• Monday , 22 May 2017

album reviews

Don Merckle – The Ballad of Lincoln Wray

Don Merckle – The Ballad of Lincoln Wray

Don Merckle is no stranger to the North and South Carolina music scene, he has played countless shows and been an inspiration to both local and touring artists. On Merckle’s latest effort, an EP with 7 tracks, 2 which are ...

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Fall of an Empire – Croweater: An Echo In Bone

Fall of an Empire – Croweater: An Echo In Bone

Heavy metal’s legacy of powerful vocalists isn’t lost on Fall of an Empire. Hailing from Spartanburg, the band not only delivers strong, bluesy vocals, but they lay down serious stoner/doom grooves that are as heady as they are heavy. Croweater: ...

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Todd Mathis – Love in the City

Todd Mathis – Love in the City

©2017 Step Out of the Line Records / Jangly Records http://toddmathismusic.com/ One mark of a truly well written and conceived song is its ability to hold up and sound right in multiple versions or styles. Todd Mathis – probably best ...

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Kenny George Band – Borrowed Trouble

Kenny George Band – Borrowed Trouble

The latest hits on country pop radio that are recorded in Nashville combine glitz and songs about saving horses and riding cowboys and dancing the dirt off your boots.  However, Aiken, SC’s Kenny George Band readily gets their message across ...

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Hula Hifi – Hawaiian Noir: Volume One

Hula Hifi – Hawaiian Noir: Volume One

While this ukulele, upright bass, and Hawaiian lap steel trio actually hails from Nashville, it does feature a South Carolina connection in Josh Kaler. The multi-instrumentalist, who lived in Charleston for years and still returns to the Lowcountry to play ...

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The Francis Vertigo – “Reception”

The Francis Vertigo – “Reception”

If you describe your sound as “baroque lounge twang for the soul,” you’d better deliver, right?  The Francis Vertigo don’t disappoint, especially with their most current EP Reception, released in March of 2016. It’s always admirable when your band has ...

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Behind the Sun – “Post Solis”

Behind the Sun – “Post Solis”

EPs are short by nature, but their abbreviated length is often a sticking point. Listeners find themselves surrounded by silence a few tracks in, the release ending just as the momentum takes hold. This isn’t the case with Clemson band ...

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Sadler Vaden – Sadler Vaden

Sadler Vaden – Sadler Vaden

If you look at his life as of late, it has pretty much been a rock and roll fairytale for Sadler Vaden. The North Carolina-born, South Carolina-raised musician cut his musical teeth in Charleston gigging with local groups like The ...

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