Articles by: Maeri Ferguson

Ron Gallo Unleashes Madman Vocals and Head-spinning Riffs On ‘Heavy Meta’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Ron Gallo has a sick, twisted worldview, and that is what you’ll love about his new record Heavy Meta. Gallo has an undeniable talent and a penchant for the dark and weird side of things. ...

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Tift Merritt’s “Stitch of the World’ Keeps On Enchanting (ALBUM REVIEW)


At a Hiss Golden Messenger show last year, front man MC Taylor said of Tift Merritt (who stood by his side providing backing vocals), “This woman has the kind of voice I want to write ...

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Ty Segall Goes Glam and Grunge On Self-Titled Album (ALBUM REVIEW)


One of his generation’s most prolific artists, Ty Segall seems to be an endless well of creativity. He cannot be contained, and his latest release in a long string of them over the last decade ...

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Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough Craft a Low Key Beauty On ‘Mockingbird Soul’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Though we didn’t even know it, we have been waiting for the new collaboration record from Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer. It has been a wait because the duo began playing together more than five ...

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Daniel Romano & Caitlin Rose: The Wabash Wrecking Ball Revue Hits New York (SHOW REVIEW)


It’s been awhile since Caitlin Rose has graced a New York City stage, but she did just that, albeit a bit nervously last Thursday at Mercury Lounge with Daniel Romano. Though Romano and did double ...

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Jim James Refuses To Compromise Sound & Aesthetic On Powerful ‘Eternally Even’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Jim James has become a kind of thought leader in modern music, putting his feelings about politics, the world and humankind right out in the open and continuously pushing the boundaries of his sound. His ...

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Paul Cauthen Slays With Old School Simplicity on My Gospel’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Paul Cauthen is singing the gospel of the blue collar man. His deep toned voice goes down like a rich, dark stout, calling to mind a young Waylon Jennings. And on his new record, perfectly ...

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‘ Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith’ Assembles List of Unique Interpretations (ALBUM REVIEW)


How do you pay tribute to an artist as brilliant and singular as Elliott Smith? By assembling an impressive list of artists to interpret his work and make it their own. That is exactly the ...

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Chill Sounds & Hypnotic Guitars Dominate Luke Roberts’ ‘Sunlit Cross’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


That old school folk drifter sound is what you’ll get from Luke Roberts’ earthy new album Sunlit Cross. It’s a breath of fresh air, beautiful and bright, with pared down production and simple acoustic arrangements. ...

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Jonny Fritz Remains Tough To Pin Down On ‘Sweet Creep’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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From the start, it’s always been a bit of challenge to pin Jonny Fritz down. His brand of “silly country” feels so unique to him, it’s hard to compare him to anyone else. It’s even ...

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