Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Bottle Rockets’ Brian Henneman: Rickenbacker Romance and Amplifier Angst

Maybe you go way back with Brian Henneman: back to Illinois in the Eighties and the yeeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaa thrash-twang cowpunk-and-scorched-brimstone of Chicken Truck, perhaps? Or maybe you remember when Brian worked for Uncle Tupelo in the early Nineties: the roadie who would humbly come out for the encore, strap on a guitar and take the top […]

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

The thing is, not long after the original Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East was released in 1971, the mold was truly broken. Pulled from two all-nighters’ worth of music recorded that March, At Fillmore East hit the streets in June, unleashing the ABB’s wildass mix of rock, blues, jazz and marrow on the world. […]

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974

Over the years, the legend of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young’s 1974 tour managed to surpass the memories of the music itself. It seemed what was best remembered were the wretched excesses of the 31 concerts that CSNY played in 24 cities between July 9 and September 14 of that year. […]

Iron Orchard – For Amusement Only

Hallahooping out of western Illinois comes Iron Orchard, pulling off the cool feat of sounding like the hometown band of Just About Anywhere, USA. Zip codes and accents have nothing to do with what’s going on here: there’s a “Hey … don’t I know these guys?” familiarity to the dozen tunes on Iron Orchard’s new […]

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