Friday, June 19 2015
Berry’s infectious style of guitar playing, lyrical phrasing, and the combination of salacious innuendoes and racial awareness still hold up.
The Kandinsky Effect are assembled from three standard jazz instruments. The sound they create isn't so standard.
Thursday, June 18 2015
Snow Ghosts's second full-length is the sound of ambition being met halfway.
Sand in Your Eyes is as frustrating as it is enjoyable.
With Sun Might Shine on Me, Grant Dermody applies his harmonica skills in a variety of settings, from the hills of Appalachia to the Crescent City and its Creole confines.
Wednesday, June 17 2015
A group of talented musicians, Pocket Panda rely too heavily on prevailing pop trends to manage any sort of lasting impact.
The third installment of Late Night Tales' After Dark series, again curated by DJ Bill Brewster, is a decades-spanning, funky good time.
Albare's Only Human comes as easy listening from top to bottom, but, for the most part, lacks the interpretive flair which defines smooth jazz.
Tuesday, June 16 2015
Capital is a strong display of thinkers' rock and roll, with deep resonator grooves accentuated by lyricism encapsulating universal worry.
Monday, June 15 2015
Perfect World is exhilarating and exhausting art that shrouds an exposed core with sonic brutality.
A haunting piece indicative of the trials currently facing dedicated Armenians in the face of war, any fan of world music would find this record a profound addition to their collection.
Friday, June 12 2015
In attempting to create a cohesive DJ set, Darren Cunningham (Actress) shows his skills lie more in his own material than the seamless integration of others.
On her self-titled release, Hannah Miller strips back the instrumental curtain for a more broodingly honest delivery.
Thursday, June 11 2015
Melodic, dark, contemporary music with delightful twists and turns, Mini Mansions's The Great Pretenders offers fans a bit of psychedelic swirl amalgamated with sensible, fairly sophisticated, fun pop rock.
A perfect fit for the Permanent Vacation label, Lauer forges ahead at full steam.
Classical and electronic Italian music meet African beats and Turkish melodies.
Pennsylvania alt-rockers Superheaven want to ride the flannel-clad '90s bandwagon with satisfactory results.
Wednesday, June 10 2015
On their sophomore LP Restless Youth, it’s evident that the band has something to prove in that they’re not just another string band.
Tuesday, June 9 2015
The Baltimore band’s debut album is an onslaught of sweeping but sharp-edged blitzkrieg pop.
Thursday, June 4 2015
Detroit trio addresses plight of Joseph Merrick, isolationism, and cognitive dissonance amid airy synths, laser-beam guitar lines, and askew rhythms on new EP.