Music Shopping List: 8 Albums To Consider on March 25, 2014


As March is nearing its completion, the final release week of the month has numerous album possibilities to add to one’s collection.  A posthumous release from a country legend, one cool pop-duo (with some other styles involved), and a powerhouse, inspirational half of a contemporary gospel-duo. Phew – what a mouthful! Check out the following…

Review: Dana Salzman, ‘Deep Down’


 On Deep Down, Dana Salzman delivers an eclectic album mixing jazz, funk, and hip-hop On her third album Deep Down, vocalist Dana Salzman presents herself as a premiere eclectic artist, delivering a mix of jazz, funk, and hip-hop.  Throughout the 16-track album, Salzman’s musicianship shines through both her nuanced pipes as well as her thoughtful…

Ranking Seven Reviewed Albums From January 2014


In January 2014, I reviewed seven new album releases.  Sure, there were some other reviews thrown in the mix, including the Arctic Monkey’s AM that I’d slept on previously in September, a Pitbull EP from last November (Meltdown) housing a former number one hit called “Timber”, and a P!nk live tour DVD, but none apply…

Review: Against Me!, ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’


 Against Me! delivers one the year’s most honest and captivating albums  Against Me! • Transgender Dysphoria Blues • Total Treble • US Release Date: January 21, 2014 On their latest album, Against Me! tackles difficult subject that isn’t exactly your everyday family conversation piece.  Front woman Laura Jane Grace takes rock music where it has…

Review: Kid Ink, My Own Lane


The Kid’s Got Potential…  Kid Ink • My Own Lane • RCA • US Release Date: January 7, 2014 The breakthrough rapper of January 2013 was A$AP Rocky, who riskily released his first notable album, Long. Live. A$AP during the dead of January.  The move boded well for A$AP, who easily debuted atop the Billboard…