Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves by The Ocean Blue

By Ron Powers Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves by The Ocean Blue The Ocean Blue’s eighth studio album, titled Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves, is made up of eleven well written and produced indie pop songs. It’s an outstanding addition to the band’s already impressive legacy and serves as yet another […]

Father of the Bride: by Vampire Weekend

High Notes By Ron Powers Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend’s latest album (Father of the Bride) is the band’s fourth studio album. It was released this year by Columbia Records, and is their first album with a major record label. It’s been almost six years since we’ve heard new music from […]

Taller by Jamie Cullum

By Ron Powers Taller by Jamie Cullum It’s been four years since Jamie Cullum released original music. Now he’s back with his 8th studio album “Taller”. Cullum’s new effort is made up of ten masterfully produced jazz-pop songs and is hands down some of the best work of his career. Each song flows effortlessly into […]

I’m Alive

By Ron Powers I’m Alive It’s been 7 years since the Hives have geared up for a major album release. Now they’re back and better than ever with a jaw dropping single called “I’m Alive.” A picture of triumphant resurrection is painted with “I’m Alive”. It’s the kind of song that makes you feel more […]

Juke Box Jams

By Ron Powers Juke Box Jams Chance is a European DJ who recently moved to the US. She’s a skilled singer, songwriter, remixer, producer, keyboardist and percussionist. This formidable list of abilities shines bright on her latest EP “Juke Box Jams”. This EP is a fresh mix of EDM, Hip Hop and Pop music with […]

Hero

Hero By Ron Powers Award Winning Director Jantonio Turner and Multi-Genre Billboard Charting Musician Stan Medley recently came together to show their gratitude, respect, and admiration for firefighters. Their collaboration has resulted in a powerful video called “Hero” based on Stan Medley’s song by the same name, “Hero”. The video was made in honor of […]

Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider

High Notes By Ron Powers Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider On Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Todd Snider employs the great forms of Folk, Blues, and Country to frame his views on life, love, and politics. Using bare-bone arrangements, Snider continues in the centuries-old tradition of American Roots music and brings us […]

Va Va Voom by Bangups

By Ron Powers Va Va Voom by Bangups I was visiting a friend a few days ago and while we chatted, my friend’s son was in the living room playing a snowboarding game called “Steep”. One of the songs on the game’s soundtrack grabbed my attention so I naturally “shazamed” it. The band I discovered […]

Chelsea Dagger – We’ll Have Some Fun

By Ron Powers Chelsea Dagger – We’ll Have Some Fun In a world full of ulterior motives, fake news, and alternative facts, it’s refreshing to come across a straightforward rock and roll band. There’s something bracing about an artist that employs tried and true methods with a steady and knowing hand. That’s what I found […]

DJ Magic “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Review

High Notes By Ron Powers DJ Magic “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Review I recently discovered a new artist called DJ Magic, and his incredible EP “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. This musical journey begins with DJ Magic’s rendition of the original masterpiece by Paul Dukas. It comes in just over ten minutes and serves as an exciting primer for what is to come. Although the […]