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February 27, 2020

True to the diversity of Tony Saunders’ legendary resume, the bassist/composer – while remaining in the melodic, groove-intensive pocket - is always full of stylistic and thematic surprises from project to project. Four years after taking us straight to the heart of hi...

February 26, 2020

Since it has been over a year since I last shared my admiration for the multi-faceted, deeply thematic works of ambient music maestro Scott Lawlor, a brief recap is in order before I tackle his expansion from personal emotional therapeutic expressions to the deep socia...

February 26, 2020

Titles make for ironic distractions, sometimes. “Play Dead” and “Tender Exit” are the first two hypnotic, ethereal and dreamily ambient synth and vocal tracks from Kodacrome’s new EP The Banff Sessions, and yet the Brooklyn based duo of Elissa LeCoque (vocals/arrangeme...

February 26, 2020

Wrapping up with a wildly eclectic, off-kilter bow ten impactful years of helping to revitalize the Bay Area’s dynamic psychedelic rock scene, the crazy fun, high energy five-piece Whiskerman creates with Kingdom Illusion in more ways than one.

If we judged their latest...

February 26, 2020

Throughout our lives, we have all been blessed with deep and multi-faceted friendships that make us feel more alive on a human level and connected so deep on a soul level that it defies our ability to find words to describe it. These are the kinds of intimate relations...

February 26, 2020

What is it about the wisdom and innocence of a child’s words that can penetrate our deepest fears and hard-won pessimism to break our hearts through to enduring sunlight and shards of hope? Despite her and her family’s ordeal, Anne Frank famously said, “It’s a wonder I...

February 26, 2020

A 2018 winner of the Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artist Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco based internationally renowned jazz and R&B driven singer Clairdee grew up admiring not only the musical genius of Lena Horne, but also the legendary performer’s commitment to...

February 25, 2020

A true socially conscious Renaissance man for our time, Darrell Kelley has been an unstoppable creative and grooving force of nature since getting back to his first love of music and dropping his debut album Unity in 2018. Fusing his passions for gospel, pop, dance and...

February 25, 2020

In the six years since Daytona Beach, FL progressive Americana rockers Greye released their debut album Providence, they’ve captivated thousands via their high octane shows up and down the Atlantic Coast and throughout the Midwest. With a vibe driven by powerhouse clas...

February 25, 2020

Connected in so many fascinating ways to rock and roll greatness that his official and off the record resume defies easy categorizations, Stephen Wrench is a living embodiment of the proverbial Renaissance Man and jack of all musical trades who, over the past 45+ years...

February 25, 2020

Versatile pianist J.C. Hopkins and his soaring, explosive Biggish Band has been holding court for several years at their Saturday Night residency at Milton’s Playhouse, updating a tradition and carrying on a legacy that began at the historic club in the 1940s, when Diz...

February 25, 2020

Veteran drummer Paul Shaw brings a fascinating history to his debut as a leader, which, considering its expansive array of moods and melodic, harmonic and rhythmic scope, should rightfully been titled, “Moments of Clarity,” plural.

After years of playing with jazz orche...

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