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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 →

Tina’s Track Of The Week: SOAK, “Knock Me Off My Feet”

If you are looking for a sassy, breezy, non mercurial song to brighten your January afternoon, take a SOAK.  SOAK, the nom de plume of a 22-year-old multi-faceted musician Bridie Monds-Watson from Northern Ireland will be releasing her first new… Continue Reading →

Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings

In a recent interview, somebody dared to ask the composer, “Is Jazz dead?”.  (He provided an apt and abrupt answer to that question).   I think we need to take a step higher and ask ourselves “What is Jazz?”  And… Continue Reading →

Track Of The Week: H.C. McEntire – “Houses Of The Holy”

It has long been an unspoken but solemnly held rule for both guitar bands and singer/songwriters to steer well clear of Led Zeppelin covers. In his early ’70s living God prime, Sir Jimmy Page was just so perfectionist and possessed… Continue Reading →

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