Posts byScott Carlito

Clayton Morgan Has A “Taste For Love”

I just knew I was in for something really saucy when I heard the humming at the start of “Taste For Love” by Clayton Morgan. I was right.  At just over four minutes, “Taste For Love” fuses all that is right in the world of pop, soul, dance and R&B. Morgan’s zestful delivery and sensual lyrics
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Ryan Chernin ‘You Know Who You Are’

Hot single “You Know Who You Are” is the debut release from Ryan Chernin. Three singles have already seen the light with great videos to get a look at Chernin as well as hear what he’s all about. The Singer/Songwriter from New York is a different animal than you’ll typically find in the Singer/Songwriter genre because
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The Merrymakers Orchestrina Start With ‘Act 3’

Rock music is going through some serious growing pains right now. If you’ve been following the business lately, then you’re already aware of the circumstances we’ve been dealing with. The old guard is aging out of the system, and it’s not exactly like there’s been a clear-cut group of successors to emerge thus far. Really,
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The Color Forty Nine drop Alt-Americana EP

From San Diego, The Color Forty Nine has released a debut self-titled record that comes with seven songs cut from the Americana cloth but also falls into its alternative rock listing with more of a folk-rock and even a singer/songwriter approach to round out their categorization factors. But make no mistake this is a band with
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Mike Ra Releases the ‘Dogs’ on June 18th

Truly great music washes over us like an ocean tidal wave. It doesn’t warn us that it’s coming. We’re already out there. We’re deep in the water waiting for something to come around. We’re expecting a reckoning to come our way. When this happens, critics like to pretend like it came out of total oblivion.
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D.L. Byron is back With Satori

In his new song “No. 1 God,” which serves as the first track on the brand new EP Satori by D.L. Byron, the complacent silence of a generation of yes men and sycophants is broken with an explosive, lumbering riff that rockets us down a wide open country road, nothing in our way to stop us. We’re
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Lusitanian Ghosts release self titled LP

In the last 27 years, we’ve seen alternative music break into the mainstream and systematically change the entire landscape of popular music as we know it in both the western and eastern hemispheres. It is rather incredible that a subgenre, a label really, that was meant to encompass music that essentially rejected the established ethos
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Cathy Hutch is ‘Free Wheelin’

We’re sitting in a field of green, the wind gently shaking the grass beneath our hands and feet on this warm summer day. A humble guitar strums gentle, folky chords that fill up the air around us. The chords seem to compliment the breeze, easily drifting through the atmosphere and carrying all of our cares
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ShaQ:Muzik Wants Everybody to “Get Down”

Singles released under the umbrella of electronica are often wrongfully relegated to the subsection of club music that never really leaves the nightclubs that order it up in the first place. In reality, electronic music can stand on its own perfectly fine in the competitive pop market that sees rappers and rock bands chase after
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John Patrick Walker Sings To Both ‘You and I’

Considered greatly as a founding father of the United States of America, Alexander Hamilton was the first United States Secretary, appointed directly by President George Washington.  To date, various books, plays, and movies depict his life, story, and importance.  Hamilton’s popularity has even created modern-day musicals that have modernized Acting, rapping, and singing all into one and it’s worth going
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Ron Greene Starts A Fire With ‘Matchbook’

The new single “Matchbook” from Indianapolis native and Pacific Northwest-based performer, musician, vocalist and songwriter Ron Greene poises him for a breakout quite unlike anything he’s experienced up to this point. Greene, despite the energy level he brings to the song,  has a veteran writer and musician’s instincts for crafting material with maximum emotional impact.
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Gary Douglas Band – River Road

Hot out of the studio, trial lawyer (and I do in fact mean attorney at law) and music savant Gary Douglas returns with a new single from his upcoming album Deep in the Water, “River Road.” I wasn’t much familiar with Gary when I first heard “River Road,” but it didn’t take long for me
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Parker Longbough Leads Us To Make ‘A Left On Tri’

Anchorage, Alaska’s, Parker Longbough return with the full-length new release, Left On Tri. The songs were written around the same time as their sophomore album, Bridges To Nowhere, with songwriter and bandleader Matthew Witthoeft at the helm. The album is centered around living in a cabin in the woods, with Witthoeft telling various true stories
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No Name Hotel Lets Us In With ‘Tristan’

The intriguing second EP Tristan from Los Angeles based No Name Hotel, the nom de plume for Florida born Afghani musician, producer, and songwriter Farahd Abdullah Wallizada, is likely to elevate this talented artist out of relative obscurity and expose him to a wider audience than he’s encountered before.   The four songs on Tristan
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Becky Buller Band – Crepe Paper Heart

Crepe Paper Heart, the second album from virtuoso Becky Buller, carries on where her first recording for Dark Shadow Recording left off. ‘Tween Earth and Sky’ garnered Buller considerable praise and acclaim for a musician who’s played with the cream of the crop in bluegrass and country music and has struck out on her own
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Dynamos Is Back And Now ‘Stainless’

The L.A. based band Dynamos is going to be unstoppable and intimidating once again with the release of ”Stainless”, not the utensils, but a brand new glittering single. The dynamos fans are waiting for this new single come into existence and win their heart, sweep their feet off the ground. The unbeatable rockers Dynamos is
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The Gothard Sisters Allow Us To Stare At The ‘Midnight Sun’

