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The Smokin’ Voyages of Space Apaches

By Lisa Waugh Smokin’ Voyages, the latest record from Space Apaches, sounds as if NASA decided to launch an acid country rock band into an asteroid. And then the asteroid stopped in its tracks played on the record. Or… If they ever make another Firefly series/movie, Space Apaches needs to be involved in making the […]

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Tumbler’s You Said is a Much Needed Trip

By Rhin Howard Richard Grace has lived a life. He’s been a musician for decades and has weathered a lot of storms. He’s also here to live the second part of a storied life with his son as a musical partner and the result is stunning. Grace and his son Harry Grace formed Tumbler with […]

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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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Ajay Mathur’s Wild Ride with ‘9 to 3’

Ajay Mathur : 9 to 3 By Antiem Boyd Who’s up for a little Jimmy Buffett and George Harrison via Ajay Mathur? Mathur’s new record 9 to 3 is an impressive 15-track album. Parts country, Americana, and old school Southern rock, Mathur demonstrates that he’s a talented songwriter. The songs run the gamut from upbeat to […]

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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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Slim Loris Are Back and Full of ‘Love and Fear’

by Lisa Waugh Slim Loris: Love and Fear The evolution of Slim Loris has been a satisfying journey. Their latest and third record, Love and Fear, puts the Stockholm-based band on an interesting high road. They sound commercial. They sound new. And hopefully, Slim Loris are learning that maybe they don’t need an edge to […]

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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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Solo Artist Breaks the Sound Barrier with ‘In Silence’

by R.B. Sloane Burak Ozmucur’s In Silence Burak Ozmucur’s music can be hard, high energy and vocally hard core but his new EP In Silence lets him explore his melodic side, a slight departure from his usual heavy metal sound. In Silence is an ethereal and winding, down tempo record full of contemplation. Ozmucur’s music can […]

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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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The Inner Journey of The Unravelling’s ‘Revolt’

The Unravelling don’t do anything half way. From writing, performing or crafting their new single “Revolt,” all of their work is done a balls out fashion. There’s a strange controlled recklessness to their approach. The band made a big splash with their debut record 13 Arcane Hymns and everything was going swimmingly until lead singer […]

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Anne Steele Is A Strong New Voice For the LGBT Community

Anne Steele’s new EP What’s Mine may seem light out of the gate but… do not be mistaken. She’s packing some heavy messaging in those buoyant melodies. Steele is a favorite with music fans who champion the LGBT community and she’s just as keen on getting out the message of equality as Kelly Clarkson, Pink […]

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Return for Refund Is A Radio Favorite Replay

Return for Refund has quickly become a college radio favorite and their self-entitled EP is getting a lot of air play. That rapid-growing following is probably because the band have paid their dues and have made a serious study of some tried and true genres; hard rock and funk with a splash of grunge alt. Return […]

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‘Heartbeat Serenade’ Americana Road Trip

It’s time for a little ride down the back roads of America by way of CommonUnion59. The duo’s latest record Heartbeat Serenade is a fresh alt country breeze from the minds of Steve McKenzie and Laura Malasig. These two San Franciscans bring that special Bay twist to a folksy, down home sound you’d expect to […]

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Big Time Love for The Workers ‘Totem’

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a rock opera but The Workers certainly conjured up images of Tommy with their latest EP Totem. Lead by Dan Greenwald, Totem is a collection of deliciously odd melodies. The Workers bill themselves at The Talking Heads meets Frank Zappa but I think Totem is even more […]

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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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