MUSIC REVIEWS

Jason Bennett “Cows” (LP)

Cows, the sophomore CD release by Jason Bennett, is a very fitting title for a variety of songs that come together from different places to find a home in the Americana, folk, country and even rock influenced territory. The unplugged approach keeps it grounded for the most part, but that’s …

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CrashMonkeys “Dangerous” (SINGLE)

If a song has the opening line “And then I saw you, breakfast table at Lo-Fi Betty’s, making love to your biscuits and gravy, that big gorilla on your arm,” there’s a high chance no matter what follows could turn my enjoyment of the track sour. For “Dangerous” by CrashMonkeys, …

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The Chillbumps “Welcome to Our Arbor Day Fair” (LP)

Bands like The Chillbumps litter rock and roll’s long history. The Alabama-based five-piece first formed in the late 1980s and, at first, devoted themselves to covers and playing the college circuit in the American Southeast. Auburn University students themselves, The Chillbumps did eventually record one album of originals in 1991, Welcome …

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Alex Lopez “Nasty Crime” (LP)

Blues music is quite literally at the foundation of all western pop and rock music, but when it’s being presented in its purest of forms, there’s no denying its charismatic tone as it exists independently from the genres it has influenced in the past century. A lot of singer/songwriters do …

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Redray Frazier “The Real Thing” (SINGLE)

You know when people make music for more than just fame and fortune. It’s as much of a cliché as anything else in this world to say some people possess the still relatively inexplicable compulsion to make music and share it with the larger world. Being a cliché doesn’t make …

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WoodooMan “Y Nos” (LP)

If you’re looking for something that sounds and feels fresh, but with a dash of nostalgia, look no further than “Y Nos,” by Welsh Rockers. WoodooMan. It’s the 8th studio album for the band, who have been called a mash-up of Psychedelia, Underground and Stoner-Punk. The group’s founder is Iwan …

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