After ten years of playing together and a lifetime of getting to know one another, the Gothard Sisters collaborative process and eclectic style has evolved into a jubilant live performance, full of entertaining sibling-banter, Irish step-dancing, foot-stomping tunes, lyrical melodies, storytelling, and a genuine lightness of heart that leaves audiences feeling refreshed and inspired, coming
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David Hopkins Is Not One To ‘Overlook’

The ten song release Overlook from one of the indie scene’s greatest talents, David Hopkins, amply highlights why this singer, musician, and songwriter deserves a wider audience. The Irish born Hopkins has earned his burgeoning reputation in a variety of ways – working beside everyone from British rock legends The Who on their 2001 Quadrophenia
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Hi Lo Ha – “Ain’t Gone Tonight”

San Francisco indie rock band Hi Lo Ha have just dropped their new five song EP “Ain’t Gone Tonight.”  I first heard the new EP on Friday April 13th, when it was released to the world, and listened to it several times, enjoying every minute of it. Luckily like the band, I am not superstitious,
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NIK11 Wakes Us Up Early with ‘6AM’

Multi-talented singer-songwriter-performer NIK11 is plowing a row for herself as an independent artist in a field where having a unique and distinctive sound and look is becoming increasingly uncommon. Her latest single “6AM” is giving her even more exposure.   On “6AM” her latest and greatest release, NIK11 delivers what I can only describe as
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Sirens drop hot new single ‘I Believe’

(WASHINGTON DC) While many feel the music industry is in disarray right now it’s always a breath of fresh air to hear a new and exciting band that’s not afraid to take chances with their music. Enter 3 member sonic-rock band SIRENS with their latest vocal musings entitled “I Believe.”  After a chance meeting at a
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Oberon Rose – “Tell Me All About It”

East Coast rockers Oberon Rose just released their new 9 track CD entitled “Tell Me All About It” (2018). Contributors: Music written, arranged and produced by Tommy Oberon, Lyrics written by Rebecca Rose. The band consists of Tommy Oberon: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Chris Listorti: Bass, Keyboards and Backing Vocals, Mike Keyes: Drums.   To me
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Cale Is Here To Make It A ‘Good Day’

The creative sound and colorful presentation of the song “Good Day” marks a new day for a rising performer whose first brush with widespread notoriety in 2013 introduced the global music community to a talent whose skill set and charisma transcends borders and sets the bar ever higher for what we assume Asian/Chinese pop artists
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Rob Alexander Takes Us ‘Back to the Radio’

Rob Alexander bring us “Back to the Radio” from his collection Long Road Coming Home draws numerous comparisons to Elton John with its adult contemporary sound and focus on melodic virtues. Despite his primary career as a medical doctor, Alexander isn’t any sort of dilettante. Instead, “Back to the Radio” reveals that his musical gifts
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CAP drops new single and it is ‘Official’

The latest single “Official” from Southern California based Cap, the performing moniker for Michael Capshaw, shows this talented figure and entrepreneur making the next logical step in his recording career. He’s shared stages with major acts on the Bones Thugs and Harmony tour as well as serving in the capacity of producer for a number
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Swirl Ready For The Next Level With ‘The Lift’

Southern California quartet Swirl has knocked around in a handful of incarnations for a number of years now, but they’ve found their stride and a steady lineup in recent years including lead singer Alfred Ramirez, guitarist Duane “D.T.” Jones, bassist Shane Carlson, and drummer Brian Jones. Their last release, a self-titled EP, included three songs
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At Pavillon Wants ‘All Eyes on You’

New single “All Eyes on You” by At Pavillon is the latest release in this Austrian band’s inexorable rise to prominence. Their preceding singles have experienced notable success throughout Europe and their growing profile in the United States will likely expand exponentially on the backs of this infectious new single. It’s nothing short of inspiring
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Ashley J Releases the Debut EP ‘Satisfied’

Debut EP Satisfied by Ashley J is a five-song outing establishing her as one of the more promising rising talents entering the pop arena in recent years. She undoubtedly has enormous visual appeal thanks to her classy, almost old Hollywood beauty, but there’s far more than a pretty face driving the merits of Satisfied. She’s worked
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Madam West is Looking for some ‘Warm Bodies’

Madam West began its artistic life as a synth-pop duo but has since evolved into a quintet who blends soul, folk, pop, and alternative rock influences into an appealing, substantive mix. The project has aimed to bring a wholly different, highly stylized sound to bear since its genesis in a Bushwick, Brooklyn basement and the
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Noble Son Shows Us The ‘Joy in Violence’

The connection between the heart and soul of Noble Son singer/songwriter Adam Kirschner and American musician Joel Hamilton provides important context for Noble Son’s first full length studio album. Kirschner first connected with Hamilton in the infancy of what soon became Noble Son, 2006, and their initial collaboration resulted in a particularly productive period of
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Julian Morgan Welcomes Us To His “Company”

The new video/single release by Julian Morgan comes on the scene just before his appearance at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, April 11th with Brooke Moriber. Fans will get a chance to see his true talent LIVE in action! The video was directed by WillC & Mike and produced by Eric Sfoglia and Prepared Records, Inc. The
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Jiggley Jones is ‘Not Your Typical Day Out’

Not Your Typical Day Out is the third studio release from singer/songwriter Jiggley Jones since he first debuted in 2012 with an EP entitled No Spring Chicken. He has crafted out a place for himself in the Americana genre as being one of its more original practitioners – obviously well versed in traditional forms, but
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