Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce ‘Betty’s Blends, Vol. 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends’

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s acclaimed live album series, ‘Betty’s Blends,’ returns with ‘Volume 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends.’ Recorded and mixed live from the soundboard by legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson, this latest edition captures the CRB on a Southern swing through Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston in November 2015. The 3-LP/2-CD set includes original CRB staples like “Clear ... Read More »

Interview: The Ann Wilson of Heart Tour Kicks Off March 8

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Interview by Danny Coleman “Expect the unexpected,” she said with a slight laugh. “Yeah that sums it up. I’ve never done a show like this; expect to be given something that’s new, old, wide awake. There will be my songs, cover songs that have special meaning to me, Heart songs and more; it’s definitely a production,” says legendary siren Ann ... Read More »

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Rock The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA

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Review + Photos by L Paul Mann February 23, 2017 | Chumash Casino Resort – Santa Ynez, CA –  The original rhythm section of the seminal Swamp Rock pioneer band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, brought to life an arsenal of classic rock and blues tunes, Thursday night, February 23 at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez. The packed Samala Showroom burst ... Read More »

Retro Futura Set to Bring New Wave Back to the States

Howard Jones at The Paramount Article and Photos by LJ Moskowitz

It’s been tough over the years to be a New Wave aficionado in the US. Every year, fans have only been able to watch as their favorite 80’s bands tour the UK as a part of amazing festivals while they wiped tear-stained eyeliner from their eyes. Individual artists have hit the roads across the country in recent years, but those ... Read More »

The Damned Are Anything But!

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Interview by Scott Murphy February 24, 2017 – Hong Kong    Damn, you’ve got to say – 40 years after they formed in the UK, The Damned are one of the only torchbearers left from another era. As they say on one of their live albums, “All that was around was The Partridge Family, the Osmond Brothers and drum solos. Then we ... Read More »

Santa Barbara Represented at the Second Annual Okeechobee Music Festival

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Review + Photos by L Paul Mann One of the newest and unique multi-genre music festivals in the country is set to take place for the second time in natural forest wetlands just outside the rural town of Okeechobee Florida. Tens of thousands of music lovers will set up camp March 2-5, 2017 to enjoy four days at the Second ... Read More »