Music & Artist Spotlight
Like most bands, their name does not necessarily explain the sound one would expect; Lucille Furs does just that. Opening with the gothic tones of “The Fawn of Teal Deer”, Lucille Furs draws in its listeners and quickly transforms the rest of the song into a narrative by embellishing frontman Trevor Pritchett’s dream-like voice with their combination of psychedelia and classic rock.
Lucille Furs has described themselves as “ an amalgamation of people and experiences” which is highly evident in their penchant for storytelling. Tracks including “Sunset Moon”, “Carrie & Judy”, and “Baby Blaise” tell vivid recounts of attraction, confusion, and criticism. Their lyrical wit provides an effortless ability to create infectious music. Guitarist Nick Dehmlow’s effervescent melodies intricately collide with the driving beats of bassist Patrick Tsotsos. Organ player Constantine Haistailis highlights the mood of each song and drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar ties the band as a whole through his relentless pulsating rhythms. Their blends of different genres versus a contained straightforward sound makes them a notable band to keep up with. There is nothing monotonous about the album. The vibrant as well as mindful transitions from song to song are carefully crafted.
- The Fawn of Teal Deal
- Carrie & Judie
- Thoughts & Words
- Does It Matter To You
- Pink Noise
- Alabaster Crayon
- Sunset Moon
- Please, Give Her This Letter
- Baby Blaise
- In Saṃsāra
- Our Lady of Perpetual Frustration
- Between Us Two – Saw You
Pre Order Link: http://preorder.lucillefurs.com/
In need of a truly soulful album? “Indigo” the second album release from Lady Rizo is for you. Following the album “Violet,” “Indigo” is another impressive release. Listening to the album in its entirety was my first step, and each song is delicately woven into one another, giving a well-rounded album. Lady Rizo is a veteran within music. She has a gripping aspect to her voice. Her music empowers you and throws you into the world of the song. Lady Rizo’s vocal range is nothing short of impeccable. The moody blues gives you a chance to close your eyes and just enjoy the music. She gives me vibes of a burlesque show in which the music floors you. I’d love to see Lady Rizo live one day. She is known for her eccentric performances, turning a club-aspect performance into a theatrical one.
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make sure to be on the lookout for the release of his new EP.
Sep 2 Phoenix, AZ @ MIM Music Theatre
Sep 3 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sep 6 Oklahoma City, OK @Tower Theatre
Sep 7 Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
Sep 8 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Sep 9 Austin, TX @ One World Theatre
Sep 12 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Sep 13 Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
Sep 14 Athens, GA @ The Foundry
Sep 17 Tampa, FL @ The Attic
Sep 19 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
Sep 21 -22 Orlando, FL @ Epcot – Eat To The Beat Concert Series
Sep 23 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Amaturo Theater at Broward Center
By: Maria Limon | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
La banda colombiana Caravanchela, formada en el 2013 y liderada por los hermanos barranqueños Guillermo Palencia en la guitarra y Silvia Palencia en la voz, es una de las más exitosas en Colombia y son considerados como artistas revelación por la gran proyección internacional que han tenido.
Luego de su gira por Estados Unidos y México, Caravanchela se encuentra promocionando el video de su más reciente sencillo ‘Loco’. De las diez canciones que conforman su primer álbum denominado “Funky Feeling”, este es el sexto tema en tener su video musical. A una semana de su estreno, el video ya cuenta con más de 19,000 vistas y el número avanza.
‘Loco’ es tal vez la canción más animada del disco, pues con su ya característico estilo y la mezcla de pop, rock y punk, hacen que te transportes a un ambiente lleno de energía y buena compañía. Si el sonido ya logra hacer esto, el video no se queda atrás, con sus colores vibrantes, ritmo y letra pegajosa, vas sintiéndote parte de la gran fiesta y seguro te hará bailar.
Los tintes cómicos y la historia misma, hacen que quieras repetir una y otra vez el video, pues además de divertido es fresco y digerible para cualquiera que disfrute de la buena música. Así que si necesitas energía para comenzar la semana o quieres dejarte llevar en un fin de semana, esta es la opción. Vuélvete loco con Caravanchela y no pierdas de vista a este par de talentosos hermanos.
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Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car?
Feel like having a fun night with your friends, dancing in the living room? What Do You Think About The Car? by Declan McKenna is the album that should be playing. The British singer- songwriter is just 18 years old, but has finally released his debut album he’s dreamt about since the age of four. “Dec, what do you think about the car? Do you like it?” “I think it’s really good, and now I’m going to sing my new album.” The album started then, and fourteen years later, it finally happened.
The indiepop songs all seem very light and happy, like you would expect from an 18 year old. However, reality is far from this as McKenna has written songs about serious topics. The song Paracetamol, for example, is based on the suicide of transgender girl Leelah Alcorn in 2014. Track eight, Bethlehem, starts off somewhat more downbeat but slowly builds up to a real tune., like the rest of the album. The organ, backing vocals, and happy guitar riffs are characteristic of his sound. The song Listen To Your Friends has such refreshing bridge it’s a quite different track from the rest . McKenna’s made this a special album: including the recurring adorable kids voices- referring to his own childhood, and the new sound in this entire album. It’s truly refreshing to see such a young musician expirement with music and touch on serious topics. If you haven’t already you should definitely check out his new album now streaming on all digital platforms.
By: Ava Rachel |Instagram: @avarachel | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
Imagine yourself sitting at your porch, it’s a beautiful day. As you’re watching the cars pass by you take a sip of your ice-cold drink. Your local radio station started playing a song that fits the vibes: of course, it’s “Euphoria” by Jackie Blue.
