CD Review: Matthew Perryman Jones – Land of the Living; Playing The Loft June 22

Land of the Living Matthew Perryman Jones Cante Jondo Records By Ellen Eldridge Every once in a while the perfect storm of melody, emotion and timing collides with a listener in an unexpected way. Finding a new artist or a new album to truly fall in love with doesn’t happen every week, but something about […]

CD Review: Royal Thunder – CVI; Playing The Earl on Saturday, May 26th

Royal Thunder CVI Relapse Records By Ellen Eldridge Atlanta locals Royal Thunder deserve the buzz that’s been building about them since the self-titled EP released in 2010. The four-piece confidently mixes everything loved by grunge and alternative fans in the ‘90s with a powerful progressive groove, colored by a bluesy soulful side. The lineup consists […]

CD Review: The Bright Light Social Hour — New Year’s Live; Play Masquerade May 10th

The Bright Light Social Hour New Year’s Live self-release By Al Kaufman Austin, Texas has more than earned its reputation as The Live Music Capital of the World. So when a band takes an unprecedented six trophies from last year’s Austin Music Awards, they must be onto something. The fact is, Bright Light Social Hour […]

CD Review: Santigold – Master of My Make Believe, Released May 1st

  Santigold Master of My Make Believe Atlantic Records By Justin Lyons In interviews leading up to the release of Master of My Make Believe, Santi White aka Santigold mentioned much of her sophomore record was about being in control.  Not control in a sense of having a prophetic path in life to follow, but in whatever road you […]

CD Review: jENNiNGS — Take It or Leave; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, April 17

jENNiNGS Take It or Leave Emerging Artists Music By Al Kaufman Singer/songwriter/pianist Mary Jennings is pretentious. A singer cannot use such a capitally-challenged moniker and not be thought so. She only enhances that perception on her live album, Take It or Leave. She includes an intro on every song because, you know, it’s like, important […]

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