• Monday , 21 August 2017

album reviews

Tastes Like Chicken – Heartaches and Hangovers

Tastes Like Chicken – Heartaches and Hangovers

Florence based rock band Taste Like Chicken released their sophomore album Heartaches and Hangovers June 30th. This band blends a lot of different styles together to create something new and interesting, yet familiar… maybe that is why they are called ...

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Dell Castillo – From the Outside Looking In

Dell Castillo – From the Outside Looking In

“Most music today is redundant. Once you have a sick beat and a catchy tune, it doesn’t matter what the lyrics are, people will find it ‘good’. I feel like the art of songwriting has been lost. This album is ...

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Dangermuffin – Heritage

Dangermuffin – Heritage

There’s a lot of studio magic happening in music today. I don’t say that in a complimentary way. I’m talking about the propensity for the use of auto-tune and the like to render the vocal and instrumental performances of many ...

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Review – Saluda Shoals EP – Fight Dirty

Review – Saluda Shoals EP – Fight Dirty

©2016 Saluda Shoals 16 minutes. That’s the entire total running length of the five songs that make up Charleston, SC-based country/roots/rock outfit Saluda Shoals’ 2016 EP release Fight Dirty. I think it has sometimes taken me longer than 16 minutes ...

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George Fetner – Some Things We’ll Change

George Fetner – Some Things We’ll Change

George Fetner, a native Columbia singer-songwriter, released his second solo album titled “Some Things We’ll Change” on March 3rd. If you are familiar with George’s first album, this one is much more programmatic in nature but that does not take ...

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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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