Recently, I sat down with Alex Novak of Venus Fly Trap to discuss, among other things, what he’s been up to during the lockdown, the groups newest music, his thoughts on the music scene going forward, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
For designer Emily Daccarett, fashion and music can not be separated. Daccarett creates an immersive world of storytelling through music, film, and fashion. Each artistic direction begins with a beat that forms a story.
Will Porter’s ability to conjure up the past while simultaneously keeping his music fresh enough to push forward is a talent that is truly singular to him. As such, it’s no surprise that the press and critics alike have finally caught up with Will during his reissue campaign for his now acclaimed album Tick Tock Tick.
The 80s and early 90s were a time of guitar god saturation, and perhaps you missed Bruce the first time around. I implore you to take a look back, and you will find that Bruce’s playing not only holds up, but it’s perhaps head and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. Simply put, a player, such a Bruce Kulick, will never go out of style, and his versatility will keep him at the forefront of the instrument for as long as he chooses.
While it’s hard to put a finger on any one sound that defines “American music,” the compositions of Bill Toms are as close a template as any.
Geometric Lullaby is, for my money, one of the better labels in the Vaporwave game today. Sure, there are many labels out there doing what Dennis (the founder) does, but not many do it better. I firmly believe that Geometric Lullaby is a cut above in quality of product, customer service, and its active roster of artists.
Pennsylvania’s premier, Blues Rock, power-trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen combine sexy grooves, infectious rhythm, and Douglas’ soaring guitar work and unmistakable vocal for a lightning charged, vintage style all their own.
The Shootouts mission with Bullseye was simply to create an album that puts a smile on listeners’ faces — music that helps them escape from the difficult times they’ve recently faced.
From the deep woods, Beth Whitney emerges with a stunning follow up to The Wild Unrest. Recorded just weeks before lockdown in 2020, Into the Ground examines unlamented laments and uncovers wisdom from the wilderness.
Dutch band Focus was and still is one of the better Prog-Rock bands of the era. Their seminal album Focus 2, also known as Moving Waves, is nothing short of genre-defining.