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Concert Review: The Black Crowes in Boston, MA, 4/11/13

April 13th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

Concert Review:
The Black Crowes
April 11, 2013
House of Blues
Boston, MA
The first time I saw The Black Crowes was in the fall of 1990 at a small barn in upstate New York called Saratoga Winners. Back then we didn’t know much about our favorite bands. You’d read the liner notes, catch a blurb in Circus magazine and [...]

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Concert Review: Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, 11/8/12

November 10th, 2012 · 127 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

What more can be said about the Chris Robinson Brotherhood? Or more specifically, what more can I say about the Chris Robinson Brotherhood? After all, I’ve already spilled a ton of virtual ink reviewing both of their 2012 albums (Big Moon Ritual & The Magic Door) and one of the shows I’ve attended (11/19/11).
And yet [...]

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Album Review: Chris Robinson Brotherhood: The Magic Door (2012)

September 11th, 2012 · 66 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

One of the difficulties when reviewing new releases by established artists is that there’s a natural tendency to compare their new work to their old work. In many ways it’s hard not to. As listeners we’ve created relationships with artists. We have expectations for what they will say, how they will sound and how their [...]

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Album Review: Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Big Moon Ritual (2012)

June 5th, 2012 · 50 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

When asked about his new album, Big Moon Ritual, Chris Robinson has described it as “psychedelic”, seemingly placing it in the company of the classic psychedelic rock albums of 1967: Love’s Forever Changes, Pink Floyd’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, among others.
Upon listening to [...]

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Concert Review: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Somerville (MA) Theatre, 11/19/11

November 21st, 2011 · 55 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

Eight Things You Should Know About The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
1) The brotherhood is metaphorical, not literal
There are no actual brothers in the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band is composed of Chris Robinson (vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), Mark ‘Muddy’ Dutton (bass, vocals) and George Sluppick (drums). The band started touring [...]

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Top 10 Concerts (+ Top 10 Black Crowes Concerts)

December 4th, 2009 · 49 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

Some people like film. Other people like fine art. I like concerts. There’s something about the live music experience that is pure magic. It doesn’t even really matter if the band is good or bad – as long as they’re playing rock and roll and they’re putting their hearts into it.
Over the years I’ve seen [...]

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A Conversation (not a review) about The Black Crowes’ “Before the Frost…Until the Freeze”

September 3rd, 2009 · 10 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

While it’s tempting to write a full-on review of The Black Crowes’s new release, “Before the Frost…Until the Freeze”, we thought that perhaps it would be best to let the initial excitement wear off a bit before making any final judgments. But since Don and I are dying to obsess about it, we figured that [...]

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Concert Review: The Black Crowes in Boston, MA, 8/27/09

August 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

Concert Review:
The Black Crowes
August 27, 2009
Bank of America Pavilion
Boston, MA
The big fear amongst long-time Crowes fans has been that after 20 years the band had lost their edge. That they were no longer capable of writing the well-crafted songs or performing the type of ferocious rockers that made them “the most rock and roll band in [...]

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The Black Crowes Album Project: The Lost Crowes: The Tall Sessions (2006)

August 10th, 2009 · 15 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes Album Project:
The Lost Crowes: The Tall Sessions (2006)
Band Members:
Chris Robinson, vocals, harp
Rich Robinson, guitar
Steve Gorman, drums
Johnny Colt, bass
Marc Ford, guitar
Eddie Harsch, keys
Additional Musicians:
Gary Louris, backing vocals
Andy Sturmer, backing vocals
Eric Bobo, percussion
Karen Grotberg, backing vocals
Bruce Kaphan, pedal steel
Produced by:
The Black Crowes
Engineered by:
Jim Mitchell (1994)
Mixed by:
Paul Stacey (2006)
Mitch’s Review:
In 2006 The Black Crowes finally [...]

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Concert Review: The Black Crowes in Hampton Beach, NH on 6/19/09

August 1st, 2009 · 9 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

Concert Review:
The Black Crowes
June 19, 2009
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH
I’ve long been a believer in the theory that the venue defines the vibe at a rock and roll concert. Over time you begin to construct a virtual database in your head, mapping out the best and worst venues for particular bands.
It’s hard for me [...]

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