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[06.19.2017] Eli Raybon’s cents of style is a great way to corner what he brings to the music scene because it describes as lo-fi accessibility that’s driven by raw talent and with little expense. Maybe people who start bands don’t crunch numbers anymore to see if they can afford to pull it off. Continue reading
Mystery Loves Company in many ways is a mystery to me. Their songs are original enough to rely on their own groove, which I couldn’t fully understand and have had to stay on their ride for a bit before I started to get it. Continue reading
When I think about the comics I’ve illustrated, the stories and the songs I’ve written, and even the girls I dated; I wonder how the Hell I pulled it off. Then I see Eli Raybon’s fearless imaginative energy set to music and know it was my unrestrained youth that made all of that possible. Continue reading
Singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists like Mike Llerena are built for battle. They’re a lot like members of those civilian brigades you read about who will do everything to defend their homes, families, and crops from attack.
The sound of The Big East has been described by some as yacht rock. According to their official site, they have even taken the initiative in describing themselves as “cottage rock” and/or:
“If the Steve Miller Band met the Flaming Lips and jammed down at the dock by the cottage…“
which is accurate to a certain point on their new album Hungry Ghosts. Continue reading
A map to Duarte, California might as well be a map to another dimension where regrets and grievances live. Perhaps Duarte has something similar to the hum in Taos where it drives some people crazy, or in this case, causes them to hold court with their demons. With Les Bohem’s Moved To Duarte, we find him moving in and out of a mosaic of motifs and life experiences which only he seems capable of mastering. Continue reading