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2019 albums Lists Review

2019 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2019

The 2019 edition of my favorite albums of the year featuring Vampire Weekend, Brittany Howard, Lizzo, and more.

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albums Folk Indie Review

Ed Prosek – The Riverbed EP

Singer-songwriter Ed Prosek made an instant impression with his anthemic single “Hold On Tight” and shines further on his latest EP, The Riverbed. Prosek’s story-telling talents consistently follow the theme of a “journey” and compliment his chilling vocals on cuts like “Weak Heart” and “Home”. Aside from vocal talents, Prosek played banjo, guitar and even […]

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ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Bad Suns – Language & Perspective

I’ve been neglectful of my Album Of The Week feature of late, but with the amount of hits Bad Suns crafted for their debut album, they easily won the honor. Swaying anthems with infectious hooks are Bad Suns’ game and Language & Perspective makes them look like experts. Early gems like “Cardiac Arrest” and “We […]

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albums Folk Review

Album Of The Week: Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive

…and now for something totally different than Remix Friday. Rodrigo y Gabriela return with their fifth studio album of fiery, flamenco guitar music, 9 Dead Alive. I can’t even count how many Summers this inspiring duo has ruled my stereo for, but they will surely occupy my playlists again this summer. Gone is the orchestra […]

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Detroit Folk Indie Live Review Review Showstopper

LIVE REVIEW: Ivan & Alyosha – The Shelter – 6/23/13

The hook from one of the many hits from Ivan & Alyosha‘s breakthrough album All The Times We Had (Amazon) repeats “you’re really easy to love” and the same could be said for the Seattle quintet’s first visit to Detroit. The gentleman of I&A were originally formed as a duo by lead singer Tim King […]

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Detroit Indie Live Review Review Showstopper

LIVE REVIEW: The xx w/Grizzly Bear – The Fillmore, Detroit – 6/12

I’m sure many fans (including myself) at The Fillmore on Wednesday night were a little bit apprehensive about seeing The xx for the first time. Not to doubt the work of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx, but the trio’s dreamy, reflective pop is often my go-to choice for quiet moments and times […]

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Album of the Week: The Features – The Features

The Features The Features Serpents & Snakes Records/BMG When it came time for Murfreesboro, TN’s The Features to craft a new album, you can’t blame them for looking for a change. Venturing to Vancouver, WA must have been exactly what the band needed as they transitioned from southern rock to artful pop rock on their […]