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Larkin Poe Tell Empowered Stories on New Album ‘Self Made Man’

Contemporary blues duo Larkin Poe channel stories of self-empowerment and community into their fierce new album, Self Made Man. Describing themselves as “first generation music makers” of their family, the sister duo of Rebecca and Megan Lovell were originally...

Aubrie Sellers is Close to Her Identity on ‘Far From Home’

When Aubrie Sellers’ new album, Far From Home, is released, you’ll notice a distinct message etched into the vinyl: “We are traveling through this wild, wild land.” It’s a line from the title track that sets the pace for...

PREMIERE: Studio Session “Audience of One” by GKCB ft. Elliott Skinner

Gideon King & City Blog, the critically-acclaimed New York jazz/ rock fusion act, teamed up with Elliott Skinner of Thirdstory to release the beautifully painful single “Audience of One.” Skinner’s trademark wince and emotive vocals loom delicately over King’s...

ALBUM REVIEW: Shilpa Ray Triumphs Over NYC With ‘Door Girl’

New York, the city that never sleeps, takes an especially hard toll on those who make its endless nights possible: the waiters, the bartenders, the ticket takers who silently put up with endless shit from drunken idiots. The service...

PLAYING DETROIT: The Gories Return!

Forged from the weightiness of post-war blues and the primally riotous audacity of 60’s garage punk, scuzz rockers, The Gories, return to their hometown of Detroit this Friday

EP REVIEW: Chrystyna Marie “Loaded Gun”

At first click, I saw visions of Janis Joplin singing “Loaded Gun,” the single off Chrystyna Marie‘s upcoming EP (also named Loaded Gun). She’s a Toronto-native chick and sultry vocalist—also super stunning. She’s no alien to performing and making music;...

EP REVIEW: Ruen Brothers “Point Dume”

Sometimes when I listen to a band, I make a judgement: Are they Beatles or Stones fans? The Ruen Brothers answer that question in their bio, stating that, like I suspected, they prefer the Rolling Stones. Generally, a band...

TRACK REVIEW: XNY “White Wire”

XNY have been making classic, bluesy rock’n’roll in the tradition of the White Stripes since 2010. This Brooklyn band originally met at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and like Jack and Meg, the two are a duo, but with...

EP REVIEW: The Peach Kings “Mojo Thunder”

No one could accuse LA outfit The Peach Kings of making records that are too long or boring. Since 2011, the group–cornerstone members Paige Wood and Steven Dies, along with a revolving assortment of friends and drummers–have put out three...

ALBUM REVIEW: Guy Blakeslee “Ophelia Slowly”

Whether performing with a trio or a quartet or semi-solo, whether in full psychedelic mode or reinterpreting the blues, Guy Blakeslee has a fantastic knack for making music that sounds haunted and doomed. June 10th marks the release of Ophelia Slowly,...

ALBUM REVIEW: crash “Hardly Criminal”

Awww yeah. That’s my initial and abiding reaction to “Motion Animal,” the first single off Chris Richard aka crash‘s solo debut, Hardly Criminal. Crash, backup singer for the Magnetic Zeros and frontman for Deadly Syndrome, finally gets to spotlight his tenor at its...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Elvis Joins The Army

As 1957 wound to a close, Elvis Presley was twenty-two and a mega-star. He’d taken several steps during that year towards becoming the icon he’s remembered as today: earlier in 1957, he began dying his hair black and made...