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Pulling Upon the Strap by Gypsy LumberjacksAugust 13, 2014

Pulling Upon the Strap masterfully displays the range of influences that form the sound of the Minnesota-based group Gypsy Lumberjacks. While the group’s base sound is solidly Americana based, there is an improvisational element which brings in elements of Latin, jazz, creole, European folk, and even some psychedelic and progressive rock.

Pulling Upon the Strap Album Review


Choice 5 for August 2014August 5, 2014

August’s Choice 5 features rock artists from across the globe, with releases from Evan Egerer, Stratus, Tongue, Lady Flint, and Iron Bells.

Choice 5 for August 2014


Roger HodgsonAugust 1, 2014

Roger Hodgson, the founder and former composer and vocalist of the group Supertramp, will be coming back to North America for a mini-tour this November.

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Black Holes and Revelations by MuseJuly 26, 2014

The 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations, brought the modern alternative band Muse critical and commercial accolades along with international recognition. As our Modern Classic for July 2014, we take a n in-depth look at this album of diverse styles and sonic treats.

Black Holes and Revelations Album Review


Peach by Late CambrianJuly 19, 2014

With Peach, the Brooklyn-based group Late Cambrain has made an accessible pop/rock album which celebrates youth and joy and the good life, without getting trapped in any formulaic rut or being tethered to any passé musical trends.

Peach Album Review


Choice 5, July 2014July 5, 2014

July’s Choice 5 features all American artists, examining releases from The Malatauns, Goodnight Tonight, Jenny Oaks Baker, Jacob Latham, and Joy Focus.

Choice 5 for July 2014


Brainwashed by George HarrisonJune 26, 2014

Modern Rock Review launched a brand new monthly series called Modern Classics with a review of Brainwashed, the 2002 posthumous final album by the legendary George Harrison. This brilliantly produced record was forged over a course of 14 years and does great tribute as a final output for the former Beatle.

Brainwashed Album Review


Bread & Circuses by Furius JonesJune 15, 2014

Bread & Circuses, the debut album from Idaho based Furious Jones. The guitar, vocal, and drums work by this husband and wife duo is entirely unique with a bit of alternative/grunge sound along with obvious blues, rock and pop influences.

Bread & Circuses Album Review


Choice 5 for June 2014June 5, 2014

We start a brand new monthly feature by looking at releases from The Charm The Fury, WitchCo, Timmer, BrandNew Machine, and Drown Incus.

Choice 5 for June 2014


The Veer UnionMay 27, 2014

The Veer Union starts their early summer North American tour to promote the release of the deluxe edition of Divide the Blackened Sky.

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Lou ReedApril 14, 2014

The most influential period for Lou Reed may have actually been the late eighties through the early nineties. Reed perfected the concept album during this time period.

Article by Edgar Rider


RushMarch 15, 2014

When a band as been performing for over 40 years, been in the international spotlight for more than 35, and put together 18 studio albums (with a 19th on it’s way any day now), there tends to be some material that has just gotten lost or forgotten over time.

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Good Fight by Scoti-SlateFebruary 10, 2014

The two man group Scoti*Slate‘s latest album, Good Fight, has eighties influences in style, but it is by no means retro or stuck in time. This CD stands out as a good mix of songwriting and musicianship.

Good Fight Album Review


Making Others Rich by The DisparrowsJanuary 22, 2014

On their latest album Making Others Rich, you can detect a vast array of influences from the 1970s to the present day that originally blend to form the sound of the California-based rock band The Disparrows.

Making Others Rich Album Review

 
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