Category: REVIEWS

CD and DVD reviews

Wayland – ‘Through The Fire’

Wayland’s upcoming album “Rinse and Repeat” was set for release this summer but was pushed back to be out in the fall instead. But the summer was not missed since the band did release the first single to come off this album called “Through The Fire”. A song turned single made into a lyrical video…

Peasant Moon Songs – ‘Our Timing is Wrong’

The songs on this EP are country and the style of country is well reflected in the name of the band. Peasant Moon Songs is a nod towards folk songs, where the idea of country began, on a porch with a singer and a guitar or a banjo. A musician singing out under the moon…

Jack Massic – ‘Always’

Straight out of the hot musical scene of Miami is a Fantastic Musician blazing the music scene. Jack Massic the musician, song writer, and producer of the brand new music video “Always” Set to release July 14th of 2017. Jack Massic has always had his heart set on fire for music. His many musical talents…

Rhett May – ‘Creatures Of The Night’

I’ve had the pleasure to work with Rhett May many times over the years and his Classic Rock & Indian roots are what truly shape him as an artist. Rhett is relentless when it comes to perfecting his music/sound and I can honestly say I have heard the sharp transformations and swift adjustments just over…

Dennis Sy – ‘Can She Stay’

“My music is my passion” is said to be the nutshell that covers Dennis Sy, singer, song writer, and performer of his own composition of work, consisting of 30 original songs and counting, spanning across 20 years. Dennis Sy’s most recent work is a song called “Can She Stay”, which words were written by Dennis…

Suntrodden III

Suntrodden is a band from Atlanta Georgia comprised of Erik Stephansson and all of his talent. He created Suntrodden after visiting a record shop around 2000 and heard music there that felt dreamy, strange and beautiful and says he has been chasing that feeling ever since. Well I think he nailed it when creating this…

Drew Davidsen – ‘Out of the Blue’

The debut release from guitarist Drew Davidsen A Good Life immensely benefits from the presence of songs like the single “Out of the Blue”. Davidsen is the sort of instrumental talent who never leans too heavily on his influences and, instead, proves to be superb at subsuming into his own consciousness and shaping them in…

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot – ‘Let’s Be Friends’

Michigan locals Thunderbolt & Lightfoot have a new album out called Mixed Company, which includes the track, “Let’s Be Friends.” Staying true to their soft, melodic tunes, it is the exact kind of music one has come to expect from the duo. Phil Barry provides vocals and guitar and Sarah Fuerst does vocals. Both have…

The Human Circuit – ‘Electric City’

The Human Circuit in its latest ‘Electric City’ project comes without any fears or worries, with a totally cool, chill out sound, with which you could enjoy a meeting with your most intimate and close friends. The band original from Texas, shows its capabilities and versatility with an experimental rock-indie format, caramelized with alternative pop…

Sam Green and the Time Machine – ‘Which Way Left?’

Never let it be said that growing older is an impediment to creativity. Some have said that our imagination, as children, is like a wide tunnel gradually narrowing as we move through life. This, for some, may be true. It doesn’t apply to Sam Green. The Australian born singer, musician, and songwriter began exploring his…

Paul Kloschinsky – ‘Crime of Passion’

The latest album from Canadian singer/songwriter Paul Kloschinsky, Crime of Passion, continues burnishing his reputation as one of the finest singer/songwriter talents working in today’s indie scene. He’s a poet and recognized photographer who brings both a literary and cinematic aspect to the songwriting that’s welcome and artfully included. Kloschinsky sports a number of influences,…

KAZYAK – ‘Happy Camping’

Kazyak are an experimental-Americana group with a lot of potential because they mix the psychedelic with country and an 80s twist thrown in. This gives them an edge that isn’t widely engulfed yet, and puts them on the curve of what could be a genre worth keeping an ear to. Or, they don’t call it…

Lexie Rose – ‘Wrong’

Lexie Rose became popular on the L.A. club circuit at the age of 13, while maintaining her life as a school student, which included playing spots at Genghis Cohen, The Hi Hat, The Hotel Café and the legendary Troubadour. This seventeen year old is busy, that’s one thing for sure as one can tell. Her…

