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Why We All Need Charity

By Antiem Boyd Charity Ward is a powerhouse for a few reasons. She is made of beautiful music and messages and her latest EP Yellow is proof. A soulful messenger who knows how to draw people in from the back row. She makes simple songs anthems. Big songs personal. It’s no trick of the voice. […]

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A Must Listen: Elessar Thiessen’s A Rainy Week In Paradise

By Lisa Waugh Elessar Thiessen isn’t kidding around even though he appears to be a gentle soul. His music packs a wonderful punch. “Another Love Song” is a rainy love song. It’s a gorgeous rainy love song to boot. It’s a terrific track on Thiessen’s new album A Rainy Week in Paradise. Thiessen sounds like […]

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Nashaat Salman Universal Melodies Vol. 1

By Ben Talle “Summer Night Joy” Nashaat Salman’s musical speciality is painting an exotic landscape. The film and multimedia composer’s new record, Universal Melodies Vol. 1, is a four-track travelogue through sunny climes, balmy nights, and horn-ladden romps. Salman’s work is exotic and definitely cinematic. There’s an infectious beat to each of the tracks on […]

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The Smokin’ Voyages of Space Apaches

By Lisa Waugh Smokin’ Voyages, the latest record from Space Apaches, sounds as if NASA decided to launch an acid country rock band into an asteroid. And then the asteroid stopped in its tracks played on the record. Or… If they ever make another Firefly series/movie, Space Apaches needs to be involved in making the […]

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Tumbler’s You Said is a Much Needed Trip

By Rhin Howard Richard Grace has lived a life. He’s been a musician for decades and has weathered a lot of storms. He’s also here to live the second part of a storied life with his son as a musical partner and the result is stunning. Grace and his son Harry Grace formed Tumbler with […]

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Vile Display of Humanity, Enough Said

By Rhin Howard Four screams in and I know why I was assigned Vile Display of Humanity’s self-titled album. I listed thrash and all of its bastard cousins as a thing I liked when I applied for this gig. And this is exactly the kind of band I relish covering. I used to work in […]

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Michael Cullen’s True Believer

By Antiem Boyd Michael Cullen has become an indie pop, punk godfather, edgier with time. Afraid of nothing. That’s what makes Cullen a True Believer and his record worth a listen. His music is not fearless so much as full of expectation. You can’t be too afraid when you know what real pain is. He’s […]

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Joykill Collective’s New Battle Cry

By Antiem Boyd Joykill Collective began as a solo project for Leif. The young artist lived in an attic in Northampton as part of an artistic commune. As he shared his politicalIy charged views with his fellow commune dwellers and they shared their thoughts and ideas about how messed up the world is, something began […]

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