Dropkick Murphys

REVIEW: Dropkick Murphys “This Machine Still Kills Fascists”

Confession – I didn’t know until a few months ago that the Dropkick Murphys’ whiskey and clover-engorged banger “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” was based on a scrap of a poem by…Woody Guthrie. Turns out, the Boston boys’ connection to the Oklahoma bard runs long and deep, from a blistering, siren-filled cover of “Gonna Be […]

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Joni Mitchell's- The Asylum Albums

Music Reviews: Joni Mitchell’s ‘The Asylum Albums,’ plus Mel Carter, Dr. John, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Mountain City Four

Because of her health problems, Joni Mitchell hasn’t issued any newly recorded material since 2007’s Shine, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been released since then. On the contrary, in just the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed the appearance of a flood of CDs. Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years delivered five discs’ worth […]

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