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The Best Albums of 2020 by Jon C. Ireson

The Best Albums of 2020 Well, that’s another year down. Same as the rest, eh? Hope 2021 is a little more exciting *yawn*. This year was profoundly weird for so many reasons. We don’t need to get into them with another blustering analysis, it was just weird, man. In most years, there’s a toss-up on...

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An in-depth look at Tom Petty’s 9LP edition of Wildflowers and All the Rest (Part II)

And now… all the rest! We have a lot of ground to cover so we’ll skip the introduction. If you need to be caught up to speed, check out part one of our deep dive here. In addition to the remaster of the original Wildflowers album, this 9LP set contains the collection of tracks that...

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An in-depth look at Tom Petty’s 9LP edition of Wildflowers and All the Rest (Part I)

                                         tompetty.com    As of right now, the rerelease of 1994’s Wildflowers, Tom Petty’s second “solo” album (and accompanying second disc of the originally intended double album) is number 1 on the rock charts. A well-deserved...

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Langley-based The Cole Patenaude Band deliver Big Blues, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock on New “Are You Happy Now?” Album

Langley-based The Cole Patenaude Band deliver Big Blues, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock on New “Are You Happy Now?” Album Langley-based band The Cole Patenaude Band deliver bold, electric, revelatory blues alongside soulful folk, country, pop and rock sounds on latest full-length album “Are You Happy Now?”, due for release July 24, 2020. TCPB’s signature sound is all authenticity and...

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Vancouver-based Folk Rock artist Geoff Gibbons Releases Powerful Music Video for Road Anthem “Keep On Driving”

Vancouver-based Folk Rock artist Geoff Gibbons Releases Powerful Music Video for Road Anthem “Keep On Driving” Vancouver-based Roots/Folk Rock artist Geoff Gibbons is a true storyteller, armed with that rare narrative combination of humility, compassion, and troubadour wisdom. His songs are melodic and wholly relatable. Much like Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen’s music, when Geoff...

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Seattle Classic Rock Band Sundogs Deliver Electrified Jam Rock and Jazz Fusion Grooves on new Album “The Code”

Seattle Classic Rock Band Sundogs Deliver Electrified Jam Rock and Jazz Fusion Grooves on new Album “The Code” Seattle-based Classic Rock Jazz Fusion band Sundogs have evolved their signature sound on third full-length album “The Code“. Led by Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt, Sundogs recorded the album at Magellan Creek Studios. On “The Code“, Sundogs sound like a seasoned rock and roll band having a blast. The...

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BOOK REVIEW: “Can’t Give It Away On Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones And New York City”

By ELI JACE > On this earth, few things reach the level of unmistakable greatness in their category. There is no greater city than New York. There is no greater band than the Rolling Stones. Bring the debate, you won’t get far.   In the book, Can’t Give It Away on Seventh Avenue — The...

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“It’s Good to Get High…And Never Come Down” – Tom Petty.

by ELI JACE > “…And Never Come Down” – Tom Petty. While Tom Petty lay in a coma, the world devoted the day to its new, unwelcome loss. After a daylong deluge of confusion in reporting, the confirmation finally came. One of America’s most cherished songwriters, Petty, died after suffering cardiac arrest, holding on long...

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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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ANOTHER Video of the Day – Darin Bennett and the Requiem “Holdin’ Me”

Going through my emails I found this absolute gem, and even though I just posted a “video of the day” by New Zealand’s phenom Kimbra, I’m posting another one! It’s my blog, after all, and I make the rules around here. Darin Bennett’s dark, bluesy soul-searching rock would blow almost anyone away. Fans of Puscifer,...

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The Jacobs channel George Harrison with “Won’t Bow Out”

Hailing from London, England, The Jacobs bring to mind a strong George Harrison influence on first listen; the Travelling Wilburys in fact. Well, there aren’t many stronger acts to draw influence from. The sound coming from this 4-piece seems to come from a time capsule; soulful 60’s-inspired song-writing, and it suits them just fine. The...

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Singer Songwriter JJ Crowne Discusses “Songs of Innocence and Experience”

JJ Crowne is a soulful adult contemporary singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida with philosophical lyrics and inspired storytelling. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, JJ. Congrats on the release of your new album “Songs of Innocence & Experience”. Now, you played everything on the release. Do you have a home studio where you do all this? It...

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