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    • On this Day September 19, 2005
      Research published by Guinness World Records showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles than any other band in UK chart history. The band had scored 61 chart successes, dating from Pictures of Matchstick Men in 1968 to You'll Come Around in 2004.
    • On this Day September 19, 1973
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    • On this Day September 19, 1960
      Former chicken plucker Chubby Checker went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Twist'. It made No.14 in the UK in 1962, version with The Fat Boys made No.2 in the UK in 1988.
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    • Morrissey Shares New Song “Spent the Day in Bed,” Confirms Album Details
      Morrissey is releasing a new album, Low in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now he has shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed." 
    • Strange Peace
      Like II, the third entry from METZ makes no compromises. The Canadian hardcore trio have an uncanny knack for capturing lightning in a bottle. Their sound lays the ferocity and unrelenting power of their live shows onto tape. To sacrifice that for more expansive, appeasing sounds would be to give up what makes METZ, METZ.
    • The Big Sick
      Who’d have thought comas and the prospect of being cast out of your family forever could be so funny, or so romantic? 
    • Fool’s Paradise
      After two albums, Cold Specks, the stage name used by Canadian singer/songwriter Ladan Hussein, still felt like a talent in search of a sound. Fool's Paradise doesn't do much to alter this situation, but it does allow Hussein to showcase the reason her embryonic style remains worth sticking with.
    • Sigur Rós Announce Initial Holiday Festival Lineup: Jarvis Cocker, Kevin Shields, and More
      Iceland's Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30. 
    • Watch Madeline Kenney Get Splattered with Green Screen Paint in the “Always” Video
      Madeline Kenney released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, at the beginning of the month via Company. Previously "Rita" was one of our Songs of the Week, and we also shared another song from the album, "Big One" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week).
    • Wolf Alice Share New Album Opener “Heavenward”
      Britain's Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore album, Visions of a Life, on September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. Now they have shared the album's opening cut, "Heavenward." Listen below followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.
    • Tegan and Sara Share CHVRCHES’ Cover of “Call It Off” from “The Con X: Covers” Album
      Tegan and Sara previously announced that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album The Con with a tour and The Con X: Covers, an album due out October 20 (via Warner Bros) in which other artists cover each song on The Con, with all net proceeds going to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which works in support of LGBTQ girls and women. 
    • Goon: Last of the Enforcers
      Goon: Last of the Enforcers attempts to recapture the magic, trying to show more is more, and less is more, while proving neither is more in this instance.
    • Elbow and John Grant Team Up for the “Kindling (Fickle Flame)” Video
      Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. A couple of weeks ago the band shared a new version of Little Fictions' closing track "Kindling." Renamed "Kindling (Fickle Flame)," this version is redone as a duet with John Grant. Now a video for the new version has been shared.
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    • No, The North Doesn't Just Listen To Landfill Indie September 19, 2017
      And the South enjoys its fair share of appalling music...When the winner of this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize was announced there was little surprise that it came from London. After all, the metropolis dominated the shortlist, with South London in particular asserting a kind of creative stranglehold on the final countdown. But, as Clash commented at the time […]
    • Listen: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Little Thing Gone Wild' September 19, 2017
      Check it out now...Gone Wild San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return with new song ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ – tune in now. The song is the first output from their new record ‘Wrong Creatures’ due out in January 2018. First, however, the band embark on an extensive UK tour next month. ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ is the classic cacophony of gnarl […]
    • Premiere: Sweaty Palms - 'Queer Fatwa' September 19, 2017
      Dark post-punk from Glasgow...Sweaty Palms hail from Glasgow, a city with a seedy underbelly. The band seem to take this barely restrained aggression and channel it in their music, a dank, black-clad vision of post-punk bedlam. Antecedants could include everyone from The Fall to 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, a sound that is both violent and hilarious. Debut […]
    • Superfood - Bambino September 19, 2017
      A strutting dollop of funky indie-pop indulgence...Losing a band member has historically sparked chaos for many a well-seasoned band. Like Blur without Graham Coxon or the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the years after John Frusciante departed, their respective band’s output noticeably dipped and missed that vital spark that gave the bands their core identity. Thr […]
    • Jordan Rakei - Wallflower September 19, 2017
      A confident artistic expression from a talent in bloom...New Zealand’s Jordan Rakei has enjoyed a rapid ascension into the spotlight since he first moved to London in 2015. Having released debut EP ‘Franklin’s Room’ in 2013 from the confines of his Brisbane bedroom studio, he began to garner an influential following. Moving to the UK to widen his creative ho […]
    • A Rhythmic Rebellion: Clash Meets THEY. September 19, 2017
      "We don’t chase trends, because we want longevity..."An alternative to artists who follow the industry blueprint, churning out the “same old shit” on a conveyor belt, the ethos of THEY. (producer Dante Jones and vocalist Drew Love) is underscored by an unruly ambition to never sate but always challenge the status quo. “We don’t chase trends, becaus […]
    • Listen: Phobophobes - 'Where Is My Owner' September 19, 2017
      Recorded somewhere beneath the Brixton Windmill...New music is oozing out of South London on a daily basis. A collective of menacing, dirty, demented rock 'n' roll groups are hauling themselves forwards, with the likes of Goat Girl, SHAME, and HMLTD all finding wider recognition. Phobophobes could be next. New single 'Where Is My Owner' s […]
    • Alvvays Announce New UK Tour Dates September 19, 2017
      Canadian band to return in February 2018...Alvvays have announced a string of huge UK shows for February 2018. The band's new album 'Antisocialites' is out now, and it seems to be bowling over everyone who has heard it. Not that singer Molly Rankin is concerned by all the praise - speaking to Clash recently she commented: “I haven't read […]
    • Track Of The Day 19/9 - Gel Set September 19, 2017
      'Don't You Miss Me?'There's a world of difference between Los Angeles and Chicago. Two very different cities with very different atmospheres, multi-media artist Laura Callier found it extremely difficult to move from one to the other. Re-locating to Los Angeles, she found the fragmented structure of the city, it's long, spread out ge […]
    • Great Escape's First Fifty Returns September 19, 2017
      New music extravaganza hits East London...The Great Escape's First Fifty event is set to return to East London this November. Launched last year, it's a timely recap on breaking music, bringing together different genres, different artists, and different continents. Running across November 21st - 23rd, First Fifty will utilise five sought after venu […]
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra July 19, 2017
      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
      The Dirty Nil played one of their biggest shows in Canada yesterday. We caught up with the band just before the show to talk about opening for The Who, touring and Minimum R&B. Interview: The Dirty Nil by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: A Tribe Called Red July 13, 2017
      A Tribe Called Red played their biggest show in Quebec yesterday at Festival d'été de Québec. We caught up with Bear Witness just prior to the festival to talk about We are the Halluci Nation. Interview: A Tribe Called Red by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FEQ in 2 Days! July 4, 2017
      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt June 30, 2017
      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

