Fantastic Negrito’s Modern Take on Blues Channels Urgency on “Please Don’t Be Dead” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Until his relatively surprising Grammy win in 2016, many of us were not familiar with Fantastic Negrito (a.k.a. Bay Area-based artist Xavier Dphrepaulezz (pronounced Deh-frep-aw-lez). Now he encores that winning album, The Last Days of ...

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Wannabe Reviews Spanish Love Songs’ ‘Schmaltz’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on Schmaltz, the new album from Spanish Love Songs, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Giulia Millanta’s ‘Conversation with a Ghost’ Transports Listeners To New World (ALBUM REVIEW)

Music isn’t just about sound. It’s also location-based. Beloved songs are often beloved, not just because of the music, but because of the memory associated with the music. Where you are when you hear something ...

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Numero Group’s ‘Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights’ a Tiki-licious Collection of Forgotten Gems (ALBUM REVIEW)

There was a time in America where you could sip on a deathly sweet and strong tropical cocktail and not have to remind yourself that Donald Trump was president. Sure, the 1940’s and 50’s weren’t ...

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Okkervil River Offer Melange of Poignant and Upbeat Songs in Denver (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

On June 7 Denver, CO’s Bluebird Theater was the scene of Okkervil River’s latest stop on a true international globe trotter of a tour that will take them across the pond soon, all in support ...

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Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case Balance the Soothing and the Soaring in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

A sweltering night in June would provide the backdrop for an intimate performance by Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case, who hit Austin on June 9. While Circuit of the Americas is a world-class venue, the ...

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River Whyless Start Compelling Musical Conversations With Thematic ‘Kindness, A Rebel’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

On their excellent 2016 sophomore release We All The Light, River Whyless’ organic folk/ world-beat style was infectious. Now on Kindness, A Rebel current America cultural tribalism injects itself fully, yet the results remain engaging. The ...

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The Honesty Of The Del McCoury Band’s ‘Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass’ Will Speak To You (ALBUM REVIEW)

Bluegrass isn’t a new musical genre, but the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, part of the 2000 film, gave it a very grand, very specific, relatively mainstream moment, that eventually passed. Sure, there have ...

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The Northside Music and Innovation Festival Celebrates Emerging Artists Nixon Mask, Shana Falana, BODEGA & More (FESTIVAL RECAP)

The Northside Music and Innovation Festival kicked off its music schedule on Thursday night. June 7th. It may have seemed like any early Thursday evening in Williamsburg, with residents and outsiders pouring out of the ...

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Rachael Price and Lake Street Dive Give New LP ‘Free Yourself Up’ Plenty of Love in Tahoe (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Rachael Price’s jazzy, blue-eyed soul vocal has always been the glue that binds the poppy riffs of Boston’s Lake Street Dive.   On June 2nd at the Montbleu Resort and Casino in Stateline, NV the ...

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