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    Southern Halo - Self-Titled

    “Little White Dress,” the opening track of the self-titled debut album by Southern Halo, begins with 16 seconds of a cappella singing, establishing right off the bat what this group is all about – great vocals. This trio of teenage sisters – lead singer Natalia Morris and her harmonizing younger sisters, Christina and Hannah – conjures instant comparisons to SHeDAISY or the Dixie Chicks. Add in...
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    The ‘Long Road’ Leads To New Album for “Six-String Siren” Diana Rein

    Get ready to meet your fate when "The Six-String Siren,” guitarist Diana Rein, releases her highly-anticipated sophomore album Long Road (Street Date: Wednesday, May 18). Written, recorded and produced by Diana Rein, the disc features twelve original tracks on which Rein sings, plays lead, bass, and rhythm guitar. Long Road was mixed and mastered by Peter Duff at Grey Brick...
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    The Sinking Teeth Go Deep on the Roots of their Punk Sound and More

    I met up with bassist Jules and guitarist/singer Nick at a café in Brunswick on Easter morning to chat about the band, the new single and forthcoming album. I’d love to claim credit for thematically picking the café that’s connected to aptly named The Studios In The City where The Sinking Teeth recorded their first EP and soon to be released album… but this was all just happy coincidence.
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    Major Leagues - Dream States

    Since their debut EP Weird Season back in 2013, ripe Brisbane quartet Major Leagues from have been mashing up some indie slacker surf jams true to the Queensland mantra of leisurely living. After unwavering support from Australian local radio for Weird Season across 2013 and 2014, and a year of constant touring in 2015 with stints alongside the likes of San Cisco and ...
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    Tanzer - Four Love Songs

    Hayley Tanzer is a musical force, the type of artist who storms through her career with guns blazing – guns that shoot technicolour laser beams. She’s a commander, wielding a vocal style that demands attention – the type of singer who would be equally comfortable soundtracking a Baz...
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    SoundPress.net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note May 2016

    Spring is a season of eclectic and colorful variety as is the latest batch of CDs to arrive at the SoundPress.net offices. Starting off the musical mix this month is one unlikely reunion that we were happy to see take root. Santana's (www.santana.com) latest IV reunites the early 1970s lineup of Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon...
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    Keith Urban at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles

    The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles plays host to musicians big and small via its excellent slate of programs inside the Clive Davis Theater. Yet when the superstars turn up, you can sense a special buzz throughout the facility. That’s what happened on May 10, when Keith Urban...
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    Solidities - I Is, You Is, We Is

    Solidities is the solo project of Sydney producer Harry Burgess – a moniker that he works under creating sophisticated and complex electronic arrangements. I Is, You Is, We Is, Solidities’ debut effort, is an absolutely flooring sensory experience that boarders on psychedelia, despite having few of the hallmarks of the genre scattered across it. The EP is more akin to a dream...
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    Callie Twisselman – Party Lights

    It’s summertime again, and California country-pop singer Callie Twisselman has a song ready-made for those barbecues and guitar pulls in the back yard. With “Party Lights,” the single from her EP of the same name, Twisselman has written a fun and flirty sing-along number about playing music and singing with her friends over a few cold ones that a...
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    Coachella and Stagecoach Veterans Display Brilliance on New Albums

    My recent treks to the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals reminded me yet again about the never-ending joy of musical discovery. In this column I feature the latest albums from several artists I caught in Indio this year, as well as masterworks from Coachella 2012 headliner Radiohead and Stagecoach 2012 standout the Jayhawks.
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Keith Urban at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles plays host to musicians big and small via its excellent slate of programs inside the Clive Davis Theater. Yet when the superstars turn up, you can sense a special buzz throughout the facility. That’s what happened on May 10, when Keith Urban......

 
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Here Are 6 More Bands That Need To Reunite Now

Maybe they are not getting enough from the world, or the world doesn’t get enough of them, but for whatever reason, bands occasionally just straight up call it quits, and never seem to reunite. Sure, the process may get dragged out for a while, the enterprise may take over and give listeners that last fleeting glimpse of their favourite muse; a little treat before they bite the bullet....

 
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George A. Paul's Stagecoach 2016 Review

Stagecoach pulled back into Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. for its 10th Anniversary on April 29-May 1 and did another great job at showcasing past and present country sounds. Among the top grossing music festivals in the world (cousin Coachella takes the top slot), it featured headliners Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan performing to a sellout crowd of 75,000 daily....

 
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Alex Watts Takes a Good Look at Himself and the Albums that Shaped His Music

After the release of his visually delicious video for Hopeful, we wondered just what makes Alex Watts tick and how he came to develop his unique groove. Here, Alex gives us an insight into 5 albums that shaped and influenced his music and his life, you may be a little surprised. Music is nothing without inspiration. These 5 records are elements of the blueprint......

 
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Stagecoach Offers Wealth of Americana, Country and Rock Music in Indio, CA

If there was one thread that tied together many of performances that I caught at Stagecoach April 29 - May 1, 2016, it was the spirit of Merle Haggard. While a slew of the performances acknowledged Hag, who passed away April 6, 2016, there was ultimately an even deeper theme of honoring a range of musical heroes and acknowledging the large part that great music plays in the......

 
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Southern Halo - Self-Titled

“Little White Dress,” the opening track of the self-titled debut album by Southern Halo, begins with 16 seconds of a cappella singing, establishing right off the bat what this group is all about – great vocals. This trio of teenage sisters – lead singer Natalia Morris and her harmonizing younger sisters, Christina and Hannah – conjures instant comparisons to SHeDAISY or the Dixie Chicks. Add in......

