New Venusians – “Keep Running”

Australia! Hear my call! We need more from you, we need bands that have substance and deeper emotions ingrained the lyrics. Thank you for bringing us New Venusians, a band from Sydney. It’s not enough, though. We need more bands to break through that glass ceiling (isn’t there a hole in the ozone or is… New Venusians – “Keep Running” was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading New Venusians – “Keep Running”

We Saw Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Live on a Tuesday Night

  Last night, your intrepid Editor at Large and his friend saw Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas play live at Ottobar. Yes it was a Tuesday night. Yes we had work the next morning. But no, we’re not sorry. And that’s even after a torturous 30 minutes of watching Cara Kelly of Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale,… We Saw Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Live on a Tuesday Night was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading We Saw Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Live on a Tuesday Night

In Which We Interview Jessica Hernandez of Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

  Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas are quickly establishing themselves as the act to follow. With Cuban/Mexican-American Hernandez’s bull in a china shop voice and her Detroit-based Deltas’ healthy appreciation for brass instrumentation, their debut, Secret Evil, is definitely one of 2014’s best. Swinging songs about love and heartbreak and incongruous touches of ska and soul hit like… In Which We Interview Jessica Hernandez of Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading In Which We Interview Jessica Hernandez of Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

Joss Stone Takes Broken Bells’ “High Road”

  UK soul singer Joss Stone‘s The Soul Sessions Vol 2 is upon us. If you’re a fan of Joss (and understand math) you’ll know this is the followup to 2002/3’s Vol 1–the singer’s much acclaimed debut. This one, just like the last, is chock-full of mostly soul standards and a few re-worked rock songs. That’s right, c-o-v-e-r-s. Vol 2‘s “Fell in Love with A Boy” is Broken Bells’ “The High Road.” Oh and it’s damn good.     The Soul Sessions Vol 2 is out now. Be sure to pick it up at your favorite (e)retailer.     Joss will be touring Europe, … Continue reading Joss Stone Takes Broken Bells’ “High Road”