“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 […]

Richest Man

By Ron Powers Richest Man I’m delighted to spread the word about a great new song called “Richest Man”. It’s my favorite single off Brendan Benson’s recently released LP, and I’d go so far as to say it’s the best work we’ve seen from the Michigan born songwriter since he first entered the music scene […]

The Best by AWOLNATION

By Ron Powers The Best by AWOLNATION I was recently going through a list of musicians I admire when I came across a new song by AWOLNATION called “The Best”. This tune has an inspirational and uplifting tone that is just what the doctor ordered for a time like this. Many are reaching to music […]

Dead Weight by PVRIS

By Ron Powers Dead Weight by PVRIS PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”) is back with a smashing single called “Dead Weight”. The new song is the first single off the band’s upcoming album (“Use Me”) which is set for release May 1st. “Dead Weight” engages the listener on multiple levels, holding appeal for fans of both EDM […]

Broken Boy (feat. Iggy Pop) by Cage The Elephant

High Notes By Ron Powers Broken Boy (feat. Iggy Pop) by Cage The Elephant If I’m being honest, I’ve never been particularly drawn to the band known as Cage The Elephant. For one reason or another I never got around to giving them a fair shake since they released their first album back in 2008. […]

Wasting Time by The Mowgli’s 

By Ron Powers Wasting Time by The Mowgli’s I was going through the new release section of Spotify the other day and the art for a new single called “Wasting Time” caught my eye. The song is by Los Angeles based pop-rock band The Mowgli’s and it hooked me the instant I pressed play. I […]

FIVE UP-AND-COMING EDM STARS TO WATCH IN 2020

By Ron Powers FIVE UP-AND-COMING EDM STARS TO WATCH IN 2020 I found myself listening to a lot of EDM last year and thought it would be fun to end 2019 by telling you about the top five up-and-coming artists to watch out for in 2020. There is so much great music coming from the […]

Light It Up by Katelyn Macs

By Ron Powers Light It Up by Katelyn Macs I was recently talking to a friend of mine in the music business who knows I am always looking for outstanding new artists to review. He said, “Light It Up, Katelyn Macs, check it out”.  Well my friend is very successful and knowledgeable and a very […]

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 […]