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Archive for September, 2008

Ari Gold

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Transport Systems

Centaur

It’s not my bag…  he’s the intelligent , fairly good looking, Jewish and gay Justin Timberlake. It’s all well and good for what it is. The production quality is ace – the beats are heavy.  It could definitely fill the floor at your local hot spot, it is an album full of floor fillers. His OP ED piece for the Advocate was a great read, very intelligent and put together – and his interviews are honest and time well spent.

Romantica

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

America

2024 Records

Imagine if Ryan Adams had a cousin….  not a twin, not a brother… just a cousin.  The songs are moody and heavy on the dreamy.  The lyrics are lush but smart.  It’s not going to win Grammys… but it’s good and mellow. Some good company, a bottle of wine and good conversation – this is what should be playing.

CD Review – Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Flight of the Knife

Black and Greene Records

Take Elton John, Panic at the Disco and musical theater, wad it up into a ball and throw it against a wall. That’s what this album sounds like. It’s bizarre, wonderful, engaging and downright fun.

http://www.bryanscary.com

One Small Step

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Another Shelter

Brightskull Records

A four-part, nine-song opus that sounds like The Postal Service on speed. It’s what would be played at a rave once everyone is tripping on acid and just wanting something to move to.

http://www.myspace.com/onesmallstep

CD Review – Eric Bibb

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Get Onboard

Flatbrim Recordings

Bibb is an acoustic blues/gospel troubadour who puts so much soul into each of his records that you wonder if he has any left. Then he comes out with another one that is better than his previous best. His best keeps getting better.

http://www.telarc.com