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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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Braddock Station Garrison and Ward White

Braddock Station Garrison “High Water” EP Rock solid debut from this local Washington DC touring band. A hybrid of Roots rock and pop melodies. Lead singer and guitarist Steve Schillinger carries each tune with confidence, and a cadence that reminded me of Chris Isaak. Highlights include “Maria With Child” and “A Lot To Ask.” CD […]

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The New Trocaderos and The Rationales

The New Trocaderos “Money Talks/The Kids” EP The New Trocaderos are Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer from The Connection and fellow power popper Kurt Baker in a wild collaboration with songwriter/producer Michael Chaney.  “Money Talks” is straight from the Connection template of fast tempos, solid guitar riffs and harmonies all the way through. “The Kids” […]

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Free Music Monday (okay, mostly free): Dot Dash, Jasko, Ballard and Rocket and The Ghost

Dot Dash are really on the cusp of greatness here – “Hands of Time” from their third album, Half-Remembered Dream, released a few months back is a gem, and here is the single as a free Bandcamp download. Jasko. That’s all. I don’t have any other info on Todd Jasko, only that he did this […]

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