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Robbie Roberston: Sinematic

Robbie Robertson Sinematic (UME Direct) The 13-songs of Robbie Roberston’s new album, Sinematic pretty much follow the ex-Band songwriter/guitarist/vocalist round his usual way of unique storytelling, barely-there vocals, and guitar dexterity. The first album from this icon in eight years delivers tunes influenced by Robertson scoring Martin Scorsese’s More...

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By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Luiz e os Louises: Life’s a Cigarette

Luiz e os Louises Life’s a Cigarette A jaunty acoustic “Please Everyone” introduces us to Luiz e os Louises’ unique talk-vocal and laconic delivery on this 11-song Life’s a Cigarette. This Brazil-via-New-York-City More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Alan Chappell: Penultimate

Alan Chappell Penultimate Alan Chappell’s newest LP, Penultimate, opens with the slicing violin dark melodic “Ride,” matched with some great lead guitar playing. This is as hot a lead-off tune you are likely More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Iggy Pop: Free

Iggy Pop Free (Loma Vista) As always, Iggy Pop surprises his listeners once again on his latest release, Free. I’m a huge fan of Pop’s 2012 Apres, an album of French ballads, and love just as much what he More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Young Goats: Goat Life Vol. 1

Young Goats Goat Life Vol. 1 The slow slappy warble backing of “Welcome to Goat Life” shuffles us into the opener of Young Goats’ brand new album Goat Life Vol.  1. What Samuel Weidler and Johnathan Johnson More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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The Waterboys: Out Of All This Blue

The Waterboys Out of All This Blue (BMG UK Ltd) Supporting a North American tour starting this month (something The Waterboys haven’t managed here in a long time) the band has just released a new EP, Out Of More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Grace Potter: Daylight

Grace Potter Daylight (Fantasy) A flumpy drum, single note organ and Grace Potter’s fantastic voice starts the song, “Love is Love,” the opener of her new album (her first in four years), Daylight. This More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Aza Nabuko: Aza Nabuko

Aza Nabuko Aza Nabuko (JumpAttack! Records) The flank-y beat of “Stranger,” begins Aza Nabuko’s self-titled debut. With a strong emotive voice and a good sense of melody, this 16-year-old multi-instrumentalist More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Aza Nabuko: Aza Nabuko

Aza Nabuko Aza Nabuko (JumpAttack! Records) The flank-y beat of “Stranger,” begins Aza Nabuko’s self-titled debut. With a strong emotive voice and a good sense of melody, this 16-year-old multi-instrumentalist More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, September 20th, 2019
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Stimuli: They Are We

STIMULI They Are We (STIMULI Music) Metallic guitar stabs into a flumping cool beat starts “ +x-“ the tune that begins STIMULI’s 11-song self-titled release. This heavy Oakland-based trio has lots to offer More...