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Justin Shapiro: Campfire Party

By Lyle Lister Justin Shapiro’s new solo album Campfire Party is a celebration as well as a call to action. Shapiro proves you can have a message and a good time at the same time. Campfire Party has got a song for every mood, too. Political ballads, inspirational anthems, love songs, and some good old […]

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Conscious Presence

By Lisa Waugh When producer Sound-Sage and rapper Soul Seeker came together, it was meant to be. Their debut album, the self-titled Conscious Presence, is 100% proof of that. Both musicians showcase their very specific symbiotic duo through all 21 tracks. If this is their debut album then holy shit. Sound-Sage and Soul Seeker do […]

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James Adkins: Brokedown Free Man Blues

By Lisa Waugh James Adkins is one of those singer songwriters who was born to do it. He started his musical life learning how to sing and play guitar from his father and he’s made it look damn near magical ever since. But the source of his talent is not magic even though Brokedown Free […]

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Paul Maged: The Glass River

By Stephen Chow One of our favorite artists is back with his latest project The Glass River and Paul Maged is on fire! As usual, Maged is using his voice to put some truth on the streets. He takes a ballsy and artful run at all of the bullshit we’re all dealing with these days. […]

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Ghostly Beard: Going Away

By Addison Coleman Described as an “enigmatic visionary Ghostly Beard pens emotive prog-pop. From the vaults of his prismatic what history he issues a clutch of albums.” To my knowledge he has never been seen by the public, making him appear intriguing and mysterious. However, there is nothing abstruse about Patrick Talbot’s newest single “Going […]

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Jason Vitelli: Head Above Tide

By Stephen Chow I’m on my way to an annual tradition, driving up the coast to a surf spot to join some buddies to honor another buddy who’s been gone for a while. As in deceased. It’s not a sad trip. Quite the contrary. I need some road music and I also have an overdue […]

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Nick Lamb’s Two New Singles Hit the Sweet Spot

By Lyle Lister Two singles. One pure and unique sound, all belonging to singer songwriter Nick Lamb and you’re going to enjoy them both. Lamb has launched two tracks that perfectly capture his steady musical style and artful way with plain spoken words that pack an emotional punch. The first featured single “Simple Man” is […]

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Luca Bash: Keys of Mine

By Dennis Lamb Luca Bash makes completely immersive music. He plunges head long into life topics unapologetically and passionately on his latest album Keys of Mine. Bash also makes damn fine music. He has plenty of help from Alessandro Cioffi, Alessandro Matilli, Riccardo Ascani, Giova Pes, and Duilio Ingrosso, musicians and artists who get his […]

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Andy Michaels: Revisited

By Lisa Waugh Andy Michaels gets compared to a lot of artists from Eric Clapton to Cat Stevens. Even I found myself thinking he sounded a lot like Rod Stewart at times on his latest album Revisited, but Michaels doesn’t need any help in that department. Capable of standing on his own creative merit, Michaels […]

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King Gheno: Plan in Motion

  By Stephen Chow From the first few beats of King Gheno’s “Plan in Motion,” I knew I was going to like this artist. When Gheno describes this series of singles as “brain tracks” for meditation, I knew it was for me. Cerebral music much needed in a troubled word. Gheno’s joints are like hip […]

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Arden and the Wolves: Who Can You Trust

By Lisa Waugh Arden Leigh brings the magic on her new record Who Can You Trust, literally. Along with the Wolves, Leigh has packed the five-track EP with her experience in the art of healing. Leigh conjures a post-traumatic future with her powerful voice and steady lyrical hand. As a spellcraft practitioner, Leigh sees each […]

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Ivan Beecroft: Whatever

By Lisa Waugh Ivan Beecroft only knows one way to make music; with a raw, honest, and emotional force. Beecroft is working class, he’s brutally honest, and he’s never backed down, personally or musically. He also has a huge compassion for the underdog, having been one himself. This stance defines his work. His latest album […]

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Psychocide: Alcohol & Bad Decisions

By Lisa Waugh Psychocide’s debut album Alcohol & Bad Decisions sprang from late nights and subsequent hangovers as a result of some wild times back in New York. The record is packed with raucous confrontations, hotel-smashing operas, and passionate ponderings, all told from a focused, and way more sober, perspective. There’s also a shoutout to […]

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Yaysh: Daep

By Stephen Chow Yaysh bounced down her new freestyle single “Daep” and it instantly hits that pleasure spot in your brain. Yaysh’s attitude is a much needed snap in 2018. Yaysh is here for the music, LGBTQIA, and to get people out of their heads to enjoy this moment. At least that’s what I got […]

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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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