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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 here how the band manages round some good time, sing-a-long rock. Singer Rachel Barnard shows another side of her range in the next More...

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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...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Nick Mason & Rick Fenn: Profiles [Remastered]

Nick Mason & Rick Fenn Profiles [Remastered] (Parlophone UK) The re-release of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his partner ex-10cc guitarist Rick Fenn’s 1985 album is here on Profiles [Remastered]. “Malta,” More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Dead Friends 46: Hardcore

Dead Friends 46 Hardcore (Rank-n-File Records) Pull up your big girl panties, open your ears, and chomp down on Dead Friends 46’s new album Hardcore. This Cali hardcore 5-piece is taking no prisoners in the blistering More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Dead Friends 46: Hardcore

Dead Friends 46 Hardcore (Rank-n-File Records) Pull up your big girl panties, open your ears, and chomp down on Dead Friends 46’s new album Hardcore. This Cali hardcore 5-piece is taking no prisoners in the blistering More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio: It’s Time

Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio It’s Time (Bliss Fly) We get treated to some cool jazz stylings on the Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio’s new album, It’s Time. With a slightly offbeat snare snap from Massimo Buonanno More...