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Eddy Yang: American Glory

Eddy Yang American Glory (Eddy Yang) You have to give Eddy Yang his due. He managed all the writing, recording, production, mixing, mastering, and even produced the album artwork of his American Glory. The loosely strummed electric of “On Our Way (Into The Night)” opens us into Eddy’s singular vision of the “…2010s, when racial tensions, More...

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By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Kevin West: Story Of My Life

Kevin West Story of My Life A jingly guitar and subtle harmonies inform the breezy little opener, “Best Of Mine.” Locked and loaded we are soon into the high-quality songwriting and playing of Kevin West’s More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Karen O and Danger Mouse- Lux Prima

Karen O and Danger Mouse Lux Prima (BMG Rights Management) When Danger Mouse was a kid and his folks went to parent-teacher conferences, I’ll bet his teachers told them he plays well with others. The man is not More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Dig Two Graves: Deathwish

Dig Two Graves Deathwish (Dig Two Graves) Progressive central New Jersey metalcore outfit Dig Two Graves blasts forth with their new EP Deathwish. What singer Mike Reisser, guitarist Josh Brewer, bassist Jesse More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, July 19th, 2019

Marty Thompson: My Kind of Woman

Marty Thompson My Kind of Woman (Marty Thompson) Tight snare, full bass and perfect placement of wiggly keys and talking vocals inform Marty Thompson’s more-than-slightly paranoid opener “Hope s a Waking Dream” More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Ámaris: 26

Ámaris 26 (Puma Punku Records) Dutch-Swiss-New Guinean science fiction author, producer, and actress Ámaris Wen has released her new album 26 in conjunction with the short film “Supernova,” and her new More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Greta Van Fleet: Champagne & Caviar

Greta Van Fleet Champagne & Caviar (Lava Music/Republic Records) Sorry, but I just can’t bow down to the altar of Greta Van Fleet. If I want to listen to music that sounds like Led Zepplin, Queen or any other More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars

Bruce Springsteen Western Stars (Columbia) The Boss’ first album of all-new material in seven years, Western Stars is an acoustic-by-way-of-orchestra concept. Certainly, this 13-song mini-opus is cinematic, More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, July 15th, 2019

Ivan Beecroft: Liars, Freaks & Fools

Ivan Beecroft Liars, Freaks & Fools (Ivan Beecroft) Self-proclaimed “cynical retro-Grunge rocker” Ivan Beecroft presents his latest album, Liars, Freaks & Fools. Opening with the scary swirling electric guitar More...

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...