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5 Bands Who’re Making a Musical Comeback

Ah, the one hit wonder. There’s always been a few artists/bands who’ve hit the jackpot, producing a song which captures a nation’s, or even the world’s imagination, until it is over and over and OVERPLAYED! Thereafter, the band are judged by the heights of that one song, and most usually fade into obscurity. Well here...

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Rick Shaffer delivers near perfect rock album with “Idiot Flats”

As a lifelong rock n’ roll fan, I can honestly say that I’ve explored and re-explored a wide range of what the genre has to offer. Coming across the work of Rick Shaffer recently, though, made me wonder if I’ve really been paying close enough attention. His new CD “Idiot Flats” is a joyous mix...

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Exclusive Interview with Singer Songwriter Putnam Murdock

Today’s exclusive interview is with up-and-coming folk/Americana singer/songwriter Putnam Murdock, whose album “Brand New Widow” has some stunningly good material.  Putnam, I enjoyed “Brand New Widow” especially for its patience and honest delivery. It sounds traditional but fresh. How did your songwriting develop to this point and how long did you work on crafting these...

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Andrew Luttrell Band – Paint by Numbers CD Review (2012)

Gutwrenching and emotional with a traditional bluegrass/rock vibe, the Andrew Luttrell Band impress with the very atmospheric and foreboding “Landscape Plains”, a cut taken from the new release “Paint by Numbers”. Andrew Luttrell’s voice is reminiscent of seasoned artists like Blue Rodeo, Neil Young and Tom Petty, and the music fits in with the same...

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Exclusive Interview with Soulful Alternative Rockers Fly Paper

Fly Paper are a classic-sounding, blues-driven alternative rock band with strong grooves and soulful vocals. I enjoyed their album enough to make room for it on my already full iPod! Currently promoting their self-titled release and relentlessly performing live, they took the time to bring me up to speed with their latest. Welcome to Independent...

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The Daily Hate – Edgy punk and ska with sharp pop sensibilities

The Daily Hate have certainly come up with an intelligent, fresh, and loose rock n’ roll/ska punk creation called “Four Alarm“. Fuzzy, distorted, dirty guitars are the first thing you hear, and you may initially wonder if this is a demo, until the bass, and then the crisp high hats enter the mix and you...

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Los Angeles band Symphony crosses Jefferson Airplane with Black Sabbath

Sounding like an act inspired by the likes of The Black Keys and….heavy metal?, Los Angeles up-and-coming act Symphony gave me 3 doses of sexually charged rock n’ roll with their track “So Sweet (Ride On)”. In case you didn’t know, all that’s required is a single dose. Here’s a band with real machismo, and...

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Swedish band Slim Loris unite rock n roll with Americana on “Down to Earth”

Slim Loris is a 3-piece rock n’ roll/folk rock band who come from a place famous for having a great music scene – Stockholm, Sweden. Their music is simultaneously upbeat yet melancholy, familiar yet fresh. They pay tribute to the 60’s musical movements, the early 90’s alternative peak, as well as the modern rock approach...

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