Monthly Archives: October 2019

Shadow Blues

Flute trio “Trio D’Argent” performs these works for Asian flutes with urban sounds, works by varied composers and by a member of the trio–lyrical to environmental sounds.


A collection of avant works for violin or transcriptions for, performed by the composers and Jennifer Koh–eerie, squeaky or lyrical. Play!

Robert Carl–Splectra

Harp and digital effects–nice! Sample!

Jeffrey Jacobs–Dreamers

Lovely symphonic works inspired  by the Dreamers population. Play!

Dmitri Shostakovich–24 Preludes Op. 34, Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2

Beautiful, modern piano pieces, varied in rhythm and texture. Play!

Mark John McEncroe–Musical Images for Chamber Orchestra–Reflections & Recollections Vol. 1

Gracious, melodic pieces, some with harp or winds. Play!

Trombone Concertos by Berio, MacMillan and Verbey

Contemporary works for trombone and orchestra–varied, nice!

George Perle–Serenades

Abstract, modern, somewhat staccato and varying pieces for orchestra. Play most!

Toronzo Cannon & the Chicago Way–The Preacher, The Politician or the Pimp

Politics, love, hardships, by a master Chicago bluesman. Play!

Creeping Death – Wretched Illusions

Release date: September 27, 2019 Label: Entertainment One U.S. If you’ve been living under a rock, Creeping Death have been carrying the mantle of old-school death metal since 2015. Consider Wretched Illusions a war cry. The band emerges from their underground cave to murder ear drums on Ripping Through Flesh. Bloodlust Contamination crashes through your speakers with in your face […]

Lonesome Shack – Desert dreams

From promoter: “With a sound that is raw, expressive, and strange, Lonesome Shack’s music is part hill country blues, part urban folk rock, and owes as much to Alan Wilson’s Canned Heat as it does to Junior Kimbrough.” Play! Label: Alive Naturalsound FCC: clean Play: 3, 5, 8 RIYL: Dr. Dog, Black River Delta

Left lane cruiser – Shake and Bake

Based in blues and classic rock, Left Lane Cruiser moved away from their roots on this album and incorporated sounds from the likes of James Brown, Funkadelic, and more soul artists. This album combines soul and blues in a way that is addictive to say the least. Add to any playlist for some heat. Label: […]

GA – 20 – Lonely Soul

GA-20 led by Matthew Stubbs is a Boston band who is an emerging band in the blues scene. Their album Lonely Soul combines a beautiful mix of blues, soul, and rock and roll. They bring a nostalgic sound with the soul of the 50’s and 60’s. Play play play for a rocking set! Label: Karma Chief Records FCC: […]

Coco Montoya – Coming in hot

Montoya’s newest album Coming in Hot features 11 songs that range from a hard rock and heavy blues track to more emotional ballad- based experiences. Produced by Tony Braunagel the album is one to check out and add to any playlist to add a bit of soul and heat. Label: Alligator Records. FCC: clean Play: 1, 3, […]

Bobby Rush – Sitting on Top of the Blues

Bobby Rush is back with his 26th studio album and he is not here to disappoint. He won his first Grammy in 2017 and is still breaking through the mainstream with his more traditional blues approach to music. Play any song in a blues or rock set. Label: Deep Rush Records. FCC: clean. Play: any

Angel Forrest – Hell Bent with Grace

From Promoter: “Montreal blues artist Angel Forrest is a 2018 Memphis International Blues Challenge Finalist and has been named Female Vocalist of the Year 2013-2018 by the Toronto Blues Society.” Her 10th studio album, Hell Bent with Grace features rock, blues, and country. Her raw vocals and shredding guitar make her a fun addition to any […]

Son Little – Invisible (EP)

From promoter: “Recorded at Paris’s iconic Studios Ferber with producer Renaud Letang (Feist, Manu Chao), invisible offers up a tantalizing preview of Little’s third full-length album, set for release early next year.” This EP is a super great blues/rock mix. Play for a beautiful blend of blues and crisp vocals. Label: Anti RIYL: Gary Clark JR, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Ratecliff. Play: 1, 3 […]

Danny Brown – uknowhatimsayin¿ // Warp Records

From promoter: “Danny Brown is back with his Q-Tip produced fifth studio album, featuring Run the Jewels, Obongjayar, JPEGMAFIA, Blood Orange and more!” This album features the typical Danny Brown sound, making it iconic and long-awaited. Y’all gotta listen to this one! Label: Warp Records FCC: Clean Start w/: 4,9,10 RIYL: Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples, […]

Counterparts – Nothing Left to Love

Release date: November 1, 2019 Label: Pure Noise Records In a genre full of narcissistic machismo and chest-pounding, Counterparts sets themselves apart from the pack with introspective looks at human faults and truth. That’s not to say that the sound is soft. The eagerly anticipated Nothing Left to Love  is full of innovative plays on hardcore and […]

Konradsen – Saints and Sebastian Stories [Cascine]

From promoter: “Konradsen, the duo of vocalist and pianist Jenny Marie Sabel and multi-instrumentalist Eirik Vildgren, trace their roots to the far north of Norway, where the black night of winter is backlit by the neon glow of the Northern Lights.” Label: Cascine Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bon […]

Dead Soft – Big Blue [Arts & Crafts]

From promoter: “a fuzz-drenched, hook-laden sound that recalls everything from grunge to classic ’80s alternative to power-pop.” Label: Arts & Crafts Start w/ 1, 3, 8 FCC: 4 RIYL: Dinosaur Jr., Yo La Tengo, Cloud Nothings

Corridor – Junior [Sub Pop]

From promoter: “Corridor are a group from Montreal and their Sub Pop debut, Junior, was made just yesterday. The rock’n’roll band had barely inked their record deal when they surfed into studio, racing against time to make the most dazzling immediate and inventive album of their young carreer.” Label: Sub Pop Start w/ 1, 3, […]

Phony – Songs You’ll Never Sing [SmartPunk]

From promoter: “PHONY, the new project of prolific songwriter Neil Berthier (ex-Donovan Wolfington), is the exact opposite of the moniker’s definition. The genre-bending multi-instrumentalist’s debut LP, Songs You’ll Never Sing, is an amalgamation of emotional pop songs coupled with dark droning trails of the mind, leaving the listener wondering what is coming next.” Label: SmartPunk Start w/ 2, […]

Vagabon – Vagabon [Nonesuch]

From promoter: “Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko)’s follows up to her breakout debut, Infinite Worlds, is an artistic leap for Tamko, who wrote and produced the entire album. Guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, replaced by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. The album is not easily defined, grounded by Tamko’s expressive voice and knack for unique melodies, the album flits […]

Hovvdy – Heavy Lifter [Double Double Whammy]

From promoter: “Breaking from the confines of guitar-based slowcore, pop and hip-hop influences expand Hovvdy’s established framework. Propulsive, straightforward hooks usher in autotuned tweaks, chugging beats and genre exploration.” Label: Double Double Whammy Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 7, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: (Sandy) Alex G, Trace Mountains, Horse Jumper of Love