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Feral Ghost

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Feral Ghost

Artist: Feral Ghost CD: A Gathering Storm URL: http://www.feralghost.com/ Label: Independent Artist Rating: 8.5/10 Feral Ghost is a London based rock/pop band who formed in early 2012 and was put together by lead singer/songwriter and guitarist Danny Warwick, who’s the younger brother of Sarah Washington who had a number of hits in the UK in the mid 90′s. Paul Castleman on drums, Andrea Marin on lead guitar, Marino Donati on bass and Chloe Hunter, backing vocals and percussion, make up the rest of Feral Ghost. Their debut album...

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Sharp Practise release “Steal with Pride”

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

Sharp Practise release “Steal with Pride”

Sharp Practise release “Steal with Pride” URL: http://www.sharppractise.com/ Sharp Practise are Michael Elwood (Drums), Nigel Clothier (Vocal) , Ryan Lawson (Bass), and Simon Foley (Guitar). In summary they sound like a rock band from the UK.  Their latest offering goes by the name of “Steal with Pride released in 2013. Sharp Practise still thinks in terms of an album (although not in terms of album sides) and therefore tries to develop material that has a mix of tempos, moods and sounds that ebb and flow over a number of songs. Once...

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Goliath Paw releases EP

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Goliath Paw releases EP

Official URL: http://goliathpaw.ca/ Goliath PAW delivers an edgy and cool clean appeal that’s missing from a majority of rappers these days. Not since Will Smith has a rapper been able to captivate listeners without being degrading or corny. Nick named “Mr. Rock Pop & Hip Hop” Goliath PAW combines his love of classic/alternative rock and mainstream pop, all while adding his own unique style of rapping to the mix. To further set himself apart from his contemporaries Goliath PAW fuses new age Hip Hop fashion with a...

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Hunter and the Dirty Jacks drop EP

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks drop EP

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks URL: http://www.hunterandthedirtyjacks.com How would I describe LA’s Hunter and the Dirty Jacks? I get the  impression these guys write songs about the people, places and things  that they love, with a healthy combination of humor, skepticism, and  honesty. They probably admit to what they don’t understand, questions  what they already knows, and ask listeners to join them in viewing life from a different angle. Melding a unique yet accessible blend of  bluesy guitars, tasty groove-ridden bass...

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Deborah Bonham – Spirit

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

Deborah Bonham – Spirit

Deborah Bonham – Spirit URL: http://www.deborahbonham.com/ It’s easy to dismiss women in hard rock and blues music. In fact, some even call that particular musical territory “cock rock.” Iin the blues influenced world of hard rock, Deborah Bonham’s brother John was the drummer for the best of them  (or at least the most successful) – Led Zeppelin. Bonham comes by the musical chops naturally and if you really think about it, dismissing women in that genre is ridiculous anyway. After all, women like Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin and...

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John Oszajca – Elephant Graveyard

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

John Oszajca – Elephant Graveyard

Artist: John Oszajca Album: Elephant Graveyard Label: Dreamy Draw Website: http://www.johnoszajca.com/ Genre: Folk/Alternative Country-Rock Sounds Like: A combination of Bob Dylan, Drive-By Truckers, and Foo Fighters John Oszajca is a true do it yourself-er, probably in the purest since of the world. At the tender age of eighteen, Oszajca left his childhood town in Hawaii and moved to Seattle to peruse his musical aspirations. After experiencing gradually increasing success playing solo in the Seattle club scene, Oszajca decided to relocate...

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Not Dead Yett – “Let Go, Let’s Go”

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Not Dead Yett – “Let Go, Let’s Go”

Not Dead Yett – “Let Go, Let’s Go” SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/notdeadyett/let-go-lets-go Score: 8/10 Stars In our modern age of Rap synths and autotune it can be difficult to find the top seeds   among the harvest. What makes masters like Blur, The Good, the Bad & The Queen, Massive Attack and Daft Punk so sought after? Sure they sound good, they look good, the feel good. But above that they got something else. They got what many in the industry call X-Factor. So what is X-Factor anyway? It’s just something deep within...

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Michael Barry-Rec releases Continuum

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

Michael Barry-Rec releases Continuum

Michael Barry-Rec – Continuum (CD) URL: http://www.michaelbarry-rec.com  With a distinctive talent for composing guitarist and composer Michael Barry combines many impressive styles like Rock, Blues, Americana and Folk. His end objective is to create a enjoyable musical environment for the listener to bask in. In Continuum his third album to date Barry presents a joyful, creative and exciting music with special appearance from George Winston. The thirteen tracks where composed and performed by Barry at the head, letting you dance, think...

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Terracotta Pigeons drop EP

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Terracotta Pigeons drop EP

Terracotta Pigeons – Venomous Candy (EP) Primary URL: http://www.terracottapigeons.com/  Score; 8/10 Stars  The Artist: I recently checked out the latest EP from Alternative Rock band “Terracotta Pigeons” entitled “Venomous Candy” released in 2013. The band: Line-up includes Steven Smith, however live I think Terracotta Pigeons transforms into a 3 piece line-up. I would say they Smith possesses advanced Rock playing and intermediate singing abilities, and above average songwriting skills. You will find a musical personality...

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Matthew Nimegeers is back

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

Matthew Nimegeers is back

Official URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-Nimegeers/294031483968798 Mystery Man Against the Tide by Matthew Nimegeers was released in 2013. A highly anticipated release from a singer songwriter from North of the Border. In his own words: The vision and direction has taken on several new twists with the new Album. With team collaboration soon a wide array of new edgy material in the Rock genre was chosen. The writing reflects the dynamic interpersonal relationships one has experienced over the years and the ideas and values that...

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