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Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso also recognizes Steve Hackett, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon, Ringo Starr and others in this Best of 2015 list focusing on pop and rock.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Death Cab for Cutie, James McMurtry, Steve Hackett, Randy Bachman, Richard Thompson and Ringo Starr.

James McMurtry – Complicated Game (2015)

James McMurtry – Complicated Game (2015)

‘Complicated Game,’ James McMurtry’s first album in seven years, finds his narrative rigor once again in sharp focus.

James McMurtry, “How’m I Gonna Find You Now” (2015): One Track Mind

James McMurtry, “How’m I Gonna Find You Now” (2015): One Track Mind

James McMurtry has never sounded more visceral, more close up and present.

The Best of 2008, Part 1: The Mainstream

The Best of 2008, Part 1: The Mainstream

by Pico It’s less than one week to Christmas, ladies and gents. Still trying to figure out what to give your loved one or boss that perfect music gift? Worse yet, you’re born before around 1965 and can’t figure out the Fleet Foxes from Black Diamond Heavies or Kanye West and don’t really care to? You’ve come to the rightRead More

James McMurtry – Just Us Kids (2008)

When we last touched on the music of Texas troubadour James McMurtry, it was to examine his sophmore effort Candyland. Back then, his burgeoning career was aided by a Columbia Records contract and the helping hand of established vet John Mellencamp. Sixteen years and seven albums later, McMurtry needs no help from any major record company or big time rockRead More

James McMurtry – Candyland (1992)

James McMurtry is not only novelist Larry McMurtry’s boy, he’s pals with John Mellencamp. As it happens, both play a role in McMurtry’s second record. Not surprisingly, James can write — though (as with other challenging vocalists like, say, Bob Dylan or Tom Waits) he’s perhaps an acquired taste. McMurtry’s singer-songwriter style can sometimes come off as flat, like theRead More

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