ROBYN HITCHCOCK - THE MAN UPSTAIRS
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ROBYN HITCHCOCK - THE MAN UPSTAIRS

Let the fanfare play, Robyn Hitchcock that storied psychedelic troubadour has released his 20th album “The Man Upstairs”.  A hybrid disc of covers and original work, filled with the typical surrealistic, comedic elements and depictions...

VIOLENT SOHO - HUNGRY GHOST
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VIOLENT SOHO - HUNGRY GHOST

Exciting times for the band Violent Soho, supported by screaming hot popularity in Australia, their new disc, “Hungry Ghost”, will be released in early September. Produced by Moorhead, the Australian Steve Albini, and mixed by...

SPOON 'THEY WANT MY SOUL'
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SPOON 'THEY WANT MY SOUL'

The doldrums of summer are upon us, with their usual dearth of quality new releases. Thankfully help is on the way, the band Spoon, hailing from Austin, Texas, comes to the rescue by releasing their...

POSSE - SOFT OPENING
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POSSE - SOFT OPENING

Here is installment two in my continuing series reviewing young indie bands from Seattle, WA, I ask your patience with my latest obsession. 'Posse' has released their second disc of exceptional tunes called “Soft Opening”. ...

Bob Mould Beauty & Rain
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BOB MOULD - BEAUTY & RUIN

I missed seeing Husker Du, Bob Mould’s original band, by a whisker in 1988; the band was on a college tour for their excellent disc “Candy Apple Grey”.  The suicide of manager David Savoy and...

The Black Keys
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THE BLACK KEYS - TURN BLUE

Following up a recording as phenomenally successful as their sixth disc El Camino, could not have been an easy task for Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, the duo that makes up The Black Keys. The...

KISHI BASHI - LIGHGHT
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KISHI BASHI - LIGHGHT

For those of you unfamiliar with the multi-instrumentalist super composer Kaoru Ishibashi, this is his 2nd album, released on Joyful Noise Records. Hailing from Seattle WA USA, a classically trained violinist who has toured with...