Devon Gilfillian:  Soothing and Groovy with an Old School Vibe

Devon Gilfillian: Soothing and Groovy with an Old School Vibe

In 1965, Billy Stewart’s "Sitting in the Park" was everywhere, with a sound that's still around today, noticeably, in the silky-smooth R&B vibe of Neo-soul artist Devon Gilfillan’s "The Good Life," currently #17 on the Adult Alt chart. Singer/songwriter Gilfillan...

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Weezer Amps Up the Energy!

Weezer Amps Up the Energy!

“Hero” is Weezer’s newest single, and as lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Rivers Cuomo put it, their last album “didn’t have any guitars and this one is just all guitars.” And it rocks, in the way that the Foo Fighters’ top 10, 1998 hit,”My Hero,” rocks:  a driving...

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Full Disclosure:  We Love Mt. Joy

Full Disclosure: We Love Mt. Joy

True, it’s trite, but Mt. Joy are almost  “indescribable” (folk-indie-rock)–and "Strangers," their newest song, is almost indescribable, too—we're linking it to Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 “My Best Friend.”  Lyrically the two songs differ but sound wise and melodically,...

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I’m Not OK, Neither Are You, and That’s OK

I’m Not OK, Neither Are You, and That’s OK

In the early 90's the "alternative" format flourished, bursting forth with a creative force that led to a steady stream of massive hits from Nirvana's "Smells Like a  Teen Spirit" to Radiohead's "Creep" and "Loser," Beck's  first hit. Listening to "Not OK!" by...

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The Name’s the Same…

The Name’s the Same…

In 1986 “Your Love” by British quartet The Outfield went “Top Ten” on both Pop and Rock charts with their mass appeal hit "Your Love." As the lyrics make clear, this “love” is a crass love: I just want to use your love tonight And As you're leaving please would you...

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This “Fire” is on Fire!

This “Fire” is on Fire!

Austin based duo Black Pumas--guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada and singer Eric Burton-- have aptly named their newest song "Fire,” and it’s a killer:  cool, hip, and soulful. Only a confident band could or would title their song "Fire"--such a high-profile word...

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Rx for a Pandemic?  Let’s Dance!

Rx for a Pandemic? Let’s Dance!

After his mother lamented that she sure could use an upbeat song to distract her from “all this,” twenty one  pilots’ Tyler Joseph (singer/songwriter) and band-mate Josh Dun (drummer/percussionist) wrote, recorded and released “Level of Concern,” which immediately...

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