Nice review of DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from The VINYL DISTRICT

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This Western Australian four-piece specializes in psych-blues-boogie, and they’ve been cited as extending the musical mores of their countrymen Buffalo, The Aztecs, and Coloured Balls; featuring the dual guitars of Dom Mariani (of the Stems and DM3) and Greg Hitchcock (who was briefly in the New Christs), this sophomore effort shines brightest in direct proportion to its pedal-induced amp burn, of which there is a surplus. The songs are more than just vessels for flights of controlled distortion though, and the rhythm section hits hard throughout. – THE VINYL DISTRICT

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3.5 Stars for DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from ALL MUSIC

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The 2016 sophomore studio long-player from the bluesy Aussie psych-rockers, Hairy Mountain delivers another muscular blast of lovingly retooled classic rock that bristles with electric, down-under eccentricity. Similar in tone to the Sword, Thin Lizzy, Cream, Electric Wizard, and Blue Öyster Cult-loving High Country that, like Datura4’s debut, arrived the year prior, Hairy Mountain ultimately transcends its reliance on genre tropes by delivering those familiar melodic turns and road trip-ready backbeats with supreme gusto. – James Christopher Monger / ALL MUSIC

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Nice review of JACK LEE “Bigger Than Life” from The VINYL DISTRICT

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It was Lee who wrote “Hangin’ on the Telephone,” and yet his profile still suffers in comparison to his bandmates in the Nerves, Paul Collins and Peter Case. Comprised of Lee’s hard to find ’81 and ’85 albums plus B-side “Small World,” this 2LP should give recent converts to the power-pop cause reason to celebrate. “Hangin’…” and a few other Nerves tunes are given solid updates, but this largely resists falling back on past laurels. Dated production does abound, particularly on the ’85 stuff, but the quality songwriting still shines through. B+ – THE VINYL DISTRICT

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RADIO MOSCOW’S Live in California – Best Heavy Psych Album of the Year via New York Music Daily

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Do you love Jimi Hendrix? Heavy psychedelic power trio Radio Moscow, San Diego’s best export since Karla Rose, are the closest approximation for those of us who missed the 60s.

Guitarist Parker Griggs echoes Hendrix in the purest sense possible, faster than you can say “Frank Marino.” Hendrix was a noisy player, and so is this guy. He takes a whole bunch of ideas springboarded by Jimi – playing off a root note a full step below the octave; letting a phrase bleed out in a pool of hammer-ons, leaving the natural reverb all the way up, and doing all sorts of deviously trippy things with feedback – without being blatantly derivative. – READ THE ARTICLE HERE

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JAMES LEG announces European dates

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12/16 – FR – Strasbourg – Molodoi
1/17 – FR – La Rochelle – La Sirène
1/18 – FR – Nantes – Stereolux
1/19 – FR – Vannes – Jam Session
1/20 – FR – Angers – Le Chabada
1/21 – FR – Bordeaux – Le Krakatoa
1/22 – FR – Melle – Café Boulevard
1/23 – FR – Poitiers – Le Cluricaume
1/24 – FR – Lille – Le Diablo
1/25 – FR – Paris – Petit Bain
1/26 – FR – Mont De Marsan – Le Café Music
1/27 – FR – Rouen – Le 106
1/28 – FR – Saint Germain En Laye – La Clef
2/16 – CH – Geneva – TBC
2/17 – FR – Lyon – Le Sonic
2/18 – CH – Bules – Ebullition
2/19 – FR – Belfort – Le New Tone
2/21 – FR – Clermont-Ferrand – Le Raymond Bar
2/22 – FR – Montpeilier – Le Black Sheep
2/23 – FR – Valence – Mistral Palace
2/24 – FR – Auxerre – Le Silex
2/25 – FR – Arles – Le Cargot de Nuit
3/3 – DE – Stuttgart – Goldmarks
3/4 – DE – Rosenheim – ASTA
3/7 – DE – Hannover – Cafe Glocksee
3/9 – DE – Freiburg – Great Räng Teng Teng
3/10 – DE – Munich – Garage DeLuxe
3/12 – DE – Berlin – Cortina Bob
3/13 – DE – Rostock – JAZ
3/15 – SW – Växjö – Kafé de Luxe
3/16 – SW – Kristianstad – Biljardkompaniet
3/17 – SW – Lindesberg – Salute
3/18 – SW – Tranås – Plan B
3/19 – SW – Stockholm – Southside Cavern
3/21 – SW – Östersund – Captain Cook
3/22 – NO – Trondheim – Moskus
3/23 – NO – Oslo – Buckleys
3/24 – SW – Göteborg – Truckstop Alaska
3/25 – SW – Höganäs – Garage Bar
4/29 – FR – Epinal – La Souris Verte

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Nice review of JACK LEE’S “Bigger Than Life” via I-94 BAR

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If Jack Lee went to his grave only known as the guy who wrote the Blondie hit “Hanging On the Telephone” he’d be more noteworthy than all of us combined and then some. The irony is that only music publishing houses and fans of his former band, The Nerves, would know this. Sad, but that’s the state of music in the ‘00s. – READ THE REVIEW HERE

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4 stars ★★★★ review of JAMES LEG “Blood On the Keys” from the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT

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With vocals raw enough to put Tom Waits on notice, and keyboards and drums jammed in overdrive, James Leg kicks off a relentless assault of high voltage blues rock heavily dosed with a decidedly gonzo energy. – Duane Verh / READ THE REVIEW HERE

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Nice review of JAMES LEG “Blood On The Keys” from PENNYBLACKMUSIC

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For his third solo album James Leg doesn’t stray from the template he laid down previously, and praise be for that. Once again Leg conjures an amazing rock and roll rumble from his piano while pouring his scouring howl of a voice into every song. – READ THE REVIEW HERE

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4 stars ★★★★ review of JAMES LEG “Blood On the Keys” from the TORONTO SUN

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How do you like your blues? Southern-fried, soaked in bourbon and served with plenty of punk? Well, you’re in luck. That’s exactly what juke-joint singer-organist Leg is cooking up on his third album — though he spices things up with some violin-fuelled gypsy-rock sides and gritty boogie. As usual, everything comes topped with his Waitisian rumble. Dig in. – READ THE REVIEW HERE

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