MUSIC REVIEWS

Kinga’s “Something’s Gotta Give” (SINGLE)

The last few years have been unpredictable on virtually every front, from politics to pandemics and everything in between, but the arts have always kept society moving at some pace or another. Music specifically has responded much as it always does – with a soundtrack worthy of the moment – …

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Toy City Releases Self-Titled Debut (LP)

Toy City’s self-titled debut features seven originals written by Paul Burke and Steve Shaheen along with two surprising covers. The covers bookend the album revealing the conscious intent behind the track listing and the remaining seven tracks hold up well in comparison. There’s an obvious aesthetic driving the creation of …

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Sasha Leonov “Nomad“ (LP)

2023 has provided us with quite an interesting year for music fans on all fronts, and this is especially true in the world of singer/songwriters and their ongoing movement toward the mainstream. Diversity of style and aesthetical influence has transformed from a flash to an all-out explosion in recent times, …

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Energy “Rock Party” (EP)

Energy presents a diversely-appointed collection of hard rock rhythm and mighty melodic power balladry in their debut album after forty years of waiting, Rock Party, which is due out this upcoming June and already getting a warm reception from fans and critics alike. Featuring heavy groove tracks like “And I’m Doing …

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Sound Animal “Death of Ages” (LP)

The act’s name, Sound Animal, could be reversed to Animal Sound and make just as much sense. Its four-track release, Death of Ages is a whole lot of sound. Some of this sound is discordant, some of it is musical. What it isn’t, for the most part, is rhythmic. Instead, …

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Go Time “Anything Could Happen” (LP)

Go Time’s new album, Anything Could Happen, is a raucous and wild ride through the vast expanse of the rock genre. The band, consisting of Scott Niekelski on Main Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Steve Grzenia on Percussion and Backing Vocals, Paul Schmidt on Guitar and Backing Vocals, and Mark Marketti on …

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87 and the Toys’ “The Smile Room” (EP)

Critics can’t seem to stop talking about the experimental sounds of the burgeoning American pop underground lately – and for good reason. Beneath the surface of mainstream commerciality, indie artists like 87 and the Toys are creating a brand new strain of alternative music that is as indebted to the …

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