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Making Movies: A La Deriva | New Music Review

Submitted by John Mosley on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:21 pm

Good Panamanian acid-jazz-fusion by way of Kansas City can be hard to come by these days. Well, at least there’s Making Movies.On the whole, the prog-Latino quartet’s self-released second album, A La Deriva, is strange South American psychedelia; in moments, it’s overwhelming or simple, radical or routine. Consistent? No.

decker. | 'Slider' | Review

Submitted by Rochelle Shipman on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 6:30 am

A near-fatal car accident would set most bands back months, maybe years. Arizona-based trio decker. pulled through the experience and released their fourth album just six months later. The gritty folk-rock band is led by Brandon Decker, whose first album, Long Days, debuted in 2009. Four albums in four years may seem like a lot, but Decker has been piling up praise with every new release.With the help of a Kickstarter campaign and some faithful fans, decker. released Slider on February 26.

Furthur | 1st Bank Center | Broomfield, CO | 2/23/2013 | Review

Submitted by Charles Sokoloff on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 10:23 am

Do you believe in augurs? As a bookworm and English teacher, I always look for them in literature and instruct my students to do the same. Omens of good things to come and harbingers of impending doom are common tropes in fiction. But the portents woven into those narratives are intentional and premeditated – mechanisms to clue the reader in to future events. Real life is another matter entirely.

Sterling Witt | 'Sterling Loves You' | Review

Submitted by Mindy McCall on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:35 pm

I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the band or artists has selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening track "Perfect Girl” sets the stage rather well for this CD. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what was ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with a powerful Acoustic Smokey Saloon Rock, guitar driven texture with song that at times can bite you in the ass and hit you hard with serious melodic staying power.

E.G. Holmes | 'Wonderful You' | Review

Submitted by Michael Keith on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 2:43 pm

Pianist, Songwriter E.G. Holmes and vocalist David Vanden Enden recently came together for a musical collaboration entitled “Wonderful You”. Want to charm your way into someone's heart and can't figure out how to do it?? Let E.G. Holmes and David Vanden Enden do it for you!! This latest release will work magic for you! What better way to tell someone how you feel then with the gift of music!! Sultry, sexy and sassy tunes from these two along with some friends will win anyone's heart.

Lotus | George's Majestic Lounge | Fayetteville, AR | Review/Photos

Submitted by Michelle Miesse on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:25 pm

Fayetteville, Arkansas has seen a lot of different bands in the past few years. Its electronic scene is growing, as well as its jam scene. And really, all of its music is growing. So it’s no surprise George’s Majestic Lounge chose a band like Lotus to play at their venue. The band has played at this venue several times, but never on the venue’s new, much larger stage.

Sarah Kervin | Passing Through | Review

Submitted by Michael Rand on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:06 pm

Passing Through is one unique release that certainly doesn’t disappoint. This is one artist that brings to the table effective songwriting via a highly subjective musical delivery. This meshed with a one in a million Modern Jazz sound and effective visuals and vocals makes for a very effective combination. Sarah Kervin is just a breath away from Smooth Jazz or even Pop Jazz but he skillfully manages to never cross the line into either realm.

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