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Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

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April 17, 2015
Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

First the good news — a solid recording by a totally unappreciated guitar player, who is not on Rolling Stone’s top list. The last song is a blues ballad called “We Need to Talk”, boring at times, does not fit in and fizzles out the album, being the bad news. That said, this album...
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Here Come the Mummies-Live at the Legendary Knuckleheads: A Review

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October 20, 2013
Here Come the Mummies-Live at the Legendary Knuckleheads: A Review

       I love these guys. I love them even more after this show. Opening with a drum corp. and horn intro with lights is quite a treat.  Fan favorites such as “Attack of the Weiner Man”, “Rr Rr Rr”, “Bump”, “Booty”, “Pants”, “Tip Toe”, “V.I.P.”, “Carnal Carnival”, “Single Double Triple” “Wonders of...
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Here Come The Mummies — ‘Cryptic’: A Review

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May 14, 2013
Here Come The Mummies — ‘Cryptic’: A Review

Here Come The Mummies again with a new release entitled ‘Cryptic’. They may be coming to a venue near you. I am going to the show at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Ia. “You Know the Drill” has some nice funky guitars and of course punchy horns.”Chaperone” is an excellent song driven by...
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Musical Stocking Stuffers — Obscure Classics — Single Song Recommendations

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November 27, 2012
Musical Stocking Stuffers — Obscure Classics — Single Song Recommendations

If you only hear one Duke Robillard song, make it the lilting “Pony Blues” — my favorite song by a great musician that should be bigger. The Band’s “Christmas Must Be Tonight” as heard on Sirius XM Radio’s Holly channel is another must have. “Grim Travelers” is an excellent song you probably never heard...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) to Broadcast Juanes In-Concert Live from Austin City Limits

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November 14, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Air Juanes - concert

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) will broadcast Grammy Award and seventeen-time Latin Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Juanes live in-concert from Austin City Limits on Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 10:00 pm ET. Sirius XM Radio listeners across North America will hear Sirius XM Radio’s live broadcast as Juanes takes the stage at Austin City Limits, performing many of his popular...
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‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

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November 9, 2012
‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

By Kenneth E. Oquist ‘Psychedelic Pill’ by Neil Young and Crazy Horse is nearly perfect at 4 and 3/4 stars. The song “Driftin’ Back” at 27+ minutes is nearly an album in itself. The title track is in original and alternate versions. This song does indeed set the tone for all the songs. The...
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Van Morrison — ‘Born to Sing: No Plan B’: A Review

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November 2, 2012
Born to Sing: No Plan B - Van Morrison

If four years seem like a long time between releases for Van Morrison, that is because this is the longest break ever in Van’s long career. The title tune “Born to Sing” is a jazzy workout for Van’s sound these days. I would starve with my voice. I guess I should stick to the...
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Taylor Swift – ‘Red’: A Review

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October 18, 2012
Taylor Swift – ‘Red’: A Review

“We Are Never Ever Gettting Back Together” explodes of moving on big time. Big hit, great song. What else do we have here?  ”22″ is the do it all and see what happens song. This will have mixed results at best. More rock than country here. “Treacherous” is more laid back, but the edge...
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Green Day’s ‘Uno!’ Kicks Off a Strong Holiday Season: A Review

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September 28, 2012
Green Day

  By Kenneth E. Oquist Yes! It is here. The latest of three new albums from Green Day — ‘Uno!’. Kicking off the Holiday Season with a strong four and a half star release is a major punk player. The already out “Oh, Love” and heard some “Kill the D.J.” get this going strong...
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Owl City’s ‘The Midsummer Station’: A Review

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September 25, 2012
Owl City - The Midsummer Station

By Kenneth E. Oquist The hit single off of Owl City’s new album The Midsummer Station is far more profound than the goofy “Call Me Maybe.” What do I know. Owl City shows how good he is with “Good Time” — taking Carly Rae Jepson to a new level. Maybe there are a few oh...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Launches Dave Matthews Band Radio

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August 29, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Dave Mattthews Band Radio

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI), the only North American satellite radio service provider, will launch a new and exclusive channel dedicated solely to the music of the Dave Matthews Band. Sirius XM’s ‘Dave Matthews Band Radio’ will feature commercial-free music, live recordings and interviews from the band’s extensive archives. The channel will also feature special segments...
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New Green Day Album Artwork Released

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August 24, 2012
Green Day - Kill the DJ - album artwork

The new single “Oh Love” from Green Day’s upcoming new release Kill the DJ has been out a few weeks now. It’s  an excellent song will some nice guitar work. The title track “Kill the DJ” as heard on Sirius XM Radio’s BBC Radio 1 channel online, will be available soon. The title is meant to be...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Launches ‘Laurie Berkner’s Every Day Birthday Party’

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August 6, 2012
Laurie Berkner - Sirius XM Radio - Kid's Place Live

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) today announced the launch of Laurie Berkner’s Every Day Birthday Party on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live (Sirius Radio and XM Radio channel 78). Every month, a handful of lucky preschoolers will get to celebrate their birthday with a salutation from Laurie Berkner and enjoy Ms. Berkner’s music...
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