Truly Dumb Songs

Truly Dumb Songs

I see that the band War, which had a few hits in the late seventies, is playing one of the St. Louis casinos tonight. Well, not the whole band. It’s one of the original guys with a new backing group, while the other originals are touring under the name Low...
Enough With The Encores

Enough With The Encores

It’s time to do away with the concert tradition of encores. There’s no need for the band to finish a tune, wave to the crowd, walk off, wait for a few minutes, then return to the stage to do another song or two. During the time they’re gone, most...
Concert Review: Heart & Sheryl Crow

Concert Review: Heart & Sheryl Crow

Ann Wilson has always had one of the greatest voices in rock and roll. When we saw her last year opening for Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers (read my review here), we were pleasantly surprised to hear that she still had it. Unfortunately, she only performed a couple of...
Movie Review: “Echo In The Canyon”

Movie Review: “Echo In The Canyon”

From 1965 to 1967, an extraordinary collection of musicians and songwriters lived near each other in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles: Brian Wilson, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and more. They spent a lot of time visiting and hanging out in...
Concert Review: David Crosby

Concert Review: David Crosby

We got back in town the other night in time to see David Crosby And Friends at The Sheldon, adding another check mark to our Rockers Over 70 Bucket List. The last time we saw Crosby he had just emerged from prison and rehab and was back on the road with Graham Nash...
Movie Review: “Session Men”

Movie Review: “Session Men”

I have written enthusiastically about music documentaries like “The Wrecking Crew,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown,” and “20 Feet From Stardom,” which told the stories of the people whose names you didn’t know while they...