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In one sense, “Summer on the Cold War Planet” is a book about absence. As such, it’s not like any other novel I’ve read, and the experience of wrestling with its moral and narrative enigmas was, for me, the story’s most compelling feature. It’s not an easy read -- but it is a rewarding one.  And...
Ian Anderson's HOMO ERRATICUS:A must for Tull-headsJoseph W. Smith III***1/2 (out of four) Jethro Tull is back with a vengeance!Sort of.The chart-busting seventies prog-rock band behind such FM standards as "Aqualung" and "Locomotive Breath" hasn't released an all-new studio album since 1999.In...
Royal Benson (LONG) DRIVE (self-released)http://www.royalbensonmusic.com Spike: Royal Benson is definitely for fans of sophisticated pop/rock in the Steely Dan/Prefab Sprout mode. Goth Woman: The Royal Benson sound is rather un-trendy, at least for the blues-country-jazz-classic rock leaning...
Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN (self-released) http://www.myspace.com/edwardrandazzomusic Spike: Based in northeastern Pennsylvania, Randazzo has aligned himself with Bret Alexander of The Badlees. They’ve produced something that I thought was going to be a gloomy...
Bobby Messano LIVE IN MADISON (Prince Frog Records) http://www.bobbymessano.com Spike: Messano is a respected blues-rock guitarist from the greater New York City circuit. As a young guitarist, he educated himself on The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and BB King. Goth Woman: I’d add...
Ann Kerstetter DUKE STREET DIARY (Green Valley Recording) http://www.annkerstetter.com Spike: DUKE STREET DIARY exceeded my expectations. I knew it had to be good, but not this good.Goth Woman: It was recorded at Green Valley Studios under the able-ears of Richard Rupert. The all-star musician line...
Ju-Taun LOVE CHANGES THINGS (Climax Entertainment) http://www.facebook.com/jutaun Goth Woman: During the early part of the 00’s, the Neo-Soul Movement emerged. It was partly a backlash to gangsta rap, with a lot of young African-American musicians and singers rediscovering the intricacies and...
Davy Jones “Amore” (single) (Jones International)http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/amore/id361103671 Spike: The ex-Monkee cranks out another winner! On the heels of Jones’ critically-acclaimed SHE album of 2009, he re-teamed with songwriter Chris Andrews (Roger Daltrey, David Essex, Leo Sayer) and...
HOLLIS BROWN (Hollis Brown/Vibe Theory Records) http://www.hollisbrown.com Spike: This Brooklyn-based band has gigged in Williamsport at least twice, and they left quite a buzz with their scruffy, melodic hard-edged pop. They’ve been working hard and wear their influences like cat hair on a suit....
The Dead Elvi A TASTE OF BLOOD (EP) (Chiller Theatre Inc.) http://deadelvi.com Spike: What appears to be a novelty parody of Elvis Presley impersonators dolled up for Halloween is really a group of very competent musicians. Drummer Felipe Torres has a resume that includes Carmine Appice’s Slamm,...

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