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Winchester Revival drops EP

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Winchester Revival drops EP

Winchester Revival CD: Eyes in the Canopy BANDCAMP: http://winchesterrevival.bandcamp.com/ (OAKLAND, CA) 6 piece band Winchester Revival just released their latest EP entitled Eyes in the Canopy (2014). Winchester revival are: Kirk Snedeker (drums) Ron Cruz (bass); David Rosenheim (vocal), Matt Glick (electronics), Andrew Lund (guitar, backing vocals). Cited Influences: Foals, Warpaint, Cursive, 2:54, Radiohead. “Eyes in the Canopy” is a carefully crafted 4 track collection of songs showcasing Indie Rock, College Rock and Modern Electro...

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Sex With Strangers – You Know Something We Don’t

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

Sex With Strangers – You Know Something We Don’t

                    Sex With Strangers – You Know Something We Don’t Official URL: http://www.sexwithstrangersmusic.com/ (Vancouver, CAN) Formed in 2007, Sex With Strangers just released their latest record called (You Know Something We Don’t). These latest group of songs are sure to one day be remembered as one of the classic modern rock duet band of our time. It’s pure Alternative Indie Rock the way it used to be via full-tilt playing and hooky soulful grooves. The ultimate in...

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Alex Cook and The Swing Set

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Alex Cook and The Swing Set

                          Alex Cook an The Swing Set – Casino Music URL: http://www.digtheswingset.com/about/  From Maryland comes singer Alex Cook who just released his latest CD (Casino Music) in 2013. Many of you are already aware how fickle this industry is. Right from the start it might be easy to just categorize Cook as some straight ahead old school throw back guy in a zoot suit, and write him off as the newest trending thing in Maryland. It wouldn’t be wise,...

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Amy Rose – Country Crazy

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

Amy Rose – Country Crazy

                        Amy Rose – Country Crazy URL: http://amyrosemusic.com/ Score: 8/10 Stars Amy Rose has a great voice. You could do a review of this set with just that one sentence and it would be pretty accurate. Still, it wouldn’t completely do the set justice. There are three great songs here and one “also ran.” Rose’s voice is top-notch on all four songs, though. I love everything about the opening title track. From the hard-edged rowdy country meets hard rock...

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Xander Demos – Guitarcadia

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

Xander Demos – Guitarcadia

                        Xander Demos – Guitarcadia URL: http://www.xanderdemos.com Xander Demos is an exceptionally talented guitarist. He’s produced an album here that manages to show off that guitar skill while also entertaining.It runs the gamut from shred to epic metal to prog metal and manages some other things in the process. I’d say that it starts off strong and struggles a bit late. Still, every bit of this is good. Some of it is just great. The song structure on the...

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Mike Barnett – Everybody Gets to Dream

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

Mike Barnett – Everybody Gets to Dream

                  Artist: Mike Barnett CD: Everybody Gets to Dream The Review: So as luck would have it I stumble across the latest EP by Midwest based Singer/Songwriter Mike Barnett entailed Everybody Gets to Dream (2014). This artist is clearly punching all the right tickets in his attempt to make a very real connection with listeners. First off let me just say I really love emotional songwriting that’s pure and genuine. Looking back at the last 20-30 years there have been some truly amazing...

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Jerra Blues – Soul Inspirer

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Jerra Blues – Soul Inspirer

                    Jerra Blues – Soul Inspirer Label: Spectra Records URL: http://www.jerrrablues.com/ 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Alyona Ivleva (Jerrra Blues) was born in Kazan, Russia on July 26th 1987.In her own words “I came to New York in December 2009 and soon wrote my first songs in English. Afterwards I started performing at various open mic events, and worked as a lounge singer. My first American single, “Keeping Me High”, was released in the Fall of 2010, with an...

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Marshall Dane – One of These Days

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Marshall Dane – One of These Days

                    Marshall Dane – One of These Days REVERBNATION: http://www.reverbnation.com/marshalldane A native of Canada, Marshall Dane composes in an eclectic style borrowing from catchy folk-pop music, combined with an country-rock bluesy aesthetic. His lyrics share a black humor/self-deprecating sensibility. He writes of the mundane and the complex, and probably doesn’t understand everything but questions what he already knows. His latest CD entitled One of These Days...

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Chris Andres – Authentic Outlaw Country

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

Chris Andres – Authentic Outlaw Country

                    Chris Andres – Authentic Outlaw Country Official URL: http://www.chrisandresband.com/ Score – 9/10 We’ve all watched musical trends and pop artists wind through their fair share of the nine lives that often accompany the personnel-shuffling, lo-fi garage-pop world. I find it interesting how pop from the 50’s when compared to pop from the 80’s and 90’s may sound different but it all has the same component. The artists at the focal point must be good all-around...

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Red Undead drop EP

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

Red Undead drop EP

                        Artist/ Red Undead URL – http://www.theredundead.com About the Artist: This is Red Undead’s debut release entitled Red Undead. Band features Yanashima (vocals), Daniel Jun (drums), Thomas Monroe (guitar), Blake Martin (bass). Review: This is one EP release that certainly doesn’t disappoint. This is one 4 piece Punk band that brings to the table effective songwriting via a highly explosive sound and live show. This meshed with a one in a million...

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