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Dave Plaehn’s ‘Radio Sister’ Is A Musical Road Movie

Dave Plaehn’s Radio Sister is an interesting blend of funk, soul and reggae. At times, I feel like I’m watching an episode of Moonlighting and Bruce Willis still has hair. Radio Sister is a comfortable record, nostalgic, time traveling and a bit trippy. The strongest track is “Radio Sister,” grabbing a James Taylor/Lyle Lovett vibe. […]

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Big Time Love for The Workers ‘Totem’

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a rock opera but The Workers certainly conjured up images of Tommy with their latest EP Totem. Lead by Dan Greenwald, Totem is a collection of deliciously odd melodies. The Workers bill themselves at The Talking Heads meets Frank Zappa but I think Totem is even more […]

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Nate Paladino Is Your Wicked ‘Good Boy’

Nate Paladino knows his way around some lyrics, navigating with a prankster sense of humor. Funny, poignant and crass, Paladino’s latest EP Good Boy verges on the cynical but pulls back in time to remind us that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. Good Boy is a lot of fun. “My Kind of Bitch” is excellent […]

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The Only Cosby You’re Going to Need

It sucks that I need to acknowledge this. A band this excellent should not be saddled with any of the fallout surrounding the Bill Cosby scandal. The only thing they have in common is a last name. So we’re done with that because Cosby the band will instantly redeem the name for you. After playing in […]

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Alice Sungurov’s New Single Is a Heart Breaker

Continuing on our soulful women’s journey, let’s talk about 16-year old Alice Sungurov. Bursting with talent, Sungurov is the latest young artist to step forward, hopefully to grab one of those top perches in the pop spotlight. But Sungurov had to take a detour to get here. Diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder, Sungurov had to […]

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Anne-Simone’s Cool & Nerdy ‘Bittersweet’

What you need to know about Anne-Simone is that she’s got a big brain. And that her music will remind you of Kate Bush, Cyndi Lauper, Sinéad O’Connor with a dash of Bjork. Those things are reasons to pop her new record Bittersweet into your iTunes. You’ll instantly hear the binary code running between the dramatic landscapes […]

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