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 […]

Pauline Frechette – The Sacred Mountains of Ojai Review

Pauline Frechette – The Sacred Mountains of Ojai Review December 4th, 2017. It’s a seemingly meaningless date. It’s a regular work day, a Monday and it’s not a holiday. It was the 338th day of the calendar year, it was the 49th Monday of 2017 and it’s within the window of the Sagittarius. None of the things […]

Linda Tourje – Bah Humbug

By Ron Powers Linda Tourje – Bah Humbug I enjoy the holidays. There’s the nippy weather, or the snow depending on your location, hot cocoa and fireplaces, excited kids running around, Santa, charity, family and good food. There’s a lot to enjoy about the holidays and it’s considered one of the cheeriest times of the […]

“Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

By Ron Powers “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper “Shallow” is the unofficial theme song from the film, A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper not only as the stars of this film, but as the singers behind this exceptional track. This song has a nearly uninterrupted run at #1 on […]

“Broken” by lovelytheband

By Ron Powers “Broken” by lovelytheband   What a lovely band – “lovelytheband” consists of vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. After meeting in a nightclub in West Hollywood in 2016, they formed lovelytheband, an Indie Rock band, and soon after had their hit single “Broken” released in April 2017. With […]

“Brightside Of The Moon” by Hot fUSs

By Ron Powers “Brightside Of The Moon” by Hot fUSs In my quest for the new, exciting, unique and interesting, I recently flew to London to see what its scene was contributing to music. It was there where I ironically discovered, not in a London Club, but on a streaming platform, a London based band […]

Zoran Madzirov- The Bottleman

Zoran Madzirov – The Bottleman   As those of you who read my columns know, I am always looking to discover amazing music and performers. I have found such in a Macedonian percussionist, composer, and inventor, Zoran Madzirov. Affectionately known to his fans as “Zoran the Bottleman”, Zoran unfortunately recently passed away in 2017. But […]

Mick Jagger- Gotta Get A Grip + Remixes

By Ron Powers Mick Jagger – Gotta Get A Grip + Remixes Mick Jagger, the legendary front man of The Rolling Stones, is an artist who needs no introduction. Though his sex appeal and charismatic attitude have helped shape the image of rock and roll and super-stardom as we know it, today, Mick Jagger is […]