Category: Album reviews

Anna Coogan: The Lonely Cry of Space and Time (Self-Released)

Anna Coogan The Lonely Cry of Space and Time (Self-Released) Anna Coogan’s latest release, ‘The Lonely Cry of Space and Time,’ is, if nothing else, a collection of songs dripping with unbridled artistry. Practically shouldering the whole mass herself, her…

Paul Butterfield: Live New York 1970 (Rockbeat)

Paul Butterfield Live New York 1970 (Rockbeat) In the late 1960’s and into the early 1970’s, the duo of Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield were up and coming artists in the blues/rock/soul genre. This double-disc set does not include Bloomfield,…

A Flock of Seagulls: Remixes & Rarities (Cherry Red)

A Flock of Seagulls Remixes & Rarities (Cherry Red) Sakes, how I love what the folks at Cherry Red Records are doing! Their latest is a release by the incredible and often mis-categorized band A Flock of Seagulls. I know…

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm: Self-Titled (Jay-Vee)

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm Self-Titled (Jay-Vee) After forty years and 20 albums, guitar man and certified soul man Robert Cray can do just about anything he wants, so for his latest record he chose to go to the source…

The Dirty Nil: Minimum R&B (Fat Wreck Chords)

The Dirty Nil Minimum R&B (Fat Wreck Chords) Canadian trio the Dirty Nil may only have one proper studio LP to their name, but thanks to an onslaught of singles and EPs dating back to 2011, there are plenty of…

Date Night With Brian: EP (Top Drawer)

Date Night With Brian EP (Top Drawer) The bass-less trio Date Night With Brian make up for the missing instrument with solid drumming and a brilliant two guitar attack plan. The Seattle group combines a fantastic mix of classic ‘90s…

Dave Davies & Russ Davies: Open Road (Green Amp)

Dave Davies & Russ Davies Open Road (Green Amp) Dave Davies comes to us with his new album like an old friend returning after a long absence to reconnect and let us know he’s the same ole guy we’ve always…

Miles Bonny: Hello Jesus b/w High Enough (Big Crown)

Miles Bonny Hello Jesus b/w High Enough (Big Crown) Brooklyn-based Big Crown Records opened its doors a year ago and was founded by producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs, Chicano Batman) and DJ Danny Akalepse. In…

The Demands: Let Me Be Myself EP (Big Crown)

The Demands Let Me Be Myself EP (Big Crown) Brooklyn-based Big Crown Records opened its doors a year ago and was founded by producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs, Chicano Batman) and DJ Danny Akalepse. In…

Essence: Black Wings (Self-Released)

Essence Black Wings (Self-Released) Essence is a sixth-generation San Franciscan who was raised by flower children from the Haight-Ashbury Summer of Love era, and yes Essence is her real birth name. The singer/songwriter has been immersed in music since she…

El Michels Affair: Tearz b/w Verbal Intercourse (Big Crown)

El Michels Affair Tearz b/w Verbal Intercourse (Big Crown) Brooklyn-based Big Crown Records opened its doors a year ago and was founded by producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs, Chicano Batman) and DJ Danny Akalepse. In…