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Music Review: Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers – ‘Live In Seattle’

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Don't even think about calling this latest offering from saxophonist Mindi Abair "smooth jazz." This live set is funky, sweaty blues rock and R&B. Read More »

Music Review: Lozk – ‘Meaningless Words’

Lozk Meaningless Words Cover

‘Meaningless Words’ would make both for great background music or a centrepiece of a musical appreciation night. Read More »

Music Review: Space Apaches – ‘Smokin’ Voyages’

Space Apaches Smokin Voyages Cover

'Smokin’ Voyages' is a socially conscious album well worth a listen. Read More »

Music Review: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield, and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: ‘Dee Dee’s Feathers’

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A dynamic tribute to the cultural spirit of New Orleans and its people’s character on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Read More »

Music Review: Prince – ‘HITnRUN: Phase One’


Less than a year after 'Art Official Age,' the Purple Yoda is back with another tasty serving of EDM-tinged pop and soulful R&B, all laced with enigmatic and unpredictable touches. Read More »

Music Reviews: Indie Roundup – Wide-Ranging Americana from Holly Golightly, Stephen Young & the Union, Andy Hackbarth


These three new albums all fit loosely into the Americana category but are all very, very different. Two are from artists who aren't even (originally) from America. Read More »

Music Review: Tumbler – ‘You Said’

Tumbler 'You Said'

Tumbler has put together a collection of beautiful, fun, and melodic music well worth the listen. Read More »

Music Review: Yelena Eckemoff Quartet – ‘Everblue’


Still, while the poetic commentary is the frosting, the music is the cake. And in the end, 'Everblue' is some mighty tasty cake. Read More »

Music Review: The Zombies – ‘Still Got That Hunger’

The Zombies. Photo credit: Andrew Eccles

We aren't likely to see their like again. So it's nice The Zombies with us again, at least for those who are tapped in to the music scene enough to find this fine new album, which reflects on the past but is no mere exercise in nostalgia, or catch the band on the road. Read More »

Music Review: Jon Briggz – ‘Still Lost’

Jon Briggz' We R The Lost 'Still Lost'

Trying to prove a point might have backfired on this artist. Read More »