Author: Randy Radic

Memoirs - Run To Me Single Review

Memoirs - Run To Me Single Review

Memoirs is a band out of Los Angeles composed of bass, drums and guitar; in other words, a trio or trifecta of musicians giving it a shot. The band writes and plays what most would...

Review posted on 3rd March 2016

Baskerville Jones - Mile 1 EP Review

Baskerville Jones - Mile 1 EP Review

Baskerville Jones will drop her new EP in May 2016. Hailing from So-Cal (Southern California), Ms. Jones combines soul, blues, folk, pop and alt rock influences into a unique genre that, for lack of a...

Review posted on 29th February 2016

Chris Wirsig - 20 Matches Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Review

Chris Wirsig - 20 Matches Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Review

Speaking of movie soundtracks, Chris Wirsig, who hails from the Los Angeles area, composed the original motion picture soundtrack for a movie called 20 Matches. Referred to as an electronic/ambient artist, Wirsig writes the music...

Review posted on 25th February 2016

The Lost Poets - Insubordia PT II Album Review

The Lost Poets - Insubordia PT II Album Review

In 2014, The Lost Poets dropped 'Insubordia'. The duo is now ready to drop 'Insubordia PT II' (Feb. 26). Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, The Lost Poets have taken up residency in Los Angeles as they...

Review posted on 25th February 2016

Bryan Deister - Spines of the Heart Album Review

Bryan Deister - Spines of the Heart Album Review

Bryan Deister just dropped his latest musical effort, entitled Spines of the Heart. Deister's style of music is referred to as experimental/rock/electronic fusions; a lengthy term that generates a remote nuance of uneasiness. Strictly speaking,...

Review posted on 17th February 2016

Temporary Hero - Tusk Album Review

Temporary Hero - Tusk Album Review

Not too long ago, Temporary Hero released CHET. Next month (March 26) marks the drop of his next effort, entitled Tusk. If you're thinking, isn't that the same name as the Fleetwood Mac album? It's...

Review posted on 17th February 2016

Oakes and Smith - Between the Earth and the Sky EP Review

Oakes and Smith - Between the Earth and the Sky EP Review

Straight out of Massachusetts come the folk duo of Oakes and Smith. The duo's latest EP is called Between the Earth and the Sky, a peaceful collection of folk tunes reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel....

Review posted on 17th February 2016

Bad Reed - Bad Reed EP Review

Bad Reed - Bad Reed EP Review

Bad Reed is a Canadian band from Toronto. The quartet just dropped their self-titled EP, which is billed as alt rock crossover music. While definitely alt rock, it's the crossover part that is puzzling. That's...

Review posted on 17th February 2016

Nic Nassuet - Eleutherios Album Review

Nic Nassuet - Eleutherios Album Review

Nic Nassuet's latest album is called 'Eleutherios', an ancient Greek term that refers to two Greek gods: Dionysus and Eros.Hailing from Hollywood, California, Nassuet writes and sings Gothic folk music, sometimes called Neo-folk; a genre...

Review posted on 8th February 2016

Rebecca Jade - Weather The Storm Single Review

Rebecca Jade - Weather The Storm Single Review

In the last month or so, R&B singer/songwriter Rebecca Jade dropped her new single. It's called 'Weather The Storm', and it's a teaser for Jade's new album which will drop in April 2016. The forthcoming...

Review posted on 4th January 2016

Temporary Hero - CHET Album Review

Temporary Hero - CHET Album Review

Temporary Hero recently dropped his album 'CHET', a tribute to Chet Baker. Hailing from Portland, Maine, Temporary Hero is singer/songwriter Jonah Bell, who did two previous tribute albums: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Temporary Hero's...

Review posted on 4th January 2016

Nesbeth - My Dream Single Review

Nesbeth - My Dream Single Review

Just over a year ago, Greg Nesbeth, who performs under the name of Nesbeth, dropped his EP called 'Victory'. After that he released a single entitle 'Taste Victory', which hit number one on the charts...

Review posted on 21st December 2015

J Burn - Interview

J Burn - Interview

J Burn has been a busy little bee. A few months ago, he dropped an EP called 'Burnt Blue'. And he just released a single, 'Shine', from his forthcoming album - 'Randomly Banded'. Contact Music...

Interview posted on 21st December 2015

Tomas Doncker - Interview

Tomas Doncker - Interview

Tomas Doncker first made his mark in the "No Wave" scene of the early 1980s, where he played with groups like James Chance & the Contortions and Defunkt. If languages were akin to musical instruments,...

Interview posted on 21st December 2015

Ajay Mathur  - Interview

Ajay Mathur - Interview

Ajay Mathur recently released his album '9 to 3', reviewed on contactmusic.com. Mathur's style of music defies categorization and is usually described as eclectic or diverse. His voice is smooth and distinctive, and his songs...

