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Album at a glance: Smash Fashion – Rompus Pompous

These aging rockers still know how to have a good time. This album is sheer fun, never takes itself too seriously and maintains its high energy throughout. The thunderous radio-ready leadoff track “Can’t Take You Anywhere” shows Smash Fashion’s knack … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: John Mackey – Chasin’ Dreams

One of the best things about country music is its bluntness. It never gets too cute or loses its listeners in a web of analogies and illusions. John Mackey’s latest album “Chasin’ Dreams” abides by this, it’s just straight forward … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Hurt Russell – Down // Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’

Hurt Russell’s first real coming out party is this two song digital EP. It’s about 7 minutes of sludge-phyche that really defines a band that is in actuallity pretty hard to define with words. “Down” is a slow burning song … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Mark Daniel – New Truth EP

  It’s not hard to figure out how Mark Daniel’s sound formed. He wears a long history of classic rock education on his sleeve. You’ll hear the sound of a straight forward blues-rock trio on his “New Truth” EP. Its … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Ladygod – Rock N Roll Kaliphate

Ladygod is a groovy band, meaning they absolutely relish in a good groove. “Rock & Roll Kaliphate” is filled with simple guitar licks repeated to make sure everything drops into a comfortable groove. On “Pretty Clean Tramp” to lead off … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – Summer

Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits is a fun little project with plenty of twang and a whole lot of swing. The band trolls the dancy country music line with upbeat songs like “Anne Boleyn” and “Eyes of Bonny Blue.” Things … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Jeff Caudill – Reset the Sun

On this EP Jeff Caudill shows off his shiny feathers as a songwriter putting his own spin on familiar themes. There’s nostalgia and love littered throughout on this mostly pop record with strong country roots. Caudill’s vocals are reminiscent of … Continue reading

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