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Paul Maged: Light Years Away

By Stephen Chow Paul Maged’s Light Years Away comes raging out of the gate with the artist’s take on political correctness on “PC Police.” No matter your stance on that topic, the track is fucking catchy as hell. Maged is your punk rock Billy Joel. Or Joel after he was dropped off from a night […]

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Alex Siegel: Röykkä

By Lisa Waugh When Alex Siegel headed to Finland to record his new album Röykkä, maybe he knew how it would turn out. Maybe he purposefully infused his native coastal Santa Monica with the peaceful nature of Scandinavia. It certainly sounds that way. Siegel’s music wraps perfectly around his smooth vocals and lyrics. Röykkä is […]

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Adam Winn

By Stephen Chow Adam Winn reminds me of a character out of novel where people live off the land and sit around fires telling stories and singing songs about harsh weather, fair maidens, and huge mythic animals, only Adam Winn is a real guy. Do pardon my run-on sentence. The singer songwriter takes real life […]

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Shawna Virago: Heaven Sent Delinquent

By Lydia Miller  Shawna Virago has been transgender pioneer way before it was cool. She’s lived and performed as a trans woman since the ‘90s so she knows a thing or two about storytelling and custom designing several extra sets of skin. The ten tracks on her latest album Heaven Sent Delinquent could serve as […]

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Camille Peruto: From the Sea to the Sky

By Stephen Chow To say Camille Peruto is immensely talented is an understatement. Once you hear any one of her songs, it’s hard to accurately describe. I’ll try. Music radiates from Peruto’s pores it seems like. She’s also surrounded herself with equally talented musicians and music makers, creating a knockout of a record. From the […]

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King Ropes: Dirt

By Lisa Waugh Witty, raw, honest and excellently made, King Rope’s latest record Dirt is a knock out. You can feel the dust blow up from the desert. The gentle jangle of truck keys, boots on gravel, a coffin being lowered into the ground with ropes, and all of the cinematic things the mind can […]

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Danophone: Rerun

By Antiem Boyd Danish science journalist Carsten Nielsen needed an outlet for his musical side and Danophone is that voice. His record Rerun captures the habit of repeating mistakes. Possibly this is a therapeutic record to listen to as one prepares to purge some demons, habits, or to declutter, emotionally or literally. Or Rerun is perfectly […]

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Mike Comfort: Pretty Sweet Stuff!

By Mike Drinkard Me and Stephen Chow like to get high and listen to music. A lot of times, we write our reviews high. I guess I should say Stephen Chow and I. Our editor and the owner of this magazine know this. She doesn’t care how we live our lives. She just wants us […]

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Big World Abide: The Best of Eric Anders

By Steph Cunningham Eric Anders’s compilation Big World Abide draws from four of his works and the result is a time travel through the artist’s state of mind and collaboration throughout the years. The tracks he and his producers have chosen from Tethered to the Ground, Remains in Me, More Regrets, and Not At One demonstrate […]

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Guy Grogan’s Dynamite Bouquet

By Rhin Howard There’s a certain “fuck off!” in Guy Grogan’s music, and this makes his music like no other. His creeping genius stems from a certain self-awareness and the close-up magic of making every aspect of a record. Plus, Grogan dives deeper within himself with each new release. The record feels person and it’s astonishingly […]

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James Brant’s Strange By Design

By Stephen Chow If you’re looking for a peaceful entry into 2016, James Brant’s new record Strange by Design is just the right wave to ride. His sincere and easy style is perfect for a little introspection or something to let bounce around in your head for its own sake. The record can run as […]

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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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The Force Behind Gretchen’s Wheel

by Lisa Waugh Gretchen’s Wheel: Fragile State Gretchen’s Wheel’s Fragile State is a strong record for Lindsay Murray. Sure, the songs are full of longing and scar tissue but there’s something beautiful about the way Murray portrays hurt and healing. Murray’s ‘80s/‘90s musical vibe combined with Murray’s own brand of storytelling alongside Ken Stringfellow’s production […]

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