REVIEW: Matt Heckler “Blood, Water, Coal” is Appealing Rawness

North Carolina’s Matt Heckler has released his new earthy sophomore collection Blood, Water, Coal digitally as well as on compact disc via Anti-Corporate Music this past Friday, February 19th. Vinylphiles don’t fret, as all indications are that the vinyl pressing will follow shortly. Blood, Water, Coal is the follow-up to 2019’s flawless After the Flood, and […]

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REVIEW: The Grateful Dead’s reissues of “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” are Impeccable

In late summer and early fall, Rhino Records along with the Grateful Dead have re-issued Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, two quintessential recordings as 50th Anniversary editions, both lovingly re-mastered and expanded with corresponding live performances. It’s difficult to discuss one without the other, so rather than split them, I waited until both of my […]

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