Album Review: “Queen of the Wave,” Pepe Deluxé

Tue, Feb 14, 2012


Let me tell you – this album is bizarre.  REALLY bizarre.  it’s a pop-opera based on a crazy novel about Atlantis from the late 1800s, with a style that mixes up hundreds of musical sub-genres in each song.  Each individual element seems too far-fetched to enjoy, but when combined something wonderful and twisted is created. […]

Hot Streaming: “Love Interruption,” Jack White’s Newest Single

Tue, Jan 31, 2012


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Jack White, former frontman of the garage-rock duo The White Stripes and current member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, has just unveiled the first single off his debut solo album Blunderbuss.  The single, “Love Interruption,” is currently streaming at Third Man Records’ website, and will be released as a 7″ single February 7th. […]

Matthew Beer’s Stunning Tribute

Sun, Dec 25, 2011


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Since her sudden death of July 23rd 2011, Amy Winehouse has been the focus of more tributes than can be counted. From Bruno Mars at the VMAs to Green Day at their secret show, quite a few high profile artists have thrown their musical hats into the ring of Amy tributes. Not to say all […]

Album Review: Tom Waits, “Bad As Me”

Tue, Nov 1, 2011


Tom Waits’ newest album, Bad As Me, feels like a nice change from boring ol’ Rock & Roll.  In fact, it’s everything but!  As one goes from track to track, there’s soul, jazz, folk, some Spanish-sounding ballads, and more.  Tom Waits has always been a versatile artist, and he sure shows it on his newest offering. […]

Godsmack’s Sully Erna presents “Avalon”

Wed, Jun 22, 2011

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Sully Erna, front man for the band Godsmack has released his new album “Avalon” into the world. This is a collection of music put perfectly together after many years in the making.  Track by track each song more powerful then the next, stretching his musical talent to new places.  Different from the Godsmack style and […]

On the Road with Ben Kitterman

Wed, May 4, 2011

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Ben Kitterman was enjoying a much needed break from the tour in Indiana when I had a chance to catch up with him. Just a few nights before he was 1,500 miles away playing in Biloxi, MS.; a place that holds fond memories for him. Biloxi is the city where he first coupled with the […]

Deborah Crooks: “It’s All Up To You”

Mon, Jul 12, 2010


Album name: It’s All Up To You Artist name: Deborah Crooks Genre: Folk Rock Released: 11 March 2010 Label: Deborah Crooks ZME Rating: 6/10 Website: It’s probably my own fault for not having a wide enough frame of reference for this kind of thing, but still: the first comparison that came to mind when […]

Amber Rubarth: 12 Bar Club, London, 3/6/10

Tue, Jun 29, 2010


A matter of weeks ago, I took a short trip to London, during which I was serendipitous enough to catch an Amber Rubarth gig. Although that may be less down to serendipity, and more to the fact that I flew over specifically for it. She was also gracious enough to allow me to pester her […]

Scoring Joan Rivers

Wed, Jun 9, 2010


Bleurgh. Apologies for that. But! There is good news to share. And here it is: perennial ZME favourite, talented indie songstress and rather lovely person to boot, Amber Rubarth had a hand in scoring the new Joan Rivers biopic, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, which opens in US theatres on Friday. Of course, in […]

Saredren Wells: “Memories Are Hunting Horns…”

Sun, Apr 11, 2010


Album name: Memories Are Hunting Horns Artist name: Saredren Wells Genre: Folk-indie Released: 11 May 2010 Label: Rinehart Records ZME Rating: 6/10 Website: Myspace SCENE: A post-post-apocalyptic Earth – burgeoning cities arise next to arid wastelands, the human race who had for centuries abandoned this place having returned mere decades ago. As rugged off-road vehicles […]

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