The group’s songs range from the cynical to the sweet without losing their sincerity, and that may be Dawes’ most defining trait as it shifts its musical focal point.
Slayer has been as good and dependable as any band ever has been in rock and roll.
You know a Cowboy Junkies tune the second that you hear it, but the songs don’t come off as formulaic or produced for mass consumption.
This edition of Wheels of Soul works just fine as a display of post-Allman Brothers Band/post-Lynyrd Skynyrd/ post-Tom Petty musical sensibilities shaped in the South.
The best festivals, like Disc Jam, build and deliver music-fueled experiences.
“I’m happy with where I am in my career. I know what I want to do and can do it. I just enjoy it.”
On the occasions that Bob Weir and Phil Lesh performed as a legitimate duo the concert attained some of its more transcendent peaks.
Here we are more than a year into the tumultuous Trump era, and we have not seen a revival of angry punk or righteous folk.
“The acoustic duo shows are on the edge. It’s stripped pretty naked. It’s as if we were just playing in your living room.”
Filmmaker Salvo Cuccia packs a lot into this tightly framed 2014 documentary on Frank Zappa.