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Spiritual misdirect: Moon Walker and Qwinn reviewed

Qwinn – Fall Down, Fall Up In a bizarre twist, making music stores obsolete comes at just the right time to save you from emptying your wallet. While many people might be complaining about the lack of great, new music, I argue that there has never been as much good…
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Guitar dreams: Crash Birmingham and Ruff Majik reviewed

Ruff Majik – Who Keeps Score OK, let’s face it. As fans of popular music, we tend to use originality as a criterion for valuing a group’s worth in the manner that best suits us. Greta van Fleet receives a lot of criticism for sounding a lot like a…
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Soul powered: Ruber Taurus and Mal Hombre reviewed

Mal Hombre – Dig That Hole If rock music is going to keep being scary, it will have to work really hard to compete with the truly frightening things that dominate the news and our everyday existence. Somebody with clown makeup on burning the flag is unlikely to have…
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Heart and soul: Miles Adams and SUmmer Birds reviewed

Summer Birds – Gutless Here’s to the brave men and women making music their lives, but not necessarily making a living out of it. Here’s to their commitment and loyalty that borders on insanity. It is because of them that music moves forward and that we…
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Classic modern: NO MONEY KIDS and Marcus Piña reviewed

Marcus Piña – Great Divide If it is true that music is able to transmit what words fail to, then in these trying times, we need it more than ever to offer solace and some semblance of guidance. With the problems of the world many, and hard to define, it only seems…
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Soul picking: The Grunion and Jonah Leatherman reviewed

Jonah Leatherman – Couldn’t Find Any Reason Boogie music and Southern rock have acquired a pretty nasty reputation over the years. As someone not from the U.S.A. I can only assume why. However, I’d also like to state how surprising this feels when judging…
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Storm is brewing: Crooked Spires and Bunko reviewed

Bunko – Angertainment Everybody’s angry nowadays and interested in politics as if it was their own next of kin running for office. Never has the world been more divided. However, at the same time, never, or at least not in recent memory, has the world…
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Mystery and misery: walt and Robert Connelly Farr reviewed

walt – anon. #11 walt is an interesting musical project, and one difficult to pin down. But, being that this is a music review, this is precisely what we’ll be attempting. Our disclaimer, however, is that this is by no means an exhaustive definition of what…