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Best Albums of 2017: Steelism – Ism

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2017

Steelism – Ism (Rating 4 out of 5)

At first listen, it would be natural for your ears to question exactly what is going on here. Is this some sort of hipster master plan to inhabit our brain and expose us against our will to sounds and textures not unleashed since the 60’s? Or, and this is more likely the case, are we seeing the go-forward template for quality music in general and the vibrant Nashville scene in particular.

Steelism is mostly an instrumental band with Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel player Spencer Cullum serving as ring leaders for a circus that sound-melds should-be Bond Themes, Surf Guitar, and Clint Eastwood worthy Ennio Morricone lone gunman riding into Deadwood vibes

On Ism, the duo enlists a posse of the new wave of Nashville denizens including Andrew Combs, Ruby Amanfu, who does a back of the barroom Shirley Bassey inspired job on “Roulette” a song that could easily be a Bond theme, and Tristen who sparkles on the Pop gem “Shake Yout Heel. The opener, “Re-Member,” features an intro that sounds like it jumped right off the grooves of ELO’s version of “Roll Over Beethoven.” Fellow Nashville resident Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys must have been bus, otherwise he would have been hip to the scene joining in on the fun with Duane Eddy, his personal musical muse in tow.

Sprinkled throughout this landscape of textures and sounds are instrumentals that would fit in quite quite nicely in The Tonga Room in San Francisco, or at The Lei Low, our favorite Tiki Bar in Houston. 

Take yourself back in time and stay hip to the scene at the same time with a Singapore Sling at the ready and Ism on the turntable. Aloha!


