Tag Archives: acoustic

MATT SMITH – Parlor

November 19, 2020

6 String Ranch 2020 Carpe diem on unplugged terms: Texan six-stringer gives a new lease of life to a tuneful heirloom. Here’s the sort of record one would expect from Matt Smith after looking up the Austin artist’s profile, wherein … Continue reading

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THE PRETTY THINGS – Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood

September 28, 2020

Madfish 2020 Vulnerable but hard as steel, stalwarts of British rhythm-and-blues bring it on home and take their bow with a lot of grace. When THE PRETTY THINGS left the stage after their last concert in December 2018, everyone knew … Continue reading

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PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO – ConneXion

March 16, 2020

Peppino D’Agostino 2020 “X” marking the spot, Sicilian axeman’s exquisite pieces seek out a route to one psyche. It’s telling that, decades after his crossing the Atlantic, Peppino D’Agostino is still perceived as Italian musician, because European classical tradition still … Continue reading

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DON DOKKEN – Solitary

February 14, 2020

Dokken 2008 / Deadline 2020 Breaking a metal chain, the original dream warrior bares his ballad-ridden underbelly. Having a vehicle bearing one’s name can be both liberating and limiting: it’s a dichotomy this singer fully experienced when his ensemble went … Continue reading

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THE ATARIS – Hang Your Head In Hope

November 6, 2019

Kristopher Roe 2011 / Kung Fu 2019 Subtitled “The Acoustic Sessions” and stripping punk riffs off fun favorites and previously unaired pieces, here’s a comprehensive overview of Kris Roe’s naked nerve. It’s not only the difference between acoustic and electric … Continue reading

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