Jodi Marxbury

“Tell me what you’re gonna say / When you turn around and you walk, walk away” sings Walker’s Cay frontman Gary LaBarr in the theatrical chorus of the all-new single “Tell Me,” released last April to a warm reception from fans and critics alike. As potent as any of the grooves in this song are,
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Connecticut native Jason Young’s fifth album with his project Heartour entitled R u in illustrates his ongoing progression as a songwriter and performer. The album’s ten songs vary in mood and presentation though there are abiding stylistic elements each cut shares; Young, if nothing else, writes and records albums that always hang together. This latest foray for
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Something happens in the streets of a large city. It’s its own ecosystem of sounds and assembly lines of people, day-in, day-out. It’s one thing to capture that sound, it’s another thing to infuse the listener into its world. Rapper extraordinaire Shemie Rozay’s “City Drop” takes the listener deep into an atmosphere of persistence and
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“Hold me close when the hour nears / Close the curtain before you fade / Tonight… It’s Alright…” croons a cryptic voice from behind a haze of string play in “South of Yesterday,” one of the four songs on Izzie’s Caravan’s new EP Zephyrs. A follow-up to 2019’s Leo’s Guitar, Zephyrs is by far the more melodic and poetic
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Project Grand Slam have been making headlines in both the independent and mainstream music press for years now, and when listening to their latest album, East Side Sessions, it’s easy to understand why. Led by the one and only Robert Miller on bass, Project Grand Slam are a band that doesn’t play by the rules, and
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Buoyant and startlingly seductive in the song’s most powerful moments, the beat in “SignOut66” is at the heart and soul of the epic new hybrid from Funkmata. “SignOut66” blends together elements of funk, R&B, jazz and old school rock n’ roll to push out a plethora of textured harmonies inside of a three and a
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“Smile” is the latest single from Wisconsin’s AV Super Sunshine, the latest entry in a discography that began in 2015 and has accumulated many fine moments and powerful recordings during his nearly five year musical journey under this moniker. We often laud artists in reviews as being “unique” or “like no one else today” and
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Swathed between two flutes and a mesmerizing piano, the new instrumental song “Liama” is a lovely reminder to slow things down and listen to the music. Ensconced in an imaginative song for the listener’s taking, the duo behind “Liama” are New Jersey’s Steve Markoff and Patricia Lazzara, with Allison Brewster Franzetti helming the piano. As
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Slow-churning but slicker than most anything else I’ve heard out of the underground lately, the beats that define the mood of the music in “The Coronavirus,” Darrell Kelley’s latest single, are by far the most evocative component to behold in this white-hot track from the acclaimed indie R&B crooner (which is saying a lot considering
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Artists, particularly in pop music, use a lot of different weapons when they get into a battle for their audience’s affections, and for Giadora, vocal harmonies are the bread and butter of her war chest. Songs like her latest single “Naïve” require a lot of moxie from behind the microphone, but she doesn’t back down from
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Though rather barebones by design, the strings that produce the foundational melody in Captain Dane-O’s single “A Long Time Ago” are strangely hypnotic right out of the box, and despite their jagged arrangement, they arguably serve as a more entrancing element than any other in the whole of the song. In a “A Long Time
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A piano’s keys issue a painful melody that Mike Rickard picks up and turns into a pointed harmony with little more than his soft, entrancing voice as we listen in on the opening bars of “Surrender,” the closing track of his album Out Loud, but despite the heady dose of emotionality that we receive in
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Staggering out of the silence with a firmly toned melodicism, the piano that guides us through Luis Mojica’s “Shaman Food,” one of my favorite songs from his new record How a Stranger Is Made, is undeniably the most attractive element within the instrumentation, but make no mistake about it – it’s far from the only reason
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Searing its melody into our minds one plodding note at a time, the piano keys that adorn the backdrop behind Kellie-Anne’s evocative lead vocal in “Legacy,” her latest single and music video, bring as much passion to the table as our star’s singing does, and if you’re at all familiar with her discography, you’ll understand
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Mixing together elements of retro pop and neo-soul isn’t exactly a new concept in 2020, but it couldn’t feel any fresher than it does in Dynamyte’s “Show Me You,” the debut solo single from the Marisa half of Michael & Marisa. As Dynamyte, this singer/songwriter doesn’t forgo any of the lessons she learned alongside her
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Electropop beats adorn a reggae rhythm with a little bit of extra color in “More Than You Know” much as they sneak their way into the backdrop of a righteous rap-style grind in “Savanna.” “Liberation” is slinky in its delivery of supple grooves where “Moses” is much more deliberate, although stoic, in the same department.
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Even though it runs a little over six minutes in total length, the progressive electronica tune “Spores in My Dermis” is actually the shortest song on Earthadelik, the new album from Silvermouse released late last year, and let me tell you – it uses every second of time it occupies our speakers to crater the listener
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Executive producer and actress Linda Collins recently accepted an award for Best International Film award at the Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival for the short film Perception, an Andres Irias written and directed film approaching the subject of race and immigration from two perspectives. Collins plays Lauren, the mother of an American teen taught to hate immigrants
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Whether he’s searching through the haze of a distant harmony in “Through Is Through” or the dark “Wake Up,” indulging in self-aware exposure as a lyricist in “Hold On,” “Afterglow” or “The Way I Feel Now,” or simply digging into a swinging beat in “Tip Top Bobs,” the swaggering “Working Class Heroes” or Johnny Cash-inspired
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