CD Review: Elizabeth & the Catapult — Taller Children

CD Review: Elizabeth & the Catapult — Taller Children

Elizabeth & the Catapult Taller Children Verve Forecast Elizabeth & the Catapult's fearless leader Elizabeth Ziman has some serious credentials on her musical CV. Born and raised in Greenwich Village, she was introduced to music through classical piano, leading her to fall in love with composers like Debussy and Chopin, and discovered a talent that […]

CD Review: Wayne Hancock — Viper of Melody

CD Review: Wayne Hancock — Viper of Melody

Wayne HancockViper of MelodyBloodshot By Al Kaufman You won't hear Wayne Hancock on country radio. That's because Hancock is too country for today's country radio. Hancock is an unabashed throwback to the days of Jimmie Rodgers and Ernest Tubbs. This is old fashioned roadhouse, honky-tonk, country, with a yodel or two thrown in for good […]

CD Review: David Berkeley — Strange Light

CD Review: David Berkeley — Strange Light

David Berkeley Strange Light Straw Man Music By Samantha Parvin It’s a shame that physical compact discs are going out of style, because David Berkeley’s third studio album, Strange Light, is beautifully packaged.  And luckily for him, the audible art matches its visual counterpart. David Gray meets Ryan Adams circa Demolition meets Gavin DeGraw’s country-insinuating […]

CD Review: Tom Goss — Back to Love…

CD Review: Tom Goss — Back to Love…

Tom GossBack to Love… By Al Kaufman As You Tube sensation Susan Boyle demonstrated, you can't judge a singer by his or her looks. On the cover of Back to Love…Tom Goss looks like a slight, New Agey guy with a reed-like voice. What he actually is, is a pop tunesmith with gritty, somewhat nasally vocals […]

CD Review: PT Walkley — Mr. Macy Wakes Alone

CD Review: PT Walkley — Mr. Macy Wakes Alone

PT WalkleyMr. Macy Wakes Alone By Eileen Tilson Once upon a time, musical troubadours would travel around town to town singing the news of distant lands. They were the pied pipers of their time, drawing in their audience with a plot filled with twists and turns, and intricate characters. In PT Walkley’s first solo project […]

CD Review: Miniature Tigers — Tell It To The Volcano

CD Review: Miniature Tigers — Tell It To The Volcano

Miniature TigersTell It to the VolcanoEpic By Alexandra Edwards In recent years, a particular subgenre of indie cinema has developed: cute and quirky films centered around offbeat, slightly strange boys who defy all previous tenants of masculinity. Think Zach Braff's character in Garden State, pretty much any role Michael Cera has ever played on the […]

CD Review: The Dexateens — Singlewide

CD Review: The Dexateens — Singlewide

The DexateensSinglewideSkybucket Records By Alexandra Edwards Alt-country has never really enjoyed a revival of popularity since its blip on the college radio map in the mid-'90s. Sure, individual bands or albums may enjoy some time in the spotlight, but there's no sense of exploration across the genre. It's a shame, too, since The Dexateens are […]

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