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Posted July 03, 2019in Sound Check

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The Zoo Brew at Blank Park Zoo is back on Wednesday evenings through the end of August. Listen to bands, visit the animals and take in a cool beverage. Shock Collar plays on July 24. The cost is $14, or it is free with a zoo membership. Alternative Latin rock

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Posted October 31, 2018in Sound Check

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‘Hard Times and White Lines’ Whitey Morgan and the 78’s Released on Oct. 26, 2018, by Whitey Morgan Music via Thirty Tigers Whitey Morgan’s fifth album, “Hard Times and White Lines” boasts a 10-song set list by the deep baritone. Morgan writes most of the songs on the album, but

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Posted October 03, 2018in Sound Check

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‘The Modern Lives Vol. 2’ (EP) Jackie Greene Released on Oct. 5, 2018 by Blue Rose Music Jackie Greene’s second volume EP, “The Modern Lives Vol. 2,” is a extension of his first album released one year ago. “Crazy Comes Easy” is a twangy upbeat song, where, “crazy comes easy

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Posted September 05, 2018in Sound Check

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‘High Water I’ The Magpie Salute Eagle Rock Entertainment Group — released Aug. 10 The Magpie Salute, formed by former Black Crowes’ guitarist Rich Robinson in 2016, released its first album “High Water I” on Aug. 10. The group consists of two other Crowes members, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien,

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Posted June 06, 2018in Sound Check

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‘Capitanos’ The Lost Tracks Independent If you told me this album came out in the 1970s, I would believe you. The lyrics and the grooves all come together beautifully to harken back to a simpler, more honest time in music. Be it David Haas’ vocals or Jason Buns’ and Steve

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Posted May 02, 2018in Sound Check

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‘Combat Sports’ The Vaccines Columbia Records On The Vaccines’ 11-song fifth album, “Contact Sports,” the band of Brits offers track after track of colorful post-punk garage rock. It’s almost as if each song — lyrically and musically — was designed to be sampled in an Apple commercial (I think one

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Posted April 04, 2018in Sound Check

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“Summer Sadness” Motide Station One Records Released in January, Motide’s single “Summer Sadness” also features the vocals of Ancient Posse’s Kamillah Jonaé. The Motide two-piece consists of Gabe Scheid and Jeremy Franklin, who “push the boundaries of music, art, technology, and their environment to create soundscapes that are meditative and

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Posted February 28, 2018in Sound Check

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“One Louder” The Nadas Authentic Records Ahh, The Nadas. Ye of storied Playboy Magazine history. The Iowa legends celebrate 25 years in 2018 and virtually nothing has changed — which is a good thing. The band started in the 1990s and had a quintessential 1990s acoustic guitar sound, which has

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Posted January 31, 2018in Sound Check

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“Grand Ave Ruckus” Grand Ave Ruckus Independent This isn’t a mediocre high school brass section; it’s Grand Ave Ruckus melting faces with serious grooves on its debut album. The nine members of the band include three trumpet players, two percussionists, two trombone players, a saxophone player and a sousaphone player.

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Posted January 03, 2018in Sound Check

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“The E.P.” Lily DeTaeye Station One Records Lily DeTaeye’s debut with Station One Records is every bit as commanding and thoughtful as I thought it would be. I expected nothing less from the 19-year-old, who at such a young age has amassed an impressive enough local resume to make her

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