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Ride Along with Tina and Her Pony

When it comes to Tina and Her Pony, the name is the same, but many other things have changed. Classically-tinged Americana/folk outfit Tina and Her Pony got their start in […]

‘Music to Your Ears’ Preview: Bob Hinkle

Hosted by the Asheville Guitar Bar, a discussion series provides deeper understanding and greater enjoyment of classic albums from rock, soul, blues and jazz. Led by Asheville author and music […]

30 Days Out, June 2023 #1: Knifeplay, Bnny, The Discs, Yob

We’re all over the place with this edition of 30DO. There’s excellent local-based new (old) wave, as well as touring blues, hard rock and harder rock. Grab some ear protection […]

Album Review: Marshall Crenshaw (s/t)

Music is a powerful emotional trigger. It’s widely understood that we commonly associate specific songs with distinct memories, and that connection between the two increases the vivid quality of the […]

Take 5: The Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge

Beloved drummer-poet Graeme Edge passed away in 2021 at the age of 80. Edge had been a mainstay of the Moody Blues; by the time of his passing, he was […]

Book Review: Cream: Clapton, Bruce & Baker Sitting On Top of the World

Author: Edoardo Genzolini Schiffer Publishing 2023, 144 pp. $24.99 I was quite impressed upon absorbing Eduardo Genzolini’s masterful 2023 book, The Who: Concert Memories from the Classic Years, 1964 to […]

Preview: IPO Liverpool

Bit of a personal note today. I have the extreme pleasure and honor of being the keyboardist in the Steve Stoeckel Band. Stoeckel, of course, is the bassist (and one […]

White Horse Transitions to Nonprofit

Popular Western N.C. music venue White Horse Black Mountain is in the process of changing over from a for-profit enterprise to a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Typically, such a change would […]

Book Review: The Monkees: Made in Hollywood

For those of us of a certain age, The Monkees are an important part of our world, woven into the pop culture fabric of our lives. Their TV show was […]

Album Review: GA-20 – Live in Loveland

Even when their studio work is superb, some artists are simply best experienced live. So it is with GA-20, the two-guitars-and-drummer trio. Their most recent studio effort, 2022’s Crackdown is […]