‘Can’t Stop Now’ Takes a Spiritual Approach to New Music

By DOTTIE PARIS Can’t Stop Now is the seventh album from Suki Rae. It’s 10 tracks of spiritual songs that are mainly gospel-style blues and folk. “Can’t Stop Now” opens with two traditional sounding gospel songs, “Peace by Piece,” and “Can’t Stop Now,” which is a little reminiscent of Laura Nyro. Suki Rae ‘Can’t Stop Now’ Has Spiritual Style It’s clear that Suki Rae could … Continue reading ‘Can’t Stop Now’ Takes a Spiritual Approach to New Music

Aya Maguire Releases The Past with New Album ‘The Sandcastle King’

By DOTTIE PARIS For Aya Maguire, her debut album, The Sandcastle King, represents growth that won’t be washed away by an errant wave. The delicate music by the Boulder, Colo.-based musician is the expression of six years of developing as a writer and as a person. The Sandcastle King will be released on July 13. The track “There’s no such thing as a Portland Thunderstorm,” … Continue reading Aya Maguire Releases The Past with New Album ‘The Sandcastle King’

Disaster Relief Band Brings Jazzy Joy to Sufferers of Boring Music

By DOTTIE PARIS If you’re in need of relief look no further than the music of the jazzy blues band Disaster Relief. Disaster Relief features an all-star lineup of jazz musicians from Ann Arbor and Detroit and they really know how to strike a chord. The group provides a great musical escape through their fun tunes that bring back cool sounds of sax and upbeat … Continue reading Disaster Relief Band Brings Jazzy Joy to Sufferers of Boring Music

In the Light of Led Zeppelin Enhances the Classic Rock Band’s Legacy

By JOHN DALY Pompeii Sessions is the latest work from In The Light of Led Zeppelin, the tribute band that expands on the work of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. This is an interesting tribute band, that didn’t necessarily go by similiarity to the real Led Zeppelin in looks. Instead In The Light of Led Zeppelin went with terrific musicians who have the passion to … Continue reading In the Light of Led Zeppelin Enhances the Classic Rock Band’s Legacy

Cordova’s ‘Runaway Summer’ Brings Modern Twist to Metal Rock

By JOHN DALY Runaway Summer is the second album by Cordova, a heavy metal-style band with a heart. The New Mexico-based band has a string of accolades under its collective belt. They won the 2016 “Speaking Rock Battle of the Bands” and $10k; they’ve opened for Drowning Pool, Saliva, Buckcherry, Bobaflex, Puddle of Mud, Crazytown, Kyng, Murder FM, Hawthorne Heights, Damage Inc., and Scarlet Canary; … Continue reading Cordova’s ‘Runaway Summer’ Brings Modern Twist to Metal Rock

Wulijimuren Presents Mongolian Rock with Album ‘Sun of UTC+8’

By DOTTIE PARIS Wulijimuren creates beautiful sounds that have an upbeat take on wordless music.  The vast travels of this musician have contributed to the sound, as the songs blend the best of American rock with European and Asian flair. Wulijimuren has toured extensively across North America, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Webster Hall in New York. He’s won multiple awards and accepts the … Continue reading Wulijimuren Presents Mongolian Rock with Album ‘Sun of UTC+8’

Review: ‘Dear Absentee Creator’ Blends Political Rock and Diverse Sounds

By JOHN DALY Dear Absentee Creator is a creative project from one-man-band Astral Cloud Ashes. The music is raw with gruff vocals paired with emotion evoking melodies. Astral Cloud Ashes is inspired by the rise of bitcoin coupled with Asian influences. “There’s a Japanese theme running through this record,” said Antony Walker, AKA Astral Cloud Ashes. “I wrote the songs on this album whilst getting … Continue reading Review: ‘Dear Absentee Creator’ Blends Political Rock and Diverse Sounds

Agency Creates Beautiful Genre-Defying Music with ‘Exponents’

By DOTTIE PARIS Agency uses some innovative sounds to create their new, genre-redefining album Exponents. If only the world could be as beautiful, innovative and diverse as this new record. Don’t put this band in a box. The music has got the passion of rythmn and blues, the far-out sounds of alternative and the poetry of hip hop.  All together, Agency introduces a cohesive and … Continue reading Agency Creates Beautiful Genre-Defying Music with ‘Exponents’

James Adkins Takes the High Road with ‘Brokedown Free Man Blues’

By DOTTIE PARIS James Adkins has the wisdom of a sage and delivers his words on a dynamic country platform with the new album Brokedown Free Man Blues. Adkins’ picking style is compelling, his voice is clear and the message is succinct: There will be another day to enjoy this life. Adkins is no stranger to accolades and awards and it shows in his work. … Continue reading James Adkins Takes the High Road with ‘Brokedown Free Man Blues’

‘And The Stars Above’ a Crisp, Avant-Garde Album from Armonite

By DOTTIE PARIS And The Stars Above is the latest album by Armonite and it’s an avant-garde blend of electronic, rock and classical. These are the kinds of songs you could easily hear coming out of your TV on a Sunday night, or as the backdrop to a movie. There is a tip of the hat to Gogol Bordello in its levity but there is … Continue reading ‘And The Stars Above’ a Crisp, Avant-Garde Album from Armonite