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By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Crooked Flower: Into the Light

Crooked Flower Into the Light (Crooked Flower) A Santana-like swirly guitar lead and the solid percussion groove of “Dancing,” begins Berkeley-based Crooked Flower’s new album Into the Light. With the scary More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Boy George and Culture Club: Life

Boy George and Culture Club Life (BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd) A synth bleating bass and snapping percussion from the fantastic “God & Love” gets us up and moving for the 11-song wonderfulness that is Boy More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Adam Rose: Levitate the Base

Adam Rose Levitate the Base (Adam Rose) A funky drum beat, popping bass, and heavy wah-wah guitar make “Platinum Grime” move, opening, as it does Adam Rose’s instrumental album, Levitate the Base. Pittsburgh, More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Mike Carnahan: CarnyMusic

Mike Carnahan CarnyMusic (CarnyMusic Recording) Opening with a laconic acoustic, lazy beat, and his faraway vocals, Mike Carnahan weaves his “just hanging on,” viewpoint on the opening tune here, “Riptide.” More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Nick Mason & Rick Fenn: Profiles [Remastered]

Nick Mason & Rick Fenn Profiles [Remastered] (Parlophone UK) The re-release of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his partner ex-10cc guitarist Rick Fenn’s 1985 album is here on Profiles [Remastered]. “Malta,” More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Dead Friends 46: Hardcore

Dead Friends 46 Hardcore (Rank-n-File Records) Pull up your big girl panties, open your ears, and chomp down on Dead Friends 46’s new album Hardcore. This Cali hardcore 5-piece is taking no prisoners in the blistering More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Dead Friends 46: Hardcore

Dead Friends 46 Hardcore (Rank-n-File Records) Pull up your big girl panties, open your ears, and chomp down on Dead Friends 46’s new album Hardcore. This Cali hardcore 5-piece is taking no prisoners in the blistering More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio: It’s Time

Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio It’s Time (Bliss Fly) We get treated to some cool jazz stylings on the Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio’s new album, It’s Time. With a slightly offbeat snare snap from Massimo Buonanno More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Norine Braun: Through Train Windows

Norine Braun Through Train Windows (Norine Braun) Opening with the low breathy vocals and consistently strummed acoustic of “Sleeping Buffalo,” we are let into quite the concoction from Norine Braun, while More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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THE SEX FILES: End Of The Year News

Photo credit: Anna Rodriguez It might be that we are coming to the end of the year, some newly evolved (or as Devo claimed, maybe we are’ de-evolving’) sensibility has gripped society or that, well, shit just More...