In mid-2018, Kevin K released a new studio album with his Florida based band The Krazy Kats called ‘Too Much Too Sun’, and let me tell you, overall, this is one solid outing of melodic power pop/punk infused with equal parts NYC grime and glam. Kevin K is the one cat (or kat if you … Continue reading Kevin K and the Krazy Kats – In Too Much Too Sun (Rankoutsider Records)
The sun may be setting on 2018, but there’s still time to sneak in a couple of reviews of new titles for Kevin K, records that were issued in recent months and are worthy of your attention. The year started out with me listening to Kevin K - and ending with Kevin K – so … Continue reading Kevin K – and the CBGB Years CD – (Circumstantial Records)
Not many kids can claim to have their own record label – yet eight year old Charles Ziarnik can. Significantly, Florida’s Red Hawk Records also has the principled MO of releasing records only by Tampa Bay artists. The first release on Red Hawk is by US punk great Kevin K and his Florida based band … Continue reading Kevin K – Dry Drunk 7” Review (Red Hawk Records) 2018
After decades on the Australian music stage Broderick Smith has a long list of credits to his name most notably as chief dog for Australian legends, “The Dingoes”. He is considered to be a legend by his legion of fans, a consummate performer by many of his contemporaries and an elder statesman by the new guard … Continue reading Broderick Smith – Man Out of Time – new album and memoir out now
April 2019 is shaping up as a big month for Australian fans of blues, roots, Americana and all genres in between. The sideshows from the Bluesfest are always much anticipated and next years is no exception, and here's another three acts worthy of your attention. All with sideshows in April. These include I'm With Her, … Continue reading More Bluefest sideshows for April 2019 – Larkin Poe, Ray LaMontagne and I’m With Her
Five more Bluesfest 2019 acts have announced sideshows for next year to coincide with the Byron Bay Festival in March, 2019. This includes Lukas Nelson and his band Promise Of The Real who have announced three headline shows. Nelson recently worked on the soundtrack for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s new movie A Star Is … Continue reading 2019 Bluesfest Sideshows announced for Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
Joe Blanton may not be a name that you are familiar with – yet that should all change with the release of his long awaited debut solo album, ‘Good, Bad, Right or Wrong’. This cat oozes rock ‘n’ roll legitimacy and needs to be on your rock radar. Here’s why. Blanton invokes the spirit of … Continue reading Joe Blanton – Good, Bad, Right or Wrong CD (2018) – Smoking hot rock ‘n’ roll that hits the mark!
Joan Jett has recorded a new song ‘Fresh Start’ to pay tribute to the record number of women running for office in the USA. Joan released the video for ‘Fresh Start’ on election day. It features footage of candidates, political veterans volunteers and feminists. ‘Fresh Start’ is one of two new Joan Jett projects. The … Continue reading Joan Jett releases new video clip for ‘Fresh Start’
Having released two landmark country-rock albums in the late 70s, albums that have aged incredibly well over time, the pressure on the recently reformed STARS to come up with the goods on their comeback album must have been significant. That they have released an album that in many ways surpasses those landmark records in terms … Continue reading After 40 years STARS return with the 2018 Australian album of the year
For several years now the Harmonie German Club has built a reputation as Canberra’s premier live music venue for country and blues – and tonight’s show is no exception, with 70’s Oz country rock greats Stars returning to the national Capital after a hiatus of many many years. In a two hour set of compelling … Continue reading STARS return to Canberra with a red hot performance and one of THE Australian albums of 2018 in ‘Boundary Rider’
Adelaide's Stars return to the nation's capital after many years this Thursday the 1st November at The Harmonie German Club in support of their highly rated new album, 'Boundary Rider'. Stars got together in Adelaide around '74 '75 , we were all from around the same neighbourhood and basically fell together through a love of … Continue reading STARS play Canberra 1 November 2018 in support of new LP ‘Boundary Rider’.
Todd "Youth" Schofield (born 1971), the American guitarist best known for his work with WARZONE, MURPHY'S LAW and DANZIG, has died at the age of 47. Schofield's passing was confirmed by his FIREBURN bandmate Israel Joseph I, whom many may remember as the vocalist on the 1993 BAD BRAINS album "Rise". In a post … Continue reading Former DANZIG, WARZONE And MURPHY’S LAW Guitarist TODD YOUTH Dies At 47