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Andy Evans’ Miracle is No Accident

By Lisa Waugh Andy Evans creates a funky, pop world that will take you all the way to end of blues town. The Austin musician is comfortable riding between a few genres and making the resulting tracks irresistible. His voice is part of the draw. Evans can turn a phrase or leave some space. This […]

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Kimia Penton’s Lessons from Life and Love

By R.B. Sloane Violinist and music maker Kimia Penton has put together a smart record with Lessons from Life and Love. The record is a natural mix of life and love songs via the Middle East, London, and Dallas. All those places have influenced Penton to create a universally appealing and rich experience. The blend […]

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3 Geminis, Enter the Synth

By R.B. Sloane Fred Carrico knows his way around a score. His work has been featured on Burn Notice and across other projects. He brought Marc Jordan and Josh Langfield together to form 3 Geminis for a selt-titled EP and synthcapade that is fun as hell. Technically, though, 3 Geminis is a solo project for […]

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Qualia’s New EP Triptych

By Antiem Boyd Qualia has the swagger of destiny running throughout all three tracks. Each song on Triptych has an edgy airiness with an overall buoyancy. It’s a full experience headed up by Michael Hazani and expertly carried off by Shawn Crowder and Pier Luigi Salami. Triptych’s journey is a three part act filled with […]

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Kung Fu Jesus Spins Celestial Gold

By Rhin Howard There’s so much to say about Kung Fu Jesus besides having a pretty sweet name. The band, who hail from The Shire, Scotland,  are hilarious and skilled lyric and music makers. And Celestial Gold is a curation of zippy pop through a kind of ‘80s/‘90s pop filter. There’s also reggae, a touch […]

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Enjoy the Harvest of Robot Garden

By Stephen Chow Robot Garden’s self-titled album sounds like a lunar western film score and a record that Quentin Tarrantino would listen to on the way to set. Decidedly pop rock, Franz Ferdinandzy, and a bit The Strokesy, Robot Garden seem to be deadly serious about landing square in the middle of space indie rock. […]

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Violet Night’s I Hope You’re Well

By Lisa Waugh Violet Night’s I Hope You’re Well is full of heart and soul. And that is meant in a sincere way far from corny. You’re meant to feel something, not simply skate above it. The EP’s four powerful tracks also demonstrate simplicity gets your everywhere. Strong songwriting, engaging performance, and then clean production… […]

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