JIMMY BUFFETT – “Buried Treasure”

JIMMY BUFFETT – Buried Treasure (Mailboat Records) Written by Christopher Long In a day when “icon” has become hackneyed to the point of impotence, the name Jimmy Buffett continues to define the term perfectly. An acclaimed singer, chart-busting musician and savvy businessman, Buffett’s greatest gift has always been his keen knack for storytelling – as a songwriter, entertainer and...

November 18th, 2017
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Outlaws & Moonshine’s Debut LP Will Appeal To Every Southern Rock Fan

Courtesy: Nemesis Records/Vanity Music Group By Philip Sayblack Imagine for a moment, southern rock fans, what would happen if a band took the easygoing influences of The Allman Brothers Band, crossed that with the slightly edgier sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd and crossed that mix with more modern influences from the likes of Shooter Jennings, Blues Saraceno, and Brand New Sin (among other similar acts)...

November 14th, 2017
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“Heavy Is The Head” by Tropidelic, eclectic for the soul!

Written by: Matty Out of Cleveland, Ohio is where the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides.  Also it is where famous rap group Bone Thugs N Harmony resides.  Soon, Tropidelic will be a household name from Cleveland, especially with their release via LAW Records entitled “Heavy Is The Head”. Tropidelic is a six-piece band that probably combines as many different styles...

November 10th, 2017
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CHEAP TRICK – “Christmas Christmas”

CHEAP TRICK Christmas Christmas (Big Machine Records) Written by Christopher Long Despite veering occasionally from their creative comfort zone, the latest from Cheap Trick is primarily a start-to-finish smash and crash collection. Teaming up once again with longtime producer, Julian Raymond, the band succeeds in creating a contagious 12-song set – one that borrows from the ghost of Christmas past...

November 10th, 2017
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Tarja’s New Holiday LP Is A Beautiful, Haunting New Collection Of Holiday Standards

Courtesy: earMusic By Philip Sayblack The holiday season is officially upon us once again.  Halloween has come and gone, and now the annual flurry of Christmas ads has hit the airwaves and it won’t be long before the annual overdose of Christmas albums hits stores, either.  From one to the next, those albums exhibit little variance or originality.  Next Friday though, earMusic will offer that...

November 9th, 2017
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‘Infinite’ Proves Deep Purple’s Legacy Will Live On Forever

Courtesy: earMusic By Philip Sayblack More than 40 years ago Deep Purple first formed in Hertfordshire, England. Throughout the band’s life, it would see — like so many bands – its own share of highs and lows. Through it all, the band has managed to release some 20 albums, remaining one of the rock community’s most influential names along the way thanks to that body of work.  The latest of...

October 22nd, 2017
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The Eradicator Self-Titled Record: an Album about Squash, Pussheads, and How Sports Suck, and It’s Awesome!

Written by: Matty The beauty of old-school punk and hardcore is that there is literally no conformity and no formula in the music.  Bands like Social Distortion screamed about “how all they wanted was a Pepsi” and The Offspring talks about how they were just a sucker with no self-esteem.  It is songs that strangely stick to you and strangely in a most unusual way become your anthem. ...

October 15th, 2017
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Symetria Self-Titled Record Showing Classic Metal is Still a Mainstay

Written by Matty There is something real and authentic about east-coast classic metal, seems like metal bands from Boston, New York, and New Jersey has this take no prisoners attitude to couple with dynamic riffs and ball breaking rhythms.  That’s what Symetria brings with their self-titled record.  On September 29th, Symetria unleashed their self-titled record to the masses via Tripsquad...

October 1st, 2017
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SPIN DOCTORS’ FRONTMAN DROPS DEBUT SOLO SLAB

CHRIS BARRON – Angels and One-Armed Jugglers (Chrysanthemum Records / Release Date: 10.20.17) Written by Christopher Long Simply put, the debut solo slab from Spin Doctors frontman, Chris Barron, is an organic-sounding delight – a fabulous showcase for compelling storytelling and world-class songwriting. Laced with glorious horn work, the acoustic-flavored title track opens the record...

October 1st, 2017
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Royal Blood’s Sophomore LP Is A “Shining” New Effort

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records By Philip Sayblack Late this past June, British rock duo Royal Blood releases its sophomore album How Did We Get So Dark to the world.  The album’s title may not reference its overall content, but in listening through the record’s 10 song body, it seems fitting.  That is because it is a direct contrast to how bright this record proves to be in the end thanks...

September 26th, 2017
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