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March 2019

Land of the Free and The Shape of Jazz to Come

Ornette Coleman was a seminal voice for the modern jazz revolution. Coleman’s focus is more on melody – simultaneous improvisations laid down by multiple instruments.  Ornette’s approach is perhaps aided by his choice to not include piano, without which there is no distinct harmonic enforcement.

Tina’s Track Of The Day: Citylightz, “Proof”

The gentleman who make up Citylightz are not shy. They are brash, outspoken, deliciously fresh. They’ve broken up more times than they’ve actually played gigs, but they always seem to mend fences and get back at it. The UK 5-piece… Continue Reading →

Late Career Gold: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Self Titled

It’s always tricky when an artist gets kicks the hard stuff. Of course it’s a great thing that said artist has found, if not happiness and tranquility, then at least a sense of stability and footing against whatever forces had… Continue Reading →

Gig Review: Scott Sharrard, Jaimoe, Jason Isbell, & Friends Take On The Allman Brothers At A Bowling Alley

Much like Led Zeppelin IV and Dark Side Of The Moon, At Fillmore East by the Allman Bros. is so completely well known and revered that it’s ultimately underrated. Sure, any classic rawk homey and jam scene brah can shout… Continue Reading →

The Scott Sharrard Interview: On Muscle Shoals, Classic Gibsons, and Mourning The Allman Brothers

Watching  a mesmerizing guitar player and riveting lyricist like Scott Sharrard feels like a master glass in guitar driven blues and rock. Scott creates music that is deeply emotive and personal. His latest offering, Saving Grace, resonates deeply. The album, released in 2018,… Continue Reading →

The Mysteries and Intrigues of the Phoebe/Conor Cash-Grabbin’ Community Center

Who can remember all the way back to January 24th of 2019?  Was it sunny? Stormy? Ominously without weather?  Unknown; HOWEVER, as has been written in the fading pages of history, there was a sudden surprise Thursday album drop. A… Continue Reading →

Tina’s Track of The Day: Knightlife “Molly Ringwald”

Knightlife, a 4 piece band existing in Philly,  has clearly put in the work to craft a batch of crisp, sparkling power pop three-minute bangers that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the airwaves of 1994. “Molly Ringwald’ shimmers… Continue Reading →

Tina’s Track Of The Day: Archpalatine, “Turbulence”

Listening to this song is like being engrossed in a short but elaborately presented play, complete with opulent costumes and a sweeping set design. “Turbulence” kicks off with Archpalatine’s Derek Anthony Wilson utilizing his voice as an instrument over the… Continue Reading →

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