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Columbia, Missouri's True/False Film Fest Part 1: Documentaries Galore!
The True/False Film Fest, one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in North America, took place February 29 - March 3, 2024 in Columbia, Missouri

Sites and Sounds: Music Cruises are Red Hot!
2025 Sailings Announced for Shiprocked, Country Music Cruise, Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea X, Outlaw Country Cruise

Quick Flicks: Long Story Short - Willie Nelson 90 - Live at the Hollywood Bowl
If you watched this celebration of Willie Nelson's 90th birthday on network TV you actually only saw part of what went on at the Hollywood Bowl.

Caught In The Act: Mr. Big Live 2024
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Mr. Big In The Act during show at t the Des Plaines Theatre in Des Plaines, Ill on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Check out Tom's review and Rob's photos!

Hot In The City: Upcoming Arizona Concerts
As usual there's a diverse bunch of shows on tap for Arizona; here are our picks for some of the most interesting including a festival in Lake Havasu City.

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Spotlight on Victoria, Australia
Victoria has a full slate of fun things to do on tap for 2024, including lots of music festivals (Knotfest, Brunswick Music Festival, CresFest and Matsumura Blues Festival).

Live: Small Island Big Song
The collective known as Small Island Big Song put on a show February 10th that can only be described as stunning at one of the Phoenix area's most intimate venues, the Arizona State University-adjacent Tempe Center for the Arts.

Matisyahu - Hold The Fire
Matisyahu makes a great spiritual connection through his music and he has an excellent talent for passing that positivity on to his fans

Root 66: Year End Wrap-Up Part 2
There were some very good releases we didn't get to before the clock ran out on 2023, so we've picked out some of our favorites from that stack to tell you about here.

On The Record: Spotlight on Joe Bonamassa
J&R Adventures, Joe Bonamassa's own record label, has repressed three of Joe's album releases on limited edition colored 180 gram vinyl.

Caught In The Act: John 5 Live 2024
Rob Grabowski caught John 5 In The Act during show at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ill on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Check out Rob's photos and Tom Antonson review!

The Allman Brothers Band - Manley Field House, Syracuse University, April 7, 1972
This live Allman Brothers Band concert was recorded during their "five man band" period

MorleyView: Desmond Child
Morley speaks to hit songwriter Desmond Child (KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith) about his new autobiography "Livin' On A Prayer: Big Songs Big Life"

The Blues: 2023 Wrap Up Part 2: Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia, Johnny Winter and more
We finish up our 2023 recap with five more releases that we weren't able to tell you about when they first released. They are some of 2023's best!

Root 66: Year End Wrap Up Part 1
We got a lot of roots music in 2023 that we were not able to tell you about until now. Here are some of the best that came to us last year.

On The Record: Spotlight on Craft Recordings (Collective Soul, Social Distortion, More)
The Craft Recordings label is one of our favorites here at On the Record and this time out we feature four of their recent vinyl releases: reissues of titles by Collective Soul, OTEP, Social Distortion and The Maine.

Asking Alexandria - Dark Void
In 2024 Blue Monday falls on Jan. 15 and Bettley says it is a perfect time for those suffering from depression to "Turn it up and let it be a reminder that you aren't alone and together we can make it through."

Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive
Here's a 19-song set of covers from Van the Man that reflects his early rock 'n' roll influences

Robin Trower - Joyful Sky
Joyful Sky is a stellar addition to the Trower catalog and hopefully he'll work again with Schorr in the future.

Caught In The Act: KISS Farewell at the Allstate Arena
The iconic rock band KISS brought their "End of the Road" tour to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on November 27, 2023

Quick Flicks: Mark Farner - Rock 'N' Roll Soul Live 1989
As a founding member of Grand Funk Railroad and the lead singer for the band, guitarist Mark Farner was responsible for a good portion of the group's hits as he wrote many of them

Rock Reads - Queen, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Sammy Hagar
Tis the season for gift giving. Here are our suggestions of new titles about Queen, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Sammy Hagar for the music lover on your list.

Sites and Sounds: It's Tulsa Time!
There are a lot of fun music events coming to the greater Tulsa, Oklahoma area in late winter and early spring

Quick Flicks: Billy Idol - Stateline: Live at the Hoover Dam (Blu-ray)
Here's a very cool concert film of Billy Idol performing in a very unusual place. In April of 2023 Billy Idol performed the first (and likely only) concert to ever be performed at Hoover Dam

3 - Rockin' the Ritz: NYC 1988
Fans of Emerson, Lake & Palmer will find Rockin' the Ritz to be a fine addition to their ELP collections

Vinyl: The Kinks, Allman Brothers, The Cranberries, Rory Gallagher, more
Here are some exciting gift ideas for the vinyl fan on your list! New releases featuring The Kinks, The Allman Brothers, The Cranberries, Rory Gallagher, Gram Parsons, John Lee Hooker and The Three O'Clock.

Rock Reads - AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Grateful Dead, Beatles, More
For the music lover on your holiday gift list, check out our recommended books about AC/DC, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead along with rocking activity books from Fantoons and a collection of indie rock photos from Piper Ferguson

Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Soundtrack
Showtime's hit show "Yellowjackets" is a very dark drama so it's no surprise that the music that's attached to the show generally lives on the dark side as well.

Rock Reads: Iron Maiden
The fertile minds at Fantoons Animation Studios have turned loose two fun Iron Maiden collectible books, one a coloring book and the other a seek-and-find puzzle book.

Lee Oskar - She Said Mahalo
Here's a very nice instrumental set from famed harmonica player Lee Oskar, whose playing became familiar to millions when he was a member of War

Road Trip: Crystal Vision: A Visit to Eswatini's Ngwenya Glass
The African nation of Eswatini, formerly-known as Swaziland, is a small country but it is huge when it comes to ways to have fun.

Live: Andy Summers Rocks Phoenix
After taking a couple of weeks off, Andy Summers, the former guitarist for The Police, resumed his The Cracked Lens + A Missing String tour in the music theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix

Foghat - Sonic Mojo
Foghat's sound has progressed a great ways since the days of "Slow Ride," Sonic Mojo is a satisfying set from this long-running and beloved band.

Heavenly Cream: An Acoustic Tribute to Cream
These songs meant and continue to mean so much to so many and these interpretations will surely please the truest of Cream fans.

Dokken - Heaven Comes Down
Here's the lucky 13th studio album from beloved band Dokken. And the guys must have been carrying their good luck charms when they hit the studio as they've delivered a very strong effort here

5 Star: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds
A new Rolling Stones record is always a major event and this one is a biggie. Hackney Diamonds will undoubtedly stand as one of the band's best. World's greatest rock 'n' roll band? Yeah buddy.

KK's Priest - The Sinner Rides Again
Two journeymen of heavy metal --- guitarist K.K. Downing and singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, both former members of Judas Priest --- team up here for a satisfying album of classic metal

Road Trip: Mountains of Fun Await in Smyth County, Virginia
Smyth County is also the place to find lots of off-trail fun, with there being something to do to suit all sorts.

Caught In The Act: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live in New Buffalo, MI
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band perform on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at the Silver Creek Event Center At Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI

Live: Depeche Mode Rock Orlando
Depeche Mode arrived in Orlando on the third leg of their tour in support of Memento Mori

Caught In The Act: Greta Van Fleet Rock Rosemont
Rob Grabowski caught Greta Van Fleet In The Act during show at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Check out Rob's great photos!