Interview posted on 21st December 2015

Delta Deep - Take Me Home For Christmas Single Review

Delta Deep - Take Me Home For Christmas Single Review

Delta Deep is a “blues-rock-n-soul” band from SoCal (Southern California). The band’s self-titled album dropped a few months ago and the band will begin touring next year (January 2016). Delta Deep is what nowadays is...

Review posted on 21st December 2015

J Burn - Shine Single Review

J Burn - Shine Single Review

Contactmusic.com recently ran a review of J Burn's 'Burnt Blue' EP. The review promulgated the rumor that Burnt Blue was a trial run, sort of a crash test dummy for a soon-to-be-released full-length album. Well,...

Review posted on 14th December 2015

Chrystyna Marie - Loaded Gun EP Review

Chrystyna Marie - Loaded Gun EP Review

'Loaded Gun', the new EP from Chrystyna Marie, will drop at the end of February 2016. Chrystyna was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where she immersed herself in the music of Etta James, Otis...

Review posted on 14th December 2015

Plastic Yellow Band - Above Gravity Album Review

Plastic Yellow Band - Above Gravity Album Review

'Above Gravity' is the title of Plastic Yellow Band's latest musical effort. On the ISI Music label, the album just dropped. Plastic Yellow Band's sound/style is described as New Classical Rock. Translation: new music that...

Review posted on 30th November 2015

Daniel Grinberg -  2015 Interview

Daniel Grinberg - 2015 Interview

It's funny how things work out. Born into a non-musical family, where Mom was a C.P.A. and Dad was an attorney, the kid grew up to eventually release an Indie Pop album. And a darn...

Interview posted on 30th November 2015

Daniel Grinberg - Short Stories Album Review

Daniel Grinberg - Short Stories Album Review

'Short Stories', Daniel Grinberg's freshman release, dropped on October 29, and it's a scintillating representation of modern Indie-Pop. Grinberg deftly mixes charming vocals, guitars that emanate a 60s pop influence and power-pop melodies into a...

Review posted on 24th November 2015

Joel Ansett - The Nature of Us Album Review

Joel Ansett - The Nature of Us Album Review

Joel Ansett, who is from the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, just dropped his first album. It's called 'The Nature of Us' and is a mix of folk-pop, pop and R&B, with emphasis on...

Review posted on 9th November 2015

Billy Crain - Family Matters Album Review

Billy Crain - Family Matters Album Review

Billy Crain is a Southern Rock singer/songwriter from Tennessee. His latest effort, entitled 'Family Matters', just dropped. Crain is semi-famous, having played with famous bands like The Allman Brothers, Rossington-Collins Band, ZZ Top and even...

Review posted on 4th November 2015

Ban Hatton - Walls Album Review

Ban Hatton - Walls Album Review

Ban Hatton released his second album two months ago; it's called 'Walls'. Stylistically, Hatton jumps between alt country and folk music, incorporating hints of cowpunk into his music. The production values on 'Walls' are good,...

Review posted on 28th October 2015

May Devun - Penumbra Lounge Album Review

May Devun - Penumbra Lounge Album Review

May Devun's foray into R&B dropped October 23; it's called 'Penumbra Lounge'. And it's excellent stuff. The album was mixed and engineered by Doug Grean, who knows what he is about. Devun's style can be...

Review posted on 26th October 2015

Midwest Soul Xchange - New American Century Album Review

Midwest Soul Xchange - New American Century Album Review

Midwest Soul Xchange (MSX) is a duo that hails from, well, the Midwest. Their debut album is entitled 'New American Century'. Advertised stylistically as Americana, MSX doesn't limit their repertoire to Americana, tossing in progressive...

Review posted on 23rd October 2015

Charity - Yellow EP Review

Charity - Yellow EP Review

Straight out of Detroit, Michigan, arrives 'Yellow', a marvelously honed R&B/Soul EP from a female artist who goes by the mononym of Charity. With a lucid, sometimes whispery voice, she displays a distinctive style reminiscent...

Review posted on 22nd October 2015

Kimia Penton - Lessons From Life and Love EP Review

Kimia Penton - Lessons From Life and Love EP Review

'Lessons From Life and Love' is the title of Kimia Penton's very recently released EP. Penton, who trained as a classical violinist and is a shrink in the metropolis of Dallas, is usually presented as...

Review posted on 22nd October 2015

The Liquorsmiths - This Book Belongs To EP Review

The Liquorsmiths - This Book Belongs To EP Review

Based in San Diego, The Liquorsmiths - billing themselves as a folk-rock band - offer up six songs with their latest EP, 'This Book Belongs To'.The band almost sounds like a Bob Dylan cover band...

Review posted on 21st October 2015

Galen James - Big Blue Mixtape Album Review

Galen James - Big Blue Mixtape Album Review

Singer/songwriter Galen James recently dropped 'Big Blue Mixtape', a compilation of songs from his previous albums. Living in L.A. and presented stylistically as a pop-jazz fusion musician, James combines elements of jazz, pop, R&B, funk...

Review posted on 20th October 2015

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