Album Review: The Claudettes – The Claudettes Go Out!

For the eclectically inclined listener, artists and groups that defy genre categorization are a delight. Certainly, such artists are the bane of record company marketing departments (to the extent that […]

30 Days Out, April 2020 #1: Zoe & Cloyd, The Claudettes, Sparrow Pants, Dr. Bacon

We’re living in unprecedented times, aren’t we? No fooling. “30 Days Out” was launched nearly six years ago as a means of letting people in and around my adopted home […]

Album Review: Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular!

Pianist Johnny Iguana (born Brian Berkowitz) may not have been born in Chicago, but he’s long since made the Windy City his home, and his understanding of Chicago blues is […]

Hundred-word Reviews for January 2020

Every so often – pretty often, in fact – I find a stack of CDs has accumulated on my desk. They’ve made the cut as albums deemed worthy of sharing […]

NewCity Music

For some years now, I’ve been writing essays for Chicago altweekly NewCity, previewing upcoming shows in and around the city. The essays are a kind of boiled-down biography and critical […]

Hundred-word Reviews: New Releases

There’s quite a massive stack of new (or at least new-when-I got-’em) releases here at Musoscribe World HQ. Time to review them. 6-String Drag – Top of the World (Schoolkids […]

November 100-word Reviews, Part 1

It’s time for some more hundred-word reviews. Note that in my opinion each of these deserves fuller coverage, but with the large volume of good music about which to tell […]

Hundred Word Reviews: February 2014, Part Two

As part of my continuing effort to thin the pile of to-be-reviewed CDs on my desk – and that’s after culling all the ones I’ve decided not to cover – […]