Rock n Roll View/Drunken Bastard Blog – Reviews

Catalina Shortwave – Repeater

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Catalina Shortwave – Repeater

                        Catalina Shortwave (Repeater) Main Site: http://www.catalinashortwave.com/ In the spirit of musical justice (as I find is severely lacking these days), I gave this latest CD from Catalina Shortwave a spin and not only did I not hate it, but I actually kind of fell in love with it, and subsequently this band in the process. Some songs break the 5 minute barrier – I like that. I can hear influences ranging from Delbert McClinton, Foghat, Gregg Allman, Anders...

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JD Hardy – “Ride On”

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

JD Hardy – “Ride On”

                      JD Hardy – “Ride On” URL: http://jdhardy.tmgartist.com/ JD Hardy’s homespun blend of roots rock, Americana, and Soul is captured in his new single “Ride On”. With just the right mix of sweetness and grit, the music is packed with the lowdown, rootsy soul that will make you groove and smile. Straight away I discovered Hardy to have a powerful yet conservative sound. I really like the way things kick off immediately with Track 1 “Ride On” with its...

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Late Cambrian drop album

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Late Cambrian drop album

                      Late Cambrian drop album Primary URL: http://www.latecambrian.com/ Musical energy and the exchange between audience and a song or band can be such a crucial lifeblood for a composer gathered in the name of fulfilling exhilarating music for music fans. Some of this applies to Trippy Loud Alternative Rock based music and Alternative Rock of the 90’s. It may not be for everyone but no one can deny it has a very dedicated cult following. It’s almost comparable to an...

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Beth Whitney Bradford Loomis

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Beth Whitney Bradford Loomis

                  Beth Whitney & Bradford Loomis URL: http://thebannerdays.com/ Enter Beth Whitney Bradford Loomis a band based out of Marysville, WASH) Their latest 7 track release entitled “The Banner Days” just got released. On the upside, you can expect 2 semi-experienced musicians/vocalists who champion a high intensity music against a passionate backdrop of vocals from amazing productions strokes. Expect 7 “Gold Standard” clips of spot-on alternative folk-rock with straight...

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Eric Kamen releases Serenades

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Eric Kamen releases Serenades

                URL: http://erickamen.com/ This CD “Serenades” is the latest release from New York based guitarist-songwriter-producer Eric Kamen. Kamen is primarily a Flamenco guitarist and he’s a good one at that. Recently he had this idea of merging flamenco style jazz-pop with Modern Pop. The result an amazing 16 track musical journey entitled “Serenades (2014). CD showcases the many musical layers of some fancy fretwork not often heard in today’s pop music – but can be heard in...

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Big Tribe – From the Fringes

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Big Tribe – From the Fringes

                      Big Tribe – From the Fringes URL: http://www.bigtribemusic.com/ Big Tribe is comprised of six members (Bonnie, Dave, Joe, Liz, Michael, Peter). BTW The Fabulous Neptones are the core of Big Tribe.  About half of the tunes on “From The Fringes” have all the Neptones; the others have at least two or three of them.  All but one of the songs have various other Big Tribe people in the mix. Band is led by charismatic leader/front man Peter Panyon. The...

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Django Mack – Sweet Life

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Django Mack – Sweet Life

                  Django Mack – Sweet Life URL: http://www.djangomack.com/ So who is Django Mack? He walks the barren plains of the old west looking for redemption. There’s no saloon or pretty woman that he can say no to, no jail that can hold him in, no barbed wire fence that can keep him out. He sings about the people he meets, the loves that have gone bad, the questionable decisions that have led him to this place, this day, where you and he are passing the time together. Right from the...

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Christina Gaudet drops CD

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Christina Gaudet drops CD

                          URL: http://www.christinagaudet.com/main/index.html How would I describe Christina Gaudet? She writes songs about the people, places and things that she loves, with a healthy combination of humor, skepticism, and honesty. She admits to what she doesn’t understand, questions what he already knows, and asks her listeners to join her in viewing life from a different angle. Some tales are told with paper and ink, other tales pass from tongue to ear...

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Phillip Brandon releases EP

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Phillip Brandon releases EP

                    Band/Artist: Phillip Brandon CD: Self-Titled EP URL: http://phillipbrandon.com/ Score: 4/5 It’s easy to know how to categorize a vocalist like Phillip Brandon. This LA based singer/artists who just released their latest 5 track self-release is one of the more upbeat, powerful and brightly flavored rock releases I’ve heard this year. It’s not so dark and apocalyptic steeped in the fog of shock rock but it does have a small dose of reality with positive outcomes. This...

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Rick Parma – “Piece of Heaven” (2014)

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Rick Parma – “Piece of Heaven” (2014)

                              Rick Parma – “Piece of Heaven” (2014) URL: http://www.rickparma.com/ Score: 4/5 Stars (SPECTRA RECORDS) Rick Parma is a Jazz Saxophonist based out of Southern California. His latest CD is entitled “Piece of Heaven” released in 2014 (Spectra Records). This powerful and eclectic album tells the story of a gifted player/composer with beautiful melodies, a smooth playing style, that is emotional and at times very refined sonic...

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