Four New CDs Highlight Blues, Jazz and Americana

David Torn takes his electric oud and his guitar to new heights…Pianist Harold Mabern does he does best: make others sound great…Cash Box Kings make the blues come alive…and a man named Voo will woo you.

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The Who and Joan Jett rock Mohegan Sun Arena

Rock veterans The Who were terrific at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Sunday, May 24th, a show that is part of the tour celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. (Photo by Rick Diamond)

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and company, with an assist from openers Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, put on a fantastic show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Sunday, May 24th.

The Zombies at Woodstock. Seriously…


The best histories are the ones you’ve never heard of.  The even better ones are the ones that you never even dreamed about.  There’s an entire vein of fiction out there, poised somewhere between sci-fi, fantasy and fact, where the …

Book Review: Do It Yourself… Up To My Neck in the Muddy Medway Waters


Local music scenes often offer far more to the locals than can ever be translated to a larger audience.  Even if you know for sure that such-and-such a band formed in a smelly pub on the waterfront; that this song references …

Slowhand’s swan song but still powerful live


The Madison Square Garden crowd was there to to witness history: Eric Clapton’s last U.S. concert,. And Slowhand will go out on top without a struggle.

James Williamson’s 10 albums that changed his life


By Martin Popoff Guitarist James Williamson is most famous for his work on the incendiary “Raw Power” album — James, of course, being lead Stooge in Iggy and the Stooges. But he’s also on the latest Stooges album “Ready to …

The up and down life of Richard Berry

Richard Berry photo courtesy of Ace Records

He was responsible for writing one of the most beloved songs in rock ‘n’ roll, but Berry did not get the respect he deserved until later on in his life.

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