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Blurt was initially a magazine published monthly in Raleigh, North Carolina from 2008, following the closure of Harp magazine, which had been published in the same area for 10 years.

Following the launch of  an online edition, the printed magazine ceased publication in 2013.

Blurt online is updated daily with news, reviews, interviews, record releases etc.



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Rick Wright: Shine On, Rick Wright

Obituary by Steven Ward, Blurt, 18 September 2008

FOUNDING PINK FLOYD keyboardist Rick Wright is playing the great gig in the sky right now. Maybe Syd Barrett is watching from the wings of ...

Hoyt Axton: My Griffin Is Gone

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 23 October 2008

HOYT AXTON'S 1969 LP My Griffin Is Gone, originally released to little notice on Columbia, belongs to that group of orchestrated baroque pop albums that ...

Anohni (Antony & the Johnsons): Antony and the Johnsons: Southern Theatre, Columbus, Ohio

Live Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 4 February 2009

TRANSCENDENCE IS a goal in so much music - so much art - that it feels too easy, too common. Maybe that's because contemporary "transcendent ...

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks – Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 18 February 2009

FIRST OF ALL, Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is rock's A Love Supreme. There's no way you could ever listen to its title song – a ...

Freddy Cannon: Boom Boom Rock 'n' Roll – The Best of Freddy Cannon (Shout Factory)

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 22 February 2009

HERE'S THE MOST amazing music-trivia factoid in a long time, courtesy of the liner notes to Boom Boom 24-song greatest-hits collection: Mick Jagger acknowledges he ...

Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield: Various Artists: British Invasion (Reelin' in the Years)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, September 2009

Gerry & the Pacemakers, Dusty Springfield, Herman's Hermits and Small Faces get the first-class treatment. ...

The Feelies: Rick Moody Interviews the Feelies

Interview by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 10 December 2009

The celebrated novelist and Wingdale Community Singers rocker interviews his favorite band. Blurt takes notes. ...

Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Dodge Theatre, Phoenix

Live Review by Robert Dean Lurie, Blurt, 20 July 2010

In concert in Phoenix and previewing new material while recasting selected gems from the past, the erstwhile Led Zep frontman kills it. ...

Bob Dylan: In Concert: Brandeis University 1963

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 8 April 2011

WHILE LIBRARIES are filled with books about what's been gained from Dylan going electric, it's worth taking a couple minutes – maybe while listening to ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Loudon Wainwright: 40 Odd Years and Counting

Retrospective by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 20 May 2011

THE SINGER-SONGWRITERS who came of age in the 1960s and early 1970s are the Boomers' major contribution to the Great American Songbook, and Loudon Wainwright ...

Marianne Faithfull: Horses and High Heels

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 11 July 2011

MARIANNE FAITHFULL'S 1979 Broken English may be as influential an album to come out of Britain's punk revolution as any – and it isn't even ...

Grace Jones: Hurricane

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 20 September 2011

ODD THAT TWO icons of dance music, Pet Shop Boys and Grace Jones, both had to wait years to get strong British albums released this ...

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: Mitch Ryder: Motor City Titan

Retrospective and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 14 February 2012

With a new Don Was-produced album finally in stores, the Detroit-rock icon sets sights anew on his American audience. ...

Karen Dalton: From the Golden Age of Colorado to the Golden Age of Reissues

Retrospective by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, March 2012

DAN HANKIN, now a retired school social worker living in Denver, fondly remembers back to 1966, when he would visit Karen Dalton's Colorado mountain cabin ...

Timi Yuro: That Time Of Yuro: Timi Yuro

Retrospective by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 23 April 2012

ANY LIST OF proto-feminist Top 40 hits of the 1960s would have to include Timi Yuro's 1962 'What's A Matter Baby' along with Lesley Gore's ...

Rodriguez in Columbus, OH

Report by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 9 November 2012

Currently riding a crest of newfound attention thanks to the recently released documentary film about his unlikely career, the Sugar Man himself arrived at Columbus' ...

The Rascals: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

Live Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, December 2012

AS I WALKED into the crowded lobby of the just-restored Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a suave, dapperly dressed older man smiled and ...

Camper Van Beethoven: Ghost Of The Lost Coast: Camper Van Beethoven

Profile and Interview by Robert Dean Lurie, Blurt, January 2013

I'VE NEVER REALLY agreed with the famous quip (attributed to Martin Mull) that "writing about music is like dancing about architecture". Nick Tosches, Lester Bangs, ...

The Electric Prunes: The Complete Reprise Singles

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 15 February 2013

IT SAYS SOMETHING about how wacked-out the psychedelic 1960s were that not only could there be a rock band with the ridiculous name of the ...

Petula Clark: Lost In You (The End Records/Sony)

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 15 May 2013

AS MUCH A surprise as finding a new album by 80-year-old Petula Clark (singer of the 1964 pop-rock classic 'Downtown') on a label that also ...

Miracle Legion, Mark Mulcahy: Heart Still Attached: Mark Mulcahy & Miracle Legion

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Mills, Blurt, 24 June 2013

The erstwhile Miracle Legion vocalist crafts a fresh solo masterpiece. Meanwhile, Blurt presents a Mulcahy interview from the deep archives. ...

Those Darlins: Blur The Line

Review by Fred Mills, Blurt, 1 October 2013

TRUTH-IN-TITLING: Blur The Line is the operative term here, with the Nashville combo literally evolving before our eyes (ears). It's like watching a fish slip ...

Ned Doheny: Separate Oceans

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, June 2014

Smooth '70s soul-pop, as revisited by the estimable archivists at Numero Group, never sounded silkier. ...

Broken Bells Inside Out

Profile and Interview by Robert Dean Lurie, Blurt, August 2014

I. The Crooner: Tempe, Arizona – April 10, 2014 ...

The Economics of Rock Criticism

Comment by Fred Mills, Blurt, September 2016

Ever wonder why reviewers do what they do when they are actually LOSING money on the deal? (First in a series, collect them all.) ...

Seven Simons: The Time Is Now, The Time Is Yesterday

Retrospective and Interview by Robert Dean Lurie, Blurt, 28 October 2016

Or: the unlikely return of one of the great, lost Athens, Georgia, bands. ...

David Bowie: Through the (Stained) Looking Glass: David Bowie & the Berlin Trilogy

Retrospective by Robert Dean Lurie, Blurt, 11 July 2018

One year ago, David Bowie passed away, much to the surprise and sorrow of the music world. To mark the anniversary of his death, we ...

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