The one and only New York based Jackie Blue has released her EP Puberty Blues featuring songs that will appear on her debut album. The EP consists of powerful songs about seeing your relationship end (Baby Blue) and sad songs performed in a catchy melodic way (Lost Boys). Jackie Blue combines electronic pop with rock-like guitar riffs which makes the album go from pop-folk (Euphoria) to powerful pop (Run Away) and even soul/blues is not being left out (Home). Throughout the album Jackie uses her voice for polyphonic depth and refreshing bridges (Young Tiguer).
The video for her most recent single “Baby Blue” totally fits the meaning of the song. As Jackie slowly sails away into the darkness on a blue smoky lake she sings about how her love story is about to end. It’s mysterious and even a bit fairy-tale like.
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Tug of War, recently debuted by blues artist Gina Sicilia is quickly on the rise becoming one of the most notable modern-day blues artists. Based out of Nashville, her humble music roots are becoming within her homegrown sound. The album begins with “I Don’t Want To Be In Love,” I was immediately drawn in with the simple guitar riff, but stayed due to her deeper register. She has a strong pair of lungs with a wide vocal range which makes me want to continue listening to what she has in store for the rest of the album. “Damaging Me” follows the opener, slightly more upbeat than the one before. Her vocal inflections are more apparent within the song with a catchy chorus. “He Called Me Baby” is the third song on the album, introducing a slower beat than the songs before. Keeps enough energy throughout to not put you to sleep, but is not one of the albums high points. “I’ll Stand Up” is a lovely departure from the songs before, my favorite on the album. Sicilia truly showcases the power in her voice within the first verse. She is truly magical with the strength behind each note. “Never Gonna End” transitions from a sadder melody to a happier beat. A chorus joins Sicilia shortly into the song, something I wasn’t expecting. It was nice to break up the tension building from the song before. She mentions the said “Tug of War” in the second verse, always a happy moment when the album title is mentioned. “I Cried” is also accompanied by a chorus, starting to make the soulful feeling incredibly strong throughout. The electric guitar at the beginning remains thoughtful throughout, but for me, isn’t one of the better songs on the album.
The lyrics within “They Never Pay Me,” are more than just money. “The respect I deserve, for what I have given…” stretches this song into many meanings within. A powerful woman coming to showcase her worth is highlighted within the song. “Abandoned” starts off simpler but builds into a fuller song, which is expecting with the previous songs. It ends on a lower note with strong vocal inflection. “Tell Him” is one of my top favorites on the album. Sicilia sang the song earlier on in life, and it brings me back to a time when I was younger and was wronged by a boy. It reminds me strongly of a youthful up approach to an older song, but it can still ring true throughout your life. “All My Loving” has a profound emotional centered feeling through the song. Sicilia poured her heart and soul into it, much like the rest of the album, but can truly be felt within the beginning chords. For me, it was one of the top winners on the album.
Last but not least, the album ends with “Heaven.” For me, the song seems to be lacking compared to the last emotionally charged power ballad. Overall, the message of finding heaven and being saved was well distributed. Overall, the soulful blues album struck a few chords with me, but a few also fell flat. Sicilia has truly grown as an artist and will continue to grow throughout her career. She is not going anywhere, as she is on the forefront of being one of the stronger blues female vocalists. She is truly talented in her vocal talent, however, the lyrics don’t stay with me as much as the power of her voice. Personally, I am not one to listen to just any type of music on average, especially blues music. Depending on my mood and setting, the type of music I vibe too can change. However, the soulful feel I find within Tug of War brings warmth into my playlist. Luckily for singer-songwriter fans throughout the United States, Gina is embarking on a tour for her fans to see. If you are interested in catching Gina on tour, she may be heading to a city near you. Check out the concert dates below, but make sure you give Sicilia’s album a listen for yourself.
6/21/17 – Ruthie’s BBQ – Montclair, NJ
6/22/17 – Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
6/23/17 – 9 Wallis – Beverly, MA
6/24/17 – 89 North – Patchogue, Long Island, New York
6/26/17 – Rockwood Music Hall (stage 3/7:30pm) in NYC
6/28/17 – Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen – Newark, DE
7/1/17 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC
7/18/17 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
7/19/17 – Harvelle’s – Long Beach, CA
7/20/17 – Harvelle’s – Santa Monica, CA
7/22/17 – World Records Showcase Theater – Bakersfield, CA
7/23/17 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
7/25/17 – The Big Easy – Petaluma, CA
7/26/17 – Boom Boom Room – San Francisco, CA
7/28/17 – Poor House Bistro – San Jose, CA
8/2/17 – Steve’s Guitars – Carbondale, CO
8/3/17 – The Gold Room – Colorado Springs, CO
8/4/17 – Ziggie’s – Denver, CO
8/5/17 – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO
8/6/17 – Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, IA
8/8/17 – Zoo Bar – Lincoln, NE
8/10/17 – Corner Bar – Fremont, NE
8/11/17 – The Flatted Fifth – Bellevue, Iowa
8/13/17 – BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups – St Louis, MO
8/19/17 – Gray’s On Main – Franklin, TN
8/20/17 – Daniel Day Gallery – Birmingham, AL
10/6/17 – The Blue Note Grill – Durham, NC
10/15/17 – Cafe 9 – New Haven, CT
10/17/17 – Capitol Ale House – Richmond, VA
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