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Damon Mitchell: Elise

Damon Mitchell Elise (Damon Mitchell) “Heist,” opens Damon Mitchell’s Elise showing off his strong vocals and quite sly little lyrics, I love the piano and electric here with Nick D’ Virgillio’s strong and slightly odd drumming. Sean Geyer’s backing “do do do’s” make this a killer poppy opener in the Harry Nilsson vein. Max Mitchell’s More...

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By Ralph Greco On Monday, February 4th, 2019

Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks

Van Morrison The Prophet Speaks (Exile Productions Ltd.) Opening with a swinging cover of “Gonna Send You Back to Where I Got You From,” it’s obvious that Van and his band are on top of their game on The More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Matt Warren: Music Is My Life

Matt Warren Music is my Life (indieExtreme / WakeUp! Music) A danceable drumbeat and repeated talking vocal runs over Richard Meyer Junior’s pumping piano and some tight horns from Ron Haynes on “How Do I Love More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

max lee: Colors of Noise

max lee Colors of Noise (Green Vibrations) NYC experimental rock & roll/electronic artist max lee has released his 18-song collection Colors of Noise, and there is certainly lots of both color and noise delivered More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, January 28th, 2019

Maybe By Fall: Analysis Paralysis

Maybe By Fall Analysis Paralysis (Maybe By Fall) Pretty much led by bendy trashy guitar, the ballsy “Shake Me” starts us off on Maybe By Fall’s new 4-song Analysis Paralysis EP. It’s evident from the beginning More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

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

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

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

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 Phoenixxrocks On Monday, January 14th, 2019

Sean Paul: Mad Love

Sean Paul Mad Love (Universal-Island Records Ltd) I’m not one to give titles to artists but if I could give a title to this particular man it would be “The Prince of Dancehall.” Sean Paul has had us all dancing More...