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Tina Romano

Losing In Style With Bully

She’s a little bit Carrie Brownstein and a little bit Kelly Deal, only with with flowing blonde hair that emits a sens of Nordic self confidence. She oozes cool without telling you she knows she is cool. I sincerely doubt… Continue Reading →

Sweet Spirit: Bowl Cut Desperados

It’s been at least a decade since a band straight outta’ Austin caught my attention. Then along came Sweet Spirit. No, Sweet Spirit is not an essay-penning pseudo-Pavement just dying to be noticed on Instagram by Car Seat Headrest.  This… Continue Reading →

Grace Vonderkuhn: A Brash Outlier In A Shrugging Indie World

These days I’ve been bumping a lot of Grace Vonderkuhn. Grace comes swinging right out of the gate with a very real sense of self-confidence and a refreshingly brash attitude. I like a chick with attitude as long as she… Continue Reading →

Carrying Box Cutters To Lollapalooza: Jenn Champion

Do the kids of today l know how to friend, love, free fall? Do they know the underplayed ladies who crush it lately like Jenn Champion? Her raw vocals and inanely hilarious videos are the edgy vibes I am craving…. Continue Reading →

Tiny Hueman Needs To Crash On Your Couch: The Interview

You can’t throw a rock in the suburbs of Philly these days without hitting a member of a good band. As a matter of fact, one of those rocks could hit one of the members of  Tiny Hueman. The rock… Continue Reading →

The Great Enough: Set Fires, Die Young, Living Is Easy

What type of great poison is being pumped into the water in Philly? Killadelph has been cranking out some awesome bands in recent times, all of whom are nowhere near as boring as Kurtis Vile or Drugs On War (War… Continue Reading →

Alya: Half The Sun/Animals

Employing a dizzying sugar rush of elements…pop, indie, jazz, EDM…Alya is fully in ascendance. Her ambitious new song, “Half of the Sun”, exemplifies this. A self described “happy song” about being ok with who you are at the present moment,… Continue Reading →

Crooked Flower: Blooming – The Light Rail Sessions

Soulful San Francisco psychers Crooked Flower unleashed their new live album, Blooming – The Light Rail Sessions, earlier this year, bringing it all back home to that mythic Haight nexus where Janis and Moby Grape would open for the J. Airplane at… Continue Reading →

Texas Has The Best Murder: Matthew Logan Vasquez And His Texas Murder Ballads

Matthew Logan Vasquez plays an outlaw brand of psychedelic rock that seems to have vanished from the musical landscape sometime in 1971, mashing up outright sleazy gutter riffs with surprisingly expressive vocals. He released the EP Texas Murder Ballads earlier… Continue Reading →

Grin Doctors: Secret American Fight The Pessimist Tide

One of my favorite under the radar finds this year has to be the grooving, vibey Secret American. They dropped Warmth and Shelter in the first part of this year, a layered gem consisting of 10 tracks pulling from a… Continue Reading →

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