 
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Major Leagues - Dream States

Since their debut EP Weird Season back in 2013, ripe Brisbane quartet Major Leagues from have been mashing up some indie slacker surf jams true to the Queensland mantra of leisurely living. After unwavering support from Australian local radio for Weird Season across 2013 and 2014, and a year of constant touring in 2015 with stints alongside the likes of San Cisco and ......

 
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Tanzer - Four Love Songs

Hayley Tanzer is a musical force, the type of artist who storms through her career with guns blazing – guns that shoot technicolour laser beams. She’s a commander, wielding a vocal style that demands attention – the type of singer who would be equally comfortable soundtracking a Baz......

 
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SoundPress.net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note May 2016

Spring is a season of eclectic and colorful variety as is the latest batch of CDs to arrive at the SoundPress.net offices. Starting off the musical mix this month is one unlikely reunion that we were happy to see take root. Santana's (www.santana.com) latest IV reunites the early 1970s lineup of Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon......

 
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Solidities - I Is, You Is, We Is

Solidities is the solo project of Sydney producer Harry Burgess – a moniker that he works under creating sophisticated and complex electronic arrangements. I Is, You Is, We Is, Solidities’ debut effort, is an absolutely flooring sensory experience that boarders on psychedelia, despite having few of the hallmarks of the genre scattered across it. The EP is more akin to a dream......

 
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The ‘Long Road’ Leads To New Album for “Six-String Siren” Diana Rein

Get ready to meet your fate when "The Six-String Siren,” guitarist Diana Rein, releases her highly-anticipated sophomore album Long Road (Street Date: Wednesday, May 18). Written, recorded and produced by Diana Rein, the disc features twelve original tracks on which Rein sings, plays lead, bass, and rhythm guitar. Long Road was mixed and mastered by Peter Duff at Grey Brick......

 
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The Sinking Teeth Go Deep on the Roots of their Punk Sound and More

I met up with bassist Jules and guitarist/singer Nick at a café in Brunswick on Easter morning to chat about the band, the new single and forthcoming album. I’d love to claim credit for thematically picking the café that’s connected to aptly named The Studios In The City where The Sinking Teeth recorded their first EP and soon to be released album… but this was all just happy coincidence....

 
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A Chat With Lepers and Crooks Gets Real Flirtatious, Real Fast

There aren’t many male performers out there that could don high heels, lippy and a velvet-red coat before shamelessly adopting the persona of a shaken prostitute running through a bewildering night-lit suburbia. Thankfully, Sam Baker from alt-rock 5-piece Lepers and Crooks isn’t just any performer. Lepers and Crooks are heading out on yet another huge tour, this time supporting their single......

 
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Ocean Alley Talk Album Details, Touring the World and Fork Branding

The life of a touring band is a strange one. One day, you’re riding the ten-foot wave of ecstasy that is a great gig, the next you’re fending off drunken band mates and getting up to some strange antics at after parties. Having just finished up their new LP, Nic, Baden and tour manager Wolf from Ocean Alley sat down with us to give a rare insight into the most bizarre and exciting aspects......

 
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Anni Piper - Does Australia’s First Lady of Blues Have More Guitars than Friends?

Award-winning Blues bassist-vocalist Anni Piper, recently released her long-awaited new album, More Guitars Than Friends. The ten-song disc is the first on Piper's own Sugar Daddy Records imprint, and is a lively potpourri of sounds. "All the original songs on the album were written since I moved to the US about a year ago", states the Australian expatriate now residing in Cocoa, Florida. More......

 
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The 17 Best Photographs that Captured the Music of 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words… then this article is well over my word count. As the new year kicks off, we look back at some of the best images from music in 2015. Marking some of the most memorable events from last twelve months; breakthroughs, comebacks and icons, in live and recorded music. Scroll down to see 2015 told through a selection of the most......

 
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Gary Hoey Brings 20th Anniversary 'Ho Ho Hoey' Tour to San Juan Capistrano 

An acclaimed electric guitarist since the early 1990s, Gary Hoey has been one of the few contemporary six-string virtuosos to score a Top 5 Billboard instrumental rock hit (his 1993 cover of the Focus hit "Hocus Pocus") and create an expansive discography on his own terms. But of all Hoey's achievements, most bright are his trio of '90s holiday releases and his......

 
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Ron Sexsmith at The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Few songwriters have earned the level of well-deserved praise afforded Ron Sexsmith even while continuing to work mostly under the radar. Though the multi-Juno Award winner has earned notice from the celebrated likes of Elvis Costello, Elton John and Paul McCartney since releasing his solo debut album in 1995, the Canadian tunesmith has continued to perform at relatively small......

 
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Hozier in Concert - Atlanta

Irish musician and singer / songwriter Hozier brought his unique musical style to the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, where he performed for a packed venue of fans. Hozier came to prominence with the release of his debut album, Take Me to Church, in 2013. In just two short years, he has garnered dedicated fans around the world and released......

 
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Tesla in Concert - Atlanta

Hair Metal rockers Tesla made a stop on their tour at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, where they rocked the house with their hits including "Comin' Atcha Live", "Gettin' Better", "Modern Day Cowboy", and "Love Song". Comprised of Jeff Keith on lead vocals, Brian Wheat on bass, guitarists Frank Hannon and Dave Rude, and drummer Troy Luccketta, Tesla has......

 


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