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Kris Heaton Band: World Gone Mad

Kris Heaton Band World Gone Mad (Kris Heaton Band) Kris Heaton Band’s new dozen song album World Gone Mad, opens with the mid-tempo rocker, “Who Let the Bullets Fly.” With a tight snare and power chords pushing, we get a tune with a sing-able hum and introspective lyrics of real substance. The roiling title track follows with a strong key line More...

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By Ralph Greco On Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Sidney Green Street Band: Half Live

The Sidney Green Street Band Half Live (The Sidney Green Street Band) With twangy solid beats, well-placed harmonies, and stellar songwriting The Sidney Green Street Band hit hard with singable tunes on their new More...

By Brian Furman On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Tori Amos: Native Invader

Tori Amos Native Invaders (Decca) Tori Amos has always held a special place in my heart. Her voice is so vulnerable, but you can see shards of glass just beyond the veiled horizon of her soft sound. I implore you More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

THE SEX FILES: Talking Consensual Kink With Latex Artist Michelle Mildenhall

Latex Artist Michelle Mildenhall works, as well as wears, latex. Her latest Consensual Kink show, running in the UK presently, presents Michelle’s handmade portraits using the “temperamental material” she More...

By Andy Halo On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Living Colour: Shade

Living Colour Shade (Sony Music Canada Inc) For the better part of thirty years, Vernon Reid’s funk-punk metal pioneers have been raising social awareness with songs like “Open Letter To A Landlord,” “Information More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Jhené Aiko: Trip

Jhené Aiko Trip (Def Jam Recordings) Jhené Aiko’s Trip opens with “LSD,” concisely setting the tone for this extremely personal R&B album tinged with psychedelia. The second track “Jukai,” delves deep More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Neil Young: Hitchhiker

Neil Young Hitchhiker (Reprise) Neil Young recorded Hitchhiker with engineer David Briggs back in 1976. Since, most of these tunes have been re-recorded to find homes on Young releases, Rust Never Sleep. Hawks More...

By Andy Halo On Friday, October 6th, 2017

Iron & Wine: Beast Epic

Iron & Wine Beast Epic (Sub Pop Records) For the past couple of years, Sam Beam (better known as folk/Americana project Iron & Wine) has mostly been collaborating with other artists, including Band Of Horses, More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Feminist Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Yes, he liked to look at, touch (I’m assuming) and built his empire around naked ladies. The creator of the Playboy brand and magazine, one of cultures more recent proponents of free speech, a man who was arguably More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The Yawpers: Boy in a Well

The Yawpers Boy in a Well (Bloodshot Records) The Yawpers new album, Boy in a Well is a wonderful conceptual ‘mess.’ On their 3rd album, the Denver trio (consisting of drummer Noah Shomberg, guitarist Jesse More...