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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 …

Dark Sexual R&B: Tolliver - "Emmanuel"

Tollivar “Emmanuel” Rites (Icons Creating Evil Art) Tolliver will blow you away.  “Emmanuel” is such a multi-layered song that when Tolliver’s voice comes in, it will literally take your breath away.  Tolliver has a great tenor voice that at times reminds …

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 …

Kick Ass Rock: Rare Americans - "I VS I"

Rare Americans “I VS I” Rare Americans What a great song.  This is one of my favorite new bands, but “I VS I” really hits you in the stomach; it is so good and identifiable.  Honest to God, do you …

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 …

Soulful Synthwave: Chris Keya - "Cruise"

Chris Keya “Cruise” LateNight EP Chris Keya is a tremendous synthwave artist from Rome that produces music similar to Kraftwerk but more human sounding with these rich synth/keyboard tones that make you drift to this other world.  I had this …

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 …

Swirling Darkness: Blancmange - "Distant Storm (Radio Edit)"

Blancmange “Distant Storm (Radio Edit)” Wanderlust One of my all time favorite bands, Blancmange just continues to get better and darker.  Their new song, “Distant Storm”, is a beautiful mix of beats and synthesizers swashes in the midst of which …

Brazilian Electronica: Leopold Nunan - "Got To Be Strong"

Leopold Nunan “Got To Be Strong” With roots in Rio de Janeiro, Leopold Nunan is a true chameleon, able to assume any shape.  He is, get this, entertainer, singer, dancer, actor, director, choreographer, stylist, photographer, writer, and journalist, and he is …

Post Punk Beauty: Crooked Ghost - "Sleepwalker"

Crooked Ghost “Sleepwalker” Skeleton House One of my favorite bands, Crooked Ghost, has a new video out, and man, it’s a killer.  Coming from Asheville, NC, Crooked Ghost is one of those bands who has combined the Velvet Underground with …

Mystery: CZARINA - "Silence & Substance"

CZARINA “Silence & Surrender” CZARINA has been called “David Bowie and Siouxie Sioux’s secret love child,” and the label really fits.  She’s mysterious, sexy, talented, and has this other worldly appeal combined with that goth mystique that is so missing …

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 …

The Brit Invasion: RATS - "Weekend"

RATS “Weekend” What a great scruffy band from the UK.  I love these guys.  They have the Arctic Monkeys sense of melody with their own, twisted sense of humor.  To me, they’re like that group of losers/outsiders who decided to …

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 …

Billy Sherwood of YES: The Sentimental Value of Music and What It Means to People

Billy Sherwood Bassist, YES and Godson, Milton Berle #Sentimentality Billy Sherwood is mostly known for his time as a member of progressive rock band YES. He is also a member of the band Asia. Sherwood’s godfather was the television icon …

Alfred Nevarez of All-4-One: It Really Warms My Heart

Alfred Nevarez Member, All-4-One #Sentimentality All-4-One is a R&B and pop group, best known for their cover hit single “I Swear” from their self-titled debut album. The group comprises Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak. The group has …

Sonny Turner: Feelings of When You Get Nostalgic

Sonny Turner Former Lead Singer, The Platters #Sentimentality 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 …

Freddie Jackson: The Title of My First Album Is 'Rock Me Tonight'

Freddie Jackson 2-Time Grammy Award Nominee #Sentimentality Freddie Jackson is an American soul singer. Among his well-known hits are “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)”, “Have You Ever Loved Somebody”, “Jam Tonight”, “Do Me Again”, and “You Are My …

Booty Shorts and Beats in Gorillaz 'Humility'

2-D skates joyously through the Gorillaz new video for ‘Humility’ in his booty shorts and Beats while Jack Black picks out the cheerier parts of the song on guitar. This is Venice Beach so of course you have your juice-heads, jerks, and …

Paul Laurence: This Song Was Written Literally Within 5 Minutes

Paul Laurence Recording Artist and Multi-Platinum Music Producer #Sentimentality Paul Laurence is an American multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and keyboardist. He had several number one R&B hits, including Freddie Jackson’s “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)”, “Jam Tonight”, “Tasty Love”, “Hey …

Performance Art: Franz Szony - "Petunia"

Franz Szony “Petunia”   I love Franz Szony; the look, the music, the total artistic and beautiful camp of the whole experience.  Szony is more than music; Szony is an artist with a capital A.  This is overwhelming performance art, …

They're Back: The Twilight Sad - "I/m Not Here [missing face]"

The Twilight Sad “I/m Not Here [missing face]” I am always so happy when The Twilight Sad puts out any new, angst-filled music, and their new single is no disappointment.  Comprised as of January 2018 of James Alexander Graham, Vocals …

Kick Ass Rock: No/Hugs - "Your Satisfaction Is Fake"

No/Hugs “Your Satisfaction Is Fake” This is an amazing band.  Hard rocking, ass kicking, and definitely a needed new sound in the world of music.  According to Red Line Roots: “Boston based No/Hugs is a blues infused rock n’ roll outfit that …

Romance: Adam Naas - "The Love"

Adam Naas “The Love” The Love Album With a voice a mile high in the stratosphere, Adam Naas bares his soul with beautiful style that is almost operatic.  Coming from France, where there really is something in the water, Naas …

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 …

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