New Summer Song Brings to Mind The Fabulous Thunderbirds

The let loose, intense energy kick that The Fabulous Thunderbirds delivered on 1986’s party-song “Wrap it Up” comes to mind listening to “Drink Up” a zesty, up-tempo summer song by Train, that’s already getting Adult Top 40 radio play. Train, a well oiled band of...

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New, Different & A “Must Listen To”

  Currently #1 on the Adult Alternative format, “Feel It Still” is polished and spit shined, a smooth, lyrical, sophisticated tune that shares some of the musical underpinnings and hook filled melodies that we heard in the 70s and 80s, done especially well by...

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Badass Rock n’ Roll: From Bo Diddley to the Record Company

  Some people say that the lyrics in "Baby, I'm Broken" are too repetitious and simple, as if a hard-core rock n’ roll song even needs words—hello Duane Eddy and “Rebel Rouser.” Rock n’ Roll is about the gestalt: the walk AND the talk, plus attitude and charisma....

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Their Name Is “New Politics” But Their Vibe Is From The 70s

  Last year Danish group Lucas Graham broke through in a big way and now it seems they'll have company since another Danish band, a trio called New Politics, is on the rise, with their “One of Us” getting air play on Alternative radio. Anchored by keyboards, with...

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A Good Song To Listen To While Driving Fast On The Freeway

  Everybody’s heard of Bruce Springsteen, but not as many people know about Kings of Leon, a band that carries the torch of pure rock n’ roll into the 21st century. Like Springsteen, their songs feel like anthems—manifestos--in your face--the lyrics matter, but...

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A Band That’s As Much Fun As The B-52s

  The New Pornographers are a seven-piece Canadian band that has the same nutty, wild, raucous, hopping, joyous sound that is The B-52s. “High Ticket Attraction,” which tells a vague story that might be about a trip, or just moving around, is a descendant of The...

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Be There or Be Square: You Need to Know Ed Sheeran

At this very moment, it’s possible that Ed Sheeran is the most talented and popular pop singer/songwriter in the world.   

Every song he sings turns to gold, and fans are already embracing his latest gem, "How Would You Feel" (Paean), a heartfelt, sweet ballad, Ed is...

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Rag ‘n’ Bone Man: 2017’s First “Must Listen To”

Rag 'n' Bone Man is a 32-year old pop star who just won big in the “English Grammys”—the Brit Awards.  Two weeks ago he was named this year's British “Breakthrough Act" and was also awarded the prestigious "Critics Choice.” “Human” is his first release and it’s an...

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