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Brandon Schott – “Crayons & Angels”

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by John M. Borack  LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Schott’s brand new one, Crayons & Angels, is something of a soft-pop tour de force, brimming with shimmering melodies, winsome innocence, and some beautiful vocal arrangements. It’s reminiscent of early Harry Nilsson at …

4 CDs: YET MORE PROOF AMERICANA IS A SURGING GENRE

Royal Southern Brotherhood

From Jennifer Greer’s heartbreak to Scott Albert Johnson’s wanderlust and the very special Kail Baxley, singer/songwriting has never sprouted up in-between the weeds so prevalently. Add the rockin’ joyousness of Royal Southern Brotherhood and you get a winning four-of-a-kind hand.

Tim Bowness and his Burning Shed

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Of all the labels operating on the fringes of the modern musical mainstream, sanctuaries for the ever broadening diaspora that is fleeing what were once regarded as the major labels of this world, Burning Shed has long stood as a …

Power Pop Plus: New Reviews

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Tons of excellent records have surfaced over the past several months, both new releases and on the reissue front. Let’s dig right in, shall we?

Bruce Rowland – 1939-2015

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Bruce Rowland, who passed away last week, was one of the last great early seventies session men, the propulsion behind a stream of classic hits – and classic festivals, too; as a member of Joe Cocker’s Grease Band, that’s him …