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ALBUM REVIEW: GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO, “Lucky Guy”

The warmth of this album can’t be understated.  North Carolina native turned Brooklyn transplantee Greg Humphreys (late of the...

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ALBUM REVIEW: FREDDY & FRANCINE, “Gung Ho”

Sometimes a romantic relationship can lead to great art…  and sometimes the end of that relationship can lead to even greater art. ...

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ALBUM REVIEW: CIARAN LAVERY, “Let Bad In”

This sophomore effort from Irish singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery has an aura about it twinged with a sweet melancholia – and that is...

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ALBUM REVIEW: BILLIE RAY MARTIN, “The Soul Tapes”

For someone who’s made her name in the dance world, Billie Ray Martin has A LOT of soul and it’s evident on this new album, The...

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CD Review: The Monkees, “Good Times!”

So this obscure thing came out last week we're sure you know nothing about....

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CD Review: Frost*, “Falling Satellites”

Endings never sounded so good....

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CD Review: Eve Selis, “See Me With Your Heart”

Selis succeeds with a record about forgiving yourself....

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ALBUM REVIEW: DAVE NACHMANOFF, “Spinoza’s Dream”

It isn’t often a concept album based around the theme of classic philosophers comes along.  However, that’s the case with this...

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On Second Thought… Prince, “Chaos and Disorder”

Prince's "Chaos and Disorder" reconsidered....

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CD Review: The Trashcan Sinatras, “Wild Pendulum”

This is a band becoming aware of exactly what it has to lose, which is not a goddamned thing. ...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Bolger, “No Promises”

Chris Bolger is another of those amazing musicians whose name you’ve heard but can’t understand why he’s not in the...

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ALBUM REVIEW: BUTCH YOUNG, “Mercury Man”

Butch Young has been one of those names on the scene for a long time – you know you’ve heard of him – you know...

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ALBUM REVIEW: KAREN HAGLOF, “Perserverance And Grace”

2014′ s Western Holiday was a stunning solo debut from guitarist-turned-oncologist-turned guitarist again, Karen Haglof.  Recorded...

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CD Review: Cheap Trick, “Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello”

Onomatopoeia aside......

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ALBUM REVIEW: BOB MOULD, “Patch The Sky”

There’s always a certain amount of expectations when a new release comes out from a long-established artist that you’ve admired...

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CD Review: Anthrax, “For All Kings”

It's hard to fight against the man when, at this stage, "I'm The Man"...

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CD Review: Field Music, “Commontime”

The Brewis Brothers are messing with you....

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Album Review: Orthophonic Joy – The 1927 Bristol Sessions

Before there was rock, there was country. And before there was country, there was an ad placed in the Bristol Herald Courier on Sunday,...

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ALBUM REVIEW: AU PAIR, “One Armed Candy Bear”

Quite a formidable pairing (hmmmm…) – Django Haskins of The Old Ceremony and Gary Louris of The Jayhawks team up on a knockout...

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ALBUM REVIEW: BRETT HARRIS, “Up In The Air”

Confessedly, I’ve been a fan of Brett Harris’ since I first saw him perform at the Big Star Third concert in Central Park, New...

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ALBUM REVIEW: JIMKATA, “In Motion”

Very much in that new vein and crop of ’80’s-influenced synth-pop comes the third release from Ithaca, New York’s...

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CD Review: Steve Taylor And The Danielson Foil, “Wow To The Deadness E.P.”

Here's the boom you were looking for....

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CD Review: Europe, “War Of Kings”

'80s rockers pull off a feat in 2015....

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CD Review: Dream Theater, “The Astonishing”

Domo origato for the heavy metal poisoning?...

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ALBUM REVIEW: MODOC, “Automatic + Voluntary”

The opening guitar attack of Modoc’s new album, Automatic + Voluntary, wakes you up like a splash of ice cold water – sounding...

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ALBUM REVIEW: BRIAN CULLMAN, “The Opposite Of Time”

The first – and most striking thing – upon first listen to Brian Cullman’s The Opposite Of Time is how much he reminds me...

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ALBUM REVIEW: SULTANS OF STRING, “Subcontinental Drift”

Now this is really something – since forming eight years ago, Sultans of String’s music has hit #1 on national radio charts in...

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ALBUM REVIEW: EVA CASSIDY, “Nightbird”

Some performers have a way with re-imagining and interpreting a song; some know how to give a great song a greater canvas; some can take a...

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ALBUM REVIEW: JAVIER ESCOVEDO, “Kicked Out Of Eden”

Kicked Out of Eden is only the second solo release by Javier Escovedo, who most people know as one of the founding members of The Zeros,...