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Jhevere Proves Next Best to Pharrell Live @ Bar Matchless

Clad in clean white boots and paint-splattered jean shorts, Jhevere started his set with his song titled “Rage To Roses.”  Immediately, his clear voice rang out above any instrumentals and bar din. Through the night, he blended electronic, indie, and soul together for a magical hour. He packed his lyrics full of soul in lines […]

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Laura Carbone Puts the “Badass” in Rock

If Laura Carbone is going for the badass female rock sound, she definitely nailed it. When I set her debut solo album to play, I found myself easily grooving to it with a sense of ease as I continued other tasks bopping my head to the beat. No song in particular grabbed my attention — […]

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Chapell Nails It In Latest LP, “The Redhead’s Allegations”

Quirky, catchy, smooth — Alan Chapell’s journey to the birth of The Redhead’s Allegations is what makes the March release so very good. His diversity comes through in his lyrics, while his initial quirky sound stays true to his successful days on the East Coast playing in his college band, All the Voices. The album addresses […]

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Marble Machine — A Feat of Both Music and Engineering

  What else is there to do with marbles beyond fuel a giant wooden music box? Maybe that wasn’t the exact thought process of the Wintergatan band members, but they did it anyway.   That’s right — Swedish musician Martin Molin and the band designed and constructed a 3,000-piece marble music box powering a vibraphone, […]