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Toby Walker – Mileage

New Jersey-based Toby Walker started out on the road many moons ago under the moniker Little Toby Walker, a title he’s long outgrown. With this latest release, ‘Mileage’, he again shows just how astonishingly talented he is. Easily one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the blues and roots world, he simply grows stronger with every album.
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RJ Comer – Nightly Suicide

RJ Comer’s gritty debut EP Nightly Suicide, combines his upbringing of campfire singing and with the power of Americana Rock, moving away from his flamboyant blues days as the lead singer of 7-piece band the Dance Hall Pimps. This LA city boy ‘with swamp water in his veins’, croons his way through addiction, failed relationships and redemption, in a search for salvation that is closely…
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Good Boy – No Love For Back Home

A bunch of boys from Brissy called Good Boy have impressed many with a few singles they’ve released over the last two years. Transparency, Waste Days or Ease Your Temper and No Love Back Home are all killer tunes that have led the indie rock three-piece to some awesome opportunities, one of these being the Triple J Unearthed artist chosen to open the Brisbane leg of St Jerome’s…
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The Gypsy Scholars – Daydream Author

Known for the exuberant life of their melodies and the vibrant sincerity in their colloquial storytelling, The Gypsy Scholars are back with a new single, Daydream Author. Far from the piratey whimsy and heart-tugging Looking Glass, we have a song that throws the band straight, along the lines of Creedence Clearwater Revival, interspersed with a 60s tinged bridge that keeps the song…
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George A. Paul’s Best Bets for Coachella 2016

As the first music festival out of the starting block, Coachella always sets the tone for the season. Held at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. (outside of Palm Springs), the event broke ticket sales records again last year, drawing 99,000 attendees over two consecutive sold out three-day weekends. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has gained a reputation…
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We Pick the Brains of the Legendary Violent Femmes About Their Incredible Comeback

Following a recent stint around Australia with a new record up their sleeves, the legendary Violent Femmes are feeling once again at the top of their game. We got to chat with them about playing Stephen Colbert, improvised set lists and which Aussie bands are doing it for them right now. We want to talk about the album, but first and foremost; Stephen…
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Loose Tooth – Saturn Returns

Any band that sees fit to have five breeds of man’s best friend front and centre on their new ‘me oh, my Sally-Mae that’s right darling’ press release pic deserves your vote or at least 82% of your heart strings. After getting past the blitz of canine feels that’ll dredge up all the mems from Homeward Bound, having you paw around for the closest bundle of fur to cuddle and reassure, it’s time…
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David Gilmour Live at Air Canada Centre

Upon first glance at any artist’s set list, that contains 14 covers one might think there is ample time to grab a refreshment, hit the restroom or buy merchandise. Unless it’s David Gilmour, when cover means 14 of the most iconic songs of all time; known to nearly four generations of Pink Floyd fans. Touring in support of fourth solo album, 2015’s “Rattle That …
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Elvis Costello and Larkin Poe in Concert

Elvis Costello sure wastes no time sending fans into a frenzy. On April 5, the British rock veteran opened the 2 hour, 20-minute show at Riverside’s Fox Performing Arts Center with “Watching the Detectives,” one of his best known tunes and first UK top 20 single in 1977. Strolling out onto the stage with an electric guitar, Costello was shrouded in darkness as he looped the eerie…
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Capital Coast Make It Look Easy in Their First Ever Video for Inside Times

Music videos can be a tricky thing to master. Try to make a clip with a concept too simple or transparent and you may come away with a shitty and rushed looking video. Try too hard to make a clip that gives off the vibe that you’re a super suave charmer and God forbid you may look like a Pitbull wannabe. And… if you try to tap into you inner self and share a far too deep concept that only…
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SoundPress.net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note for April 2016

Spring is in the air. Daylight savings has returned in some quarters. Things are supposed to be light and airy. So, don’t ask us to explain why our column this month is weighted to the heavier side of things. Judas Priest (www.judaspriest.com) are one of heavy metal’s longest lasting hellions and their recent tour in support of Redeemer Of Souls was one of the most extensive…
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The Greatest Theme Songs in TV Part 2: 1980’s

Popular culture has romantically transformed the 80’s from a best-forgotten world of shoulder pads and hairspray into the must have retro return. But one aspect of the decade never really fell from grace. 80’s TV shows marked the real beginnings of television as we know it, shaped our childhoods and broke ground over four channels! An era that boasted not only iconic TV shows, but also…
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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Preview

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – better known simply as “Coachella” – is coming to Indio, California over two fast-moving weekends, April 15-17 and again April 22-24, 2016. Coachellagoers from around the planet are already planning their trips to the 17th edition of an event that has once again gathered up an eclectic line-up of artists from across the musical spectrum to perform…
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Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat

It’s 2016 and Urthboy still isn’t slowing down, and his fifth studio album is here as proof that he’s still got it. The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat is equal parts politically charged and a loving father’s ode to his daughter. Sick of today’s political and social inequality? You’re not the only one, Urthboy spits his frustration…
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Kenny ‘Big Daddy’ Williams and Bluespower Are Making Their Mark In The OC

Orange County in Southern California has been an extremely fertile place for blues artists, as notable names including harpist James Harman and guitarist Walter Trout, among many others, come from the large suburban-like enclave situated just south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego. One of the newer names making waves in “The OC” (as it’s called) is Bluespower, fronted by dynamic…
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Legendary Guitarist Reflects on Career and Hopes to Get Back Beloved Guitars

Craig Chaquico is that rare rock artist who has found success in two different bands, and subsequently as a solo artist celebrated for his work in a completely different musical genre. In the 1970s, the Sacramento, California native earned early acclaim for his work as lead guitarist with Jefferson Starship (notably on the 1975 album “Red Octopus,” which…
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Do You Want to Know the Secrets of Beard Meditation?

We chat with Nathaniel Beardman of The Beards about politics, philosophy and economics. Kidding, this is a 15 minute convo about face rugs. Hey Nathaniel, how’re you doing mate? Just chilling at home between shows? We like to fly back to Adelaide between each leg of the tour to concentrate on our beards. We spend a lot of time in the same room together. We generally…
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Reagan Boggs – Empty Glasses

Reagan Boggs (from the album Empty Glasses available on April 12, 2016) – The characters walk from pages penned by Reagan Boggs and out into the world on her upcoming (April 12, 2016) release of Empty Glasses. The title image may be of drained drinks but the cups run over with the flesh and blood mistakes, challenges, decisions, and successes on the album, the fourth from Reagan Boggs.
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Tinpan Orange – Love is a Dog

From Angus and Julia Stone to the Jackson 5, to AC/DC, nothing can beat that familial chemistry and genetic talent. Melbourne brother and sister duo Tinpan Orange are no exception, their 60s inspired indie-folk stirring up Australia’s local music scenes. With the band’s bubbling success, they’re due to strike again with the release of their new LP Love is a Dog in April.
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The Greatest Theme Songs in TV Part 1: 8 Songs that brought Anime to Life

A good theme songs goes a long way to making any film or television series great. The same can be said more so for anime. Japan has a vibrant culture for awesome, fist-pumping rock music, something that’s put to good use when they’re featured in the opening and closing themes for an anime series. We’re not talking about films here just to clarify. We’re talking about television shows, and…
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