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Paul McCartney: Egypt Station

Sir Paul seems to garner increasing popularity (once again) over recent years – A genuine acclaim for what he’s doing today, without any tongue-in-cheek irony.  And deservedly so.  Carrying himself with a sense of decorum, (but never too serious), he… Continue Reading →

Blink and Moses: Alive in the East?

Like the last few recordings, the tracks for the aptly-titled Alive in the East? were laid down in front of an audience, amidst a modest setting (in this particular case, East London’s Total Refreshment Center). Binker Golding (Tenor Sax) and… 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 →

For Lovers and Loners Only: An Exploration of Flowers, The Rolling Stones’ Most Romantic and Maligned Album

The Flowers album was for loners and lovers only. It provided a tight backdrop for a lot of decadent fantasy. —Patti Smith Long dismissed as a cash grab hodgepodge of unreleased tracks and singles hastily released to capitalize on the… Continue Reading →

Invest in The Family Crest – The War: Act I

Lately, choosing a movie to see in the theater has become a value-based decision. Not in a matinee-price-vs-primetime-price kind of way, but in terms of the viewer’s value system. A number of movies this year have been cash-stormed through a… Continue Reading →

Diamonds & Lice: An Exploration of “Priest = Aura”,The Church’s Undisputed Masterpiece

There is no discography as consistent, as expansive, or as exploratory as that of The Church. This is in no way meant to be a controversial statement. It isn’t a provocation. It’s just a simple fact. 34 albums deep, 867… 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 →

From The Vaults: Captain Beyond’s Advanced Space Boogie Meltdown

If you’ve never heard, or heard of, Captain Beyond then you’re straight up sleep walking through life, my friend. Blooming from the ashes of Iron Butterfly in the fertile early 70s, The Captain was formed by totally groovy proto-metalers Larry… 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 →

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