Review: Wayne Kramer, “Lexington”

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Review: Wayne Kramer, “Lexington”

No Comments 8 June 2014

“With Lexington, Wayne Kramer has beaten the odds. You just don’t expect an honest-to-goodness fine jazz album from a rock guitarist. And yet, this album is recommended to serious jazz fans without reservation.”

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Review: The Nightowls, “Good As Gold”

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Review: The Nightowls, “Good As Gold”

No Comments 4 May 2014

“It seems like the more music becomes technologically advanced, the more we find artists reaching back to a time when sounds were much more organic…The Nightowls are living proof that real music, made by real people, will persevere – no matter what.”

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Review: Marquis of Vaudeville, “The Great Promenade of Fools & Ghosts”

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Review: Marquis of Vaudeville, “The Great Promenade of Fools & Ghosts”

No Comments 6 April 2014

“If you’re tired of the same old song and dance, Marquis of Vaudeville readily provides a few unusual flavors to an otherwise bland music world.”

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Review: Music You Can Swim To, “Music You Can Swim To”

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Review: Music You Can Swim To, “Music You Can Swim To”

No Comments 9 March 2014

“Music You Can Swim To is a band that demands close attention, as they’re obviously going places artistically.”

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Review: Dave Desmelik, “Instrumental Swim”

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Review: Dave Desmelik, “Instrumental Swim”

No Comments 1 February 2014

“Desmelik makes (primarily) guitar sound like the truly lovely instrument it is. It’s a lovely thing when someone can create memorable melodies with their six-string.”

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Review: Sugar Ray Dogs, “Sick Love Affair”

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Review: Sugar Ray Dogs, “Sick Love Affair”

No Comments 1 February 2014

“Sugar Ray Dogs are almost certainly a fantastic live band. It’s easy to picture from listening to these recorded tracks, the group raising the roof in a club and filling up the dance floor with happy hot-steppers.”

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Review: Vortex Ascent, “Shine A Light”

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Review: Vortex Ascent, “Shine A Light”

No Comments 8 December 2013

“With Shine a Light, Vortex Ascent proves that its eclectic musical philosophy is alive and well, and still producing lots of wonderful sounds.”

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Review: SKETCHES, “Volume One”

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Review: SKETCHES, “Volume One”

No Comments 10 November 2013

“The term ‘sketch’ gives the impression of something quickly jotted down, unfinished. That, however, is not the overall impression left with this new album, which instead sounds thought through and fully formed.”

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Review: Carson Allen, “Blue Eyed Soul”

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Review: Carson Allen, “Blue Eyed Soul”

No Comments 10 November 2013

“Allen is a natural soul singer, and can’t help it. This album of blue eyed soul will also do your soul good.”

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Review: Andrew Simple, “Onward”

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Review: Andrew Simple, “Onward”

1 Comment 6 October 2013

“Simple writes about making forward progress without resorting to predictable lyrical clichés. Such overt sincerity can ring false in the wrong hands. Thankfully, though, Simple has found a way to share his heart’s desire in such a manner that it inspires listeners to press on, onward and upward.”

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