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‘Super Sonic Blues Machine’ Hope for Greatness for Everything South of Flushing

‘Super Sonic Blues Machine’ Hope for Greatness for Everything South of Flushing

February 26, 2016 - Comments Off on ‘Super Sonic Blues Machine’ Hope for Greatness for Everything South of Flushing - MUSIC

I write this in the middle of Arkansas. The nearest Wal-Mart is 25 minutes, which is saying a lot considering it’s a bloody Wal-Mart. I watched Winter’s Bone last night, the 2010 film about a meth ring in Southern Missouri, […]

DJ Elephante Gets to the Point for an Eruptive 2016 Spring Tour

DJ Elephante Gets to the Point for an Eruptive 2016 Spring Tour

February 22, 2016 - Comments Off on DJ Elephante Gets to the Point for an Eruptive 2016 Spring Tour - MUSIC

A softly sung hook crooned by a guy that sounds like the Weeknd or  Adam Levine? A big pulsating rhythm section that erupts the crowd in stunning glory? A quick build and drop that makes Deadmau5 step away from the […]

Let Rock, Love, and Reflecting on the Past Lead the Way in JD Simo’s Grand New LP

Let Rock, Love, and Reflecting on the Past Lead the Way in JD Simo’s Grand New LP

January 29, 2016 - Comments Off on Let Rock, Love, and Reflecting on the Past Lead the Way in JD Simo’s Grand New LP - MUSIC

Good time-honored rock and roll is cyclical and generational. The generation is not by blood, though it could be (I’m sure Jakob Dylan would approve). The generational term is through influence and those seemingly little moments that carry on into […]

3 Doors Down Offer Playful Gloom For Their Triumphant Return, “Us and the Night”

3 Doors Down Offer Playful Gloom For Their Triumphant Return, “Us and the Night”

January 20, 2016 - Comments Off on 3 Doors Down Offer Playful Gloom For Their Triumphant Return, “Us and the Night” - MUSIC

As of this very moment, some unbearable bands are dominating the Billboard rock charts. No names will be mentioned, but the brief respite of Disturbed’s solid return and Ghost’s haunting and doomed “Cirice” hardly make up for the dreck flooding […]

Let Me Feel: Nicky Romero Upholds the Formula for Modern House

Let Me Feel: Nicky Romero Upholds the Formula for Modern House

December 19, 2015 - Comments Off on Let Me Feel: Nicky Romero Upholds the Formula for Modern House - MUSIC

  The appreciation and perspective on a DJ artist is split down the middle. Are they harmless fun or nail bitingly abrasive? Are they even a genre? Nicky Romero is a full-blooded DJ artist. He is so much in the […]

Kygo Accomplishes What Very Few DJ Artists Can Muster- Restraint

Kygo Accomplishes What Very Few DJ Artists Can Muster- Restraint

December 19, 2015 - Comments Off on Kygo Accomplishes What Very Few DJ Artists Can Muster- Restraint - MUSIC

“Firestone” begins quietly. The soulful and exuberant voice of Conrad Sewell drives the song to its end. It takes about two minutes for the song to even begin to feel a nice dance floor pace, and even then the main […]

Real Jazz for Real Non-Fans, Pulled Right From the 40’s Music Lounge

Real Jazz for Real Non-Fans, Pulled Right From the 40’s Music Lounge

December 17, 2015 - Comments Off on Real Jazz for Real Non-Fans, Pulled Right From the 40’s Music Lounge - MUSIC

We can always use more pop artists that speak with their charisma and their confidence than with their producer credits. Davina and the Vagabonds is an intensely stripped down group. They channel jazz, but they are rarely classic about it. […]

Lullwater Brimming with Tense RAWK Amidst One of the Worst Eras for Rock Music Ever

Lullwater Brimming with Tense RAWK Amidst One of the Worst Eras for Rock Music Ever

December 17, 2015 - Comments Off on Lullwater Brimming with Tense RAWK Amidst One of the Worst Eras for Rock Music Ever - MUSIC

You can feel Lullwater simply bubbling along the surface of “pop.” The opening track from their 2015 album, Revival, is begging to explode into a full-on Foo Fighters tune. Beneath the layered guitar textures rests this addictive and ravishing guitar […]