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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Fabio Lima
Animes Vol. 1 (self)

Murmured moments of gentility. A fingerstyle compendium breath-stealing for its brevity. Notes flitting in butterfly-delicate confederation effect majestic passage. Sorely impressed hearts bow low, their adoration manifest. 

Recommended "The Rising Fighting Spirit 'Naruto,'" "'Ohayou Hunter X Hunter Ending'" "We Gotta Power 'Dragon Ball Opening,'" "Unravel 'Tokyo Ghoul Ending,'" "Pegasus Fantasy 'Saint Seiya Opening,'" "Brave Heart 'Digimon,'" "Cha-La-Head-Cha-La 'Dragon Ball Z Opening ," "Limit Break X Survivor 'Dragon Ball Super Opening," "Lilium 'Elfin Lied'"

Video "Ohayou 'Hunter X Hunter Opening'"

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jimmi Accardi
Blues Monster (Jimmi Accardi / Molehill)

An educational path took Jimmi from 1970s CBGB's with the Laughing Dogs to sharing world stages with storied icons and, now, to this 2018 floor-stomping and gut-busting testimonial. Each step informs this latest, resounding from within notes and brushes in manners impressive. The trip served both him and us well. 

Recommended "I'm a Fool About You Baby, "Dance My Blues Away," "Good To Me," "Cadillac Coupe De Ville," "Candy Apple," "Boogie With Me," "One Man Woman"

Video "I'm a Fool About You Baby" (2010 live version)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Black Frogs
Modern Rockabilly - EP (self)

Rockabilly's good-time nature, one that draws on unassuming country and big-grin, back-slapping rollick, is sometimes neglected in favor of the genre's table-overturning spirit. But both have valid claim to our attentions. The former turns up here. Everybody's movin', and the welcome is warm.

Recommended "All Day All Night Rock and Roll," "I Don't Care Peggy Sue," "Come Rock With Me," "Breaking Up the House," "Honeydripper"

Video "All Day All Night Rock and Roll"

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Josh Hi Fi and the Rhythm Kings
Riding the Rails (Wild Records)

I don't know where the next midnight will find you. It could be a bright-lights boulevard, some big-time-as-all-get-out night spot, or even the cozy dark of your own home, making friends with someone curvaceous and delectable. But this is the soundtrack you'll need. I do know that one thing.

Recommended  "Step It Up and Go," "Cajun Queen," "Dixie Line," "Old 109," "Steamboat," "Miss Molly," "Take It easy Greasy"

Video "Cajun Queen"

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Time Burners
The Girl Can Cook (self)

Plainly, this affable pair believes in home-sprouted Americana's potential for uplifting regular folks while faithfully articulating our vitality. We matter, and here's playing to prove it. 

Recommended "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Old Rail Track," "The Girl Can Cook," "Storm," "Eureka Springs," "Spiffy Chicken"

Video "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Friday, February 23, 2018

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
Soul Flowers of Titan (Bloodshot)

Barrence is a soul on musical fire. From within him blasts humanity without refining filter. Grab hold of someone; this galvanizing moment cannot be ignored.

Recommended "Tall, Black and Bitter," "Slowly Losing My Mind," "I'll Be Home Someday," "Pain," "Adorable," "Sunshine Don't Make the Sun," "Edie Please"

Video "Slowly Losing My Mind" (live)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Delta Bombers
Pressure and Time (Wild Records)

There's a simple reason this surely resonates in the bloodstreams of pretty much everyone on the corner, hangin' out of cruising car widows, or kickin' up dust 'round backwoods front porches: It's the universal bop of the common man, with all the grained blues, country sway, and damn-but-it's-good-to-be-alive rock and roll exaltation that makes workdays bearable and late nights spectacularly rewarding.

Recommended "Pressure and Time," Take These Chains From My Heart," "Jump Back Baby," "Sorrow and Pain," "Shoveling Coal," "Let Her Go"

Video "Pressure and Time"

Video "Sorrow and Pain"