Moe Green’s Eye – ‘Fast Radio Bursts Live EP’

Based in New York City, the band Moe Green’s Eye is out with a new live EP called “Fast Radio Bursts”. The first thing you probably notice is that the band has a very distinctive name. It’s a reference to the character Moe Greene in The Godfather. It specifically relates to the character’s gruesome, but…

Big Paul E

A former member of Menace to Society and Smoove Villains, Big Paul E has been around the block when it comes to the hip hop scene. In ’95 he decided it was time for him to go solo and from then on out he’s been churning out rhymes including 2010’s SEEDS which will be re-released…

Ozzie Melendez

Behind every hit song is a team of talented writers, producers and studio musicians. One of them being Ozzie Melendez. He has worked behind the scenes with artists such as Jessica Simpson and Marc Anthony. Now he’s switching gears and focusing on his own thing, a style of music that fuses together the ways of…

Danny Gee-Goju

Danny Gee must be fully heard before making any attempt to describe his music and know what specific genres are really going on. It’s a lot when you break it all down, and I find the most dominant to be reggae and comedy. But he goes into soundscapes, shows some singer-songwriter prowess, and even proves…

DOHKE

Looking at the word “liuto” would confuse most, as it’s not one of the more common instruments known round the world. Saying though it’s in the mandolin family starts to reveal the style and sound it can convey. A sound and style that DOHKE, Atsuo learned over time for a variety of reasons. Today his…

Luckydabo$$

Luckydabo$$ is originally from the Ivory Coast which is in West Africa. The Ivory Coast is a nation that speaks French. As a young kid, Yovan aka Luckydabo$$ played a few roles in small movies in school and performed as a music artist a few times on stage. Luckydabo$$ has a unique style and he…

Robert Miller Project Grand Slam – ‘The PGS Experience’

The PGS Experience gives you exposure to great musical compositions, which enhances your music interests and re-energizes you brilliantly. Project Grand Slam, the celebrated and popular Jazz Rock Fusion band led by Robert Miller, has released its latest album ‘The PGS Experience’. Being the 5th album of the band, there were several speculations and expectations…

Lindsey Harper – ‘New Game’

Up and comers some can make it while others just lack it. In the case of Linsey Harper, she has shared the stage with the likes of Michele Bublé, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Adam Lambert, among many others. Plus has made an appearance on The People’s Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning…

Maxwell Powers – ‘Death (It Feels Alright)’

Maxwell Powers had determined to make something of himself one night back in 2011, when his career starred off. Since then, he has made YouTube videos combining synth driven indie pop music with no budget filming to tell the stories of life, love, and the existential crisis on occasions. This would go on to gain…

Sarantos – ‘Pause’

Sarantos crafts a perfect deep house track with the poppy “Pause”. Elegantly executed, the song’s melody is downright infectious. Layer upon layer of sound come together to create a perfect streaming kind of psychedelic. Right at the very heart of the song are the vocals, with Sarantos singing with a heightened sense of passion. His…

Don Rousell – ‘My Wife and Girlfriend (Feat. Shane Regel)’

Don Rousell is truly an artist. He’s primarily an electric bass player and if you ask…he’ll tell you that “I dabble on the piano a little”. Which is where he writes, arranges and composes most of his music. Don’s interest is all over the place. This is what makes him an artist and definitely an…

Bongo Boy Records – ‘Raw and Reckless Rock Band Volume Two’

Rezmanian Devils Society starts things off with a true blast on the driving “Devil Of Love”. Vocals swim through the vast riffs that dominate the track. Best of all is the infectious groove which taps into the best of hard rock. A tense taut rhythm anchors the blur of Troy Tipton’s “Never”. Within the powerful…

Grace Freeman – ‘Oliver’

Singers come and go, some rule the world, other leave just an impression. The impact of a voice depends on a lot of factors and even if they don’t turn out world famous, we would have at least hear an angel once in our lifetimes. Grace Freeman sings like an angel, no doubt about that…

