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The Beautiful Revolution
"The Beautiful Revolution"

Unleashing The Beautiful Revolution on Inauguration Day 2017 was no coincidence. Revolution is on the minds of many today, including Sacramento rapper Mr. P Chill.

The album opens with the title track, ending with an excerpt of Martin…

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Flesh & Metal
"Flesh & Metal"

Opening with the haunting "You," Noah James Hittner's 2014 release Flesh & Metal is more of the former and less of the latter, at least stylistically. The album's mellowness comes from its tightly compressed vocal tracks laid over a blend of…

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Heavyweight
"Heavyweight"

Blasting through your speakers with riffage of AC/DC-level intensity, Thunderbird's new album Heavyweight opens with the aggressive "Run For The Border." Vocalist Marc LaFrance takes the reins from the get-go with his gritty, metallic delivery,…

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Still Standing
"Still Standing"

Sacramento Hip-Hop artist Mr. P Chill drops his latest album, Still Standing, on August 28. His 11th record in the past 13 years, Still Standing is a tribute not only to his fans but to his own longevity in the music business. And with…

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2
"2"

Churchwood is one of Austin’s best blues/rock bands, adding a unique aggressive twist to an otherwise traditional sound. While The Blues is typified by somber lyrics and repetitious structure, Churchwood’s album, 2, injects the venerable…

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Pray Until Something Happens
"Pray Until Something Happens"

Testify is a reborn Christian rapper out of Prattville, Alabama whose second album Pray Until Something Happens continues to spread the word of God through Hip-Hop. Troubled earlier in life, Testify (Michael Anthony Warren II) turned his life…

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Get It Got It
"Get It Got It"

Get it Got it is the ninth album by Baton Rouge rapper/producer Lady Cam. If ever there was a homegrown, grassroots artist, here she is. Lady Cam was discovered at home (by her mom) and does her own writing, performing, and production.

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Live at The Belmont (Austin, TX)
"Live at The Belmont (Austin, TX)"

On Thursday night The Belmont hosted the first night of a 3-show residency by Nina Diaz, the singer/songwriter/guitarist/frontwoman of Girl in a Coma. At nearly ten minutes until showtime, the indoor venue was nearly at capacity.

The Painted Redstarts…

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Embers
"Embers"

I had a dream we were millionaires, but you didn't even care Melancholic? Harmonious? Deliberate? Impactful? How 'bout all of the above?

Embers is the third album by Unkle Bob, an indie rock quintet…

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Where Do You Want It?
"Where Do You Want It?"

Lubbock is known for being the hometown of Buddy Holly. But the capital of the West Texas plains has produced another, more deviant, act: the raunchy, dirty country band known as The Beaumonts. Their sound can be likened to Hank Williams, Jr., but they…

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14th & Nowhere…
"14th & Nowhere…"

The latest release from Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders is 14th & Nowhere…, a record full of great rock tunes that sound like they came straight out of a garage, but in a good way. The album is full of songs that are smartly written and passionately…

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Convertibles
"Convertibles"

With Convertibles, Chuck Inglish drops an album custom made for summertime. On a beautiful day, driving around with your windows down, you've gotta have something fresh coming from your speakers. Enter: Convertibles.

Whereas…

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Persistence
"Persistence"

Persistence is the latest release by long-time Sacramento Hip-Hop fixture, Mr. P Chill. Taking a great deal of pride in his "real hip hop" approach, Persistence rocks an old school vibe evoking beats and samples bringing to mind both…

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The 2014 Demos
"The 2014 Demos"

CalatrilloZ is a London-based epic metal group forged in the cauldrons of Hell. They bring melodic composition to the table that rivals Trans-Siberian Orchestra, with the chops and grandeur of Dethklok. The sound and the fury come together in the form…

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Gold
"Gold"

Imagine Ke$sha procreating with Kid Rock. Yeah, just think about that for a minute.

Scarred for life?

Some incarnation of the resulting progeny might be the outgoing, lively, and feisty HER. This charismatic southern belle delivers…

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The Long Road
"The Long Road"

Hardship, endurance, and the struggle for success serve as inspiration for many songwriters, including the latest release by Vince Barnes and his band, Free From Gravity. "The Long Road" began in August 2010, when Barnes went to visit his mother Valerie…

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Not Afraid
"Not Afraid"

Not Afraid is the debut EP by United States of Oz, a young hard rocking trio from Gold Coast. Well, not that young—bassist Steven Dalouche and guitarist Jesse Murray are both just past the 20-year mark. It's their 1999-born drummer…

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Children of the New Revolution
"Children of the New Revolution"

Children of the New Revolution, the new album by Queensland's Zero Inn, is a fuel-injected melodic punk experience that shoots itself from a distortion-laden cannon and lands somewhere in a field filled with hard rock, metal, and punk. The opening…

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Serenade Syndrome
"Serenade Syndrome"

Pop punk can be a generic genre filled with copycats that want to sound like the next Blink 182 or Fall Out Boy, filled with the same chord progressions and band members who look too perfect to call themselves punk rockers. However, Scarlet Kill, an up-and-coming…

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Villa Borghese
"Villa Borghese"

The Maryland based quintet Harmonic Blue plays a original and solid combination of jazz, folk, with touches of blues and the experimental grit of R&B. Exquisite both structurally and lyrically—the band has drawn some comparisons to music heavyweights…

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The Long Time
"The Long Time"

Elliott Wheeler is a Sydney based composer and producer who is classically trained, and truly a master of the art of music and any and all categories of involvement in creating the art. He has been working as a screen composer and producer across a broad…

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Child Above The Sun
"Child Above The Sun"

Ester Nicholson has seen it all and lived through some of the most unimaginable things even a twisted mind could conjure up. Having found God and a bright new outlook on life she felt it best to share her message and spirituality with everyone. She is…

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Rebirth
"Rebirth"

Beto Hale was born in Mexico City and brings a Latin spark and a true ability to appreciate his latin roots in his music. Hale's brand of carefully constructed pop-rock has gathered comparisons to very notable industry icons such as: Peter Gabriel and…

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Ash Wednesday
"Ash Wednesday"

Richmond, Kentucky is the birthplace of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and the cool logo'd University of Richmond Spiders. Sharing a hometown with this crew is melodic pop/rock band, Ash Wednesday.

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