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Review: “Diamonds & Demons” – Paul Maged

  Like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Pete Townshend, singer-songwriter Paul Maged believes in the power of the rock and roll as both a sonic force and as a vehicle to tackle weighty topics such as government greed, the environment, … Continue reading

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New Music: “CoCo Curious” – Tattoo Money

  As the notes Tattoo Money’s “CoCo Curious” read, “I didn’t realize that people let their families opinions on their love lives dictate who they should and shouldn’t be with. I’ve personally been in situations where I had girls from … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #20: “Master of Puppets” – Metallica (Or How I Got Kicked Off Napster)

  When Napster arrived in the fall of 1999, I thought it was the greatest invention ever. Having grown up in era of cassettes and CDs, suddenly having hundreds of songs available at your fingertips seemed like a musical nirvana. … Continue reading

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New Music: “Freak Machine” – Fit For Rivals

    Fit For Rivals new single “Freak Machine” comes blasting out of the speakers with plenty of attitude. The band sounds un-caged with a mix of punk and hard-rock. Front-woman Renee Phoenix ups the ante as she skillfully switches … Continue reading

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Review: “Last of the Originals” – Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders

  In the tradition of a great Western, Australian-Country singer Billy  Roberts views himself as a loner. And like most loners, there’s a lot on his mind. Throughout Last of the Originals it mostly means keeping up an Outlaw persona. … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #21 – “Got My Mojo Working” – Muddy Waters (Or Skipping Church to Listen to the Blues)

  One of the things that has always attracted to me to The Blues was the dichotomy between religion and earthly pleasures. It runs deep through many Blues artists including Son House (who became a Preacher at one point) and … Continue reading

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New Music: “She Got Your Love” – Sam Burchfield

  Taking cues from Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, Sam Burchfield’s latest single “She Got Your Love” is a laid-back, uptempo pop song with New Orleans-style horns. Burchfield’s sincerity is evident throughout the track. There’s no irony or fake moves: … Continue reading

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New Music: “Love Is” – D. Edward

With his latest album Love Is, singer-songwriter D. Edward acts like the last 20 years of music never happened. It’s a direct throwback to ’90′s Neo-Soul with laid-back beats, smooth vocals and horns. Every song on Love Is sounds like … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #22: “Sweet Jane” – The Velvet Underground (Or How I Traveled 4 Hours to See Lou Reed)

“I’m from Baltimore, he’s from DC. I think we’re okay.” That was my explanation to the clerk at a 7-11 in Richmond Virginia, who seemed very concerned about the well-being of my friend and I. We had gone into the … Continue reading

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New Music: “Sea Bitch” – Tallows

  Indie rockers Tallows’ “Sea Bitch” starts off slowly with atmospheric keyboards that seem to conjure up the feeling of a chilly morning on the boardwalk. Thick production gives the song plenty of layered textures – booming without being overwhelming. … Continue reading

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