afterthefall myconfession

My Confession by Pittsburgh based After the Fall was for the most part what I expected; well played power rock with nods to the classics. The band is tight, and Doug Carnahan sings with passion in a pleasant, raspy voice reminiscent of the rock n roll greats.

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 joemarini cd

As I sit here listening to Sympathy and Criticism by drummer/vocalist Joe Marini, I find that it’s difficult at best to peg his style. There are least 4 different genres represented.

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If Forrest Gump was right when he said, “Life is a box of chocolates”, the new CD from former Rusted Root drummer, Jim Donovan, is a box with only the good kind, and he’s some kind of Willy Wonka. Each song is unique and yet, a definite part of the same family.

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memphismike2We're now fully entrenched in what a dear friend in Oz likes to call "The Silly Season". The holidays are upon us. The turkey has been stuffed and eaten, Xmas lights are blinding me from all corners, the social tragedy that is Black Friday has come and gone...and you've survived to read this.

Read more: Memphis Mike: The Holiday Musings of a Working Musician