Monthly Archives: September 2013

EL MONTE SLIM – IF I COULD JUST BREAK EVEN – ALBUM REVIEW

El Monte Slim

El Monte Slim’s If I Could Just Break Even is honky tonk for the every man. The hard-working, doing-the-best-to-get-by attitude the title forecasts, is the discourse the album is built on.

LITTLE HURRICANE HANDS OUT A COLLECTION OF CLASSY COVERS

Stay Classy

Stay Classy’s ten songs create an opportunity for the band to take mild liberty on a handful of diverse, but also recognizable, material. It pulls the curtain back on the foundation of Little Hurricane. Though the dirty blues vibe is strong, and remains their calling card throughout, the covers give them a chance to dip their toes in some otherwise uncharted territory.

LOW VOLTS JOINS GARY CLARK JR., THE BLACK CROWS, JIM JAMES AND OTHERS AT TELLURIDE BLUES FEST

Telluride Blews & Beer Festival

This weekend, San Diego’s own Tim Lowman of Low Volts will add the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival to his resume. Listing his name along with this year’s lineup of The Black Crowes, Jim James, Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones, Melissa Etheridge, ZZ Ward, Karl Denson, and The Mickey Hart Band, to name a few, is mighty impressive.

DICKIES VIDEO LOG EXAMINES THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE BLACKOUT PARTY

BLACKOUTPARTY_JOELSON

It’s really starting to look like Blackout Party is built to last. With 2011 and 2012 San Diego music awards on their mantle, a nominee for “Best Rock” and a performance slot at this year’s awards show, plus two albums under their belt with another being recorded by year’s end, it makes sense that people are starting to notice. So much so that acclaimed music mag Filter and clothing line Dickies built a three-part series entitled “Building the Band” around what makes the band tick.

PAUL CANNON BAND – HOMEGROWN – ALBUM REVIEW

Homegrown

The happy-go-lucky, jingle-jangle acoustic guitar singalong “Homegrown’” casts Cannon in the role of hippie minstrel, sending out positive, grateful vibrations to America’s finest city.

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