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Joe Milliken
Jun 5 2017 - 12:49pm

SHIRLEY, MASSACHUSETTES – In the mid-80's, this fan had the opportunity to see ELP in concert. However, the line-up was Emerson, Lake & Powell, not the original drummer, Carl Palmer. (Cozy Powell was great! R.I.P.) Now, 30-plus years later, I recently had the opportunity to see Mr. Palmer fronting his own power trio, performing versions of the classic ELP catalog and dubbing the project “Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Tour.”

Joe Milliken
Apr 29 2017 - 9:05am

NEW YORK CITY - The Max's Kansas City 1976 album was originally released (in 1976, of course) in order to promote all the cool punk music that was happening at Max's and in the clubs of New York City. And now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of it's release, Peter Crowley, the original booking manager at Max's Kansas City, has teamed up with Jungle Records to re-release an expansive version of this punk-rock treasure.

Joe Milliken
Jan 25 2017 - 10:16am

It's not everyday one gets to review the live-CD release, of a show that they actually attended. In this case, however, I was lucky enough to be sitting in the second row for a show performed in August of 2014, by the classic AOR band, ("album orientated rock") New England, at the elegant Regent Theatre in the Boston suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts. However, what made this particular show even more special, was that New England was performing on that night, their first full-on concert together since 1983.

Gary Borress
Dec 21 2016 - 3:40pm

Johnny Pisano has spent the past decade and a half being a loyal sideman/band leader to many of the most influential rockers and poets that have emerged from the side walks and back alleys of New York City. Like his fellow Italian American, Silvio Dante, Pisano has always been a good lieutenant.

Christopher Bergmann
Nov 30 2016 - 3:18pm

King Crimson’s new live release, Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind, is more than a concert, it’s an up-close and personal experience. For the first time since King Crimson's early 70's "Mark III" line up, (Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, John Wetton and David Cross) Sir Robert can finally be seen in full lighting and it’s truly a sight to behold.

Unlike past tours and connected live releases on DVD, where Fripp was only seen in silhouette, we can now finally watch the master's hands as he delivers a powerhouse performance. Along with of course, the newest incarnation of King Crimson featuring Jakko Jakksyk, Tony Levin, Mel Collins and the three-drum attack of Pat Mastellotto, Bill Rieflin (who also plays keyboards) and Gavin Harrison.

Joe Milliken
Oct 15 2016 - 3:15pm

Vermont R&B/soul/blues artist, Dave Keller, releases a new full-length CD titled Right Back Atcha, the follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2013 release Soul Changes. The new disc, which offers 11 original tracks plus one cover song, also features Dave's long-time touring band (plus a few other guests) accompanying him in the studio for essentially, the first time in a decade.

John Yake
Aug 26 2016 - 6:11pm

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK - Saratoga Springs, New York is probably not the first place one associates with heavy metal music, with its vast history of horse racing and luxury homes, the area is more known for its upper class, high brow visitors and activities. True, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) has hosted musical acts from all genres since its opening in 1966. This writer as seen everyone from Sting to Lynyrd Skynyrd at the venue and has rarely been disappointed.

Joe Milliken
Jul 23 2016 - 12:23am

Los Angeles, California – Kyle Branche is surely an interesting (and very busy) character; entrepreneur, writer, author, extreme music enthusiast and above all else, a story-telling, name-dropping, elbow-rubbing professional and private bar tender with over 30 years of experiences and vignettes to tell! Yes, Kyle can realistically be labelled as “L.A.'s professional bartender to the stars.”

Joe Milliken
Jul 16 2016 - 11:15am

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA - It seems that Dolly Parton is credited with writing nearly every song in the world. Some of them you know from the radio and movies, some you hum on a crowded elevator. Leon Russell is just like Dolly Parton in that they both have more than just two big hits... and there he was, at the Mystic Theater, in Petaluma, California... Leon Russell, with the assistance of a cane in his left hand, strolled out to the glowing white grand piano set slightly off center stage; his familiar hat on top of his head tilted slightly forward.

Joe Milliken
May 13 2016 - 6:26pm

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Roland Pearsall is a Boston-based singer/song writer who combines elements of roots and garage-rock, folk and blues, psychedelia and the British Invasion... and poured it all into a melding pot to produce his first full-length CD release titled Sell Your Soul.