Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This (album review)

April 5, 2017

photo by: Shervin Lainez During SXSW, I tend to be the pied piper of our little contingent. I’ll point us in directions to see certain bands and sometimes my group will follow. As we headed over to catch the pop-punk due Diet Cig during this past SXSW, I was talking to my pal, The Moish, [...]

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Craig Brown Band – The Lucky Ones Forget (album review)

April 4, 2017

I went out of my way to catch Craig Brown’s set at SXSW, and I was glad I did. They embody so much of what I enjoy in alt-country. The band that Craig Brown cobbled together for their set at Beerland looked like a crew he’d picked up on the way over. Each and every [...]

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Maybird – Keep In Line

April 3, 2017

Maybird are a four-piece band out of Rochester, NY that I was lucky enough to stumble across during this past SXSW. They play a real nice brand of psych-pop reminiscent of the best work that The Morning Benders did. Apparently, Danger Mouse likes them as well as they’re on his 30th Century Records label. Founder, [...]

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The Secret Sisters sign to New West, ready You Don’t Own Me Anymore 6/9/17

March 31, 2017

Photo credit: Abraham Rowe Every year I go to SXSW, there a host of artists that I don’t see and regret. Turns out, I need to add Secret Sisters to that list, even though I’ve never heard of them til today. They remind me of another band I did wind up seeing the down there, [...]

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Trevor Sensor release The Money Gets Bigger, readies Jagjaguwar debut

March 30, 2017

Credit: Ben Rouse Trevor Sensor released two excellent EPs – here and here . Since playing those to EPs to death, I’ve been jonseing for his full-length LP. Seems we’re getting close. Check out the video and see what Sensor says about the tune. I really dig this dude. Looking forward to much more. “The [...]

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Raj and The 100′s announce The Oldest Man Who Ever Lived – 4/14/17

March 27, 2017

Raj Sabhlok is a San Fran based musician who’s now currently getting a Masters degree in Beatles studies in Liverpool. Let’s poise a second to appreciate how awesome that is. Once you’re done with that, check out the two psych-pop tunes below to get a nice taste of Raj’s upcoming debut. The album was born [...]

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Kevin Morby announces City Music 6/16/17

March 22, 2017

(photo by Adarsha Benjamin) I was lucky enough to catch a solo set by Kevin Morby last Tuesday. I had traveled in that morning and was beat. I was gloriously tired as he sang a bunch of tunes of the excellent Singing Saw with nothing more than an acoustic guitar. He then hopped behind the [...]

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Bonny Doon – s/t (album review)

March 21, 2017

photo by Julia Callis Bonny Doon are a quartet of Detroit musicians born from the city’s punk scene. Started as a duo by principal songwriters, Bill Lennox and Bobby Colombo; they were joined by the rhythm section of drummer Jake Kmiecik and bassist Joshua Brooks. After trying to keep their music in the punk genre, [...]

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Bleached – Can You Deal? EP

March 20, 2017

Photo by Nicole Anne Robbins The question being asked is Can you deal with women making music? Bleached follows up 2016′s acclaimed Welcome To The Worms. For whatever reason, I didn’t connect with that release when it came out. So when they announced his EP, it was met with very little fanfare on my part. [...]

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Diet Cig announce Swear I’m At This (4/7/17); share video for Tummy Ache

March 14, 2017

Just caught an earlier flight to Austin and plan on popping over to the She Shreds party featuring a number of female related artists. One that I’m really psyched to to see is Diet Cig, a band renowned for their live set. Diet Cig is Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums). The [...]

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