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    The Flaming Lips Create A Dream Within A Dream On “Oczy Mlody”

    After a series of albums with high profile guests and off the wall themes, The Flaming Lips return to their roots with a beautiful, collection of psychedelic wonderment on their new album Oczy Mlody. While the band has spent the last couple of years working off and on with Miley Cyrus, they finally found time to […]

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    The Wood Brothers Take To Levon Helm’s Famed Barn For New Live Album [Review/Stream]

    Fans of The Wood Brothers finally have a wonderful way to relive their concert experiences, thanks to the band’s powerful new release Live At The Barn. Choosing to record their performance at Levon Helm’s legendary Woodstock barn made for a simple but accurate representation of the love the band lays down every night. Since their […]

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    The Infamous Stringdusters Break Free On The “Laws Of Gravity” [Review/Stream]

    It comes as no surprise that The Infamous Stringdusters latest release, Laws Of Gravity, is a perfect example of a modern bluegrass album. With the consistency and trust the band has drilled into themselves over their relentless touring schedule, they have fostered the ability to create seamless soundscapes full of peaks and valleys that echo […]

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    Holly Bowling Breathes New Life Into The Music Of The Grateful Dead

    Exploring the essence of the Grateful Dead‘s musical legacy on her new album, Better Left Unsung, classical pianist Holly Bowling finds fresh ways to share the spirit of the beloved band. Merging the timeless sound of piano with the music of modern masters is much trodden ground, but Bowling infuses enough of herself in each re-imagining […]

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    Inside Nine Inch Nails’ Harrowing New Album, “Not The Actual Events” [Stream/Review]

    Trent Reznor, the self made god of rage, is facing middle age and seeing the world through far calmer and wearier eyes on the newly released EP, Not The Actual Events. Nine Inch Nails personified the industrial music genre for most of America, with Reznor’s tortured vocals giving voice to the angst of a generation […]

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    The Rolling Stones Tap Into Their Blues Roots With Eric Clapton On “Blue & Lonesome”

    One of the enduring axioms of music is the relationship between blues and rock n’ roll. Simply put, rock and roll is a young man’s game while blues just gets better with age. BB King was still going strong well into his old age, sounding as fresh at 80 as he did at 25, and guitarists like Buddy […]

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    Dubbest Captures New Music In A New City On “Live At The Belly Up”

    After taking over the East Coast for many years, Dubbest relocated to San Diego for a fresh take on their music. The band has continued to pick up new fans with their exciting live performances, and found themselves opening for The Wailers at the famed Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA earlier this year. Their […]

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    Revisiting Yes’s Masterpiece Album, “Close To The Edge”

    Yes, along with Pink Floyd, were the founding fathers of progressive rock, a musical genre that still flourishes today. Both bands were on my turntable daily during the 1970s and were revered by my generation. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery… Yes had many who followed in their footsteps (ie. Gentle Giant, Starcastle, Genesis, […]

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    Jerry Garcia’s Search For The Soul Of Americana With The Hart Valley Drifters

    It may seem odd that Folk Time, an album by a short lived bluegrass collective known as Hart Valley Drifters out of San Francisco in 1962, is getting breathless national coverage 54 years after the fact. The buzz makes sense when you hear one of the names involved… the fellow on the banjo and guitar named […]

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    The Nth Power Yearn For Us All “To Be Free” On New Live Album Release [Stream/Review]

    Leaving behind outdated conventions of separation of studio and stage The Nth Power skipped the middle man on their newest album, Live – To Be Free. Known for their transformative performances, the decision to record their new album live gave The Nth Power a perfect platform to introduce their latest material, and the timing of […]

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