Piano Jam 3 (Ode to Kygo)

By Ron Powers Piano Jam 3 (Ode to Kygo) I was so excited when I heard the news that G.H. Hat–one of my all-time favorite artists–was coming out with a new single called “Piano Jam 3 (Ode to Kygo)”. We haven’t heard new material from this twice-Billboard-charting artist since 2018, so I was very excited […]

Hate To Be Amazed by The Matlock Twins

By Ron Powers   Hate To Be Amazed by The Matlock Twins I’m a sucker for clever band names. So, when one of my colleagues recently introduced me to a new band called “The Matlock Twins”, I just had to investigate. Once I heard the tunes, the case was closed. This band was guilty… of […]

Creep, Genius, Auteur

Creep, Genius, Auteur   By Miriam R. Kramer I just finished reading famed film maker Woody Allen’s memoir, Apropos of Nothing, in which he discusses his life from childhood to his current age of 84. I borrowed it from the library, since as a disillusioned fan, I was not sure I wanted him to receive […]

Dead Man’s Hand by Bad Flamingo

High Notes By Ron Powers Dead Man’s Hand by Bad Flamingo Bad Flamingo is composed of two nameless female members who wear Lone Ranger style masks and old school western-style clothing. They have the most mysterious and well-developed aesthetic I’ve seen in a band since the White Stripes. Like their image, the music of Bad […]

A Winter’s Tale by Pauline Frechette

By Ron Powers A Winter’s Tale by Pauline Frechette Pauline Frechette has outdone herself on her latest EP. A Winter’s Tale showcases Frechette’s unique aesthetic abilities and captures the feeling of the winter season in a way I’ve never experienced before. For me, the songs on this title express the silent beauty found in nature […]

Soapbox by Brent Cobb

By Ron Powers Soapbox by Brent Cobb Throughout time, great songs have helped us give voice to an endless list of experiences, emotions, and opinions. Whether it be expressing how we feel about a person, what we think about a situation, or finding inspiration, we’re drawn to the songs that help us express and feel […]

Cemetery by Run River North

High Notes By Ron Powers Cemetery by Run River North Los Angeles based band “Run River North”, also known as RRN, recently released their fourth single of 2020, titled “Cemetery”. The song highlights the exciting and timid first steps toward love between two people as their relationship blossoms. The characters in the song find themselves […]

“Hello Take Me Anywhere” by Night Shop

By Ron Powers “Hello Take Me Anywhere” by Night Shop The other day I was doing a Zoom call with a friend of mine who lives in Los Angeles and, as usual, we talked about the music we’d been listening to lately. My friend was particularly excited about a new song she had just discovered […]

What’s On The TV? By Blackaby

High Notes By Ron Powers What’s On The TV? By Blackaby Every now and then I like to do a musical deep dive and scour the internet for hardly-heard-of gems written by obscure musicians that I think deserve more ears to please. This month I’m bringing you a lovely two minute and eight second treat […]

“The Marches: John Philip Sousa” by Classical Jockey

High Notes By Ron Powers “The Marches: John Philip Sousa” by Classical Jockey The other day I was rooting around for some good music to play this Independence Day. I’ve been in a traditional mood lately and was intent on finding some well-played pieces by the iconic American composer John Philip Sousa. Sousa is best […]