Product Reviews

A graceful record, and a credit to the durability of Fela Kuti’s seminal genre.
Laura Reed & Deep Pocket’s soul:music is so recognizable and so effortless that it’s hard to imagine it’s the Asheville, North Carolina group’s debut album.
Children’s music isn’t just about children anymore.
The Ragbirds hail from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and while the Irish Hills might not be too far away, there's no pigeonholing this group. On their second album, Wanderlove, the quartet takes listeners on a...
A few short taps on the gate and they're off - and the rodeo clowns better get the heck out of the way, this bronc is WILD! Occasionally I miss my former occupation as a rock critic, and the other day was...
Jeff Bujak - Building: An Arsenal
Jeff Bujak is gradually and carefully creating his own musical world. It's clear from the first track of his new CD, Building: An Arsenal, that there are countless ideas just zinging around in this guy...
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First some personal background - My first Grateful Dead Show was in July of '72, my first Zen Tricksters Show was, as far as I can recollect, in early 1991. My last Dead Show was in 1990, the Zen Trickster...
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Asheville has a glorious 9-piece afrobeat ensemble and this is their incredible debut. Led by Ivory Coast's Kevin Meyame, the dancer, djembe player and percussionist also sings in French, English and his...
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Hailing from the growing central North Carolina town of Burlington, Anonymous is a young band that has encapsulated the first part of their evolution in their second album, Meet Anonymous.
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For fans of acoustic music, a certain level of devotion to unmolested, unamplified sounds is expected from artists in the genre. Well, Raleigh, NC's Tennessee Jed has concocted a mindset and an album that...
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Already a much-discussed band throughout New England, The Brew have a genuine shot at capturing the ears of a much larger sect - the nation itself. Their second self-released album, The Key, is as friendly and...
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From the first verse of the opening "Psycho Ave," Polyester Pimpstrap's self-titled disc screams youth. A jamband and quite proud of it, the Florida quintet makes a point to inject their "...

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