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They're Back: Arctic Monkeys - "Four Out Of Five"

Arctic Monkeys “Four Out Of Five” Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino There’s not much that can be said about the new album by Arctic Monkeys except, dammit, they get better with every release.  This might be the best release so …

Lush Beauty: Parrot Dream - "Light Goes (In Mines)"

Parrot Dream “Light Goes (In Mines)” Light Goes What a beautiful, shimmering piece of music.  Like looking at multiple reflections in a mirror, Parrot Dream is as colorful and complex as the feathers of a parrot.  Formed by Christina Hansen Appel …

College Rock: Harvey Trisdale - "Baby"

Harvey Trisdale “Baby” All Things Go What a great piece of Ohio music.  I know, they’re mostly in LA now, but they still have that small town feel to them, especially Gambier home of Kenyon College.  Small college towns often …

Telling The Truth: The Molochs - "I Wanna Say To You"

The Molochs “I Wanna Say To You” Flowers In The Spring The Molochs have done it again.  They are the best of plumbing into the best of Syd Barrett, combine it with Blur, and update and make the sound completely …

Sex: Parker Matthews - "Feelin' Right"

Parker Matthews “Feelin’ Right” Wexford native Parker Matthews has released another simmering slab of sex appeal like only he can do.  No doubt, Matthews has one of the sexiest voices out there, and he has all the boys and girls …

Simmering Sexuality: Payson Lewis - "Can't Go Back"

Payson Lewis “Can’t Go Back” Another extraordinarily dance pop song by the new king of pop.  Payson Lewis has the moves, and most especially, the voice.  His voice is smooth and sexy.  You want to get that certain person in …

Truth With Dedication and Humor: Parker Bossley - "Chemicals"

Parker Bossley “Chemicals” This is another amazing Canadian artist that totally blew me away.  What a great voice, a great sense of humor, and a dedication to his craft that is frankly scary.  Believing Vancouver was creatively stifling, he moved …

Jump And Dance: The West Coast Feed - "You Belong To Me"

The West Coast Feed “You Belong To Me” If you remember the great music that came out of Muscle Shoals and New Orleans, you with love The West Coast Feed.  These guys are the best.  You want to get your …

The Journey Begins: Ward - "Stand Me"

Ward “Stand Me” There is something beautifully honest about Ward’s voice and lyrics.  Reminding me of a younger Richard Ashcroft, Ward takes the hard way instead of following the trodden path.  And that’s what makes Ward’s music so exciting.  I …

William Goldstein: 'Fame' Turned out to Be an Extraordinarily Special Experience

William Goldstein 3-Time Emmy Award Nominee and Grammy Award Nominee #Dreams William Goldstein was previously a recording artist for Motown Records and CBS Masterworks. He has over 50 albums currently available. He has also scored over 50 movie and television …

Sonny Turner: Inspiration Gives You the Catalyst to Fulfill Your Dreams

Sonny Turner Former Lead Singer, The Platters #Dreams Sonny Turner is best known for replacing Tony Williams as lead singer of The Platters. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four no. 1 hits, and …

Badass Rock N Roll: Code Red Riot - "Living Low"

Code Red Riot “Living Low” Mask Wow, Code Red Riot just kicked my ass across the room.  The very first note will let you know that these guys are serious badasses.  Comprised of Vocals: Corky G @corkyg; Guitar: Taz @tazazure; and Bass: …

Crooked View: Rare Americans - "Balmoral Hotel"

Rare Americans “Balmoral Hotel” What an unbelievable band.  Everything about Rare Americans is, well, RARE.  They sound like no one.  Let me quote their bio, because it might explain their sound: Not crooked in the sense we’re criminals, in fact …

How To Rock: No Small Children - "It's All For Love (For Goodness Sake)"

No Small Children It’s All For Love (For Goodness Sake) What Do Kids Say? Three school teachers walk into a bar and plug in the amps.  All of a sudden, great rock pours out of the amps, knocking people down.  …

Dirty Rock: In The Whale - "Highways"

In The Whale “Highways” Dopamine This is a great song from a great band. “Dirty, fun and caked in garage grime, the songs are unconcerned with trends.”-Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune I had to quote that, because it describes the sound …

Playful Obsession?: Levy and The Oaks - "Obsessive Love"