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Best Albums of 2017: Mathew Ryan – Hustle Up Starlings

Posted by falconi5 on July 1, 2017

Matthew Ryan – Hustle Up Starlings (Rating 4 out of 5)

To prime the musical pump a bit, Hustle Up Starlings, the latest long player by Matthew Ryan, is best enjoyed by going back a year or so and giving his album Boxers a serious listen before you embark on new territory. The two records are pretty much companion pieces with Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem fame making a guest appearance on the former, and performance first chair production duties on the new record.  The Yin and the Yang of this listening exercise will expose you first to the anthemic “Born to Run” Matthew Ryan, followed up with the slightly more subdued “You Can’t Back Down” Tom Petty and REM inspired Mojo of this most excellent new release.

With the deep rasp of a voice that sounds like he just finished his last couple of packs of nicorette, think Pussy Cats era Harry Nilsson, Ryan blends slow worn weary ballads on songs like “It’s a Delicate Waltz” where he starts low, and jaunts his way along slowly picking up the tempo to a delicate crescendo. On “(I Just Died) Like an Aviator, pound for pound the best song on the record, you get a glimpse into the world of Matthew Ryan where real happiness seems to be a banana peel away.

On the title track, “Hustle Up Starlings,” things get subdued a bit reminiscing over a lost love, and on “Battle Born” things seems to be back on track. There is something to like on virtually every cut of this record, if you like singer like Butch Walker, Jesse Malin and Chuck Prophet, you will love Matthew Ryan.

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Best Albums of 2017: Ron Sexmith – The Last Rider

Posted by falconi5 on June 18, 2017

Ron Sexmith – The Last Rider (rating 4 out of 5)

Ron Sexmith is one of the many artists that is a real big deal north of the border, but largely obscure and very under rated in the United States. With Pop sensibilities that would make Brian Wilson blush, The Last Rider is a Pop masterpiece from start to finish.  The opening track, “It won’t last flows like the best ballad Elvis Costello has ever produced, and “Our Way” is finely produced love song that would have fit in quite nicely on a mid-70’s Kinks album.  “I Look into your eyes till I lose myself and the world starts turning our way” sets the mood just perfectly.

“Breakfast Ethereal” will put you in the Hot Tub Time Machine back to the land of Pet Sounds.  If Brian Wilson had a love-child with Rufus Wainwright who recorded an album that crossed the cosmic divide between Pet Sounds and The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever,” this song would have been the offspring.

And the cool vibes don’t stop there. Ron goes lower and a bit slower on “Shoreline” where the lush string arrangements bring forward the top-notch production values shown throughout by Sexmith who produced this album himself.

There is a slow build up in tempo all the way up to “Radio,” a song that be seems to share some DNA with the similarly named Al Stewart song, “Song on the Radio,” and with  “Dreams are Bigger” you get a sweet, pungent second-hand smoke whiff of Harry Nilsson.

After about 5 turns of the table, this platter gets better and better. There is literally not a bad song to be heard, and since the over/under for maintaining a relationship is three dates, it looks like Ron Sexmith, The Last Rider and I will be BFF’s for a very long time.


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Best Albums of 2017: Red Hot – A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records

Posted by falconi5 on June 17, 2017

Sometimes with compilations like this one, where the clock turns back to the early days of Rock and Roll, the results can be a bit over bloated and poorly produced with the song selections mostly standard “heard that song a hundred times” fare. Red Hot – A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records, is definitely been there, not that.

The song selections are mostly deep track cool with artists contributing to the project that are just under the radar, but if you have not heard of them are definitely work your ear-quiantence. Valerie June does a decidedly vintage version of Carl Perkins’ “Sure to Fall,” proving one again that she seems not capable of producing a boring effort, and Americana Singer Shawn Camp does Jerry Lee Lewis more than proud belting out “Lonely Weekends.”

The Album was recorded at both of the Historic Sun Studios, and to make things even better, all of the artists donated their time to this project with the proceeds going to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The two more celebrated songs covered here, “Folsom Prison Blues” by Alan Youngblood Hart and “High School Confidential” won’t set the world on fire, but are more than solid renditions of songs we all have heard and love.

A favorite is John Paul’s Keith’s Rockabilly contribution, “Red Cadillac and a Black Mustache,” a Warren Smith cover. For extra credit, take a drive over to Bob Dylan’s cover of this song from Good Rockin’ Tonight, the Legacy of Sun Records, which is pretty much this record but with bigger names and less cool songs.

