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Song of the Day: Lemonade by Rubblebucket

Posted by Greg on Sep 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Whoops, September began and we got quiet. Rest assured, it’s not for lack of desire. Alas, life has been a whirlwind these past couple weeks, but we’re back on track and ready to dive in.

We’ve long been fans of Brooklyn’s quirky funk-jam-pop outfit Rubblebucket, mostly because of their dynamic live show, but also because so many of their songs are downright magnetic. The band’s latest album Sun Machine is out now and just might be their best album to date. Read more…

 
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Artist of the Day: Ron Bultongez

Posted by Greg on Aug 29, 2018 in Music

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we love radio pop. So it’s no surprise that this blog loves American Idol, yes even the horribly adequate version that ABC recently premiered. One of our favorites from that debut season was Texas singer-songwriter Ron Bultongez. We were certainly hoping he’d advance to the finals, but as often happens on the show, the best don’t always win. Read more…

 
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Band of the Week: Blue October

Posted by Greg on Aug 24, 2018 in Music

On their ninth album, Houston, TX’s Blue October has found a peace and a calm and that end result has made all the difference. From front to back, I Hope You’re Happy, is a stirring work of grandeur, poetry and an abundance of charm. From the lush and cinematic opener “Daylight” to the R&B-infused “Your Love is Like a Car Crash,” the album opens with a magnetic pull that’s as strong as any album released so far this month. Vocalist Justin Furstenfeld has always had a knack for tenderness and vulnerability but he wears it as well as he ever has on “Your Love is Like a Car Crash,” which darn well better make a dent before the year is over. Read more…

 
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Looking Back: 2003 – Wheat’s Per Second, Per Second, Per Second…Every Second

Posted by Greg on Aug 24, 2018 in Music

With the latter days of summer now upon us, we thought we’d take some time to revisit our favorite summer album. As our previous post about Hootie and the Blowfish indicated, we are unabashed radio-rock fans. And no band pulled off radio-rock in 2003 better than Boston’s Wheat.
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New Release Friday: Darren Jessee – The Jane, Room 217

Posted by Greg on Aug 24, 2018 in Music

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After more than a decade using the moniker Hotel Lights, Ben Folds Five (BFF) drummer Darren Jessee has finally attached his given name to a project. His debut album, The Jane, Room 217, is a mesmerizing album and arguably the best record he’s ever released post-BFF. Read more…

 
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Artist of the Day: The Blue Dahlia

Posted by Greg on Aug 15, 2018 in Music

Last week, Dahlia Dumont, who performs under the moniker The Blue Dahlia, released her sophomore album La Tradition Americaine. Featuring her airy and jaunty ukelele playing, the album is a cornucopia of emotions and one that signals the arrival of an inspired and novel singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Brooklyn to a French family, Dumont is adept at singing in both French and English. Read more…

 
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A Look Back, Twenty Years Later: Hootie and the Blowfish – Musical Chairs

Posted by Greg on Aug 15, 2018 in Music

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We’re exactly a month away from the 20th anniversary of Musical Chairs, the third release from South Carolina icons Hootie and the Blowfish. Having recently seen the band at their annual Hootie Homegrown Festival, we’ve been on somewhat of a Hootie kick over here at the SITH headquarters. Naturally it has led us to this criminally underrated album. Read more…

 
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Band of the Day: Salt Cathedral

Posted by Greg on Aug 14, 2018 in Music

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We have been fans of New York City duo Salt Cathedral since their earliest days when they went by the name Il Albanico and were a quintet. Read more…

 
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Song of the Day: Guster – “Hard Times” and “Don’t Go”

Posted by Greg on Aug 7, 2018 in Music

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We’re taking a creative liberty and nominating two tracks for today’s Song of the Day. New England quartet Guster is hard at work on their eighth album and have a fall tour already planned out (see below for tour dates). Read more…

 
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New Release Friday: The Eyebrows – Volume

Posted by Greg on Aug 3, 2018 in Music

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Volume, the debut release from Charlotte, NC trio The Eyebrows just might be one of the best albums released this year. Read more…

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