The Charlatans: Different Days

The Charlatans: Different Days   Every music scene has its survivors, those few bands that manage to keep on going, very successfully and despite all odds, long after its peers gave up the ghost. Seattle has Pearl Jam, Halifax has Sloan, the British Invasion has the Rolling Stones, San Francisco had the Dead, Athens had […]

Bob Dylan: Triplicate

By Chris Anderson   Bob Dylan: Triplicate   This year marks 55 years since Bob Dylan released his first album, a low-key self-titled affair that consisted mostly of folk standards, with a couple of original songs sprinkled in, just enough to give the world a taste of what was to come. What came next was […]

Guided By Voices: August By Cake

By Chris Anderson   Guided By Voices: August By Cake   One thing we’ve learned over the last thirty-odd years is that Guided By Voices is whatever Robert Pollard says it is. His songs dominate…hell, they monopolize the band’s catalog and he is exactly where the buck stops. This band is his trip, and that’s […]

Just Say Yes!

By Chris Anderson   Just Say Yes!   The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has always given the shaft to prog-rock. In 1996, Pink Floyd got in, because of course they did. It took fourteen years before Genesis made it in and Rush was finally inducted in 2013….and that’s it. However, this April it […]

Music Music Music

By Chris Anderson   Ryan Adams: Prisoner One of the more prolific artists of his generation, Ryan Adams has been cranking out masterpiece after masterpiece ever since his Whiskeytown days, over twenty years ago. Prisoner is his sixteenth solo album and one that often evokes the feel of classic Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Mellencamp, that […]

Thirty Years Gone

By Chris Anderson   Thirty Years Gone   Easing into 2017, we’re still shocked at the losses the music world suffered in 2016, but still soaking in all the great music that came. As 2017 promises to be quite significant, with many anticipated album releases, I find myself thinking of other landmark years, many of […]

2016: Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya…

2016: Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya…   Well, well, well…that was a doozy of a year, wasn’t it? At least we can say that it brought a wealth of fantastic music. It was tough to keep up, and there are still many important albums I’ve yet to hear. But the ones that turned my […]

One of Those Vinyl Nights….

  By Chris Anderson   One Of Those Vinyl Nights…   After that big release day last month, things have slowed down a bit on the album front. A few things here and there but nothing really to report. So instead, this month we’re going to take a little journey through an evening in my […]

Marillion: F*** Everyone and Run

By Chris Anderson   Marillion: F*** Everyone And Run   On their 19th studio album, Marillion continues to stand in a class all its own. Few bands ever get over the loss of their lead singer – Marillion not only got better for it but here we are, some 27 years (and fifteen albums) later, […]

Summer Roundup

By Chris Anderson   Summer Roundup   2016 has already become legendary, the universe claiming the lives of a seemingly endless number of musical icons. To add further insult, 2016 has not been a benchmark year, as far as recorded music is concerned. Few major artists have released albums this year (that I haven’t already […]