David G Cortes – Tine Away But Home Again
Primary URL: http://www.davidgcortes.com/
(HOUSTON) Originally from Mexico, local vocalist-singer-songwriter David G Cortes just released his latest work entitled Time Away But Home Again (2013) (under ELK records. In his own words: “I want to thank my family and friends for believing in my dreams, they help me with the guidance and support that I need everyday. Also I want thank my Producer Josh Applebee, which without its help and patience this awesome music could not have been produced. And...
Daniel Grajew Trio – Manga (CD)
With a distinctive talent for composing and improvising, pianist and composer Daniel Grajew combines styles like baião, samba, choro, and other Brazilian genres with jazz, tango and classical music. With a bachelor’s degree in classical piano at University of São Paulo (USP), he has worked with known artists such as Carlos Malta, JJ Jackson, Luiz Brasil, Marcelo Monteiro, Blubell, Vania Bastos, Luisa Maita, Tulipa Ruiz, Tom Zé, Lucas Santanna, Siba,...
The Animation – Dance into the Unknown
by G. W. Hill
This is really a strong album. It’s version of alternative rock, with lots of 1980s music and shoegaze in the mix is compelling. The only real complaint is that at times it starts to sound a bit too similar. Still, that’s only in a couple places and a rather minor issue.
They open the set in style. At times “Dance into the Unknown” makes me think of The Cure. It’s a fiery alternative rocker. It’s got great hooks and a...
Jacob Latham drops Midnight Train EP
It’s funny how music can change. It’s so malleable; you could hear it in one setting and hate it, vowing to never again let such filth invade your eardrums again. I’m referring to mainly pop by the way. Then, you could hear it at a different time, in a different situation, a different artist and see something in it that you never considered. It’s not just to down to peer pressure, either. You could be listening to a song on repeat in the morning that by night time you...
Score; 4/5 Stars
The Artist: I recently checked out the latest CD from 4 piece Alternative Rock band “Sons of the Radio” entitled “The Delicate Machinery released in 2014. The band: Line-up includes: Matt Gomez (vocals),Mike Sullivan (guitar) Tom Kravulski (bass), Jimmy Herberson (Drums). Musicianship: I would say they possess advanced Rock playing and intermediate singing abilities, and above average songwriting skills. You will find a musical personality that is in your...
Band: David Park
CD: Until I’m Done
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/DavidParkBand
Over the years we’ve seen rock, pop, and even hard rock slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” and I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n’ Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins and Nikelback” Of course millions of musical...
Jumpship Astronaut: Lights Burn Out
Label: (SPECTRA RECORDS)
The mix on this disc is somewhere in the neighborhood of modern alternative rock fused with keyboard dominated dance music. It is quite effective throughout. Personally, I think it would have been a stronger set if the order of the last two songs would have been reversed, but that’s just my opinion. This is pretty potent either way.
The opening track, “Romanticize,” is a powerhouse that’s energetic and accessible. As it...
Artist: Breaking Southwest
Album: Take a Moment
About the Artist: This latest 8 track EP from Northern Texas band Breaking Southwest is picking up steam. Core members include: Kent Bell (Vocals), Kyle Gaston (Guitar), and Shannon Ward (Fiddle). They have been playing together all over Texas since 2010. Some of their shows has gained the attention of many key people in the Texas music scene as they have opened up for: Kellie Pickler, Billy Currington, Stoney Larue, Johnny Cooper, Reckless Kelly, Roger...
Band: Patient 108
CD: Preacher’s Got the Gun
Final rating: 9/10
Living in New York city I see it every day. Inspiration tends to come from the daily emotive impressions including a bumper-sticker, scribbles on a wall, signs of various purpose and from these static and fixed messages, an evocative pulse is brought forth. With a tantalizing mixture of heavy, alternative, rock ballads this band combines intense vocals and thought provoking lyrics with a nice guitar driven rock sound.
Preacher’s Got a Gun is a diverse EP offering from...
Rob Larkin and the Wayward Ones – Dogwood Roots
Label : Spetra Records
This is quite a good disc. It sits somewhere in the territory between singer/songwriter and Americana and modern alternative rock styled pop music. The only real complaint is that there’s perhaps not enough variety to the set. It’s not that the musical style doesn’t differ, because it does, but there aren’t any real peaks here, although there are some minor valleys. The vocals don’t tend to differ enough and the tempo is...
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