20 Watt Tombstone (EP Review)

20 Watt Tombstone (EP Review)

I love music derived from real blues. Not the “I picked up the latest John Mayer/Eric Clapton album and copied a few licks some pass off as the blues.” No the “crawled Beale Street at 3 in the morning, BBQ under the nails, knows Howling Wolf and Robert Johnson by heart kind of blues.” You get it or you don’t. 20 Watt Tombstone gets it. Even with my love of the blues I’ve never heard of…

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W.A.N.T.E.D – God’s Best Sinners (Album Review)

W.A.N.T.E.D – God’s Best Sinners (Album Review)

If you’re like me, your exposure to Greek life consists of the weekly Gyro and passing by an occasional sorority house on your way to work. (If you live near a college campus, or maybe you don’t but want to take the long way to work.) W.A.N.T.E.D. is my first taste of Greek Hard Rock. Like the Gyro, they’ve got some meaty hooks that seem to get better the more you listen. God’s Best Sinners is…

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Ian Parry’s Rock Emporium (Album Review)

Ian Parry’s Rock Emporium (Album Review)

When you’ve got a “Society of Friends” like Ian Parry has, all you need is songs. The perk of being a singer/leader of an act is the freedom to hand pick your supporting cast. Ozzy Osborne and David Coverdale wrote the book on how to surround yourself with the crème de la crème of talent to really allow a singer to shine and their make their artistic visions larger than life. The flip side of…

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Salem – Dark Days (Album Review)

Salem – Dark Days (Album Review)

At first listen you can tell Salem is a veteran act that has gelled as a unit. (For those like me who are just being introduced to the band.)  A lot of bands that formed in the late 70’s/early 80’s sat out the 90’s for musical, personal or personnel reasons.  But judging from the fourth release since their reformation in 2010 these guys still had the chops to make it happen and are more interested…

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Hedfuzy – Hedfuzy (Album Review)

Hedfuzy – Hedfuzy (Album Review)

Get your Hedfuzy…. Hedfuzy’s debut album is defiantly filling a vacant area in the music world (at least here in the States). Most websites I visited trying to learn about the band described them as prog rock. Is there that element? Definitely, but you won’t find it on the album’s first cut and video “Sing.” A meaty guitar-driven hook wrapped around 90’s alt-pop vocals. (think Gin Blossoms), the song took me back to the time…

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