Cobi Mike of Gentlemen Hall goes solo with new EP

Cobi Mike's recent decision to leave Gentlemen Hall (Island Records) to release his first solo project arose from his desire to rediscover his voice and share his personal message. In 2008, the singer-songwriter helped form the unique Boston musical collective. Gentlemen Hall quickly catapulted to success, being awarded a MTV Video Music Award in … [Read more...]

A.C. Newman – Shut Down The Streets

You may recognize the voice, not necessarily the name when you hear Canadian artist, A.C. Newman. His golden billowy swells trademark the innate ability for capable indie pop expression. A more familiar chant for your curiosity may be the potent power pop jams such as Twin Cinema’s “Use It” or Mass Romantic’s “The Fake Headlines”. Yes, undoubtedly … [Read more...]

William Hut – Silent Hum

The level of clarity and sincerity involved with William Hut’s compositions has always been remarkable. In an age where the vast majority of music is self-centered it is refreshing to hear such an empathetic artist. Gaining fame from his time with Norway sensation Poor Rich Ones, Hut latest solo release Silent Hum maintains his passionate optimism … [Read more...]

Jonsi – “Boy Lilikoi”

Jonsi, the angelic-voiced frontman of Icelandic band Sigur Ros, strikes out on his own with a solo album titled Go to be released in March. This first single off the album starts off gently with orchestral vibrations wafting in the background, a starry twinkle, and then light strum of guitar, followed by the emergence of music-box notes and a … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Artists: Justin Buckley of Tarcutta on the Art of the Guitar Solo

It seems to be an unavoidable conclusion that the rock guitar solo is officially extinct. It’s been nearly 20 years, I’m guessing, since most of the songs you heard on the radio featured one. How did this staple of music disappear after 20 years dominating various genres? And how, in an age of 80’s revivalism, can men wear spandex, women wear … [Read more...]

Evan Dando Solo Tour

Beginning on January 29 The Lemonheads' front man will embark on a 25 date US tour, supporting last year's covers album Varshons. Jan. 29: Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ Jan. 30: Joe’s Pub, New York, NY Jan. 31: The Record Collector Store, Bordentown, NJ Feb. 3: Great Scott, Allson, MA Feb. 4: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA Feb. 5: M Room, … [Read more...]

Nutrition On Tape – Queen Bee EP

Here's an interesting one: Nutrition On Tape consists of Matt Howley, an Australian in London, and his keyboards, samplers, and drum machines. His Queen Bee EP shows in four songs that he has a way with pleasantly engaging compositions. The nicest thing about his tracks is that they're unassuming and often warm, without the indulgences that tend to … [Read more...]