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CD Review: Leaving Town by Ivanna

Swedish acoustic rock and experimental pop group Ivanna released in January 2017 their album Leaving Town in which they blend together influences from country, indie, pop, and punk music. Ludvig Sersam (vocals, guitar), Jonatan Sersam (piano, harmonicas, keyboard), Valdemar Sersam (drums), Johan Dahlbom (bass), and Simon Söfelde (guitars) spring from …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Bet On Me by Kanisha K

“Bet On Me”, the latest single from pop chanteuse Kanisha K, represents the next quantum leap forward in her so-far brief career. Kanisha has experienced tastes of success with preceding singles that charted high, but “Bet On Me” has all the necessary agreements to carry this performer higher than ever …

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CD REVIEW: Midnight Road by Mason

Midnight Road, the ten song debut from Arizona blues rock band Mason, will restore a little faith that great rock bands are still possible. This isn’t simply some regurgitation of a moribund form; instead, Midnight Road’s songwriting bristles with authenticity, passion, and genuine inventiveness. Music styles are only as limited …

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CD REVIEW: The Flashpot Moments Self-Titled Album

The eleven songs on the self-titled first release from The Flashpot Moments are throwbacks. They are swaggering, fist-pumping throwbacks, but throwbacks nonetheless. Tim Cawley, creative mastermind behind the project, clearly wants to invoke powerhouse hard rock guitar heroics and big vocals with these songs and the collection succeeds wildly in …

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CD Review: Energy by Saul Losada

Guitarist Saul Losada released in January 2017 an eight-track album titled Energy in which he combines blues, rock, hard rock, jazz, and even electronica in some sort of gentle experimentation.  The Hollywood, California resident crafted a set that will appeal to both guitar lovers as well as anyone interested in …

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CD REVIEW: Timeless Soul by Jeremy Poland and Lantz Dale

The second album from Jeremy Poland pairs him with producer/songwriter Lantz Dale, the man who steered production duties for Poland’s debut Southbound Heart, and eschewing electric guitar pop rock in favor of an acoustic approach. The seven songs included on Timeless Soul rock, however, with every bit as much conviction …

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CD REVIEW: lp1 by HundredMillionThousand

 2017 is home to yet another debut album; this one coming from HundredMillionThousand with “lp1”. It is best described as a musical mood journal, an audio log of the many facets of an ongoing journey with mental illness. Yes, we agree, this is a bold direction that HMT has decided …

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CD REVIEW: Code Noir by Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy’s latest album, Code Noir, is a fantastic reminder of why she’s consistently ranked as one of the finest jazz vocal talents of her generation and still among the top talents working today. Since her initial 1978 appearances in the New York City jazz scene, Lundy has impressed the …

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