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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Phoenixxrocks On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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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...