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Acoustic

Hiss Golden Messenger – The Lateness of Dancers

Posted  November 20, 2014  by  admin

As you may well know, an interesting band name will get me every time. Hiss Golden Messenger avoided my attention for a long time because I have difficulty reading, but it’s now in the running for my album of 2014 with their stellar album, The Lateness of Dancers. A complete collection of roots-rock, singer songwriter style folk music, The […]

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Acoustic

Brennan Stoelb–Great Lakes and Great Deserts

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  Kate Bee

I am a firm believer that location can have an incredible influence on an artist’s music. The places you go, the places you have been impact you, inspire you.  Knowing a diverse range of lands and lifestyles changes things.  Brennan Stoelb has lived among a variety of American landscapes, the north, the south, the west. […]

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Folk

The Red Headed Indian – Honey – Can’t-miss powerful female vocalist

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  Greg

The Red Headed Indian has a wonderful sound full of light and emotion that is both comforting and inspiring. With elements of classic clear female vocals with a few fuzzy edges, the Red Headed Indian created an album that will please many music lovers. Her style is familiar and engaging. You feel like you’ve heard […]

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Indie Rock

The Tins–a brotherhood of sound

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  Kate Bee

The things which come out of Buffalo, New York tend to either be really great (i.e.buffalo wings) or really awful (i.e. crime, segregation, weather).  The Tins are of the former variety.  When I was a punk teenager deep in the upstate NY metal scene, there were some great bands that came out of Buffalo but […]

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Acoustic

Five (more) singer songwriters you need to hear in 2014

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  Greg

We get submissions from every possible genre from every nearly every continent on the planet. So in order to bring you (beloved reader) the best of the best we have to have discerning ears. These singer songwriters are some of the best we’ve found – not only because they can write good music – but […]

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mc-taylor-hiss-golden-messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger – The Lateness of Dancers

As you may well know, an interesting band name will get me every time. Hiss Golden Messenger avoided my attention for a long time because I have difficulty reading, but it’s now in the running for my album of 2014 with th...
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Joe Pug – Downbound Train –

The next time one of your friends tries to tell you “they just don’t make music like they used to” you shut them up with this song right here. Joe Pug is a songwriter and brilliant performer. This song is drip...
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Brennan Stoelb–Great Lakes and Great Deserts

I am a firm believer that location can have an incredible influence on an artist’s music. The places you go, the places you have been impact you, inspire you.  Knowing a diverse range of lands and lifestyles changes things. ...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Hiss Golden Messenger – Drum

Looking forward to talking more about this album next week, but here’s a little sample of what’s to come with Hiss Golden Messenger and the last track on the album The Lateness of Dancers. It’s a phenomenal s...
by Casey
 

 
 
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The Red Headed Indian – Honey – Can’t-miss powerful female vocalist

The Red Headed Indian has a wonderful sound full of light and emotion that is both comforting and inspiring. With elements of classic clear female vocals with a few fuzzy edges, the Red Headed Indian created an album that will ...
by Greg
 

 
 
thetins

The Tins–a brotherhood of sound

The things which come out of Buffalo, New York tend to either be really great (i.e.buffalo wings) or really awful (i.e. crime, segregation, weather).  The Tins are of the former variety.  When I was a punk teenager deep in th...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Five (more) singer songwriters you need to hear in 2014

We get submissions from every possible genre from every nearly every continent on the planet. So in order to bring you (beloved reader) the best of the best we have to have discerning ears. These singer songwriters are some of ...
by Greg
 

 
 
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We Were Astronauts – Artificial Light – Thoughtful mix of rock and pop

At some point in just about everyone’s childhood, there was a deep longing to be a professional astronaut. How many telescopes were sold under this youthful fantasy? Then one day, reality reared its all too responsible head a...
by Matt Simon
 

 

 
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Five Folk Music Bands Rising in 2014

Folk is pretty much what we do around here. Sure we love a good singer songwriter as much as the next craft-beer-swilling millenial, but give us some jangly folk and an ironic novel you’ve probably never heard of – and ...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons – Experimental and disciplined international rock music

There are more than a few things about Elephant Stone that are unexpected. First, the band is an American sounding psychedelic rock band with heavy pop leanings. When I first listened to them I was instantly transported to the ...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
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Artist Interview: Alex Hwang of Run River North

One of the more beautiful things about northeast Ohio –especially in the Fall- is how many great bands come through. On any given night you can experience live music in a number of great venues often leading to intimate shows...
by Matt Simon
 

 

 
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Jason Tyler Burton–an album, an adventure, a journey.

That cover art keeps making me catch my breath.  Are any of you absolute suckers for mountains? Jason Tyler Burton and his wife left Kentucky a few years ago to pursue a more fulfilling life.  They’ve lived transiently, wor...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Free Music Friday! Streets of Laredo

Happy Halloween edition of Free Music Friday guys! This week, we’ve got a new band for you called Streets of Laredo. If you’re a fan of The Head and The Heart and their ilk, this is a band that I think you’ll ...
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