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Music Review: Michael Grimm – ‘Grimm’

Michael Grimm

I'm sure part of my positive response to Grimm's new album comes from the fact that I grew up listening to the kinds of music it pays tribute to. But another part of it arises from the high-quality songwriting and musicianship, the melodicism, the literate lyrics, and the strong vocals – a pretty powerful formula. Read More »

Music Reviews: Edsel Gomez, Alex Conde, Pat Bianchi Trio, and Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolpho, and Hendrik Meurkens

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It's time to catch up with some albums that may have gotten lost in the shuffle. Read More »

Music Review: The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson -‘Meet Me in Bluesland’

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The Kentucky Headhunters and the late Johnnie Johnson provide a rip-roaring party from start to finish. Read More »

Music Review: Cocteau Twins – ‘Echoes in a Shallow Bay’/’Tiny Dynamine’ EPs and ‘The Pink Opaque’ [2015 Vinyl Reissues]

Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque (2015 Vinyl Reissue)

4AD's remasters of the legendary Scottish shoegazer/dream pop pioneers' two 1985 EPs and long out of print 1986 compilation on 180 gram vinyl are each a "treasure" to behold. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Interview – Collabro, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Winners, on New Album ‘Act Two’ and American Concert Debut

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The five-piece vocal group debuts in New York and Los Angeles as its sophomore album soars in the UK and aims for American success. Read More »

Music Review: John Roney – ‘Preludes’

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The combination of great music, intelligent improvisation, and solid technique makes for exciting listening. Read More »

Music Review: Luca Bash – ‘The Single Drops’ EP

The Single Drops

The depth of the lyrics in this EP will no doubt stay with listeners for quite some time. Read More »

Music Review: Ajay Mathur – ‘9 to 3’

Ajay Mathur '9 to 3'

A good effort that could make do with some major fine-tuning. Read More »

Music Review: Scott Krokoff – ‘Realizations and Declarations, Vol. 2’ EP

'Realizations and Clarations Vol. 2' by Scott Krokoff

In a world of old styles clashing with new fads, the familiarity Scott Krokoff pulls off will be welcomed by many. Read More »

Music Review: Jonathan Edwards – ‘Tomorrow’s Child’

Jonathan Edwards Tomorrow's Child

The crisp energy of the album's expertly performed acoustic arrangements, produced by the great singer-songwriter and all-around instrumentalist Darrell Scott, makes the songs feel both timeless and timely. Read More »