Albums

Gabriel Kelley | It Don't Come Easy | New Music Review

Wholesome, hearty, and country-like: Gabriel Kelley belts out the vocals on his new album, It Don’t Come Easy. Beginning with the first few songs off the album, Kelley demonstrates his vocal abilities by naturally having a country styled twang and an uplifting story to tell. With a harmonica, guitar, and piano, Kelley tells stories, as well as instilling positivity throughout his songs.

Stripe Stripe Fiasco | Teeth | New Music Review

Genre definition is so overrated. Whether it be film, music, or art, it seems like everything has mated nowadays, making for an integrated fusion of a once duality or whatever. Really it just sounds pretentious. It seems like many artists in the music industry are marginalized into “pitching” their sound or concept to record labels, audiences, or promoters. I can only imagine the headache of trying to define your band’s “sound”.

"Reggae. Dub, Hip-Hop, Electronic or ? How about all of the above?!"

This group is not be confused with your average DJ sound, Sounduo takes pride by breaking the mold by using vintage samples, modern samples, live instruments, ambient sounds, heavy bass and electronic sounds while blazingt them through your speakers at full speed.

It is as if Tribal Seeds, Amp Live and Daft Punk had a love child!

Phish | Chicago '94 Box Set | New CD Review

This week Phish will release a brand new box set entitled Chicago '94, showcasing two complete shows recorded live on June 18, 1994 and November 25, 1994 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

Jeff Aug | Wedding Song | New Music Review

Solo instrumental guitarist, Jeff Aug, recently released a new collection of songs, entitled Wedding Song.  In general, Jeff has a flair for presenting the familiar with a twist.  He is an American, yet he resides in Germany.  Instead of crediting his head and his heart for his work, he credits his fingers for the creative impetus behind his music.  Instead of planning reasonably paced tours,

Chatham County Line | Sight and Sound | Album Review

Chatham County Line releases the live album and DVD Sight and Sound, recorded in August 2010 at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater. This collection of the North Carolina quartet offers an in-depth look of the bluegrass band’s decade-long discography.

Jacob Jeffries Band | Tell Me Secrets | New Music Review

Jacob Jeffries Band’s album Tell Me Secrets has a lot of secrets to tell. For starters, they can definitely write some poetry. With their plethora of rhymes, Jacob Jeffries Band is a mix of Ryan Adams and their own personal blend of rock. A light piano rock album, Jacob Jeffries sings his heart out.

Sean Atkins | 'Volume 1.5' | New Music Review

Local Pittsburgh musician, Sean Atkins, compiles a free, six-track, digital album available for download on Bandcamp. A cross between Owen and an acoustic Bon Iver, Atkins brings you a companion for your foggy morning, forlorn afternoon, and lonely evening.

Cosmo Jarvis | Think Bigger | New Music Review

Looking for a jazzy and snazzy indie sound with catchy lyrics and catchier guitar licks? Look no further than Cosmo Jarvis’s Think Bigger. Relaxing, catchy, and a flawless voice—Cosmo Jarvis is just what the doctor prescribed. He has an acoustic sound with vocals kind of like Jack Johnson meets Mat Kearney.

Eternal Summers | Correct Behavior | New CD Review

Correct Behavior is the second album from Eternal Summers. It has a sort of punk-indie feel to it. Despite the dreamy hip sound, it is laden with electric guitars and spunky sounding vocals. In fact, it’s a bit reminiscent of the 80’s.