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Historian Floats Toward Space Rock Majesty on “Spiral Again”

Chris Karman, the cosmic wizard behind the deliciously spacey Historian, ponders if he just may be a dying breed. One of the standout songs on his recent release, Spiral Again, “Dying Breed” represents a curiously removed deep dive into personal… Continue Reading →

Scary Hours Finds Gold Scraps In The Wastelands On “Live To Serve”

Ryan Struck has come up with one of our recent favorite musical avatars of the many we come across each day (but still not better than REO Speeddealer): Scary Hours. We also must give him props for crafting a song… Continue Reading →

The Drahla Blues: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow With Last Week’s Hottest Band

As with any art form mashed into the business/media realm, mediocrity tends to triumph within the music industry while all the unique talent has the propensity to get overlooked. Speaking of this scenario, I’ve been wanting to write about a… Continue Reading →

New Release Friday Record Of The Day: Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

Content, content, content. It just never stops, does it? A draining deluge of artists and personalities and influencers and assorted psychopathic rabble waving frantically for your attention. The music world is no different, with each each Friday bringing an exhausting… Continue Reading →

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.

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 →

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 →

Release Day 2/22/19: A Loving Retrospective

For those of us who were SO OVER the releases from February 15th, there could be no remedy to our suffering other than the glorious arrival of Friday the 22nd: NEW RELEASE DAY! Like the delivery of a pristine stack… Continue Reading →

Record Review: The Cinelli Bothers, “Babe, Please Set Your Alarm”

Say hello to the truly dynamite Cinelli Bothers, who trade in an against-the-current-grain oldschool blues that hits home in truly refreshing fashion. Marco, 33 wields his Eastwood axe like an swamp prowler while Alessandro, 29, handles the kit like a… Continue Reading →

Traveling Music For Those Standing Still: Swervedriver, Future Ruins

For those who can’t pick up on cosmic vibrations from Oxford Town, please know that there is a truly excellent new record from Swervedriver that was launched into the stratosphere last week. Future Ruins finds the Swervies leaning away from the… Continue Reading →

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