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Tom Genes Reviews: Tenth Mountain Division


Two young musicians graduate from Battle Mountain High School. They head off to Boulder for college and return triumphantly 5 years later as a rock and roll band, self produced album in hand and a summer tour booked for the East Coast

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Tom Genes Talks “The Hall” and Miller’s Beef


Steve Miller is apparently a little upset with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. However, he’ll have to get in line behind millions of, yes fans (like myself) and other lovers of bands like Journey and the Doobie Brothers who feel

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‘Play on Prince’ Tom Genes Praises Prince


Dearly beloved we are gathered here again to say goodbye to another rock icon. The purveyor of purple pop from Paisley Park has performed his last song. There’s no way we can party like any year on the news that Prince is

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Tom’s Book Review: “Small Town Talk”


BEFORE there was the music scene in Seattle that gave us Grunge and even before the Athens, Georgia scene that spawned R.E.M, B-52s and a dozen of other inspired bands there was, Woodstock, not the festival, but the town. With it’s bucolic and tranquil forests, easy

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The Lumineers New Album Review


It’s been a long wait for a short album, but the dreaded sophomore jinx at least has been averted. Though The Lumineers fail to fail on their long awaiting second album, they also didn’t necessarily soar to grand heights either. Checking in

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Grammys Refuse To Pimp The Butterfly

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The 2016 version of the Grammys came tantalizing close too actually doing it. Making the ultimate statement and opening up a brave new world and then it didn’t. After a startling visual and audio performance of two songs from his

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Beyoncé Intercepts Halftime Show

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In a game dominated by defense, the coldest play of the super game was Beyoncé intercepting the halftime show. Something tells me the marketing folks at Pepsi, after watching a Coldplay rehearsal, said “Yea ok that’s what we thought. Can

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Mozart In The Jungle Rocks

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Can a confessed rock music junkie find happiness with a TV series about classical music? The answer when considering Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle is a resounding Yes. I speak, of course, of my recent binging on the first season

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Tom Genes On Glen Frey

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No doubt the rock world is feeling a little heartache tonight again, as the second rock icon in as many weeks dies shockingly. Glenn Frey, the catalyst behind America’s most popular and enduring rock band or do you say country

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Join (literally) Everyone Orchestra

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The thrill of the live rock concert often comes from the unexpected moments shared on stage between musician and fan. The magic moment of a community in sync.  However in today’s world of instant reviews and even live video shot

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