Reimagined

High Notes By Ron Powers   Reimagined DJ cMellow   Dj cMellow’s two-track EP ‘Reimagined’ offers a complete representation of what it is to reimagine or recreate something from scratch. The original idea or essence is what remains, the sound in this case though appears as that of a down-tempo EDM project, ‘Quartettsatz’ as an […]

The Lords of Easton & Stan Medley

By Ron Powers The Lords of Easton & Stan Medley I got a preview of a new EP entitled “Love” by The Lords of Easton & Stan Medley. I must say this EP has wonderful vocal duets by The Lords of Easton’s Raven Kane and Sy Gorieb and just as impressive musical arrangement. The Wedding […]

Music review for “Follow My Heart”

By Ron Powers Music review for “Follow My Heart” Music & Lyrics by Pauline Frechette Arranged and produced by David Campbell vocal version written & performed by Pauline Frechette Instrumental version features Stewart Cole on trumpet With her latest EP release, “Follow My Heart”, Pauline Frechette creates emotional music that is simple and melodic with […]

Kygo, A : Welcome to The Midnight Show

High Notes By Ron Powers Welcome to The Midnight Show Remix DJ and producer Kygo, a takes us on a sonic flight with her latest EP, The Midnight Show, escorting us through a cosmos which transcends genre by seamlessly melding classical composition, sensory stimulating synthesizers, soul nurturing pianos, beautifully toned guitars, and a healthy dose […]

“A Quiet Walk in The Snow – Christmas Version”

By Ron Powers “A Quiet Walk in The Snow – Christmas Version” Composed by Pauline Frechette Arranged by David Campbell   Music that has descriptive, naturalistic titles usually makes me uneasy, because that commercial model has bred too many cheesy pieces of music. However, Pauline Frechette’s “A Quiet Walk in the Snow – Christmas Version” […]

Gord Downie (1964-2017)

Gord Downie (1964-2017)   So…I had a different article planned for this month. I was going to talk about exciting new releases by Little Silver, Wolf Alice, and Bent Knee, and of course there would be a tribute to Tom Petty, who we sadly lost this month…I’m still wrapping my head around that one.   […]

Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen!

Congratulations to our friend and accomplice, Chester Simpson, for the inclusion of four of his Rock and Roll photographs in the new Smithsonian book. The book, Smithsonian Rock and Roll; Live and Unseen, was released on October 24 and represents rock music through more than 350 photographs of its iconic pioneers and performers. Rock fans […]

Josh Ritter: Gathering

By Chris Anderson Josh Ritter: Gathering Josh Ritter has come a long way from the coffeehouses in Oberlin, where he got his start twenty years ago. Those intervening years has seen Josh grow into one of the most significant songwriters of the modern era, thanks to albums such as The Animal Years, The Historical Conquests […]

Twiddle: Plump

By Chris Anderson   Twiddle: Plump   Vermont has given birth to some of the jam scene’s heaviest hitters, most notably Phish – the big daddy of them all – as well as a host of others such as Raq, Max Creek, the legendary Strangefolk, and the increasingly popular Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Joining […]

The Suburbs: Hey Muse!

By Chris Anderson   The Suburbs: Hey Muse!   I’ve said it before, just what it is that I love the most about music – no matter how much I think I know, no matter how much I have heard, no matter how many records I own or how many articles I’ve read, what I […]