Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Rick Barry Sophomore LP Out Today, Shares “Seasons” Video

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October 21, 2016 – Known for his uncensored melancholia, Asbury Park-based singer/guitarist Rick Barry returns to explore the terrain of failed love affairs, paralyzing self-doubt and mortality in his sophomore LP, Curses, Maledictions and Harsh Reiterations. Produced by New York Guitar Festival Founder and Artistic Director David Spelman, Barry collaborated with an extremely talented group of musician including multi-instrumentalist and 3-time ... Read More »

V2 Are Nowhere Near Square

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“Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Our age makes us very interesting, yet it also holds us back,” says Vittorio; one half of the twin brothers better known as V2.“Yeah, like when we were supposed to open for AC/DC and they decided to go in a different direction because they felt our age was a liability,” added Vincenzo. This duo from Santa Rosa, CA has not only broken ... Read More »

Album Review: Streets of Laredo’s “Wild”

Streets of Laredo return with a compelling new album. When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, the music world reacted with a collected gasp. Most people over a certain age cheered the choice, while those under that age reacted with a collective, “meh”. It’s hard to understand how important Dylan has been to the American Songbook ... Read More »

Dave Stewart Brings Another Magical Night of Music to the Troubadour in Hollywood

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October 3, 2016 | Hollywood, CA – Dave Stewart brought another magical night of music to Hollywood on Monday night at the iconic Troubadour nightclub. The masterful English rock guitarist is, perhaps best known as one-half of one of the most successful pop duos of the 1980’s, The Eurythmics. He has been a regular fixture in the Hollywood music scene ... Read More »

Photos: Tal Wilkenfeld at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco

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Tal Wilkenfeld October 8, 2016 | The Great American Music Hall – San Fran, CA Photos by Chris Brody Download Tal Wilkenfeld’s new song, “Corner Painter” Setlist: Killing Me Under The Sun Fistful of Glass Love Remains Haunted Love Counterfeit I know there’s an answer (Beach Boys cover) Rock n Roll suicide (David Bowie cover) Pieces of Me Happiness is a warm ... Read More »

Desert Trip Music Festival Wows The Crowds

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Review + Photos by L Paul Mann The Desert Trip music festival concluded its first weekend and what a long strange trip it was. By all accounts, the most sophisticated and expensive music festival undertaking in history proved to be a huge success. The three day festival featured six of the biggest names in music still performing since the 60’s. ... Read More »