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By Ralph Greco On Monday, May 20th, 2019

Outerfield: Pleasant Grove Hotel

Outerfield Pleasant Grove Hotel (US Highway 50) Opening with a distorted strumming under a slippery electric lead, the laconic plead of finding out what you may or may not want to know from a lover, “Wondering More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Micropixie: Dark Sight of the Moon

Micropixie Dark Sight of the Moon (One Little Alien) Indie/electronic songwriter Micropixie brings us her new release Dark Sight of the Moon. This last in her “narratively-linked” trilogy (the other two albums More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Patrick Ames: All I Do Is Bleed

Patrick Ames All I Do Is Bleed (Patrick Ames) Patrick Ames’ newest EP All I Do Is Bleed reveals four tracks of easy listening, sing-able R&B/Pop/Latin Folk. The songwriter/midi-guitar synth/guitar player/ vocalist More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Bruce Hornsby: Absolute Zero

Bruce Hornsby Absolute Zero (Zappo Productions) Arguably best known for his first and biggest charting single, “The Way It Is,” Bruce Hornsby has also been mining a whole bunch of piano-led styles in his career. More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, May 13th, 2019

Suzi Quatro: No Control

Suzi Quatro No Control (Marquee) The roiling and snarling “No Soul/No Control” opens Suzi Quatro’s latest album No Control. The bassist and vocalist, turning 69 in June, shows she can still rock hard nearing More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, May 3rd, 2019

THE BAND OF THE HAND: Celebrating Masturbation May

As it’s just starting, I figured I’d get us all primed and ready for Masturbation May. This self-proclaimed month of self-love began in San Francisco in 1995 as a response to U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, April 25th, 2019

THE SEX FILES: LA’s Freak Show Begins weekly Vegas Residency

After 5 years of selling-out Hollywood, San Francisco, Phoenix and other cities, Freak Show, LA’s most infamous monthly cabaret/variety show, takes up residency in Las Vegas starting 5/23, every Thursday and More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Vipid: Daydream

Vipid Daydream (Vipid) Vipid is the musical brainchild of graphic artist Jared Simmons. The songs he produces under that name mine what he calls an “electronic chill and downtempo dream pop.” Vipid’s new More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Chris Lastovicka: Fortune Has Turned (Remixed)

Chris Lastovicka Fortune Has Turned (Remixed) (Ahari Press) Chris Lastovicka’s Fortune Has Turned (Remixed) is a stunning short album of evocative classical pieces. “The 7th Chapter of Job,” opens, a low More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, April 15th, 2019

Benny Bassett: Words for Yesterday

Benny Bassett Words for Yesterday (Benny Bassett) Acoustic rocker Benny Bassett’s second EP, Words for Yesterday, opens with the mid-tempo richly produced “Window to Forever.” It’s obvious the listener More...