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New Toadies Music – The Lower Side of Uptown

The Lower Side of Uptown – Toadies Album Review

There are no shortage of rock bands from the 90’s still making albums and touring today.  That said, it is rare for a band from that era to release arguably their best album more than 2 decades later.  The Fort Worth, Texas quartet have done just that on The Lower Side of Uptown.

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The Delta Saints Blend Blues and Alternative Rock For A Unique Sound

The Delta Saints are making a name for themselves among the alternative music industry, and for good reason, too. Monte Vista, their latest release, is a distinctive blend of alternative rock, blues, and a little bit of everything else.

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New Album from TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb – Dancing Out the Door

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb are a sweltering, sweaty, August New Orleans evening. As the humidity smothers the Decatur Street denizens, this is the soundtrack for the locals ducking into a cozy neighborhood bar where they are greeted with filthy, soulful music.

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SOTD: Glen Phillips Tugs at the Heart Strings

Song of the Day: “Go” by Glen Phillips

I’ve always felt that one of the saddest things in life is unrequited love (ala “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits).  But Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips has taken that a step sadder in his new music video “Go.”

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Album Review: Staring Into Nothing – Power

I am a huge proponent of progressive music, in all shapes and sizes. But what exactly is progressive music. Well… there are the flag bearers in Rush and Yes. There are the soothing sounds of Stephen Wilson and Porcupine Tree. There are the heavier visions of Devin Townsend or Dream Theater. Some have called System of a Down progressive. There is Tool, The Mars Volta, ISIS…Marillion, hell even Metallica has tromped into the progressive realm…. But it’s hard to hit what exactly that term means.

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The Stolen – Fragile Heart EP

Fragile Heart EP Review

The band that MTV News and Substream Magazine  labeled as “The Maine with a jersey-boy, Springsteen vibe,” with a “sound like summer feels,” has released a brand new EP following their 2016 smash-hit EP, I’m So Dead.

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Descendents fight fear with music

Descendents – Who We Are

The proto punk-rock group, Descendents have released another wonderful piece of art with politically charged anthems called Who We Are. Upon listening, the first thing I noticed about the start was the lead guitar smashing up a sound that reminds of a Social Distortion song mashed up with some riffs reminiscent of beach rock you’ve heard from a band like Rebelution. The drums on this track are simply smashing with a nice punk beat.

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