- Written by Lee Hebert
When the Portland, Maine duet, ARMIES released their self-titled debut album in 2015, Rolling Stone Magazine listed it as one of the year’s 15 great albums you didn’t hear.
Over the last three years, Dave Gutter and Anna Lombard have played out a lot in support of that recording. Along the way they’ve learned how to keep the nucleus of ARMIES focused in on its true north: Be ferocious lyrical adversaries— an Angel on one shoulder, the Devil on the other, and blend instrumentation into their artistic expression.
- Written by Giovanni "Gio" Pilato
In a time of the world like this, where music labels are often confining musicians to a sole musical niche, Australian guitarist, producer and singer/songwriter Matty T Wall embraces instead fully the musical prospect to go gun-blazing to a global perception of what music should sound like, rather than restraining his talent and do something "Commercially right", by mashing up several music styles with no strings attached, because that is how the artist feels and perceives music. In the most organic, immediate and instinctive possible way.
Starting from the idea that the guitarist's new record should represent the way that Wall sees his musical creativity moving forward, without necessarily picking up from where he left on his fabulous debut album Blue Skies, Wall's second album, called Sidewinder, is the most natural and spontaneous progression to the Australian artist's debut album.
- Written by Stephanie Hussey
On a sticky, almost airless Sunday evening, two amazing musicians and their bands came to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in New Hampshire and performed for ninety minutes each to a packed house.
Up first was the incomparable, quintessential blues singer, Beth Hart and her band, who took to the stage amidst thunderous applause and explosive cheers from ravenous fans. Whether she's behind the keyboard or holding a mic, the beautiful and extremely talented Ms. Hart sings impressively and with immense passion, just as if there is no one in the room, but you and her. From the sultry (almost kitten-ishly playful), If I Tell You I Love You (a Joe Bonamassa/Beth Hart hit from the album Seesaw) to the song "‘Written for her Momma" Baddest Blues, the singer/songwriter played and sung with extreme passion and spirit.