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250 word album review: GospelbeacH – Another Winter Alive

GospelbeacH has really tapped into the Laural Canyon vibes for their album “Another Winter Alive.” The folky psyche-pop approach fits right in line with bands like the Fleet Foxes where bands created soundscapes and concentrated on the mood of a … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Mod Hippe – Wannabe Nobody

Mod Hippie is a down the middle rock project that pulls from various influences and wears them on their sleeves. It can be reserved and calm but also has a few surprises in store for listeners. On “Saturday Show” you … Continue reading

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250 word album review: William Elliott Whitmore – Kilonova

William Elliott Whitmore curiously busts out of the gate in his Bloodshot Records career with a covers album. The 10 songs here are largely familiar to Whitmore and some have been clamored for by fans for years. Whitmore’s legendary live … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Timmy Milner – Fall Risk

Timmy Milner’s deeply personal journal that is “Fall Risk” is at its best when he shoots straight down the middle. The best example is the simple yet elegant “Feeling Human” that sounds like a a David Bowie tune with its … Continue reading

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250 word album review: James Williamson and the Pink Hearts – Behind The Shade

Rock and Roll hall of famer James Williamson enlisted a couple ace vocalists for his new album “Behind The Shade” and you can clearly see how much they are capable of early in the album. Frank Meyer and Petra Haden … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Toward Space – The Bomb That Fell

Toward Space’s latest EP “The Bomb That Fell” is very informal. It’s unapologetic and raw. The seven lo-fi songs aren’t all cut from the same cloth either, each one sees the band spread their wings in a different direction. On … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Robert Finley – Age Don’t Mean A Thing

Robert Finley is as true of a modern blues artist as you will hear. His debut album “Age Don’t Mean A Thing” was recorded at age 62 and contains splashes of all the musical influences that you would expect. On the … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Paul Collins – Feel The Noise

Paul Collins holds steady with a sound he has had for years with his album Feel The Noise. Collins lets his age show just enough in the songs here to not make it seem like he is just trying to … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Hook & Anchor – Hook & Anchor

Hook & Anchor throws back to some classic rock  with a country twist for their self-titled album. The songs are dominated by female vocals for the most part and the band has a tight country twang to it. The vocals … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Kyle Cox – The Plan, The Mess

Kyle Cox shows on his album The Plan, The Mess that songwriting is far from dead. With a vocal delivery and songwriting style similar to Jackson Browne, Cox wanders through a group of country-tinged rock songs. Much the way Dawes have looked … Continue reading

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