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Well, Hello, Mimi LaRue

By Lisa Waugh I don’t know if Mimi LaRue is ready to break into the music business or my house but I like what she’s doing. Comedy + country + rap + pop culture shaming = this girl. Hey, it worked for Rachel Bloom. LaRue’s series of music videos and tracks reveal just how deadly serious […]

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Tehnoloogiline Päike’s Technological Sun

By Lisa Waugh On their third album, Tehnoloogiline Päike sets out to make an album as varied as their individual fingerprints. From the meditative “This Means Wars” to the lost track from the Blade Runner soundtrack “So Many Days,” the record crackles with strange excitement. There’s so much packed into the seven tracks. There’s the […]

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Robert Nix’s Once in a Blue Moon

By Stephen Chow Robert Nix marches to his own beat, I’ll give him that. He’s a one-man rock opera. And on Once in a Blue Moon, he appears to be having an open conversation with himself, with a little help from his inner Michael McKean in character as David St. Hubbins. Although St. Hubbins would […]

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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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Daniel Grinberg’s Short Stories

By Lisa Waugh This is Daniel Grinberg’s day job. Before he returned to music, his day job was running a tech company and developing AR and AI. His music is a way to show the more emotional side of his creativity. And a way to ponder the inter workings of life’s meaning. His record Short […]

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5to4’s Tip It

By Lip Parsons 5to4 is Phil Goss’s labor of love solo project. The three track EP, Tip It, demonstrates Goss’s attention to detail his own interest in indie music. This is the second release for the musician, writer, and psychotherapist and is part of what he plans to be only the beginning. The EP aims […]

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No Gaps in Chris Beyer’s Distances

By Rhin Howard Chris Beyer’s mission is to bridge the gap between younger listeners and older ones with his vintage meets modern approach to music. His new record Distances feels like John Mayer on a long rode trip back into the past than something solely from now. Beyer’s music seeks to unite listeners as well. […]

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Keez Water Creatures

By Lisa Waugh Brad Jones as Keez is here to bring the funk and the joyful noise to a screen near you. There’s so much packed into Water Creatures from a superb ‘70s film score Moogy pop to an ‘80s Reggae tide by way of The Police and Peter Gabriel. The production of the record […]

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Joel Ansett’s The Nature of Us

By Lisa Waugh He’ll have to pardon the comparison to Jason Mraz (most notably on the track “In the Eye”) because Joel Ansett is worthy of it. The shocker is that The Nature of Us is Ansett’s first full-length record. A gorgeously rendered collection of folk, pop and R&B. Ansett’s example of a self-financed (through Kickstarter) […]

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Galen James and Compendium’s Big Blue Mixtape

By Antiem Boyd Galen James and his band Compendium’s Big Blue Mixtape is a sexy beast of an album, jam packed with lots of ebb and flow of many tempos and layers. There’s a lot to like. The record spans across several genres, all made with analog love. From the first track to the 20th, […]

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Louise Aubrie’s Late 44 Is a Trip

By Rhin Howard The unique voice of Louise Aubrie is back with Late 44 and she’s accompanied by some incredibly talented people you may know. The record features Tom Edwards (Adam Ant), Joe Holweger, David Ruffy (The Ruts, Adam Ant, Dexy’s Midnight Runners) and Boz Boorer (Morrissey, The Polecats). It is produced by James Knight […]

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Ben Lorentzen, America in Three Acts

By Antiem Boyd Ben Lorentzen is after you having an experience with his latest record America. The self-labeled ”Acoustic Pop Noir” artist is highly skilled at telling stories. Every track on his latest record America is its own little movie, complete with three acts for each song, all gorgeously rendered. The first tendency is to […]

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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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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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Chloe Baker’s Bitter’s Kiss, a Stunning Debut

Bitter’s Kiss By Lisa Waugh June 30, 2015 Chloe Baker learned her craft at home. In her father’s studio and through his experience as a singer/songwriter, producer and band member, Baker was inspired by his work but discovered a sound that is other worldly and all her own. Bitter’s Kiss is Baker’s stunning debut. Bitter’s […]

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Luca Bash – Acoustically Yours with ‘The Single Drops’

Luca Bash: The Single Drops By R.B. Sloane Armed with two guitars and a deep set of lyric-writing skills, Luca Bash’s new EP The Single Drops goes right to the heart of the matter. Love, life, heartbreak, and redemption. It’s all there on The Single Drops. Bash’s music is specifically dramatic and unique and the […]

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Anaconda Limousine’s Debut Record Will Pick You Up

by Lisa Waugh Anaconda Limousine Besides having one of the best band names we’ve seen in a long time, Anaconda Limousine is a refreshing surprise. All at once sounding like Hendrix, The Beatles, and some upstart punk band, Anaconda Limousine’s self-titled record is a huge ear treat. The SoCal band is made up of Steve […]

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