Posts Tagged ‘blues’

Shane Henry – Save Me


Get ready for some serious Gary Clark Jr. vibes, folks. Shane Henry, a singer-songwriter and badass guitarist from Minneapolis, is quickly gaining popularity with his new single Save Me. The single is a bluesy, passionate and super impressive. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to close your eyes and feel the music, […]

Primal Static – Panstylistic


There’s something unique to point out about Primal Static. It’s rare enough on its own that the band is made up of only two members. But, this duo is an unlikely pairing of musicians from contrasting cultural backgrounds.

King Washington – My Reflection


King Washington is made up of four dudes – Tyson Kelly on vocals, guitar and keys; George Krikes on guitar and vocals; Billy Lee with bass and vocals and David Contreras on drums. The band is usually defined as having an indie rock sound with a hint of 60’s/70’s influence. This description is pretty spot […]

Bellringer – Jettison


Being the former bass player for The Melvins is enough to earn you a lifetime of credibility as a musician.  But Mark Deutrom is that and much more, serving as producer on The Melvins’ earliest LPs and the Pain of Mind album by Neurosis in the late ‘80s. He has also released five solo albums […]

Katie Burden – I Can See It Clear

Photo: Kristin Cofer

It seems like there’s always a shortage of female blues singers, or at least few in the mainstream, but Katie Burden has crooned up a sultry song in “I Can See It Clear” on her debut LP “Strange Moon.” 

Suzerain – Identity


Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Pink Floyd went out to the Western United States to make their music for an atmospheric apocalypse? If yes, then Suzerain’s latest LP “Identity” is right in your wheelhouse.

Skunkmello – Hot Chicken


Photo: AJ Ferrer The term “Urban Cowboys” seems appropriate when describing the NYC outfit known as Skunkmello. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not that I doubt that there are more than enough country and southern rock acts calling the vast metropolis home. It’s just that the genre in this location appears largely unnoticed and its […]

Jack Berry – The Bull

Jack Berry

Jack Berry. First of all, great name. Second of all, great face. Third of all, and most importantly, what a a sound! This guy has everything you need to create a rock star. I’ve never seen him perform live, but I picture girls swooning over him and guys rocking along with him. His tunes are […]

The Other Side of Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson

I have always believed practice is what makes any artist great. Whether you’re a writer, a painter, or a musician, you will never surpass others’ expectations unless you practice your trade. It may take years for you to become a master and well-known throughout the world, but it will be worth it in the end […]

Jacques Péna

Jacques Péna

When I listen to songs in other languages, there’s a fifty-fifty chance it will be exciting or weird. The language of the track is a large influence, but like many English songs, the genre alone can impact my reaction as well. If I do not understand the language the song is sung in, I must […]