R&BMuse Thanksgiving Playlist!

 

Wishing all of you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!

At Rock and Blues Muse, we are grateful to all of you for your support and appreciation for what we do. Your comments and interaction makes all the difference and you’ve let us know that our concert and album reviews, artist interviews, new artist features, and more, make you happy. We really appreciate that and you. We can’t satisfy all our followers all the time but we certainly try. We welcome your comments any time.

To start getting your blues groove on for  …(Read More)

By | November 22nd, 2017|Rock Muse|2 Comments

Album Review: From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet

By Dave Resto

2017 has unquestionably been a breakout year for Greta Van Fleet. Rock and Blues Muse readers overwhelmingly praised the release of their impressive debut EP, Black Smoke Rising (Republic Records) back in April. On November 10th, the young rockers from Frankenmuth, Michigan released their second EP, From the Fires (Republic Records) featuring four new tracks, plus the four tracks on Black Smoke Rising.

The track list is mostly structured to follow the simple formula of alternating songs from the first EP and the second EP, beginning in now  …(Read More)

By | November 22nd, 2017|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Concert Review: Rock and Roll Church with Vintage Trouble, The Wiltern, Los Angeles 11.15.2017

Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Have you ever gone to a concert, not knowing what to expect, and been so knocked out by it that you couldn’t believe you didn’t know about the band before the show?

This is exactly what happened when I saw Vintage Trouble at the Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, Nov.15, 2017.

Star power? Check. Electrifying stage performances? Check. Fantastic lead singer who can also dance and wow the crowd? Check. Outstanding musicianship from the entire band? Check. Catchy tunes? Yes, indeed.

After a solid groove-based R&B set by  …(Read More)

By | November 17th, 2017|Concert Reviews|0 Comments

Interview: Tommy Castro (Tommy Castro & the Painkillers)

Photo: Peggy DeRose

By Kevin Porter

Tommy Castro has been playing music professionally for over 30 years, starting first with the Dynatones in the 1980s before peeling off and leading his own bands in the 1990s. His music is a joyous and boisterous fusion of blues, rock, and soul, and he has built a solid and loyal fan base through relentless touring and churning out quality music. He has recorded 17 albums during that time frame, and has won numerous awards for his songwriting and music, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the  …(Read More)

By | November 19th, 2017|Interviews|0 Comments

AC/DC Guitarist & Co-founder, Malcolm Young Dies at 64

Guitarist, co-founder and songwriter for the band, AC/DC, Malcolm Young died today at the age of 64. Young suffered with dementia for the last several years, according to the AC/DC website. Young was the driving force behind the band until his illness forced him into retirement a few years ago.

Malcolm Young, along with his brother Angus Young, was the co-creator of AC/DC.

“As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary, he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.  …(Read More)

By | November 18th, 2017|Rock Muse|1 Comment