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FATHER JOHN MISTY “FEAR FUN”

By | July 31, 2012 at 11:16 pm | No comments

FATHER JOHN MISTY “FEAR FUN” (Sub Pop Records) “Father John Misty” is the musical moniker of Josh Tilman. Until recently he was the drummer for beardy folk-revivalists the Fleet Foxes. Throughout his tenure with the Seattle band, Tilman released seven...

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“Falling Off The Sky”

By | July 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm | 1,047 comments

by the dB’s Bar/None Records The term “Power Pop” was coined by Pete Townshend as a way to describe the style of music The Who played in the mid 60’s. Other purveyors included the Small Faces, the Kinks and the Beach Boys. But the sound originated with the...

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By | July 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm | No comments

Best Coast “The Only Place” (Mexican Summer Records) “What a year this day has been/what a day this year has been…” That is how Beth Cosentino describes the whirlwind surrounding her band, Best Coast. The song, “Last Year,” is a grunge guitar waltz in ¾ ...

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Rufus Wainwright

By | July 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 1,456 comments

“Out Of The Game” (Decca Records) Rufus Wainwright achieved notoriety before he ever learned to walk or talk, as the subject of Loudon Wainwright III’s whimsical ode to breast feeding, “Rufus Is A Tit Man.” Despite the fact that he is the scion of folk icons...

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By | July 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm | No comments

Sun Kil Moon “Among The Leaves” (Caldo Verde Records) by Eleni P. Austin Not many people are familiar with Sun Kil Moon. The brainchild Of Mark Kozelek, Sun Kil Moon rose from the ashes of his first band, Red House Painters and included two members from that group,...

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Carole King “The Legendary Demos” by Eleni P. Austin

By | June 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm | 1,560 comments

by Eleni P. Austin Carole King recorded and released “Tapestry” in 1971. The landmark effort stayed on the charts for over six years, becoming the best-selling album of that era. King first established a name for herself as a songwriter in the late fifties. In...

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Patti Smith – “BANGA”

By | June 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm | No comments

by Eleni P. Austin Patti Smith, the High Priestess of Punk is back. “Banga” is her first album of new material since 2004’s “Trampin.” It’s not as though Smith has been hibernating the last 8 years. She recorded an album of rock & roll covers, “Twelve” in...

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Rollercoaster Ride With Soul

By | May 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm | 1,581 comments

Review: L.A.’s Rival Sons bring back the swagger of the rock gods with ‘Pressure and Time’ By Eleni P. Austin Do you miss the swaggering rock gods of the late ’60s and early’70s, when bands like Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Doors and Aerosmith roamed the...

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By | April 5, 2012 at 12:04 am | 651 comments

Americana rockers the Fallen Stars, singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard, and a groundbreaking collaboration between contemporary heroes and the late Tommy Bolin are all recent under-the-radar releases worth adding to any discerning listener's collection.   Artist: The...

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By | March 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 914 comments

by Robert Kinsler While the majority of music fans are well familiar with Adele’s “21” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball,” there are an endless number of other new albums worthy of downloading or getting on CD. In this column, I highlight a trio of my...

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