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The Blankz…”White Baby”

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Phoenix upstart punk rock band, The Blankz could very well be the clown princes (and Princess) of punk.  Their debut track, “White Baby” is the true to life story of singer, Tommy  Blank who as a young baby was adopted by a Hispanic family. He's  gone  thro ...
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Fantastic Negrito–“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

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Born Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz ( more widely known as Fantastic Negrito) has always had a voracious  appetite for all mediums of art. Following his biopic  album, “The Last Days of Oakland”  which garnered a Grammy  for Best Contemporary Blues Album of 2017, ...
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Danny’s Chant… Danny Kirwan Dead At 68

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The story of Danny Kirwan is maybe more dramatic than any of the brilliant guitarists for Fleetwood Mac. He was recruited at age 17 into Fleetwood Mac by Peter Green to be the 3rd guitarist (with Jeremy Spencer) of the band during their pure blues period; but soon h ...
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Sadler Vaden and The Monster From Within

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Musician Sadler Vaden… can make slow songs dramatic, sad songs tragic and up-tempo songs romp. He seems to be enjoying himself at every turn; which means you will too!…  As a journalist who’s a sucker for a great rock and roll ditty I realize that though he may not claim to be a cultural ...
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The Record Company And The Sophomore Slump

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What once was industry jargon and urban legend has more or less been proven by cold, hard statistics. In 2017, by way of elaborate algorithmic calculations music geeks compared the scores of 80 prized debut albums to those of their follow-ups, discovering that 68.25% of the time the grades dropped a ...
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The Fabuous Fratellis, Frankie Miller & The White Album

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Scottish blue-eyed soul singer  Frankie Miller made his name on the English pub rock circuit in the early '70s; and spent around a decade-and-a-half cutting albums of traditional rhythm/blues, rock & roll and country music. His recorded legacy as an avatar of American roots mu ...
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Wake Me Up… Avicii Dead at 28

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Swedish DJ Avicii died on Friday, his publicist confirmed. He was 28 years old—barely older than the members of the notorious “27 club,” a tragic and famous list of rock & roll stars who have died at 27 years old.It was the deaths of monumental rockers Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, ...
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Two Sides of the Beast… The Revelation of Michael “Hollywood Fats” Mann and Danny Bryant

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Los Angeles has always been a volcanic music town, with a steady series of eruptions that have launched a horde of rhythm-and-blues-informed talents to well-deserved prominence. Characteristically due to their hometown, their styles span a wild spectrum, from pop to soul to rock & roll, but each ...
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Pop Evil Roars With New Album

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Pop Evil are my favorite band, so writing this review is a labor of love! They’ve been around for over 10 years and I’ve been a fan since the beginning. Admittedly, I'm a "groupie". The new self-titled album is their fifth studio effort; recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles beh ...
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Maximum Rock And Roll..Ford Madox Ford

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Los Angeles was ripe for the onslaught of punk rock. Hollywood’s rife  gave rise to stories that only could be told effectively by its music… Sure there was The Beach Boys… The Doors.. . Van Halen..  Guns N’ Roses… ( I know I missed about a million great bands) but nothing ever matched t ...
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