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Boxed Set Review: Winger – Chapter One: Atlantic Years 1988-1993 (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Winger (1988) Shimmering acoustic guitar opens “Madalaine,” and a hard-rock yowl leads the full band into the arrangement. That tune sets the tone, and Winger never […]

Boxed Set Review: Winger – Chapter One: Atlantic Years 1988-1993 (Part 1 of 2)

One of the most high-profile musical movements of the late 1980s and early-to-mid ‘90s was what is now called (somewhat disparagingly) “hair metal.” Characterized in equal measure by the arrangement […]

30 Days Out, May 2023 #2: Jonny Couch, Acid Mothers Temple, Sierra Ferrell, Randall Bramblett

Four nationally-touring acts are among the live music highlights in Asheville in the coming 30 days. Go see ‘em, and support local artists as well. Artist: Jonny Couch Venue: Fleetwood’s […]

Let’s Do the Time Warp (Yet) Again

The Rocky Horror Picture Show was a box office failure on its 1975 release, but a groundswell of fanatic moviegoers eventually helped the film take its rightful place as a […]

30 Days Out, October 2022 #2: Rocky Horror, Legendary Pink Dots, Caitlin Krisko and the Broadcast, Alvvays

This go-round is especially impressive. In addition to an all (local) star treatment of a beloved musical theater work, we’ve got two intriguing touring bands coming to Asheville. I’ve seen […]

Album Review: The Handcuffs — Burn the Rails

If pressed to name a band that embodied a glam sensibility with the deep and abiding understanding of the rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic, one might come up with Mott the […]

Album Review: Sweet — Isolation Boulevard

Artists often have very good reasons for re-recording their hit songs. The vagaries of the music industry are such that artists – even ones who wrote their own material – […]

Album Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (soundtrack)

Even though today I’m (cough, cough) middle-aged, when The Rocky Horror Picture Show first came out, I was too young to appreciate it. In fact, as an 11-year-old, I was […]

Album Review: The Hollywood Stars – Live on the Sunset Strip

In the mid 1970s, The Hollywood Stars were charting a musical path not wholly unlike Sweet: super-catchy bubblegum-meets-glam rock. But they didn’t earn success commensurate with the quality of their […]

30 Days Out, March 2020 #2: Sister Ivy, Graham Nash, Wham Bam Bowie Band, Eilen Jewell

UPDATE March 17: It looks as if all live shows are canceled for the foreseeable future. Please support these and other artists by buying their music online, viewing (and paying […]