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Interview: Jes De Hoyos (Sons of Texas)

Sons of Texas have taken their brand of southern metal to greater levels of sonic potential. Armed with a five-man lineup (vocalist Mark Morales, guitarists Jes De Hoyos and Jon Olivares, bassist Nick Villarreal and brother Mike on drums), the McAllen outfit implements newly seasoned live dynamics onto an already …

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Interview: Jon-Mikl Thor

Last week, my review of Thor’s latest album, Beyond The Pain Barrier, was shared by the man himself. I’d reached out to Thor via Facebook, and not only did he enjoy the review; he’d also accepted my proposal for a follow-up interview, thus making what’s presented here possible. Having initially …

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Interview: Drew Forsberg of The Persian Leaps

The Persian Leaps encompass a journey of patience and humility, but among any contending descriptor, persistence. Their mastermind, singer-guitarist Drew Forsberg, scribbled the phrase down in his Greek Archaeology notebook, simply hoping to one day write music under that name. Some 20 years later, Forsberg finally realized a band permutation …

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Charles Bradley: Budding Soul Icon (1948-2017)

This past Saturday, Charles Bradley, often dubbed the Screaming Eagle of Soul, had lost an otherwise optimistic, year-long battle against stomach cancer. The Gainesville-bred, Brooklyn-based singer was 68 years old, having achieved a belated, yet well-deserved ride of success since his 2010 career acclaim. Back in May, a revitalized Bradley …

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Album Review: Dan Croll – Emerging Adulthood

Liverpool, England singer-songwriter Dan Croll experienced honest-to-goodness success within a relatively short span of his music career. The release of his 2014 major label debut, Sweet Disarray, was followed by an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel and, despite variable reception, a still-respectable #12 spot on Billboard’s US Top Heatseekers Albums chart. …

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Album Review: Edward Rogers – TV Generation

Edward Rogers’ career progression melds substantial poignancy with matching diligence. The Birmingham-bred Englishman initially honed his musical chops on drums, playing in various garage bands upon moving to New York City. However, a subway accident in 1985 left him without a right arm and right leg below the knee. This …

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