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DVD Review: “Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story”

I’ve never liked the concept of the “guitar gods” – Page is alright, but I look at Zeppelin as a whole; I never...

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DVD Review: Sting, “Live at the Olympia Paris”

There are two very clear sides to viewing Gordon Sumner, a.k.a. Sting, the former singer/songwriter/bass player for The Police and solo...

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DVD/CD Review: Jeff Beck, “Live at the Hollywood Bowl”

I’ve been a fan and was influenced very early on by The Yardbirds.  I was never keen on Eric Clapton (and still am not) or Jimmy...

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DVD Review: “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story”

You don’t really get to hear a great deal about Mick Ronson, the legendary guitarist who worked with David Bowie in those critical...

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DVD Review: “Cinematic Titanic: The Complete Collection”

What happens when 5 brilliant comic minds meet 12 cheesy movies? In a word (or two), "Cinematic Titanic."...

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DVD/CD Review: The Who, “Isle of Wight 2004 Festival”

Only two years after the long-dormant festival was resurrected, one of the bands who left a pretty timeless mark previously at the storied...

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REVIEW: “Big Star’s Third Live… And More”

Forget objectivity, because you won’t find it here – not from me.  And certainly not about these live, orchestral,...

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CD/DVD Reviews: Def Leppard, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Peter Murphy

Good concert films can either define an era (Woodstock, The Last Waltz) or an artist (Frampton Comes Alive, Cheap Trick at Budokan, Stop...

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DVD REVIEW: “Scarred But Smarter: Life ‘N Times of Drivin’ ‘N Cryin'”

I can remember when the name of Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’ was all the buzz in the early ’90’s; it was just as I began...

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DVD Review: Katy Perry, “The Prismatic World Tour Live”

Stunning visuals, meh musicals....

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DVD Review: “Jaco”

There are few people I can think of who come close to the sheer/unadulterated musical genius, skill and chops of Jaco Pastorius – the...

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DVD & CD REVIEW: THE BEATLES, “1+”

Objectivity be damned; this is The Beatles we’re talking about.  The single, most important cultural entity to happen in my...

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DVD Review: “The Color of Noise”

A lengthy and, at times, wildly entertaining look at the (long time) Minneapolis-based label/arbiters of “noise core” or...

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DVD REVIEW: “Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar”

What can one say about someone who was as entertaining and enjoyable as Adam Ant; when he and the (second version) Ants came upon these...

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DVD Review: “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)”

Having seen the film “Positive Force” last December, I see this as a natural companion piece to an important part of punk rock...

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DVD Review: “Stray Cats: Live at Rockpalast — 1983 Loreley Open Air + 1981 Cologne”

The Stray Cats were born of the punk era, but with their obvious skills, it was evident from their love of pure rock & roll that ...

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DVD Review: “Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces”

In this day and age, it’s near impossible to explain the beauty, brilliance and sheer joy of having grown up watching (and...

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DVD Review: “The Cobbler” starring Adam Sandler

Despite what you've heard, Adam Sandler's "The Cobbler" is actually a sweet little movie....

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DVD Review: “Whiplash”

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons go to war in the Academy Award winning "Whiplash"...

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DVD Review: “St. Vincent”

To say that Bill Murray is getting better with age is an understatement; that he chooses interesting, meaty roles would probably be an...

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DVD REVIEW: “Rye Coalition – The Story Of The Hard Luck 5”

It’s a sadly familiar story:  a hard-working band performs works their way to a major label deal only to have the rug pulled out...

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DVD REVIEW: “Positive Force: More Than A Witness; 25 Years Of Punk Politics In Action”

VERY interesting and intriguing historic look at the Positive Force organization, which began in Nevada, but has thrived and stayed the...

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DVD Review: “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen’s Lives Up to its Name

Berlin, 1928. Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) is a renowned magician working under the guise of Wei Ling Soo. He marvels audiences by making...

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DVD Review: “R.E.M. by MTV”

It’s already three years since Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe officially announced the end of R.E.M. as a band (after a...

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Indie Briefs: “Lucky Them,” “A Promise,” “Premature”

Scott Malchus highlights three recent indie film DVD releases you may have missed....

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DVD/CD Review: Big Star, “Live in Memphis”

As I did with the recent re-issues of Big Star’s #1 Record and Radio City, I went into listening and watching Live In...

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DVD REVIEW: “Looking For Johnny – The Legend of Johnny Thunders”

As unusual as it is to think of a hardcore heroin addict as a “legend”, that word is truly applicable to the one and only...

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DVD Review: “Money For Nothing: A History Of The Music Video”

A critical look at a critical look at the history of the music video....