Tag: Blurt Magazine

★★★★★ 5 star review of GOSPELBEACH “Another Summer Of Love” from BLURT MAGAZINE

If there’s a more perfect song for the Summer of ’17 than “Hangin’ On,” I don’t want to know about it. Here, Rademaker and his gang (which includes Jason Soda abetting Rademaker on guitars and vocals, Jonny Niemann on piano, organ, and mellotron, and Rademaker’s co-songwriter Trevor Beld Jiminez; plus a host of guests from […]

Nice reviews of HEATH GREEN and The MAKESHIFTERS and MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER via BLURT

Without throwing any accusations of “authenticity” around, it really seems like coming from the American South gives Green a more natural feel for R&B, gospel and the blues, allowing him to fold his pan-seared shout into the Makeshifters’ hard-rocking crash without having to scream to be heard. “I’ve got no one but myself to blame!” […]

BLURT Magazine premieres JACK LEE’S “Come Back And Stay”

Power pop acolytes know well the name Jack Lee: along with Peter Case and Paul Collins, he was a co-founder of L.A.’s Nerves, which bum-rushed the underground in the late ‘70s prior to each member going on to myriad other acclaimed projects. Lee, of course, penned the classic “Hanging on the Telephone” that Blondie took […]

4 stars ★★★★ review of GOSPELBEACH “Pacific Surf Line” from BLURT Magazine

There are a handful of songs that grab you immediately, like “Mick Jones,” “California Steamer,” “Out Of My Mind (On Cope and Reed,)” and “Alone,” all undeniably instant classics. Some other numbers were more like creepers, that grew on me after several hearings; “Southern Girl,” “Your Freedom,” “Damsel In Distress,” to point to a few. […]

KING MUD reviewed in BLURT magazine

The Upshot: As much pound as boogie, as much snarl as soul—what’s not to like? BY MICHAEL TOLAND The line between the blues and rock & roll can be as fine as the hair on a baby’s head, and few walk that line as deftly as the bands on the Alive roster. In that spirit, […]

SHOES “Primal Vinyl” via BLURT magazine

Primal Vinyl is a great investment not only for longtime Shoes fans but also for folks who are looking to familiarize themselves with one of the great pop bands of the New Wave era. It contains only a dozen songs (six per side) but those songs happen to be extremely well chosen. – Dave Steinfeld […]

5 stars ★★★★★ review of DM3 “West Of Anywhere” from BLURT Magazine

The Upshot: Beloved Aussie guitarist and songwriter Dom Mariani gets a proper, career-spanning anthology that demonstrates his power pop brilliance and then some. Regardless of twist, every song here is a gem – finely crafted, enthusiastically performed, simply and straightforwardly produced. As a result, the DM3’s work holds up exceptionally well, sounding as fresh and […]