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E-Fire: Contradict

By Stephen Chow Just in time for Christmas, E-Fire is here to kick the yulelog into the street with his juicy large first single “Contradict.” There’s a beautiful monster loose. The track is a bit Rage, a tinch of Kurt, a pince of NIN, and a splash of Zappa, E-Fire’s sound has a nicely-produced noisy […]

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Elena Andujar: Flamenco in Time

By Lisa Waugh Elena Andujar delivers an exciting ride on Flamenco in Time. Andujar does vocally what she does with her feet; turn up the heat. The flamenca singer and dancer’s infectious attitude and modern take on flamenco has made her hugely popular with fans of the genre and beyond. Flamenco in Time’s twist and […]

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Dylan Tauber: Sounds from Space

By Lisa Waugh Dylan Tauber lives on a distant planet where a sci-fi thriller noir is in full swing. At least that’s what I get from his latest work Sounds from Space, a gorgeous atmospheric synthy electronic album. The multi-media artist has perfected painting imagery with sound and across these 15 tracks, he’s created a […]

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Jay Clark Band: Turning It Up

By Stephen Chow Jay Clark Band have released a thoroughly enjoyable modern Southern Rock at its finest with Turning It Up. The album has the right mix of moods and melodies. You’ve got your party songs, your get-your shit-I’m-leaving-you anthem, your nostalgia for the past, hankering for home, and some straight-up, whoop-ass shit kickers. There’s […]

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D.G. Adams: Vegas

By David Maxe D.G. Adams had the same reaction millions did around the world when a terrorist opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers on Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. Nearly 60 were killed and 546 injured. Adams decided to use his platform as a way to raise money for the victims and families […]

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Monsters and Miracles: The Silk Road

By Lyle Lister Jon Dray Lee took his time at crafting his new single “The Silk Road (feat. MRS)“ and “The Silk Road (feat MRS) Austin Leeds Remix.” He started out playing in bands and had quite an extensive musical career. He stopped down to get his medical degree, going for his family fedicine degree in […]

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Night Herons: Relevant Noise

By Hugo Wise Night Herons’ Relevant Noise is an atmospheric whopper of an album, packed with ballads, rock anthems, and riffs fans have come to expect. Founder Dana Berry returns with his Lou Reedesque vocal style, his lyrics looking back and forward all at once. The tracks have been inspired by many life events, including […]

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Paul Maged: Light Years Away

By Stephen Chow Paul Maged’s Light Years Away comes raging out of the gate with the artist’s take on political correctness on “PC Police.” No matter your stance on that topic, the track is fucking catchy as hell. Maged is your punk rock Billy Joel. Or Joel after he was dropped off from a night […]

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The Peanut Gallery: Tales from the Basement

By Hugo Wise When Orlando and Flee Jones came out on the other side of a larger group (Party of 5IVE), they discovered that rare thing musicians are lucky to find… someone who gets you. More importantly, someone who can translate that understanding into a powerful and success endeavor. Orlando is the egg head to […]

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Saycille: Wish

By Lyn Tyler Saycille’s spirit is infectious. The Netherlands-based artist came to music later in life and embraced it with refreshing enthusiasm and zeal. She found herself discovering her own musical abilities after working in home healthcare and community support. When her career ended, she joined a band and soon found herself figuring out how […]

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Kris Heaton: World Gone Mad

By T.L. Oney Kris Heaton likes a good time and he likes talking about the state of things. He manages to mix those things well on his latest record World Gone Mad. He and his bandmates seem to be enjoying themselves as they rip through the roads of Heaton’s world. World Gone Mad pulls from […]

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Shrek Is Love, Vol 1: This Is My Swamp

  By Stephen Chow A few notes into the first track on Shrek Is Love’s This is My Swamp and I was in, tears streaming down my face. If you’re familiar with the infamous meme this band is named after, you’ll get that joke. Just a word of warning if you watch the Shrek Is […]

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Giant Flying Turtles: Waltz To The World

By Stephen Chow I imagine the guys from Giant Flying Turtles, on their Waltz To the World Tour, rambling around the country in a large crazy bus full of tapestries, flashing lights, and David Lynch like food items. If that’s not true, I don’t want to know about it. Giant Flying Turtle’s music is hard […]

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Free Willy: Remember the Alamo

By Rick Gonzales W.B. Jones formed Free Willy when he was ready to get his latest batch of songs out to the world. He went to friend and fellow musician, engineer, and producer Jim Taylor and together they found some of the best musicians in deep East Texas. Jones and Taylor brought Spence Peppard, Kevin […]

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Revolushn: Further!!

By Stephen Chow Revolushn is probably one of THE best examples of doing it yourself and doing your own thing. There’s just no describing what they do. I guess the best way to describe it is that this band entertains the shit out of people. Mainly because Revolushn decided to be exactly what they wanted […]

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The Rightly So

By Stephen Chow Greg Zeis and Jess Chizuk are a perfect duo and their new self-titled album The Rightly So is nothing short of amazing. I love Americana and when it’s as good as this, I’m reminded of why. As The Rightly So, Zeis and Chizuk lay down just the right lyrics and just the […]

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Sluka: Colorful Radiation

By Lisa Waugh Christopher Sluka has been an entertainer and artist since he first jumped into the same pool with fellow musicians Tears for Fears, Talk Talk, Simple Minds, and INXS. And he hasn’t ever gone away or taken a break. He used his time well across nearly a dozen albums and decades touring and […]

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Alex Siegel: Röykkä

By Lisa Waugh When Alex Siegel headed to Finland to record his new album Röykkä, maybe he knew how it would turn out. Maybe he purposefully infused his native coastal Santa Monica with the peaceful nature of Scandinavia. It certainly sounds that way. Siegel’s music wraps perfectly around his smooth vocals and lyrics. Röykkä is […]

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Here’s the Riot: Tonight We’re Alive

By Stephen Chow Sometimes I just want to curl up with nice set of heart pounding old school speakers and bleed out of my ears in a therapeutic way. I don’t bleed for just anyone. Paris Tompkins aka Here’s the Riot is here to oblige me with his latest Tonight We’re Alive. The EP is, […]

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Rich Lerner and The Groove: Push On Thru

  By Obie Millickian Rich Lerner and The Groove have been laying down jams for several decades now. They’ve collected a loyal following by adhering to one simple rule; entertain your audience. By tirelessly dedicating themselves to that rule as well as bringing the funk and the noise, they have become kings of the almighty […]

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