III by Shift Seven

For their third release, Central PA rock trio Shift Seven has forged a dynamic, 6-song EP with added sonic dimensions. While the band’s previous two albums stayed within the bounds of a gritty boogie-rock sound, Shift Seven III features richer textures and arrangements and explores more rock sub genres. Formed in the 1990s, Shift Seven … Read More

Jumping Out of Windows by Boulevard of the Allies

Buy Jumping Out of Windows The Pittsburgh based group Boulevard of the Allies proudly displays their British-American connection in their main logo on their website and other online channels. In fact, the very name of the group comes from the name of a thoroughfare in Pittsburgh which was dedicated in honor of the World War … Read More

Catchin’ Feels by Shawan and the Wonton

Catchin’ Feels is a five-song EP with simple arrangements that showcase the talents of Harrisburg based artists Shawan and the Wonton. Led by the dynamic vocals of Shawan Rice, the group labels themselves a “Roots inspired Soul Collective” which draw their inspiration from the classic musical genres of R&B, folk, jazz, blues, and just the … Read More

Find the Time by The Great SOCIO

The Great SOCIO

The Great SOCIO is a Philadelphia-based rock band which was formed in 2010. The band tours extensively around the Philadelphia area and has developed a loyal following of fans through their energetic live performances. In fact, their 2014 EP release, Find the Time, was funded by fans through a Kickstarter campaign, as they had done … Read More

Tigerbomb

A rock power trio from Lancaster, PA, Tigerbomb is made up of three musicians who also happen to be brothers. With a sound drawn from a vast range of influences, the group proudly declares themselves to be “genre free”, although they do trend towards the heavier side of the alternative spectrum. Released in March 2013, … Read More

Seeds and Thorns by Up the Chain album review

October 31, 2013 By Ric Albano Seeds and Chains is an engaging new album by Philadelphia area folk artist Up the Chain. Led by front man and creator Reed Kendall, the album employs some of the most talented musicians in the Philly area for this entertaining and rewarding musical journey. There is hardly a weak … Read More

Largo Review

Originally planned to be The Hooters sixth studio album, Largo became a much larger and more complex project which involved top-notch talent from across the rock spectrum in both style and era. The album started as just another studio album for producer Rick Chertoff and the songwriting team of Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian. Together … Read More

The Optimist by Eric Bazilian

The Optimist is the debut solo album by Eric Bazilian, released in 2000. It is kind of odd to consider that this artist’s “debut” anything would come at the dawn of his fourth decade of professionally performing, writing, recording, and producing. But all of the previous recordings by Bazilian were done for acts such as … Read More

Idaho by Pete Bush & the Hoi Polloi

This review was originally published at DAMES Of PA. Pittsburgh’s Pete Bush got his start playing guitar in a hard rock band in the late 1990′s before making the radical transformation to stand-up bass in a “jazz-sex-pop” band called Salena Catalina. He next moved up to frontman when he formed Pete Bush & the Hoi … Read More

Come Alive by Carmen Magro

NOTE: This article was originally published on the DAMES of Pa website. Carmen Magro plays inspirational music. Much of this music translates from his inspirational story. He has an enthusiasm for life and a remarkable ability to turn life’s tragedies into something positive. This is what you’ll find when you listen to his debut EP … Read More