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Michael Van and The Movers: A Little More Country

By Alex Marks There’s something raw and pure about Michael Van and The Movers. The band communicates heartbreak, irreverence, and inebriated good times with a fierce passion on their latest A Little More Country. Michael Van has wisely surrounded himself with experienced pickers and music makers. Pete Ahonen, Alan Bond, Larry Lawson, and Bob Skye, […]

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Danophone: Rerun

By Antiem Boyd Danish science journalist Carsten Nielsen needed an outlet for his musical side and Danophone is that voice. His record Rerun captures the habit of repeating mistakes. Possibly this is a therapeutic record to listen to as one prepares to purge some demons, habits, or to declutter, emotionally or literally. Or Rerun is perfectly […]

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Countless Thousands: You’re Goddamn Right

By Stephen Chow Countless Thousands’s You’re Goddamn Right is pure nerd theatre rock. The four-piece pooled their show choir, cosplay, Civil War reenacting, jazz licks, and rockabilly magic into one pot and voila, a ripping record. Each track is sharp, edgy, and catchy as hell. Danger Van Gorder may be throwing out funny lyric frisbees, […]

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Christina Rubino: Godspeed & Guns

By Stephanie Towne What if Thelma and Louise went on a full blown killing spree, gleefully dispatching their victims? Hey, I’d watch an entire feature film of that. Good news. Christina Rubino’s highly entertaining “Godspeed & Guns” has done that for you. The video, directed by Frankie Nasso, is a wild ride through Rubino’s wicked […]

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Fallen Asunder

By Lisa Waugh Childhood friends and bandmates Ryan Batturs and Josh Weaver hammer out the word “sympatico” on their self-titled record, Fallen Asunder. When you’ve spent that kind of time together, your efforts together will be forged in fire. A white hot metal fire. There’s something big sky about their project. Large looming tracks with […]

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Charity Ekeke: She

By Stephanie Towne If I’ve learned anything from the women in my life, it’s that they are made of steel and to misunderstand them is to miss the point of this life. Listening to Charity Ekeke’s She reminded me of that. The album is brimming with wit, wisdom, and truth. Ekeke lets in the air […]

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Electra Day: Quiet Hours

By Antiem Boyd If you’re in serious need of some deep inner traveling, Electra Day’s latest project Quiet Hours is here just in time. As you take in the soothing and contemplative tracks of the record, here’s a little bit about the artist. The face and voice behind Electra Day is Julia Hampton. The name […]

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Rahm: Between the Lines

By DG Barrow Rahm is a passionate and talented artist who gives from the very depths of his soul with each track on his latest EP Between the Lines. Rahm’s drive is an epic nearly operatic reach for meaning and connection, bravely scooping out pieces of himself for the listener’s inspection. It’s actually a pleasant […]

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Human Darts: Explicit Thoughts

By DG Barrow Human Darts is what happens when a band with a cult following back in the late ‘70s gives birth to various musical babies and then re-emerges from its subterranean lair in the mid aughts, having evolved into a monstrously awesome strain of its original self. What Shane Close and John Arduser bring […]

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