MUSIC REVIEWS

Marcello Vieira Releases “Southern Outlaw”

Marcello Vieira is electrifying. In his unique prose-like lyrics and churning rhythm section in the new single “Southern Outlaw” listeners might find themselves part of the cavalry chasing after this bandit. It’s a fun song with at times serious messaging, but by its end, it’s still the type of song …

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Chris Ning “Explode” (SINGLE)

For some of us who keep up with the pop beat on both sides of the dial, the insularity of the mainstream and its most popular artists’ output has become more than a little hard to deal with in 2020 – honestly, it’s a rather shocking and deafening response to …

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“Out Of Pocket” (EP) by Chris Mardini

Mardini gets his first words out with the enormously satisfying Out Of Pocket EP, his ultimately qualifying debut release that is one of such high standards it was produced by Grammy Marc Swersky (Hilary Duff, Joe Cocker, etc).  The top-notch skills of Tony Black (Alicia Keys, Jay-Z), and Mark Needham …

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“Epiphonetics” (LP) by Shayne Cook

The Bible says all is vanity and there’s nothing new under the sun, publications presumably in the know commission long examinations of the paltry value of modern music, but then you hear the Shayne Cooks of the world and realize the future is in safe hands. His debut song collection Epiphonetics has …

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“Mexican Ana” (SINGLE) by Ted Cline

There’s plenty of romance and atmosphere to be found, felt, and heard in Ted Cline’s new single “Mexican Ana”. This respected veteran of the country music world has only recently made his first forays into the solo world and his tenure playing alongside formidable artists such as Ernest Tubb, Chris …

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The Confusionaires’ Release “From the Headache” (LP)

Canadian artists have been racking up a lot of positive publicity in 2020 on the strength of their putting a new spin on traditional Americana, and though I’ve caught myself getting intoxicated off of their experimentations quite often this fall, few records have left me as impressed as The Confusionaires’ From …

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“Squatters’ Rights” from Christopher Hill and the Stardust Crush

“Squatters’ Rights” from Christopher Hill and the Stardust Crush is a peculiar trip through pop art and electronica. Self-described as ‘death-folk-rock’ “Squatter’s Rights” plants it unforgettable imprint into the listener’s brain from the first dissonant note. Wildly and strangely unnerving, the song carries the listener into Hill’s poetic and dreamy …

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