could only dream of. Known to
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Video Review: "Adam Rafferty Teaches How to Play the Music of the Jackson Five"

January 17, 2011
Adam Rafferty Teaches How to Play the Music of the Jackson Five Crescent Ridge Publishing Few music catalogs are as hook and groove laden as the Jackson Five’s. Guitarist Adam
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Book Review: "Life" By Keith Richards with James Fox

December 21, 2010
Few autobiographies by guitarists have been—or will be—as important as this tome by the lead guitarist of one of the most significant rock bands ever.
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DVD Review: "Leo Fender's Telecaster - The Original Twang"

November 16, 2010
A documentary on the Telecaster and its impact on modern music
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CD Review: Los Lonely Boys - "Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!"

October 20, 2010
Los Lonely Boys deliver a different flavor of their "Texican" music
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DVD Review: Rush - "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage"

October 20, 2010
The story of Rush in their own words
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Book Review: "The Ultimate Metallica" By Ross Halfin

October 20, 2010
See Metallica''s career through photographer Ross Halfin''s lens.
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CD Review: Devon Allman's Honeytribe - "Space Age Blues"

October 20, 2010
Gregg Allman''s son carves a path all his own
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CD Review: Buddy Guy - "Living Proof"

October 20, 2010
Buddy guy is in classic form in his latest blues album.
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