Category Archives: CDs

Check Out the New Dengue Fever Video

Rom Say Sok is the first video from Dengue Fever’s fifth album, “The Deepest Lake” that just dropped today. It is available in CD format, downloads or colored vinyl. Buy it here. The record release show will be held at the Echoplex … Continue reading

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Jesika von Rabbit greets the New Year with new music, a new record and a new show

Jesika von Rabbit always loved music. “My mother started me on piano lessons when I was five years old”, she said. “She was a singer growing up in Wisconsin and I knew I loved music like from straight out of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Rachel Thomasin’s “Microforms”

Rachel Thomasin is an independent singer/songwriter based in Boston, who uses “an eclectic variety of instruments, synthesizers, and samplers” to create “experimental and atmospheric pop music” (artist bio). She has been recording since 2012, as well as performing in Boston … Continue reading

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CD Review – Metroploitan Klezmer, Mazel Means Good Luck

There is something uniquely invigorating about a klezmer band in full flight. And quite possibly nothing more pathetic (in the original, true, sense of the word) than a klezmer band in mournful, melancholy mood. If proof is required, Metrepolitan Klezmer … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW/CONCERT PREVIEW: Wish Granter by the Atomic Sherpas

Wish Granter, the Atomic Sherpas’ third release, is a complex, conceptual assortment of music that captures the Los Angeles band’s fascinating evolution and its mastery of jazz, funk, rock and roll and avant garde. Formed in 2000 by Los Angeles … Continue reading

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A Few Favorites of 2014

Here is a Year End list of favorite music, movies and books. I generally don’t read books the same year they are published, partly because I borrow from libraries more than I buy, and partly because I just tend to be … Continue reading

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20 Gifts for Under $20

There is no reason to break the bank during the holidays. It’s more important to choose something thoughtful and fun instead of something expensive and predictable. These gifts are perfect for that work friend or the new date you don’t … Continue reading

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Bad Lands Debuts Love Heroes: Takes a Ride on the Dark Side Of Love

  Love Heroes is not Bad Lands first outing. The duo, formerly known as “He Met Her“ and fronted by Rocky and Mowgli, produced their first head turning recordings called Crime Novela. Chevy Nights, the secret track on Love Heroes,  references the tragic love story of Mickey and Mallory of Natural Born Killers, and was … Continue reading

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CD Review: The Moorings – Andrew Duhon

At this time of year there is a tendency to look backwards; to think back on all the year’s discoveries. So, it comes as a bit of a shock to stumble across one of the best things I’ve heard all … Continue reading

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Album Review: HellBat! Puts the Fright in Fright Night

Yay Freedom!, the debut release by Los Angeles rock quartet HellBat!, is an ambitious convergence of punk, classic rock and jazz.  Transcending the dry ice, leather studded outfits and heavy metal imagery that the band’s name might imply, HellBat! challenges … Continue reading

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