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Holiday Music: “I’ll be drinking this Christmas” and “Bad Sweater Christmas Party”

Scott Gagner features probably one of the most popular activities this holiday seaon. From his LP Rise & Shine which I reviewed early this year. I always enjoy a new jingle-jangle classic and The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club has a shiny new single that’s ready to be unwrapped. It’s a free download and it has […]

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Michael Carpenter, The Pengwins and Jack Skuller

While I rarely highlight singles, a lot of them have reached my inbox lately.  I wanted to share and even though I didn’t “rate” them, they are most worthy of your attention: Michael Carpenter “Too Late/I’ve Been Lovin’ You” A long-time favorite of this blog, Michael Carpenter has returned to the studio, and he’s taken […]

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Freebie Friday: The Persian Leaps, El Silver Cabs and Crossing Guards

With summer finally here we have a full slate of music ready to be reviewed for next week, but this Friday I’ve got some nice freebies for you: The Persian Leaps is a band from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Its a bit of melodic noise pop on its new EP Praise Elephants. Notable here is the […]

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Tyson Leslie and Evil Arrows

Tyson Leslie “Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak” Tyson Leslie has been a vibrant part of the Kansas City music scene for over twenty years, playing in various bands now steps out of the sideman role with his debut LP. Leslie is a rarity, a guitar shredder who actually cares about melody. The Beach Boys used […]

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Free Music Friday: Cricketbows, The Crush and Vira Casaca

Cricketbows – We’ve featured Cricketbows before, so now these semi-exclusive demo tracks are being hosted by Power Popaholic at a “name-your-price” option. These songs will be part of Cricketbow’s next album release of 2014. Just listen to the lyrics of “Raised On Rock and Roll.” It’s pretty damn sweet. The Crush – This unsigned Seattle […]

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