[Inside Scoop] Vacationer Release Another Summer Classic
Jun17

[Inside Scoop] Vacationer Release Another Summer Classic

It’s been two years since the release of Gone, the last album from Philly’s Vacationer.  They make their seasonal return with another instant Summer anthem album in the form of Relief.  This shines through by the time you hit the second track “Paradise Waiting” with frontman Kenny Vasoli singing “there’s a paradise waiting for us in summertime.” Listening to Vacationer, it’s almost hard to believe that these guys are...

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[Interview]: ASTR
Jun17

[Interview]: ASTR

The New York duo, ASTR started off their tour with The Knocks last week, and I was given the opportunity to sit down with them and chat about Drake, Reality TV, and new music genre’s…here’s what they had to say: ON HOW THEY MET T: So you guys met in a cafe of a yoga studio, met up later and banged out a hit basically? Adam: Hit it and quit it, ride it to the bitter end, but we experimented for awhile. ON DRAKE T: I...

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[LISTEN] Medeski Martin & Wood Team Up with John Scofield on Fourth Album ‘JUICE’
Jun15

[LISTEN] Medeski Martin & Wood Team Up with John Scofield on Fourth Album ‘JUICE’

On September 16 you can fully listen and buy Juice. Fourth studio album of a collaboration between Avant-Jazz-Funk band Medeski Martin and Wood and  jazz guitarist John Scofield. They came together 17 years ago and have been seen to have a great musical interplay kinship on and off the stage. Take a listen to Sham Time below.   Medeski Martin and Wood’s last three albums had great reviews and this album will sure be viewed...

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[Meet] Flutronix a duo bringing a new style to flute playing
Jun08

[Meet] Flutronix a duo bringing a new style to flute playing

Flutronix is a flute playing duo comprised of two women, Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull. The Wall Street Journal described their music as being “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” Take a listen for yourself below of their live performance from The Attucks Theatre.   Back in Spring they released their second album...

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Meet Dub Thompson, a young California duo releasing debut album next week
Jun05

Meet Dub Thompson, a young California duo releasing debut album next week

Dub Thompson, the new project of California-bred 19 year olds Matt Pulos (guitar) and Evan Laffer (drums), release their debut album, 9 Songs, next week via Dead Oceans. The 8 songs comprising 9 Songs present intense blasts of hook-filled noise rock, rocksteady marionette stomp, hypnotic bouts of doomy poetics, outlandishly sexy groove rock, and a number of other bite-sized forays into parts unknown, all the while nodding to musical...

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Meet: Tom Odell & ‘Long Way Down’
May30

Meet: Tom Odell & ‘Long Way Down’

If you haven’t heard of Tom Odell yet, it is time you are introduced. Odell, 23 year old British singer-songwriter released his first full-length album back in June of last year. And I am really mad at myself that I only heard of him now. His voice leaves you with a sense of comfort, yet a melancholic feeling as well. And his words bring about a familiarity that most everyone can relate to. You can purchase Long Way Down here....

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