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The Peanut Gallery: Tales from the Basement

By Hugo Wise When Orlando and Flee Jones came out on the other side of a larger group (Party of 5IVE), they discovered that rare thing musicians are lucky to find… someone who gets you. More importantly, someone who can translate that understanding into a powerful and success endeavor. Orlando is the egg head to […]

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Shrek Is Love, Vol 1: This Is My Swamp

  By Stephen Chow A few notes into the first track on Shrek Is Love’s This is My Swamp and I was in, tears streaming down my face. If you’re familiar with the infamous meme this band is named after, you’ll get that joke. Just a word of warning if you watch the Shrek Is […]

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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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3Bubble & J.Gray Live from the Pentagon

By Carl Sampson You know how you grind for someone else’s dreams and money, getting very little in return? You’re always in sleep debt, credit card debt, and haven’t seen your kids in days? 3Bubble, Cleon Solomon III, experienced that, I’m guessing. He burned and churned at the “Studio,” crafting songs with musical partner J. […]

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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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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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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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Pacanomad’s ‘Restless’ EP Takes On The Greats

by Lisa Waugh The first thing you notice when you click on any song from Pacanomad’s new record Restless is the voice of Chantel Rivard, all at once Amy Winehouse, Adele and a little bit of Janis Joplin. It’s a powerful voice that doesn’t overpower the music or listener. Rivard is surrounded by talent equal […]

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