New Music 4/26/19: Kevin Morby, Josh Ritter, Tylor & the Train Robbers, Rob Thomas, Patrick Park, Bear’s Den

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. What a week in new music, with six (6!) records worthy of discussion - these reviews will be short and sweet…   Kevin Morby – Oh My God – 14 tracks / 49 minutes The former Woods bassist continues to … Continue reading New Music 4/26/19: Kevin Morby, Josh Ritter, Tylor & the Train Robbers, Rob Thomas, Patrick Park, Bear’s Den

Neil Young Update aka The Greatest of All Time is Still Going Strong

It looks like 2019 and 2020 are going to be busy years for Neil, to the delight of his fans everywhere. Even at the tender age of 73, my favorite musician is still getting after it.  The famously prolific and meandering rocker is keeping true to his reputation, and I recently heard a few tidbits … Continue reading Neil Young Update aka The Greatest of All Time is Still Going Strong

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #491: Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes (1972)

This set of glam-rock with sass was a pleasant surprise for yours truly. This sounds very 70s, and I mean that in a good way.  Any dive bar worth its salt was probably blaring a song or two from this record during the Ford and Carter administrations.  The title track is a take on being … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #491: Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes (1972)

New Music 4/19/19: Cage the Elephant (but not Ryan Adams, unfortunately)

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. Cage the Elephant – Social Cues – 13 tracks / 45 minutes The fifth LP from this group of Kentucky misfits finds them continuing to evolve and refine their sound in very satisfying ways.   Between the lead single released … Continue reading New Music 4/19/19: Cage the Elephant (but not Ryan Adams, unfortunately)

The Cactus Blossoms (Neurolux – Boise) – 4/28/19

Although the venue was a bit of a surprise for this band, the show was incredible. Opener: Jack Klatt Jack stood up on the Neurolux stage with nothing but his acoustic guitar and wowed the small and mellow crowd.  Even though everyone remained sitting throughout his set that consisted of country standards as well as … Continue reading The Cactus Blossoms (Neurolux – Boise) – 4/28/19