Category Archives: CDs

WAX : The Los Angeles Record Fair Comes to Capitol Records this Weekend

Hello there music fans. I know you’re all wondering “where has Ivor been”? It has been a couple of weeks since my last post and I’ve been waiting for an epic event to write about. This is it! This weekend, … Continue reading

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CD Review and Interview: September Mourning’s Reaping Begins

The prayers of the Children of Fate have been answered with the first chapter of the September Mourning saga. Our snow-white human/reaper hybrid queen has unleashed the first collection of songs to the alpha of the story. Bound and bonded … Continue reading

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Legacy Recordings Summer Roundup: Simon & Garfunkel Complete, Sly & The Family Stone Live

Simon & Garfunkel – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection – 6-LP set on 180g vinyl or 12-CD set – Legacy Recordings I will forever associate Simon & Garfunkel with vinyl. Not just the sound of it, but the experience of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Night Beds’ “Ivywild”

Winston Yellen’s Night Beds started as a weird art project, if not a band, and the sophomore offering “Ivywild” is a departure from the well received folky Country Sleep. For the most part “Ivywild” chronicles the emotions of a broken relationship. But … Continue reading

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Crooked Eyed Tommy Gives a Fresh Sound to the Blues on Upcoming CD and Debut Concert

Crooked Eye Tommy represents the talents of Tommy Marsh, fronting his band of talented blues musicians and producing tunes that, although rooted in traditional blues, are fresh and new. A favorite in the Ventura and Santa Barbara areas, Crooked Eye … Continue reading

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Wilco Releases New Album, “Star Wars” for Free Download

On July 16, Wilco quietly released their entire new album, “Star Wars” free on iTunes, Amazon,  and their own website. The offer for a free download is only good for 30 days from last Thursday, which is August 13th. It is … Continue reading

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Magical Musical Comedy Duo Sherman and Larsen Release their Latest Collection of “Smash Flops” on iTunes and Amazon!

Rogers and Hammerstein—you’ve heard of them right? If not, how ‘bout Gilbert and Sullivan? No?  Hall & Oates…? Hmm, how ‘bout Smothers and Smothers aka the Smothers Brothers? Well, roll all aforementioned composition and comedy couplings together, throw in Oscar … Continue reading

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Album Review: Jessica Lee Wilkes’s “Lone Wolf” EP

Jessica Lee Wilkes is a singer/songwriter and bassist from Paducah, KY who plays “raw, rhythm & blues-tinged rock & roll from a bygone era yet to come”, according to her website. Well-known as the upright bassist and co-vocalist for JD Wilkes … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Halford and the Healers Bring Their Bluesy Rock ‘n’ Roll to Genghis Cohen This Weekend

The roots of rock and roll stretch back to the rootsy, bluesy Americana music that developed in the cities, fields, shacks and bayous of America. One of the best musicians keeping this bit of Americana live is Texas-born Jeffrey Halford, … Continue reading

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Bluespower Brings a Synthesis of Blues, Rock, Funk and R&B to SoCal’s Music Scene

Bluespower is a recent collaboration of local musician/music teacher/music store owner Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams and Gregory Michael, who left Cincinnati several years ago to bring his Gospel-influenced music background to Southern California. Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams most recently co-fronted … Continue reading

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