Wendy Sweetlove

Wendy Sweetlove sings with a bluesy, fiery spirit. Her work nicely merges elements of soul, classic rock, and country into a satisfying whole. Melodies shimmer and shine as the rhythms swing by with such grace. Stylistically, she opts for a wide range of approaches from a burning passionate spirit to something a little more subdued…

Funky EP ‘Tranquilizer’ By Remember Jones

Music is every soul’s requirement. It is a pleasure for everyone to listen to music and to hear the sheer bliss of rhythmic tunes and melody that is clubbed together with vocals. Several artists around the world bring out albums or singles to come up with rich and soulful music. Anthony D’Amato, popularly known as…

C-ROD – ‘This Is My Apology Letter To God’

C-Rod’s impeccable flow adds to the emotional heft of his highly confessional storytelling on the moving “This Is My Apology Letter To God”. Intricately detailed, beautifully framed, the songs reflect upon a life with all its ups and downs. The melodies utilized throughout have a true heartfelt spirit to them, with the rhythms adding to…

Carter Lou and the Project – ‘Evil Game’

Carter Lou and the Project have quite the story to be told. “Evil Game”, is their latest and newest song that happens to be about something all of us can relate too. An ex of course, this being the case for Carter Lou, for this song details about that moment Carter had seen an ex…

Welsh Avenue – ‘The Great Exchange’

The cover of the album is a golden yellow and black. The yellow color is a blooming flower shape similar to something that you would see in a kaleidoscope. On the website where the playlist is accessible there is a small picture of who I assume is the lead singer. The small picture is small…

TyC – ‘All 2 Myself’

EDM or electronic dance music to some if not many out there is one of those genres that you can get into it, or roll your eyes over and step away from. When it comes to an up-and-comer TyC with his track “All 2 Myself”, that is his genre of choice but are there other…

Danny Nardini

Hip hop’s newest sound is the angst fueled flows of Upstate New York artist Danny Nardini. Danny’s inspiration comes from the burning desire to rectify his family’s break up and spiral downward into poverty. At the age of 14, he was working to support his mother, younger sister and younger brother. Discovering the power of…

TUELO – ‘Saint Margaret’

TUELO’s latest song turned single “Saint Margaret”, is not just another song for all to hear. It has a meaning behind it, as it turns out, it is a homage to TUELO’s mother, Seabi. Whose name in English means Margaret. So there is some insight and back-story for you. Aside from that though, TUELO had…

Marc Daniels

Marc Daniels started his music career in the rural surroundings of Spokane, WA where he grew up in a family of very talented singers and musicians. Understanding the importance and value of music, Marc was enrolled in piano lessons in elementary school which he proceeded to take through high school. Marc drew much of his…

Black Horse Motel – ‘PARABLE’ EP

Black Horse Motel is a musical group from Philadelphia that bases its music on traditional folk. The band connects to audiences through its rich blend of country and rock music, stirring their souls with heart-wrenching harmonies. Parable is a culmination of the four years that have passed since the band’s last release, Red Summer Spirit.…

Yung Terra and Atrap – ‘Back Roads’

Hip hop and rap music a pair like other notable pairs out there, oranges and apples, ketchup and mustard, peanut butter and jelly, they never leave one another. Hence why they are always together and why hip hop and rap has brought together the likes of Atrap and Yung Terra for his piece of work…

Elle Casazza

Where do I start with Elle Casazza, I can’t help but say that the music on her latest album, ‘Proof’ is evidence of a great release. These are all up-scale cuts with a lot of fantastic musicianship behind them. It should not go faceless in a world missing this quality of pop singing/songwriting, combined with…

Once Around Saturn – ‘These Promises’ EP

Sung with great passion is the 80s inflection of Once Around Saturn’s “These Promises EP”. Over the course of the EP Once Around Saturn’s retro stylings with modern framing feels reminiscent of Neon Indian’s “VEGA INTL. Night School”. Rather elaborate the songs sprawl out in a dreamy swirl of synthesized sound. Keyboards glisten with a…

Billy Ray Deiz – ‘Angel from Montgomery’

Cover songs, we have all heard them before from a favorite artist or band we adore to one we have never heard of but later becomes that favorite act. What is it about cover versions that appeal so well to the ear no matter the act in question. Well it is the way the artist…