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CD REVIEW: Broken In Time by Across The Board

When combining the likes of indie, alternative, pop, and rock you end up with a little Canadian act called Across The Board or ATB, whichever you prefer. If preference is not for you and you just go with the flow as it were then perhaps listening to their song called …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Not Giving Up by Roadcase Royale

So much of the hard rock of the 1970s was male dominated. The coarse term for it was even “cock rock.” Male fronted bands dominated the decade and the genre. One shining star of feminine power was the band Heart. Nancy Wilson from that act is one of the members …

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CD REVIEW: Crash and Burn by That One Eyed Kid

That One Eyed Kid’s newest EP Crash and Burn builds on the work produced over the project’s first two releases while showing a steady growth in songwriting powers. The EP’s five songs never restrict themselves to one approach but, instead, base a number of excursions from the songwriting’s central style …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Flowers on the Moon by Neil Nathan

Neil Nathan has become something of a critical darling during his brief, thus far, run in the spotlight and every new release moves him closer and closer to the front line echelon of modern singer/songwriters. There’s really no one else like him working in modern music today because he manages …

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CD REVIEW: Bravery & the Bell by Bradford Loomis

The new album from Bradford Loomis, Bravery & the Bell, is ripped from a very private place in this Pacific Northwest based songwriter’s life. The seven songs on this release give flesh and blood life to some of Loomis’ innermost thoughts and shroud them in an approachable sound. The sound …

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CD REVIEW: Hip Hop Medicine by SOULEYE

For the last twenty years, that sense of spiritual connection has driven Souleye’s music and life. From a mountainside bonfire to Mount Shasta, in Northern California, he has followed a path not of his own creation. Like the freestyle lyrics that flow through his songs, Souleye’s musical journey has unfolded …

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CD REVIEW: Gently Among the Coals by Threefifty

Threefifty is one of those unique configurations with a stylistic foot in more than a few camps while still defying neat and tidy categorization. The marriage of classical music conceits with those of the bluegrass genre might seem unlikely at best. Threefifty’s founding members, Brett Parnell and GeremySchulick, have brought …

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CD REVIEW: Devotion Lost by Mammother

Mammothor are from the Boston area and have shared the stage with artists such as Living Colour, Ted Nugent, Sponge, Prong, Fuel, Saving Abel, and Hinder. Blending heavy metal and classic rock, Mammothor often mixes in elements of blues and fusion. Despite their experimental, progressive style, Mammothor maintains mainstream appeal …

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