Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Larkin Poe: Peach Review

Larkin Poe stuns with its latest album Peach. The sisters that make up the band, Rebecca and Megan Lovell, infuse high level production, intoxicating melodies, meaningful and clever lyrics, and Americana roots to create a truly unforgettable album.

Albert Castiglia: Up All Night Review

Music is subjective, and what can be great for one listener can sound dry to another. Albert Castiglia’s Up All Night is a perfect example of an album that can be fantastic or disappointing, depending on taste.  Up All Night features Albert Castiglia (guitar and vocals), Brian Menendez (drums), and James Pritchard (bass).  

Greta Van Fleet: From The Fires Review

2017 has been an incredible year for Greta Van Fleet. The young four piece band out of Frankenmuth, Michigan consists of brothers Josh Kiszka (vocals), Jake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass/keyboards), and Danny Wagner (drummer). Back in April the band exploded onto the scene with the four track EP, Black Smoke Rising, which has been […]

Samantha Fish: Belle of the West Review

Samantha Fish’s new studio album Belle of the West will be released on November 17th, and everyone should get excited. Belle of the West is Fish’s second album of 2017 since Chills & Fever. Chills & Fever fans will appreciate the continued vintage attitude and instrumentation found in this new album, however they will find […]

Dudley Taft: Summer Rain Review

Dudley Taft’s new album Summer Rain  consists of 11 all-original songs recorded in his recently purchased home studio, which used to belong to Peter Frampton. This album has a much heavier rock bent to it, if that is possible, than his previous albums. With a title like Summer Rain this one sounds like it would be all […]

Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown: Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown Review

Finally. This was the thought that popped into most Shakedown fans’ minds when the band announced that it was–after nearly five years–releasing its second album. Fans have waited…and waited…and waited. The first Shakedown EP From the Sandcastle, released in the fall of 2011, was a rock ‘n’ roll revelation. Blues infused rock bands like Rival […]

Supersonic Blues Machine: Californisoul Review

One of the most immediately noticeable qualities of Supersonic Blues Machine’s Californisoul is the sheer production value that went into the album.  It features heavy-hitting guests such as Billy Gibbons, Eric Gales, and Robben Ford.  To borrow from Elton John, Californisoul creates a “solid wall of sound” that is impeccably mixed throughout, making the album […]

Rufus Black: Rise Up Review

Rufus Black’s debut album Rise Up has a track list that is both tight and crisp in performance, arrangement, and structure. It consists of fresh originals interwoven with familiar covers that have surprising twists. Rise Up is sure to grab the fan base of quite a variety of other bands such as ZZ Top, Muse, […]

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