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Daryle Singletary – There’s Still A Little Country Left

It’s been more than two decades since I first saw Daryle Singletary, singing for tips at The Broken Spoke Saloon in Nashville. In fact, I became aware of this aspiring country star by way of other country stars. We had just gotten back to the Longhorn restaurant from Doug Supernaw’s GOLD record party. Toby Keith and Mark…
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Little Horn – Stranger Eons

He might be twenty years dead, but Kurt Cobain is still working his very fertile loins. Sydney-siders Little Horn are the next band to emerge from the steamy Amazonian marshes somewhat southwest from Seattle. Little Horn come to us bearing a gift: their new EP, Stranger Eons. Swirling in a mystical mist Little Horn envelops with a landslide of…
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Leslie Cours Mather – Hell Hath No Fury

Leslie Cours Mather is a schooled, classically-trained vocalist. But when she opens her mouth to sing it’s obvious that country music is where her heart is, and she proves it on her new single “Hell Hath No Fury,” a song about the consequences of rejecting a woman. When Mather sings There will be fire that comes from her eyes/her tongue will cut…
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Anna Cordell – These Walls

Trust me when I tell you that Melbourne songstress Anna Cordell will melt your heart. Maker of endearingly honest melancholic folk-pop, her debut EP These Wallsis an endless well of introspection that you will fall deeper and deeper into listen after listen. Singer-songwriter, storyteller and mother of four, Anna…
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The Definitive Guide To Coordinating A Show

Creating opportunities to play is not only a smart thing to do in today’s music landscape for any independent artist – it’s a requirement. Your own success and the success of others rely on having good quality opportunities to play and they won’t always come to you. You might just have to create them.
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Rick Monroe – Great Minds Drink Alike

Rick Monroe has played all over the world and has opened for some of the male heavyweights of the country industry, and it’s easy to see why with one listen to his new single “Great Minds Drink Alike.” He’s got as much in common on this track with Joe Diffie (because he can really sing) or Lynyrd Skynyrd as he does with Luke Bryan or Eric Church, and…
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Tips for Touring Europe as a Musician

One of the biggest questions I get asked from fellow artists is about playing Europe. I have been traveling in mainly Western Europe and doing music tours there once or twice a year since 2007 (12 tours altogether, anywhere from 2-6 weeks long). It is such a big topic (and I’m still learning), and it is one that’s going to be a bit…
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Rock N Roll, Custom Beer and Star Wars with Grenadiers

Settling in on a cool Sydney afternoon, Jesse Coulter of Adelaide rock band Grenadiers pulls up a stool ahead of the band’s show at Blood, Sweat and Beers. We chat rock music in Adelaide, what a Grenabeer would taste like and Star Wars. So are you looking forward to the Blood, Sweat and Beers show tonight?
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New Releases and Re-Issues Rock Out the Record Store Racks

Terrific reissues of the Textones’ first two albums, the first-ever DVD release from Black Veil Brides, an early 1978 concert featuring Boomtown Rats, the latest EP from von Grey, as well as a 40th anniversary collection celebrating Robert Cray are all worth exploring. Artist: The Textones. Titles: Midnight Mission, Cedar Creek (Omnivore Recordings). You might like…
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Denny Strickland – How Far You Wanna Go

He’s one of the few modern country acts to wear a cowboy hat, but Denny Strickland rides the same train as Randy Houser and Eric Church, and he’s got a hot new single with “How Far You Wanna Go.” Written by hit Nashville songwriters Brian White, Steve Pasch and Joel Shewmake, this song shows that Strickland can give…
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Wide Range of Artists Shine on New Releases

New releases enhance the legacy of The Stray Cats and the Vince Guaraldi Trio, while Irish troupe Pugwash will surely win a growing American following thanks to a new masterwork. Artist: Pugwash. Title: Play This Intimately (as if among friends) (Omnivore Recordings). You might like if you enjoy: ELO, XTC, The Beatles
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SoundPress.net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note August 2015

The dog days of summer are here and we all know that they can be steamy and oppressive but in this installment of S.S.O.N. they are just hot and progressive! That’s because many legends of prog rock found their way to our offices recently – here’s what we’ve been listening to lately. The original ASIA reformed in 2006 and they celebrated…
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Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy

Titus Andronicus is Shakespeare’s first attempt at tragically bloody and violent revenge plays. Often labeled as Shakespeare’s most gruesome play, featuring rampant violence and gore; today it still holds its place in history as a true classic. On the other hand Punk/Indie rock group Titus Andronicus out of Glen…
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Mitch Mann – Blackwater Creek

This is simply an excellent album. Fourteen tracks of perfectly pitched, Muscle Shoals produced blues and Americana mixed to near perfection. From the opening ‘Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad’, an old standard on any Americana musician’s set-list with strong blues credentials, through solid, distinct takes on classic blues numbers like “St Louis Blues’ to…
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Hans Theessink & Terry Evans – True & Blue

Another wonderful release from Europe’s finest acoustic blues-roots picker Hans Theessink here partnered by his long-time buddy from Mississippi, Terry Evans. The pair have now released three joint efforts following their chance meeting at Winnipeg Folk Festival a few years ago. Evans, of course, is probably best-known for his sideman vocal work with one of the …
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Chief Greenbud – Volume 4

When Chief Greenbud first hit the scene several years ago, I found myself wondering whether the world was ready for a resurgence of Cheech & Chong-style marijuana humor performed to music. Six years and four albums later, Greenbud releases his latest, Chief Greenbud Volume 4, and there’s no doubt that the Chief is here to stay. Chief Greenbud’s talents as both…
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Get Your Music Heard By Record Labels

Let’s start with a not-so-bold statement: as a musician, you’ve either sent a demo to a record label, or at least planned to do so at some point in the future. In fact, “How do I send a demo to a record label?” is one of the most common questions we get asked at WeSpin, our music growth training platform and community. So I …
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Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King

It’s nice to get what you want. In light of the meteoric rise of his solo career, Joe Bonamassa has said, “One of my greatest joys is being part of a band. I don’t have to sing, front it and be ‘the guy.’” He gets his wish as a member of the all-star lineup of Rock Candy Funk Party. The band’s sophomore release, “Groove Is King” is a 16-song genre blurring collection…
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Between The Liner Notes: Bing Crosby, Magnetophons & Nazis

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States Military assigned a tech savvy GI named Jack Mullin the mission of investigating secret inventions left behind by the Nazis. Mullin’s journeys around Germany led him to a makeshift radio studio that had a device called the Magnetophon, the first reel-to-reel tape recorder that realistically recorded…
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The Jungle Giants – Speakerzoid

What is a Speakerzoid one may ask? Is it some sort of intricate, ultra-expensive instrument? Or is it an alien spaceship that is pelting towards Earth in a quest for world domination? Well, if you’re racking your brain trying to recall the word and are now thinking you may have a slightly diminished vocabulary, don’t fret!Speakerzoid is a cheeky little word The…
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