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GORGING ON PECKER – “LIFE IS NOTHING IF YOU’RE NOT OBSESSED”

by Rachel Brame – This film’s tagline says it all: “He never realized how far 35 millimeters would take him”. Throughout all its camp, this is a movie about taking pictures. Pecker captured a time of innocence, right on the cusp of modern innovations in technology. Originally released in 1998, it’s a slightly dated turn of the century gem with no evidence of cell phones anywhere. Getting film developed from a store was still a [Read More]

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bubble Gum Orchestra– ‘Sticky Love Songs Vol. 1 & 2’

  By: Will Phoenix Bubble Gum Orchestra (pop) rocks! For those readers coming in late, Bubble Gum Orchestra is the pet project of multiinstrumentalist, and singer-songwriter Michael Laine Hildebrandt. Sticky Love Songs Vol. 1 & 2 is his fifth audio offering from the Texas-based talent. On this 20-track album, Hildebrandt leads the way on vocals, bass, drums, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, and guitar. He is ably assisted by his brother [Read More]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Warren John Wolfe–Unconditional Love

By: William Phoenix Warren John Wolfe is a singer-songwriter and guitarist that you might not yet know, but you should. Originally from the Chicago area, the now Oregon-based artist has been a bit of a traveling troubadour, performing live around the country and fleshing out his own multi-genre-influenced brand of Americana-infused music. His current disc, Unconditional Love, is a real life-inspired collection of ii songs. Backing him on this [Read More]

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

STEVEN GRAVES- CAPTAIN SOUL

STEVEN GRAVES | CAPTAIN SOUL by Will Phoenix Santa Cruz, California-based Steven Graves is a singer-songwriter and guitarist’s new album, Captain Soul, takes him in an interesting, new direction. Unlike his last effort, Mission Bell, this one–while still containing elements of country and folks, is infused with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll. Graves (lead vocals and guitars) is ably assisted and backed by a core group of performers including [Read More]

February 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

ROLLING STONES–BLUE AND LONESOME

  THE ROLLING STONES | BLUE AND LONESOME By Emery Columna Here is The Rolling Stones album I have been waiting for my whole life, literally. I am 54. So many giants of The Blues have gone on and left me and the only rhino remaining is Buddy Guy. I think the passing of B.B. King may have been the impetus for The Stones to record a Blues album. This is as authentic a blues as you’re going to find these days. It is a breath of fresh air for [Read More]

February 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

REVISITING DR. STRANGELOVE (“AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY TO SAP AND IMPURIFY ALL OF OUR PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS”)

by Rachel Brame – In this new day and age, I feel compelled to drag this Kubrick classic into the light and examine it a little harder against our present day geopolitical dynamic. The 45th President of the U.S. LOVES George C. Scott and often projects a romantic patriotism of Patton which is as close to genuine as he’ll ever come. General ‘Buck’ Turgidson is today’s perfect meme for the kind of advisors and military presence who [Read More]

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

LAUREN ADAMS – SOMEWHERE ELSE

by William Phoenix – Los Angeles-based Americana singer-songwriter and musician Lauren Adams most recent work, Somewhere Else, has more than just an interesting folk-country feel to it. Indeed, her signature sound has grown to include bluegrass, blues, country, folk and even rock ‘n’ roll. Adams leads the way on this twelve track album with her lead vocals, acoustic guitar and a bit of tambourine. She is backed by an assortment of [Read More]

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

BOO RAY – SEA OF LIGHTS

by William Phoenix – Los Angeles-based Boo Ray is a country-rock roadhouse singer-songwriter and guitarist. His sophomore CD, Sea Of Lights, is full of tuneful tales told from his experience as a traveling troubadour trekking from bar to bar. On this 10 track audio offering Ray leads the way with his guitar and lead vocals. He is backed by drummer Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), bassist Paul III (Christina Aguilera), [Read More]

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

PEACH AND THE ALMOST BLUES BAND: A NIGHT IN COPENHAGEN

by William Phoenix – Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/guitarist PEACH and her group The Electric Blues Band have recently released a new live disc titled A Night In Copenhagen. On this eight-track audio offering, PEACH leads the way with her guitar and lead vocals. She is backed by Michael Engman Rønnow (guitar and backing vocals), Helge Solberg (bass and backing vocals), Niclas Campagnol (drums) and keyboardist Ken Strange (Joe [Read More]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

RICHARD LYNCH – A BETTER PLACE

 by William Phoenix – American country singer Richard Lynch’s most recent release, A Better Place, is earning him a place in the hearts of country roots and traditional country music fans. Tinged with an air of authenticity, this blue-collar farmer cum performer’s latest album contains 12 cuts. The lead-in, “Daddy’s Radio” harkens back to a more simple time before the advent of spoiled children who each required their own iPod [Read More]

November 28, 2016 // 0 Comments