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Rock N Roll Lives: Jade Bird - "Uh Huh (Live)"

Jade Bird “Uh Huh (Live)” This is amazing music.  Jade Bird, that 20-year-old from Great Britain with the heart of a child and the vocals of an adult, wows as usual.  On this live version of “Uh Huh”, Jade Bird …

Blues Guitar God: Hamish Anderson - "No Good"

Hamish Anderson “No Good” Honestly, we have needed a new guitar hero, and we have him now.  Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Hamish Anderson openly counts as his influences guitar players and songwriters from Robert Johnson and BB King.  He …

Beautiful Way To Move On: Nah. - "Vitamin D"

Nah. “Vitamin D” DC-based Nah. is one of the few bands that really hold up Elliot Smith’s beautiful legacy of true sounding lyrics applied to alt music with these great acoustic guitars licks with surf-guitar leads and keeps it rosy, …

Beauty Under Pressure: Kyomi Hawley - "Miss You Love You"

Kiyomi Hawley “Miss You Love You” Meet You There There is such a wistful beauty to Kiyomi’s voice.  She reminds me of that honesty of Merrilee Rush (“Angel Of The Morning”).  She is one of the most expressive singers I’ve …

International Havoc: VIKINGO! - "Set It On Fire"

VIKINGO! “Set It On Fire” Set It On Fire A wild ride, as vikings have always been guaranteed to provide.  This EP does not disappoint.  In this band you have an international mix:  Columbian-born guitarists Sejo Navajas and Daniel Jimenez …

Electronica For Mind and Body: Neil Frances - "Coming Back Around (extended)"

Neil Frances “Coming Back Around (extended)” Took A While EP What a magnificent sound.  This duo make everything interesting, and they never sound the same.  In “Coming Back Around”, the emphasis is on the wonderful percussion; in “Ask Me Anything”, …

Sadness Made Beautiful: Jordan Siwek - "Lover And A Giver"

Jordan Siwek “Lover And A Giver” Sun Inside You What a beautiful voice.  Never has sadness and despair sounded so beautiful.  This must be how the angels sound when they look down on how we are messing up this world.  NYC …

Music Out Of The Normal: Bobey - "Foothills" (Featuring Emily Ritz)

Bobey  “Foothills” (Featuring Emily Ritz) Siblings This is some of the most interesting music I’ve heard for a while.  The song sounds like it’s in a straightforward time signature, but don’t try to count it out:  it’s as complex as …

Pop Music Relevance: Kid Bloom - Prom?

Kid Bloom “Prom?” Lemonhead Kid Bloom has suddenly made Pop Music relevant again.  Sounding like a mix between the best of the Boy Bands with a touch of Spandau Ballet and that sexiness of Al Green, you get a tremendous …

Beauty With A Conscious: Eyes Eat Sun - "Fix It"

Eyes Eat Suns “Fix Me” Eyes Eat Suns is a tremendous alt rock band from North Carolina comprised of Ayisa Adderley and Caige Crampshee.  Adderley’s great vocals combine perfectly with the expert guitar playing of Crampshee; in fact, it is the …

Heart On The Sleeve: Lil Josiey - "Sunset Shawty (w/vito)"

Lil Josiey “Sunset Shawty (w/vito)” Josiah Gomula, singing as Lil Josiey, has created a beautiful, honest song that is perfect for summer/fall days.  Lil Josiey has this great acoustic guitar playing with this beautiful voice that is tinged with emotion …

Rock and Soul: OcnSide - "Taking Me Over"

OcnSide “Taking Me Over” I must admit, OcnSide took me by surprise.  I really wasn’t ready for such a great, melodic, soulful summer song as this.  Maybe it’s the keyboard at the beginning that won me over, then those gorgeous …

Rollicking Good Time: MOLE - "Everybody Must Crawl"

MOLE “Everybody Must Crawl” Danger Island This is one of the most musical and fun group of songs since Magnetic Fields, a complete mix of styles are swallowed up and spit out to form a testament to one of music …

A Rising Star: Matt LeGrand - "12:00 AM"

Matt LeGrand “12:00 AM” Coming from Chicago, Matt LeGrand grew up with a variety of instruments.  Like most kids, he had fun playing around until he realized he was great at singing, songwriting, and playing with those said instruments.  And …

Urban Groove: Here Are The Lions - "Unsatisified"

Here Are The Lions “Unsatisfied” This is great alt, electronica, dance music with a healthy drop of urban groove.  Alternative Rock group (with DNA of electronic and urban music), Here Are The Lions, are releasing their debut album,September 2018. Under the musical …

The Funk Is Back: Thumpasaurus - "Dance Like It's Your Life"

Thumpasaurus “Dance Like It’s Your Life” The Book of Thump Funk is back and better than ever.  Taking their influence from George Clinton/Parliament, Rick James, and Earth, Wind, and Fire, Thumpasaurus has brought the Thump (I mean Funk) to the …

Singing From The Heart: Anthony Starble - "Paperweight"

Anthony Starble “Paperweight” Anthony Starble not only has a beautiful voice, sensitive touch on his piano, and heartwarming lyrics, he also has a story to tell.  Growing up overweight and gay, Starble found his voice (literally) and his love of …

The New Horizon: Sports Coach - "k-town blues"

Sports Coach “k-town blues” Dream Sports This might be the most original artist I have heard for a long time.  Forget everything you have ever heard, because Sports Coach is going to blow your mind wide open.  Sports Coach is the …

Fresh Kick In The Ass: Big Mother Gig - "Obliterate"

Big Mother Gig “Obliterate” Someone said “Rock is dead”.  What crap.  They never heard Big Mother Gig.  Reforming after their break-up in the 90’s after the tragedy at Parkland, FL, BMG brings back that killer 90’s sound (think Dinosaur, Jr.) …

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 …

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