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Bonamassa by Marty Moffatt

Spanning the gamut from rustic folk-blues tradition to son-of-a-bluesman soul…from an outstanding live tribute to two late legends by Joe Bonamassa to a Brooklyn collective’s crazy-sick surprises, we’re blogging big this time.

The Bevis Frond – Past Times Ahead

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With a new album approaching, and a (nearly) thirty year catalog’s worth of reissues on the wind, it’s a good, if somewhat expensive, time to be a Bevis Frond fan. There’s twenty-four albums out there already, plus a bucketload of …

The Seventh Ring of Saturn – Ormythology

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It’s been a long time coming. Eight years have elapsed since the first Seventh Ring of Saturn album, a self-titled bundle of joy, was unleashed, since when Ted Selke and co have contented themselves only with carving sonic swathes through …

3 TRIPPY NEW JAZZ CDs + NEWLY RESTORED JIMI

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Jimi Hendrix would have loved the three eccentric eclectic (dare I say oddball?) jazz releases covered within. But as a young man, he just wanted to add hot licks in the bands of Little Richard, the Isley Brothers and Curtis Knight. Knight’s use of the future legend is on full display via Legacy’s “You Can’t Use My Name.” They didn’t. Can you pick him out?

The Familiars – Martyred Hearts

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It’s almost two years since the Familiars – who, at the time, were unremarkably unFamiliar – released their debut album, CunningFolk; and six months since the follow up Martyred Hearts arrived to prove that it was no freak. A simple …