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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 If You’re Real,” gets us off and running on Outerfield’s Pleasant Grove Hotel. Of the early tunes, the loud snare and discordant strings More...

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By Ralph Greco On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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 Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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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
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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
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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...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Steve Hackett: At The Edge Of Light

Steve Hackett At the Edge of Light (Inside Out Music) Steve Hackett is at it again. With his 26th studio album At The Edge Of Light the ex-Genesis guitarist (and 26 albums in, should we even have to mention Genesis More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Kevin Thomas Band: A New Heart

Kevin Thomas Band A New Heart (Kevin Thomas Band) Singer/songwriter/guitarist Kevin Thomas has released his new album under his Kevin Thomas Band moniker, called A New Heart. With a rotating cast of players behind More...