Levy And The Oaks “Obsessive Love” Sound Of The City What a great catchy song about obsession.  Coming from Asbury Park (yes, it’s the water), Levy and The Oaks is made up of LEVY OKUN// lead vocals, guitar, piano; LOU PANICO// vocals, …

Soulful Sensitivity: Meshell Ndeceocello - "Sensitivity"

Meshell Ndegeocello “Sensitivity” Ventriloquism Always one of my favorite musicians, Meshell Ndegeocello has one of the best and most sensitive songs of 2018.  As Ndegeocello says about her new album: This album was recorded in Los Angeles with the familiar …

Satomi Hofmann: Various Forms of Revolution

Satomi Hofmann Actress, “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway #Revolution Satomi Hofmann is an actress, singer, musician, composer, and arranger living and working in the New York tri-state area. She is currently starring in “The Phantom of the Opera” …

Satomi Hofmann: Changing the Way That We Function as a Society

Satomi Hofmann Actress, “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway #Revolution Satomi Hofmann is an actress, singer, musician, composer, and arranger living and working in the New York tri-state area. She is currently starring in “The Phantom of the Opera” …

Beautiful Pop: Cathedrals - "Behave"

Cathedrals “Behave” Cathedrals This is what modern pop should be sounding like:  beautiful honest vocals (no tricks) with great riffs and crystal clear productions; a song instantly memorable and radio friendly.  With Cathedrals, you get the whole package.  Coming from …

Guitar Genius: LFZ - "Naturalistic"

LFZ “Naturalistic” Name Plus Force This record is amazing.  LFZ is an ambient, experimental act and the pseudonym of guitarist Sean Smith.  While many ambient acts are mainly synthesizers, Sean Smith’s weapon of choice is the guitar, which he filters through …

True Goth: Bela Goosy - "Among Lunatics"

Bela Goosy “Among Lunatics” Welcome To The Kafka’s House If you love Goth music, the real deal, not the fake “Goth Lite”, listen to Bela Goosy.  He is from France, and the music he makes his definitely creepy and beautiful, …

Art Grunge: Slothrust - "Peach"

Slothrust “Peach” The Pact As my loyal readers should have guess by now, Slothrust is one of my all-time favorite bands.  They have another album coming out in September, and seriously, that made my day.  As their bio says: Slothrust is …

Political Dance: Them Are Us Too - "Floor"

Them Are Us Too “Floor” Amends Coming from SF, Them Are Us Too are definitely one of the most interesting bands out now.  Made up by kennedy ashlyn and cash askew, Them Are Us Too would not be out of place sound-wise …

Great Ska: The Interrupters - "She's Kerosene"

The Interrupters “She’s Kerosene” Fight The Good Fight The Interrupters are old school ska (2 Tone, Selector, The Specials, The English Beat) and not a group of poseurs.  This band has it all.  Comprised of Aimee Interrupter: Vocals, Kevin Bivona: Guitar, Justin Bivona: …

The Wonders Of Summer: Smokescreens - "Waiting For Summer"

Smokescreens “Waiting For Summer” Used To Yesterday What a great paean to summer.  This song even makes me (Mr. Cold) love summer.  With its jingly pop vocals and handclaps, Smokescreens remind me of The Church, with that beautiful Byrds-like 12 …

Overcome: Kingsbury - "All Gone"

Kingsbury “All Gone” Caroline Kingsbury writes pop songs that are intellectual, yet her melodies are so hummable, you are not going to forget them.  And that voice:  this is a voice made in heaven.  This is the first song that …

Strength Through Adversary: Steve Grand - "not the end of me"

Steve Grand “not the end of me” not the end of me Steve Grand has one of those voices that could melt the coldest of hearts, and when you hear “not the end of me”, you wonder what idiot would …

Balance Of Tension and Beauty: Jane In Space - "Breaking Glass"

Jane In Space “Breaking Glass” Gorerunner Residing in that dark place between Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode, Jane In Space use their music to create an atmosphere of claustrophobia and agoraphobia at the same time.  Coming from Brooklyn, Jane …

Otherworldly Summer Music: The Brazen Youth - "You Could Not Provoke Me"

The Brazen Youth “You Could Not Provoke Me” Primitive Initiative It’s seems so weird that the band got together in Lyme, CT (yeah, the town that gave its name to Lyme’s Disease).  But that is one of those coincidences that …

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