It figures, amidst the 1980s’ buttoned-down conservatism, that the ’50s would become talismanic — and that the Stray Cats would be such big hitmakers. Yet, a new Eagle Rock concert DVD makes it clear there’s still something to be learned from those rockabilly-loving post punks.Read more ›
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As I look back over 2011′s releases, I realize that maybe it wasn’t quite as good a year in the metal world as I thought.Read more ›
by Nick DeRiso Brian Setzer, an unjustly unheralded guitar player, has this knack for connecting with the redux zeitgeist. In the 1980s, it was rockabilly. In the last decade, big-band jump blues. More recently, Setzer has used that template for a series of popular holiday-themed albums. For me, though, these studio efforts have been more admirable than entirely convincing. Not [...]Read more ›