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  • RICKY FLAKE

    Sound Check: Classic metal and CA pop-punk

    This week's Sound Check features my review of an enlarged 1984 classic Judas Priest album followed by reviews of a book about a well-known California indie label and a recording from one of the label's bands.

  • RICKY FLAKE

    Philly Soul in Ireland plus Bluegrass Denver

    This second April column features an in-concert package from Hall & Oates and a recently received, Grammy-nominated recording from Special Consensus & Friends. An announcement about a Big Easy institution and a preview of upcoming columns winds things up.

  • RICKY FLAKE

    Return of The Grip Weeds!

    This first April column isn't about a new horror movie or gardening problem, but about a new recording from a group whose only previously reviewed album I enjoyed greatly. The next album reviewed comes from Jimi Hendrix's days as a sideman. A harrowing DVD winds up in this week's Sound Check.

  • RICKY FLAKE

    Bluegrass and blues-rock

    This week's column will feature reviews of recordings from two bands that appeared at the Lamar County Bluegrass Festival a few weeks back, followed by consideration of a long-ago Fabulous Thunderbirds album.