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Album Reviews
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

The Lost One (Skybucket Records)

The “lost one” that Barton Carroll refers to throughout his third solo album is really several people: a young German girl who survived the Soviet occupation of Berlin, for example, or a misinformed lover. But it could just as easily be the singer/songwriter himself, whose sorrow, sensitivity and selfeffacing wit make these dozen songs a bittersweet symphony of slide guitar, fiddle, harmonica and bassoon.
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Red Planet Boulevard (Think Tank Media/ProgRock Records)

After releasing nearly a dozen solo albums (and making numerous guest appearances on other artists’ records), it’s fair to say that California-based singer Lana Lane has established her own distinct voice. Unfortunately, more listeners overseas have probably heard that voice than here in the United States . . .
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Jan. 30, 2008

Left for dead a decade ago, the progressive-metal band Queensryche has spent the ensuing years reinventing itself. Post-grunge records, a covers disc and a sequel to 1988’s seminal concept album Operation: Mindcrime all entered the fray, as the arena stalwarts became accustomed to smaller . . .
Album Reviews
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008

Getting Old: Live (Uvulittle Records)

Madison-based blues singer/guitarist Jim Schwall proves that getting old doesn’t mean getting soft around the edges. In fact, one-half of the revered Siegel- Schwall Band—and more recently, a member of Marques Bovre’s latest group, SoDangYang—bursts . . .
Concert Reviews
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007

Dec. 7, 2007

The version of Genesis that recently wrapped up a North American tour (one that ignored Wisconsin, by the way) was not only missing original frontman Peter Gabriel, but also the theatrics that characterized this most British of progressive-rock acts
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

Santa's Playlist (Rock Ridge Music)

Every year, it seems like the artists who are least likely to release a holiday record are the ones who do exactly that (Twisted Sister, anyone?). And now you can add veteran acoustic jangle-rockers Sister Hazel to that list.

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