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Blues Indie

Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver

Looks like ATO Records found another gem. Sporting a barrel-chested snarl and blistering guitar riffs, Benjamin Booker couldn’t have proclaimed his presence in a much louder fashion. Lead single “Violent Shiver” shows off Booker’s mastery of the axe and a unique, raspy vocal ability that results in Southern blues perfection. Booker already made quite an […]

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Alt Country Folk

Jessica Lea Mayfield – I Wanna Love You

The last time I saw Jessica Lea Mayfield perform was when she played in front of an intimate crowd in Pontiac circa 2008. Fast forward 6 years and the Ohio songstress is prepping her third album Make My Head Sing… on ATO Records. The album appears to be the first without the help of The […]

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Blues Funk

Galactic – Higher and Higher ft JJ Grey

This is a collaboration that really makes me yearn for the beach at Hangout Music Festival. Stream Galactic‘s funky new single with JJ Grey below (via Relix). BONUS: From The Corner To The Block ft Juvenile & Soul Rebels

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 – Honorable Mention

I’ve started each year’s top albums list when a preface about how people don’t listen to albums anymore. That statement is still true, but if the big names of 2013 didn’t make you immerse yourself in at least one artist’s vision for a full length album then you might have an issue. Just look at […]

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Blues

Trombone Shorty – Fire and Brimstone

Yes. As a matter of fact, I would be interested in a new Trombone Shorty album produced by Raphael Saadiq. Stream “Fire and Brimstone” below and look for Say That to This on Verve Records on 9/10 (Amazon). BONUS: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue “Hurricane Season” Live at KDHX 10/18/11

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Blues

Black Joe Lewis – Skulldiggin’ & new album

You know I can’t get enough of swampy, Southern-drenched guitar and Black Joe Lewis brings plenty of it on new single “Skulldiggin’”. New LP, Electric Slave, will be released on August 27 on Vagrant Records and add it to the list of albums I can’t wait for… Electric Slave Tracklisting 1. Skulldiggin 2. Young Girls […]

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albums Indie Review

Album of the Week: The Shouting Matches – Grown Ass Man

At this point in his career, Justin Vernon can essentially play whatever music he wants. Not only has he gained that success, but have you seen him live? Dude can actually play every instrument on stage and he might be barefoot while doing it. Vernon serves as the frontman of new trio The Shouting Matches […]