MUSIC REVIEWS

Pollywog (LP) by Singer/Songwriter Phil Norby

Americana typically experiences waves of respect from independent artists around the world, and more often than not, from some pretty surprising places in the pop music lexicon indeed. Take Phil Norby for instance; Norby is everything than an alternative pop/rock singer and songwriter should be in 2020. He has the …

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Tom Tikka and the Missing Hubcaps’ Working Class Voodoo (EP)

Tom Tikka and the Missing Hubcaps’ EP Working Class Voodoo is an unexpected development in the career trajectory of Finnish singer/songwriter/musician Tom Tikka. The three song collection provides listeners with an unique take on the singular songwriting talent that helped make the now defunct Carmen Gray and his other project The Impersonators …

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Whitebeard “Dream of Me” (SINGLE)

Swinging as hard as some kind of heavenly pendulum, Whitebeard wastes no time in hypnotizing us with a lush rhythm as his new single “Dream of Me” begins to fill the air around us. There’s a sense of ease that comes pouring out of the speakers in the moments that …

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Heartour Releases 5th Album “R U In”

“Brain” opens Heartour’s fifth album R U In and, based on its vigorous nature, it comes off as a statement of purpose for the project’s new release. Heartour’s musical identity leans heavily on a varied electronic sound; some may decry the limits of electronic music, but Jason Young’s songwriting shows that such …

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Walker’s Cay Release New Singles

Swaggering and saturated in a colorful melodicism not common in rock music anymore, the strings that greet us at the onset of Walker’s Cay’s “Tell Me” immediately clue us in on the journey we’re about to take with this up and coming Toronto rock group. Though initially acoustic in tone, …

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Mark D. Conklin’s (EP) Starting Over

Mark D. Conklin’s  EP Starting Over opens with its title track and the lines “ I’ve spent half my life hanging on/and the other letting go”. You know immediately, coupled with the steady foot on the drum kit, the sinewy guitar and slide guitar, that this is going to be a winner. …

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