Ryan McGarvey Interview

Ryan McGarvey

In recent years, Ryan McGarvey has emerged as a top up and comer on the blues rock scene. McGarvey is set to release his third album, The Road Chosen, on November 4th. We caught up with McGarvey to discuss the new album and more.

Ben Poole: Live at Royal Albert Hall Review

Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Ben Poole’s latest Live at Royal Albert Hall is a release of the live show that he recently did on the BBC’s John Paul Jones Show. Royal Albert Hall is a venue steeped in blues rock history hosting in the past such greats as Eric Clapton, and Joe Bonamassa.

Virgil and the Accelerators Release “All Night Long” Video

Virgil and the Accelerators have released a music video for “All Night Long,” which is featured on the group’s latest album, Army of Three.

Handsome Jack: Do What Comes Naturally Review

Do What Comes Naturally

Self-declared “boogie soul,” Handsome Jack’s new album, Do What Comes Naturally, is one long melodic groove. The band refines roots rock for today’s generation, boasting a classic, soulful sound. With vocals reminiscent of Eric Burden and Otis Reading, they sure stack up in the talent category. The album features long bluesy jams, suave singing, and lyrics true to the blues.

Spero: Pride EP Review

Spero

There’s no mistaking the impression that bands like The White Stripes and The Black Keys have left on the blues world. Anytime you think that the vocalist might have a megaphone, or when you make the mistake of thinking that you and that one drummer you know might just be able to pull off something similar, you’re wandering into trails blazed by White and Auerbach. What makes Spero interesting is that while they certainly make their home in this corner of the genre, they don’t lean too heavily on the raw garage sound you might expect, instead opting for eerie subtly where needed (“Better Man”) or managing a danceable, bottle-smashing bar tune (the mid section of “Friend”).

Rival Sons Play NYC & Boston

Rival Sons Play NYC & Boston

The west coast crew stopped by to rock two east coast hubs this past week. The Rival Sons, making greater waves with each new endeavor, are currently on tour in support of their latest release, Great Western Valkyrie. First stop on my tour was New York City, where backstage the ‘Sons prepared to play the historic Irving Plaza. An intimate space by design, adorned by vintage chandeliers and velvet walls, set the stage for a night of classic rock and roll. Meanwhile in Boston a few nights later, the band graced the former historic Harper’s Ferry, now Brighton Music Hall. The set was mastered with only minor tweaks between, and the band packed each space with enthusiastic fans like nobody’s business.

Luke Winslow-King Releases “Swing That Thing” Video

Luke Winslow-King has a released a music video for “Swing That Thing,” featured on the new album, Everlasting Arms, available on Amazon and iTunes.

Devon Allman: Ragged & Dirty Review

Ragged & Dirty

Devon Allman returns with Ragged & Dirty, the follow up to last year’s Turquoise. Turquoise showed that Allman can play with the big boys and Ragged & Dirty ups the ante. The album features 12 tracks and sees Allman team up with producer Tom Hambridge, who also penned several tracks on the album.

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