Monthly Archives : November 2010

Da Roots is Rockin’


artist: John Butler Trio | genre: roots | alt-rock | label: Jarrah Records One of my favs from Australia’s John Butler Trio.  “Revolution“ is from of their  latest album entiltled  April Uprising and it’s just a solid song all the way around.   A melodic slow build at the onset and gives way to an energetic anthem.  With this their 4th studio release, they…

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Dancehall, Roots & Rap


artist: MasSicker | genre: dancehall, reggae | label: unsigned listen now Look Around :: New Millennium Rasta :: Mek Dem Gwaan As  part of reggae’s next generation, MasSicker (aka King Mas) draws upon a myriad of influences en route to a melodic sound that blends the best dancehall, roots and hip hop.   His rhythmic lyrics are set against an urban…

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Capelle Crossing the Pond


Britain’s Capelle will be crossing the Atlantic in 2011 for their first North American tour and not only will the lads be jamming their way across the fruited plains but they’ll also be recording the entire trip for a TV series!  Wanna get Capelle to play for you?  No problem…just get a couple hundred of your closest friends together and…

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Sunflower and the Seeds


listen nowSweet Escape :: Rain or Shine Folk/rock from New Jersey?  Really?  The one summer I spent on the Jersey Shore (Seaside Heights…to be exact) all I ever heard was club music and hip-hop.  Musically, it was the worst three months of my life!  Not that there is anything wrong those genres, I actually dig them…just not 24/7.  Needless to…

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Black Heart Vacancy


artist: Black Heart Vacancy | genre: alt-rock, punk | label: Baked Fresh Records From their latest EP on Baked Fresh Records, LA’s Black Heart Vacancy sticks one right between the eyes with “Man Overboard.” I dig the melodic edginess these cats are throwing down.  Yuppies beware…I’m pretty sure BHV is sending you a message here that is loud and clear!…

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