Steve Earle

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-8-21 – 1-14-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 11, 2021

smudges his son Justin’s impeccable Americana

Steve Earle’s “J.T.” Dropped Yesterday

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2021

we knew Steve wasn’t gonna blow it

A Search For An Anthem For 2020: 45 Songs To Describe This Year

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2021

it’s a year difficult to define by one single mood

The Earliest Bird: Top Release Steve Earle’s “Harlem River Blues”

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2020

a straight up no chaser take

Amoeba Will Be Back This Fall, Let’s Rejoice For Los Angeles

By Alyson Camus | August 1, 2020

I cannot make a list of all the artists I have seen at Amoeba

Best Of 2020: The Top Ten Albums In Order Of Preference Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2020

Chromatica gone, Selena upgraded, Dylan in the top two

Best Of 2020: The Top Ten Albums In Order Of Preference Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2020

Lady Gaga improves with every listen

Be Here Now: New Albums 5-22-20 – 5-28-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2020

His best since El Corazon

Tim Steil Takes The Musical Challenge: Steve Earle’s “Guitar Town”

By Tim Steil | February 22, 2020

I was that guy with $37 and a Jap guitar

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks 12-16-19 – 12-22-19

By Iman Lababedi | December 15, 2019

Steve might reclaim it in person

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 80 to 71

By Steve Crawford | October 12, 2019

a two-and-a-half minute movie

Steve Earle At Amoeba, Tuesday April 2nd 2019

By Alyson Camus | April 6, 2019

‘No way I could get out of doing this record’

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 1ST TO 7TH

By Alyson Camus | March 30, 2019

Bad Religion are at The Roxy on Friday

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, MARCH 4TH TO 10TH

By Alyson Camus | March 2, 2019

DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire) is at 1720 on Sunday

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, February 25th To March 3rd

By Alyson Camus | February 25, 2019

Sharon Van Etten is at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Friday

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of January 7th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2019

the golden age was the post-prison “I Feel Alright” country rocker

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2019

it was earth shatteringly loud from the beginning

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through November 30th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2018

it was earth shatteringly loud from the beginning

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through October 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2018

a sexual dynamo in sky high good spirits

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through September 30th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2018

No mid set lull, nothing, nonstop dance, sound, and movement.

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through August 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2018

a crowd pleaser to the nth degree

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through July 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2018

America has never been cooler

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through June 30th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2018

“Who’s fucked up? Who’s on drugs,”

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of June 11th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2018

if you haven’t ever seen him, this is definitely a bucket list performance

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through May 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | June 6, 2018

this was a triumph for SZA some six years after she started

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through April 30th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | April 29, 2018

Best Concert of the year

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through March 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | March 31, 2018

Timberlake got his mojo back

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through February 28th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2018

the concentrated power and glory of his rapping and his backing

Steve Earle At City Winery, Monday, February 19th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 20, 2018

No wonder we’re depressed.

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through January 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2018

A seamless immersion in Earle country folk god

Steve Earle And Sarah Jarosz At City Winery, Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2018

I went home and bought a ticket to the February 19th show

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, OCTOBER 9TH TO 15TH 2017

By Alyson Camus | October 9, 2017

Desert Daze 2017 is upon us!

Steve Earle At Amoeba, Wednesday June 21st 2017

By Alyson Camus | June 22, 2017

‘love songs are about what love should be’

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JUNE 19TH TO JUNE 25TH 2017

By Alyson Camus | June 18, 2017

opening for the Black Lips

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 1996, Part I

By Steve Crawford | April 30, 2017

feeling “alright” was enough to be a triumph.

Steve Earle At City Winery, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | January 30, 2016

He performed solo, and showcased his talent with one song from each of his albums in chronological order

The A+ List: “Tom Ames Prayer” by Steve Earle

By Iman Lababedi | February 20, 2015

Ames took to robbin’ banks, and had some close calls, nearly at the end of a hang man’s rope. But as the song opens, Tom is “trapped in an alley in Abilene with all but four shells spent”, and with the end near and that’s when he asks God for a little bit of luck and doesn’t get it. But before that he yelps with joy at the memory of a close call.

Steve Earle's "Terraplane" Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | December 29, 2014

On one level you can admire the schoolyard punk hubris of Earle titling his record with a Robert Johnson reference, but his blues pastiches are so comparatively pale that it makes him seem completely blinded by his own arrogance. I’m left wondering if anyone in Earle’s camp ever tells him that he has a bad idea

10 Songs: Monday, August 18th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2014

An Imprecatory Psalm socking it to the Native Americans worst enemy and greatest revenge, as sung by one Johnny Cash back in 1965. This version, off an upcoming Johnny cash tribute album, sports a typical Earle rasping vocal but is no worse for it as he delights over “The General he don’t ride well anymore” – B+

Steve Earle's "Live In Nashville 1995"

By Iman Lababedi | July 13, 2014

I am not talking voice here, Earle sounds like Earle, I am talking tempo, it slows to a crawl, it pours itself like molasses, it lacks all edge, it is like earle is strangling himself. This isn’t a blanket condemnation, the three song with Harris are all magnificent oil and water, sour and sweet, scratch and soothe, especially “Goodbye” – alone it is worth the price of admission.

10 Songs, Saturday, July 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2014

Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers – In feverish anticipation for the Allman Brothers last stand (I got a ticket for the penultimate night, despite all my efforts), I’ve been jamming this Duane Allman piece of roughshod blues from a 1970 gig – A