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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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J-Anthony: “It’s Official”

By Stephen Chow J-Anthony offers up a refreshing take on telling the world about your new boo. He’s not messing with any Facebook announcement. J-Anthony straight up wrote an anthem and made a music video telling the world, “It’s Official.” The single is from the Lenny Kravitz and Bruno Mars zip code. It’s got bounce […]

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Night Marcher Modern Maze

By Jasper Bankhead Rob Reinfurt’s latest project Night Marcher is an homage of sorts to a track from a Medeski, Martin, and Wood record as well as to the band’s spirit in music making. Reinfurt credits them with setting his mind ablaze and lighting the fire of his musical ambitions. To prove that, Reinfurt’s new […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Secret to Indie Artists Matthew Santos’ Success

by Lisa Waugh Matthew Santos: Into The Further Two time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos is just at the surface and ready to break. That’s certainly the feeling I get when listening to his latest record Into The Further. Santos has tapped into that universal appeal of a singer/songwriter that spans from orchestral brilliance to modern […]

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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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Broken Guru: ‘Bent Up Halo’ Is Finely Tuned Gritty Love

Broken Guru are native New Yorkers, of course, because that’s one of the places where gritty, honest, soulful music is made. Bent Up Halo is a refreshing blast of finely chopped songs you need in your life. Booming, humorous and oh so garagey, the record vibratest with true punk pioneer spirit with a twinge of […]

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Lovesucker Is Doing It For Themselves

“‘Indie Funk and Gypsy Soul’ actually have a true meaning or a power source. That is who we are and what we do. Simple as that. There are no examples for those terms because there is no one out there doing this sound, this is OUR sound.” – Zolton Von Bury of Lovesucker I love […]

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