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Sequel Gives us Hope for Hip-Hop

Sequel a.k.a. Richard John Barboni II has released a mixtape titled ‘Underground Prince‘ and when it comes to reviewing any new producer or artist that claims Hip-Hop and Rap as their background; one tends to be a bit hesitant. So by keeping an open ear and mind, because trying to catch the right words as well[…]

The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come to Expect

The first track on Everything You’ve Come to Expect, by The Last Shadow Puppets, demanded my attention immediately. The song was ‘Aviation’ and I stopped and tried to put my finger on what it sounded like. Now that we don’t use that functionality of our brains anymore, I googled the[…]

Tommy Shafer – The World Is Mine

Pop-stardom comes in the form of everyone and anyone, no one is limited to the experience and Tommy Shafer is the newest 16 year old to hit the stage. While 16 seems young, Tommy Shafer looks more about 12…however Shafer deserves some applauds for also being a singer-songwriter. Maybe Shafer[…]

Justin DiFebbo – Skin and Bones

Hailing from the Philadelphia area, Justin DiFebbo carries on the city’s long tradition of producing meaningful musical acts. DiFebbo is a man of many musical passions – along with his solo work, DiFebbo plays with another retro inspired outfit, Summer Fiction, as well as fronting a blues rock band named[…]

Killing Rapunzel

Killing Rapunzel is the kind of Metal band Chuck Klosterman wrote about in ‘Fargo Rock City’. Instead of the setting taking place in North Dakota, Killing Rapunzel are from Wisconsin. Why I am even bringing this up is that depending on where you live, Killing Rapunzel have a distinctive sound[…]

Thomas Nordlund – Divide Avenue

Thomas Nordlund took an interesting approach to the recording of his debut album, Divide Avenue. After he finished demoing the material, the eight instrumental cuts compromising the release were recorded and mixed as the band performed live at The Hideaway in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There is a wonderfully spontaneous quality to[…]

Bobby Jo Valentine – Fox Eyes, Whale Heart

This is the direction many songwriters should be pursuing. Find the balance between commerce and the personal while maintaining unimpeachable artistic standards. Bobby Jo Valentine’s third album embodies that attitude from its first song to last. He fills the tracks with an impressive array of instruments, but the songs have[…]

Jimmy Pinchak – Blue on Arrival

Longtime child actor Jimmy Pinchak, veteran of television and movies, first turned his hand towards recording with the release of Make It Better and his follow-up, Blue on Arrival, shows this performer is no dilettante or flash in the pan. The release’s nine songs cover a spectrum of blues styles[…]

The Von – Ei8ht

Mixing a little light Eastern philosophy, synths, and vocal harmonies with the traditional power trio format does not, initially, inspire much confidence. The Von makes you believers. Formed in 2012, The Von has built an impressive reputation that explodes with this release. They have parlayed their blooming popularity into extensive[…]

RJ Comer “Nightly Suicide” EP

RJ Comer “Nightly Suicide” EP “Nightly Suicide” is the latest release from former Dance Hall Pimps front man RJ Comer. While the 7-piece collaboration known as the Pimps tends to be high energy, complete with a horn section, singer-songwriter Comer takes a decidedly stripped down and raw approach to his[…]