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Album of the Day: Blondie – Pollinator

Posted by falconi5 on May 6, 2017

For better or worse, and in this case very much for the better, Pollinator, the latest album, and the third to be released in the 2000’s by Deborah Harry and Blondie, just might be their best effort in the last 10 years.

The opener “Doom or Destiny” featuring backing vocals from Joan Jett could have been from the CBGB glory years, and “Long Time” could have been on the b side of the “Heart of Glass”  single. They sound just like Blondie.

The production value is slick and glossy with contemporary collaborations with Charli XCX on “Gravity” and Johnny Marr on “My Monster.”

There is not a bad cut on this record. If you are looking for a hot tub time machine trip back to a simpler time, Pollinator Just might be your jam.

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Album of the Day: Chris Stapleton – From a Room – Vol. 1

Posted by falconi5 on May 5, 2017

Chris Stapleton is on a serious roll. An overnight sensation decades in the making, Stapleton has written for likes of Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, George Strait and a Stetson full of other Country luminaries, a list that reads like a who’s who of the Grand Old Opry.

 Now, with From a Room – Vol. 1, a more than solid follow up to Traveller his 2015 break through record that earned him a CMA for Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the year, the verdict is in. This dude is good.

While this record might not have the elephant in the room smash hit that was “Tennessee Whisky,” this rodeo is pound for pound every bit as good as its predecessor.  Weighing in at a mean and lean 32 minutes  The vibe is for the most part low and slow, with a sitting in the back corner of a Honky Tonk Bar an hour before closing time sipping on long necks watching the dance floor spin sort of pace to the proceedings. 

70’s Outlaw Country is the order of the day.  His mellower than the original take on Willie’s “The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning” is a crown jewel, and “Death Row” keeps it real offering ip a prisoners eye view of what it is like on death row.   

“Up to No Good Livin'” is a good old fashioned barroom lament, and Stapleton throws it down and takes a walk on the Blues Rock side with “Second To No One.” Things go one toke over the line with “Them Stems,”  where our hero has found himself in a predicament when his woman leaves him, his dealer is out of town, and he  is forced to smoke them stems.

This whole record goes down real smooth. There is just enough meat on the bone to keep you satisfied, and just enough held back to leave you wanting more. 

Bring on Volume 2.

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Best Albums of 2017: Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising

Posted by falconi5 on May 2, 2017


One of our favorite (So Far) albums of the year is Black Smoke Rising the debut E.P. from the Frankenmuth, Michigan band Greta Van Fleet, although their output is sparse, other than this E.P. available right now in download format only, there is only a live CD released in 2014. Named after one of Frankemuth’s more esteemed citizens, there actually is a Gretna Van Fleet.  The band came up with the name when they were asked what they were called just before a gig.  Before they could come up with a suitable name, one of their family members said they had to leave because he had to go mow Gretna Van Fleet’s lawn, and the name stuck.

While the band’s stated influences veer more the the Joe Cocker, Wilson Pickett, and San and Dave, the vibe here is pure 70’s Blues Rock with a distinct Led Zeppelin meets Jack Jack Black sound that is best heard at escalated volumes. Sure, they are flying a bit too close to the Zeppelin sun here with Josh Kiszka’s soaring back of the room vocals pretty spot on to Robert Plant’s wail, but don’t judge too harshly before giving this one a few close listens. This is no Zep tribute band.

If you like good old fashioned hair on fire Rock and Roll, this is the band for you and in a tidy 4 songs you can get lost in the haze and party likes it’s 1972.

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Five Cool Ones: Five More Cool New Album Releases

Posted by falconi5 on April 10, 2017


5Little Bandit – Breakfast Alone

Little Bandit is the band name that singer songwriter Alex Caress uses to apply his trade as a deftly skilled artist that walks that fine line between old school Country, older school country, and rhinestone cowboy Country.

Not since Eddie Noack’s Psycho” has has a tune so nonchalantly addressed murder and mayhem as Caress does here on “Platform Shoes,” and this is not even the darkest song on the record.  With a voice that elevates somewhere between Roy Orbisson and Bobby Darin, this album will push all of your emotional buttons.


Andrew Combs – Canyons of My Mind

In Nashville, a city where you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a brilliant Americana singer songwriter, Andrew Combs stands out.  His latest album, Canyons of my Mind is in the mode of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, or Bon Iver, with a heavy whiff of early era Glen Campbell particular on “Rose Colored Blues,” a song that seems to share some DNA with “Gentle on My Mind.”


