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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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The Pengwins, Gentlemen Rogues and The Connection

The Pengwins “Naive/Life After High School” EP Way before Lannie Flowers became one of the most beloved musicians in power pop, he had a band called The Pengwins that played from 1978 into the ’90s. In fact this Texas band was one of the great “lost” power pop bands of the midwest. The band also […]

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Free Music Monday: Mooner, Prevrat and Andy Klingensmith

Mooner “Making Americans” Mooner has a new single and b-side, recorded as a quick follow up to the Unpronounceable Name EP from last year. You just gotta love that opening with a multi-tracked guitar riff. Enjoy! Prevrat “Symbols” This a bit off the genre path; its a mix of ambient psychedelics and I like the […]

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The Left Behind and The Taters

The Left Behind “Volume One: We’re Already Gone” EP From Marshalls Creek, PA comes a musician/producer named Tim O’Grady. His new project The Left Behind will appeal to fans of The Secret Powers, especially the opening track “She’s Had Enough Of Us.” The strong vocals, hand claps and dense melody of “I Don’t Want To […]

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