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February 2017 Music Picks

Tash Sultana- “Jungle” Tash Sultana is a 21-year old one-woman band from Melbourne, Australia consisting of guitar, vocals, percussion, mandolin, pan flute, melodica wind piano and electronic production.  The song “Jungle” is a hypnotic reggae-folk masterpiece.  Here’s the short radio … Continue reading

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January 2017 Music Picks

Rag N’ Bone Man “Human” The downside of devoting December to year-end countdowns is waiting until January to rave about hot new music.  Dozens have already dubbed British singer-songwriter Rory Graham aka Rag’n’Bone Man a “star-in-waiting”.  His amazingly soulful single … Continue reading

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Mental Jukebox Best of 2016 Countdown: #15 – 11

#15 – The Kills “Doing It To Death” The Kills are an indie rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart (aka “VV”) and British guitarist Jamie Hince (aka “Hotel”). These long-time industry veterans released their 5th album “Ash & … Continue reading

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Mental Jukebox Best of 2016 Countdown: #20 – 16

#20 – Sia “Cheap Thrills”/”The Greatest” Stepping away from my usual alternative-genre focus to give “two-fer” props to one of my fave pop releases this year. I was quite impressed with Sia’s “Some People Have Real Problems” CD (her 4th … Continue reading

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Mental Jukebox Best of 2016 Countdown: 21-25

Yep, it’s that time of year again already – where I highlight my favorite musical offerings of the year gone by. These are the tunes that graced my iPod most often in 2016 and are definitely worth another listen. (Some … Continue reading

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November 2016 Music Picks

Holy White Hounds “Blind” Holy White Hounds are one of the most interesting rock-leaning alt bands on the scene right now. I’ve really been getting into this band and their heavy bass-laden grooves. It’s hard to pin down their unique … Continue reading

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September 2016 Music Picks Pt. 2

Saint Motel “Move” I’m a sucker for both retro-flair and prominently placed horns in pop tunes, so California-based pop rockers Saint Motel are a band that basically ‘had me at Hello’. I adored the “Voyeur” album, and the debut single … Continue reading

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