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Dead Air Republic

Dead Air Republic: Just Another Bullet

A statement made by the band recently said, “We’re here for one reason: to give you music that will stomp on your balls”. Sounds a little painful but hey why not?!?! Not sure if I’m willing to experience some ball stomping, but I’ll give their music a shot. On listening to the track for the […]

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith – The Sum Of Life – Single Review

The track features David LaFlamme, a virtuoso classical and rock violinist who really makes the song for me. He was the founder of the iconic San Francisco band It’s A Beautiful Day, and toured back in the day with Dr. John and The Doors. Smith also invited Nina Gerber, who became famous for playing with the late […]

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Skeleton Creek

Skeleton Creek – The Deal – Review

Finger pickin’ good, the title track “The Deal” is a song delivered from the soul of Robert Davis. The production is clean and clear and every instrument can be heard well. The mix is wide and sounds great. I am impressed with this song. Every time I listen to it I hear something different and […]

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Smalltown Sound

Small Town Sound – Whiskey – Single Review

Yeeeeeehaw! That’s a lot of recognition! That probably means they’re doing something right then, so let’s take a closer look at Small Town Sound. Their single “Whiskey” starts off like a sad country tune that isn’t going to go anywhere fast…WRONG! Small Town Sound   The band is working hard and recently recorded three songs with Mr. […]

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LA Knights

LA Knights – Psycholanalyze – Single Review

From the first downbeat on “Psychoanalyze” the music is heavy and raw. Motley Crue is the first influence that comes to mind when trying to think of a comparison. The guitars are distorted, the drums are big and loud, and the vocals mix in well. Honesty time, at first this band didn’t appeal to me very […]

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Jack The Radio

Jack The Radio – Badman – Single Review

Formed in 2005 as a collaborative project between roommates, Jack the Radio is the brainchild of seasoned songwriters George Hage and A.C. Hill. Sporting a vast array of influences, I would venture to explain their music to someone by saying, “It’s just amazing.” Truly indie to the core with many stops along the way is another […]

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Jillian Kohr

Jillian Kohr – I’m Free – Single Review

Fast forward to 2016: Hailing from Nashville, TN, she is working hard at her music career and has just released her new EP Free, which is a long ways from her grandfather’s lap and the bluegrass days of Pennsylvania. Produced by top session drummer (and member of Toto) Shannon Forrest, the title track starts out with […]

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Jesse W. Johnson

Jesse W. Johnson – Primal Scream – Single Review

Jesse W. Johnson is a singer/songwriter from Springfield, IL. He’s been taking his hooky-yet-dark rock and roll around the country alone and with Chicago band Jet W. Lee for 6 years now. His publicist says that he plays and tours out the majority of the year on his own. Now that is an accomplishment. I […]

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