Phillip-Michael Scales Plays Tonic Room 3/21/19

Over the last couple years or so, since he left his stage name behind and started playing under his own, Phillip-Michael Scales has been playing any and every venue. He’s actively looking for his big break rather than passively waiting around doing the same old stuff, and for that I admire him. Some of those gigs require him to play mostly covers, so he’s got … Continue reading Phillip-Michael Scales Plays Tonic Room 3/21/19

Night School-July

I’ve been looking forward to new music from Night School for a while. I was a big fan of their last album, Blush, which finished in my top fifteen for 2016. The new record, Disappear Here, is out early in April. “July” is the first single and it sounds like a real departure from their previous sound. Alexandra Morte penned the song for her daughter … Continue reading Night School-July

G Jones at Concord Music Hall 2/21/19

If you don’t know who G Jones is, I’m sure you’re not alone. However, you would’ve felt extremely out of place Thursday night at Concord Music Hall. After sets by Chee and Tsuruda that went a little too long for me, Jones took the stage to a thunderous applause from the crowd of just under a thousand people. He’s a lean figure standing up there … Continue reading G Jones at Concord Music Hall 2/21/19

The Fuss-Loving Family

At a time when families are being ripped apart, both physically and emotionally, it’s good to hear a song like “Loving Family.” A mother protecting her child and doing what it takes to provide for them is a story that’s been told before, but not put so straightforward in song. Joey Lyons, who wrote, produced, and mixed this track, had this to say about its … Continue reading The Fuss-Loving Family

Emily Vaughn-Dead 2 Me

This Valentine’s Day I received a ton of emails featuring new songs or videos specifically for this special occasion. Lots of stuff about carefree, passionless romance that all sounds the same. Then I happened upon this video for a song called “Dead 2 Me” by Emily Vaughn. I’d never heard of her before today, but in the publicity email they referred to her as the … Continue reading Emily Vaughn-Dead 2 Me