Coco Hames – Coco Hames

Attempting to apply any one genre to Coco Hames is not an easy endeavor.  The gamut is run from Go Go’s style 80’s swagger on “I Don’t Wanna Go” to Bangles sounding “Long Time Comin” every song’s an eclectic winner. “I Do Love You” goes all the way back into 60’s girl group territory, and “Tiny Pieces” could have been a Replacements song which makes sense since it is a cover from Tom Stinson’s side piece Bash and Pop band and features vocal sharing with John McAuley of Deer Tick. Simply put, outstanding!


Danny Worsnop – The Long Road Home

If you are a fan of his British metal-core band Asking Alexandria, you probably should put your ears on cruise control right past this record. If, on the other hand, you are a fan of confessional, easy on the ears Country Rock give this one a try. Forgive him for going all Kenny Chesney on “Mexico” since all will be forgiven with cool mini-anthems like “Midnight Woman” and the Honky Tonk ready “Don’t Overdrink It.”

Sunny Sweeny – Trophy

When the album starts with the line “Bartender, don’t shake your head at me,” you get a pretty good idea as to what is going to be shortly in store for your ears. And it’s all cool.  From tear in your beer ballads with “Pass the Pain,”  to screw it, let’s have fun stompers on the Miranda Lambert inspired “Better Bad Idea,”  and straight on vintage Country that she pulls out on “I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight,”  all of the back to the barroom elements are checked off.  Trophy might get some nods for best Country album of the year.

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Best Albums of 2017: Hurray for the Riff Raff – Navigator

Posted by falconi5 on April 2, 2017

navigatorIf you have not had a chance, do your ears a solid and check out Small Time Heroes, a couple of years back record from Alynda Segarra and her New Orleans based collective known as Hurray For The Riff Raff. Pay particular ear-tention to the tunes “The Body Electric,” and “Levon’s Dream.”

Now, with the pump primed and expectations appropriately set high, fast forward to 2017 and her latest effort, The Navigator. Part auto biographical concept album, part get things off her chest/subtly political treatise, this one might be in contention for album of the year.

With a delivery that floats and soars somewhere between Jenny Lewis and Patti Smith, Segarra shares he hardscrabble life on the road story from the perspective of a 17 year year old runaway with a story to tell on the powerful “Living in the City,” as the daughter of proud Puerto Rican parents on “Rican Beach,” and  delves into protest song territory with Pa’lante, a song that ebraces pride of heritage and expresses the notion that if you want to move forward, you have to know where you came from.  This is a powerful record for powerful times.

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Five Cool Ones – Five Cool New Releases for 2017

Posted by falconi5 on February 27, 2017

52017 has already been pretty much a banner year for album releases and it is only March.  Ryan Adams has come up with another winner, John Mayer has gone a bit Alternative Country with his new e.p. The Search for Everything – Wave 2, and Rhiannon Gidden’s Freedom Highway will be a sure fire entry on most of end of year lists. On top of these fine selections, here are 5 cool new albums released in 2017 that should be on your radar.

The Orwells – Terrible Human Beings

Blending the best Garage Rock influence from The Standells to The Troggs and the Flaming Groovies, Terrible Human Beings could have been released in 1967 Detroit or 2017 and it would have sounded just as fresh. “They Put a Body in the Bayou” is a corker as is pretty much the entire record.


Wyldlife – Out on Your Block

A blast of fresh Rock and Roll air, Wyldlife has released what will probably will be the Rock album of the year. Mixing The Sweet, Slade, with a touch of Bay City Rollers mixed in just for fun, you can’t help but be in a good mood after listening to this record.


Thundercat – Drunk

With a stellar guest list that includes Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, and check this, Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, this album can even make Yacht Rock sound cool.

Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

If The Old 97’s with Rhett Miller didn’t invent Alternative Country, they certainly are in the conversation. There are plenty of prime cuts to enjoy on this one including “Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls,”  “Good With God,” and “She Hates Everybody.”


Aaron Keylock – Cut Against the Grain

If you are looking for that next great guitar slinger that is going to carry the torch passed from Joe Bonamassa, Aaron Keylock is your dude. Cut very much in the 70’s Lynryrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Aerosmith mold, Cut against the Grain is a mature effort from a youthful guitar prodigy.



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