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A Real Life Atlantis     There’s no telling where the music of Toronto drummer/composer/producer Robert Diack will go. Underwater would be a start. His self-released Lost Villages was named af...

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Long Tall Deb and Colin John     The “Lungs” of the late Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt is the only cover on the exquisite Dragonfly (VizzTone) by Long Tall Deb and Colin John. The follow-up ...

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Steve Earle: Political Animal   “I’ve been fortunate enough to meet most of my musical heroes,” said Steve Earle from the stage of the MusikFest Café in Bethlehem, Pa., “and only two of ‘em were assholes....

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Jimi Ain’t Dead   It’s a statement on rock ’n’ roll music in 2018 when the best damn rock CD of the year is by a guy who’s supposed to be dead. Both Sides Of The Sky (Legacy) is replete with astounding ...

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Back To The Isle Of Wight   Boy, that must have been some festival! A year after Woodstock, Hendrix, Chicago, The Doors, Moody Blues, Miles Davis, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Jethro Tull, Sly...

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Damn Nazis Always Ruin The Party     The 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret takes place at the seedy Kit Kat Club in 1931 Germany where the dancers dance in their underwear and you can take one or tw...

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Punkabilly   Boogie In The Shack (Rhythm Bomb Records, England), the riveting rockabilly-punk debut of The Nut Jumpers, is one wild ride. Recorded in France, self-produced, all-original, these three Euro...

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Georgia ‘Bone Man     There’s nothin’ like a good ‘bone man. My favorite TV show of all-time, Treme, had, at the heart and soul of its story about New Orleans post-Katrina working musicians, a ‘...
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