Archive for June 30th, 2012

Ryan Meagher – Tone (2012)

Guitarist Ryan Meagher describes his music in very straightforward terms; he calls it “modern jazz for the indie rocker.”

Jon Sandler – Late Night Champ (2012)

Blessedly unencumbered by a constricting sense of pop decorum, Late Night Champ has a kitchen-sink sense of discovery — as Jon Sandler thrillingly weaves in threads from across a broad musical spectrum.

Tyshawn Sorey – Koan (2009)

Sometimes, you dial up a particular piece of music because you know what you’re getting. You’re in a certain mood, and the Nth listen to The Ramones’ Rocket To Russia is what you need.

Something Else! sneak peek: Testament, “True American Hate” (2012)

While most of the thrash bands of the 1980s have gone through identity crises since that decade ended, few of them have come out of that period as strong as Testament.