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Kris Heaton: World Gone Mad

By T.L. Oney Kris Heaton likes a good time and he likes talking about the state of things. He manages to mix those things well on his latest record World Gone Mad. He and his bandmates seem to be enjoying themselves as they rip through the roads of Heaton’s world. World Gone Mad pulls from […]

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Revolushn: Further!!

By Stephen Chow Revolushn is probably one of THE best examples of doing it yourself and doing your own thing. There’s just no describing what they do. I guess the best way to describe it is that this band entertains the shit out of people. Mainly because Revolushn decided to be exactly what they wanted […]

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Chrystyna Marie: LIFE Release Party

By Castio Guerrera How about some blues? How about a power house singing those blues? Chrystyna Marie is back with a new record LIFE and it’s time to shake what the good Lord gave ya. True to her style, the artist has returned with her trademark sound that put her on the map with blues […]

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Space Cadets

By Stephen Chow Space Cadet’s self-titled album is solid. It’s breezy, hard edged, silly, real (well, real for three young white dudes), and very well crafted. Zachary Wexelman’s vocals made me a believer from note one. Dan Creed and John Cocco help shape the hip-hop, pop, and R&B project. On one hand, Space Cadets are […]

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Zonnis: Rise of the Sheep

By Lisa Waugh Zonnis’s Rise of the Sheep is a hugely entertaining blend of blues, reggae, roots, rockabilly, folk, and hilarity. Between Andrea Zonnis’s technical training and Adam’s wit, the duo is infectious. The record is smile-inducing. The couple-to-be performed together for the first time on New Year’s Eve in 2009. They married in 2010 […]

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Grant Lyle Nu

By Stephen Chow You need some Grant Lyle in your life. Packed with soul, the icon is back with Nu. There’s no mistaking Lyle’s bluesy rock imprint. Classic. He may sound broken-hearted at times on tracks such as “Take It Back,” but he’s going to be just fine. “Give It Time” Lyle reminds us. The […]

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The Magic Lightning Boys – Stealin’ Thunder

By Lisa Waugh The Magic Lightning Boys are proof that there’s always room for blues rock. The only rule, you can’t suck. It’s a tricky genre that doesn’t suffer fools well. Surprisingly, these guys didn’t just roll up out of the bayou, Mississippi, or Muscle Shoals. They hail from Cincinnati and Stealin’ Thunder will take […]

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Chrystyna Marie’s Loaded Gun

By Antiem Boyd In a nutshell: Soulful, wide range, strong, radio-ready Chrystyna Marie has been sought out by labels, but finds the creative process is much more freeing when staying put as an independent. This serves her well as her latest EP, Loaded Gun, has a chance to show off her blues, the title track, […]

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Jas Patrick’s Inky Ovine, a Study In Music Independence

By Stephen Chow Jas Patrick is the old rodeo poster for the modern day indie artist. Wishing to focus on pure music creation, Patrick built a recording studio in his spare bedroom in Nashville, piece by piece. He and engineer Brad Bass embedded themselves in the home studio and the end results are pretty fucking […]

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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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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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The Laying On of Hands by DELTA DEEP

DELTA DEEP: Self-titled By Antiem Boyd If something feels familiar about this deeply soulful blues and rock record, it’s because you are probably a Def Leppard fan and would know Phil Collen’s imprint anywhere. With DELTA DEEP’S self-titled debut album, Collen has brought together legends and blues, rock, and soul aficionados to create a superb record […]

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Rock Masters Band Drops a Double Dose of Helsinki

by Stephen Chow Rock Masters Band: “Hit the City” and “Diamonds” I’m here to tell you, Finland has it going on when it comes to music. If you’re not tapping into that source to beef up your record bin with bands like Rock Master Band, you are just aren’t down with what’s hot and Finnish. […]

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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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‘Cold Blue Water’ Is Your New Yoga

You know what they say…good music never goes out of style. So if you’re in need of a blues rock jam fix and you’ve misplaced your Allman Bros records, head over to Soundcloud and give Cold Blue Water a listen. Excellent and just the right vibe for this crisp Friday night by the fire pit […]

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