A Deeper Cut by The Temperance Movement, album review

Album review, A Deeper Cut, The Temperance Movement, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Released in the U.S. on August 3rdon Spinefarm Records, British blues rockers, The Temperance Movement, are back with A Deeper Cut, a stunning third album that draws from some of the great rock of the 60s and 70s but with a definite modern spin. A mix of swagger and soul, this band put out a collection of superb songs, each with the band’s unique signature sound and outstanding musicianship.

After a turbulent point in their careers following two [Read More]

By |2018-07-19T12:18:46+00:00July 19th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Set The World on Fire by Johnny Gioeli, Deen Castronovo

Album review, Set The World On Fire, Gioeli-Castronovo, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

Frontiers Music Srl are fearless in the face of superstition, scheduling the release of the Gioeli-Castronovo debut album Set the World on Fire for Friday the 13th. The label has every reason to be confident as these two rock/metal craftsmen have turned in a tight and powerful collection that’ll remind you of some of the best aspects of old-school “arena rock” while also still helping you get through today’s turbulent times.

Vocalist Johnny Gioeli and drummer/vocalist Deen Castronovo met in 1992 when [Read More]

By |2018-07-18T11:32:19+00:00July 17th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Twenty Something Nightmare by Vista Kicks

Album review, Twenty Something Nightmare, Vista Kicks, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

Ambitious California band, Vista Kicks, takes some giant steps in their new sophomore album (18 tracks!,)
Twenty Something Nightmare, due for release on July 13 from Little Hook Records. On this extensive collection, Vista Kicks sets their sonic sights higher than just keeping bodies moving. They want to keep your synapses firing too. Few of these songs settle into a single tempo, groove or even overall feeling. There are more shifts and changes, bordering on outright time-jumps, than I’ve heard on [Read More]

By |2018-07-13T09:34:58+00:00July 9th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here by Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio are back with a new album, Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here, released July 13th on Alligator Records. Featuring Bishop on guitar and vocals, Bob Welsh on piano and guitar, and Willy Jordan on cajon (a Peruvian, wooden box, hand drum) and vocals,  the album is produced by Bishop and Steve Savage. It is the follow up to their award-winning Big Fun Trio, which also received a Grammy Award nomination in 2017.

A [Read More]

By |2018-07-13T09:37:09+00:00July 10th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: Abandoned No More by Orphan Jon and the Abandoned

Album review, Abandoned No More, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Abandoned No More is the killer debut album from American roots and blues band, Orphan Jon and the Abandoned, featuring Bruce Krupnik. Released on March 16, 2018 on Rip Cat Records, it was produced by Barry Levenson and features a small army of friends as guest artists.

Based in Southern California and having successfully toured the Western and Midwestern United States, OJATA (as they’re known to their loyal and growing legion of fans) is comprised of singer/songwriter Jon English, guitarist/songwriter [Read More]

By |2018-07-04T11:20:39+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments