31 August 2007

Ann Wilson Shares An Essential Message For Our Times With Hope and Glory

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August 31, 2007-Los Angeles, CA- At a time when America was beginning the lengthy healing process that followed the Viet Nam War and rock bands like Aerosmith, The Eagles and The Steve Miller Band were dominating FM radio airwaves, Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson emerged at the center of one of the first critically recognized female fronted rock-n-roll bands. With Heart the Wilson sisters redefined what it meant to be a woman in the male dominated world of rock and helped to pave the way for future female artists, and along the way they made some invaluable contributions to the rich lexicon of rock-n-roll music...MORE...

30 August 2007

Buck 69-When She Whispers Your Name

Artist: Buck 69
Title: When She Whispers Your Name
Genre: Blues-Rock-Jam-Band
Label: TRC
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Buck 69 is the creation of father/son musical team Tom and Alex Clawson. It is a multi-generational, blues-style jam-band with some off-the-hook guitar playing. For their debut When She Whispers Your Name, they have served up a funk injected blues album that would be the perfect accompaniment to a late night swingers’ party. Why a swingers’ party? I’ll get to that...READ MORE

29 August 2007

Lee Nysted-Whispers of Wisdom

Artist: Lee Nysted
Title: Whispers of Wisdom
Genre: Rock
Label: Nysted Music/The Orchard
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With Whispers of Wisdom, Lee Nysted has become a sort of modern-day musical shaman. The title of this album suggests the invisible spirit within each of us that will guide us through the most troubling of times and deliver to us an inner peace - if we only take the time to hear its voice. His lyrics are both personal and philosophic, but he modestly credits a higher power for his inspiration. His acoustic guitar playing would have made Andrés Segovia sit up and take notice and his electric playing is on par with many great contemporary artists of today...READ MORE...

Dream Theater-Systematic Chaos

Artist: Dream Theater
Title: Systematic Chaos
Format: Special Edition-Enhanced 5.1 Surround Sound CD/ DVD
Genre: Progressive Rock-Metal
Label: Roadrunner Records
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The last time I listened to an album repeatedly, I mean twice a day for a stretch of two weeks, began the day I picked up Black Sabbath’s 1973 album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. It became a permanent resident on my turntable and drove my parents crazy. History does repeat itself and for many reasons I could not stop listening to Dream Theater’s most recent release Systematic Chaos. I have long wondered if they could possibly release an album as good as Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence; now I am elated to discover that they have surpassed that 2002 release for consistency and overall excellence in production, musicianship, lyrics and storytelling - this is their best effort to date! READ MORE...

28 August 2007

Natalie Walker-Urban Angel Review

Artist: Natalie Walker
Title: Urban Angel
Genre: Dance-Electronic
Label: Dorado Records / Quango Music Group
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When I read about the song of the siren luring seafaring men to their doom in classic literature, I imagine singing like that of Natalie Walker. Her vocalization is gentle and sweet to the ears, and the only word I can find to describe her voice is dulcet. Add to that her physical beauty; she has the sort of fair complexion and big blue eyes that make you want to put your arms around her and protect her from the cruelty of the world. Her lyrics are personal and exhibit an emotional and spiritual maturity, and she has the uncanny ability to team up with gifted musician/composers. For her debut solo album, Natalie Walker has pulled all of these elements together and given us Urban Angel...READ MORE...

MuzikReviews.com Relaunches With New Look And New Services For Indie Artists

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Boston, MA-August 27, 2007- In 1998 Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck launched his own website in order to satisfy a desire to be involved in the music industry. Eight years laterm MuzikReviews.com has gone through several incarnations and become one of the leading Indie Music Reviews and Artist Publicity sites on the internet. The site is now being re-launched with a cutting edge look and an improved focus for the artists that the site supports.

In early 2007 Hannaleck entered into a partnership with a marketing and services firm in Massachusetts and MuzikReviews.com was reborn with an entirely different look and additional services for indie artists. After several months of redesigning the site, implementation, and building the right partnerships, the site is ready to raise the bar for indie artists.

The look and feel has changed but the personal touch has not. The site and its staff intend to keep the personal contact with artists in place in order to maintain the longstanding tradition of efficient and personal customer service that the site was originally built upon.

For many years, MuzikReviews’ Pick Of The Week has been the centerpiece of the site for the music industry and fans alike. Under the revamped MuzikReviews process the featured artist will enjoy numerous new marketing features and benefits, should they be lucky enough to be selected as the Pick Of The Week. Any artist that opts for the CD review service consideration is then eligible to be chosen as Pick Of The Week with the winner receiving front page prominence on MuzikReviews.com, Google ad word marketing, recommendations to select internet radio partners for airplay, and much, much more.

“Being chosen "Pick of The Week" was an honor”, said Ruby Bird of the band Bird Mancini. The exposure on Evolving Internet Radio and the Preying Lizard podcasts have been great, increasing hits to our website, MySpace and CD Baby sites”.

Chip Schutzman, president of Mile High Productions says, “MuzikReviews continues to be a successful component of our marketing campaigns with his syndicated reviews and press release distribution services. I have been working with Keith since 2004 and his services are now embedded into our marketing and promotional sectors for most of our artist releases. Working with Keith is an absolute pleasure and his efforts bring significant value for both Miles High Productions and our clients.”

MuzikReviews.com will continue to upgrade their current service offerings with more benefits and strategic partnerships along with weekly giveaways featuring Indie artists on the rise. It is the intent of the site to offer the music industry and the consumer a destination for informative content and services revolving around music for a large cross section of artists and listeners. The new design will feature a searchable review database with an RSS subscription link on every page and a send to a friend link component.

Indie music is a primary focus for the site however major label reviews will always be a part of the mix as well, to continue the diverse offerings of the site. Stop by MuzikReviews.com to check out our new look and let us know what you think.

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26 August 2007

Natalie Walker Releases Urban Angel In America

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Los Angeles,CA-August 27, 2007- Those who were canny enough to get their hands on an imported copy of her solo debut Urban Angel, or who have downloaded the sensual new single “Crush” from iTunes, already understand the allure of Natalie Walker’s dulcet vocalization. For the rest of us, Dorado Records and Quango Music Group are proud to announce a special U.S release of Urban Angel on August 28, 2007.

Music fans were first introduced to Natalie Walker’s voice on Daughter Darling’s debut album Sweet Shadows. The Philadelphia based band gained attention for the song “Broken Bridge”, which was featured in the pilot episode for Fox Television’s popular medical drama House.

Now she has teamed up with Nate Greenberg and Dan Chen (aka Stuhr) in Brooklyn, NY. Together they have created the soothing and liquid Urban Angel. This album contains some of the most personal and revealing songs Natalie has ever performed, and the guys from Stuhr have created a lush soundscape to complement her singing.

In addition to the twelve original songs, the domestic release of Urban Angel includes two extra tracks: the luxuriantly arranged new single “Crush”, which debuted at an impressive # 7 on Los Angeles radio’s KCRW airplay chart; and as a bonus, the Thievery Corporation’s ethereal, remix of “Quicksand”.

For more on Natalie Walker and Urban Angel see her website.

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23 August 2007

Kellie Coffey-Walk On Review

Artist: Kellie Coffey
Title: Walk On
Genre: Country
Label: Duet
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I have always thought of country as music for guys who like to dress up and play cowboy on the weekend. What can I say? I have a few hang-ups, but I want to taste all that music’s rich buffet has to offer. With Walk On, Kellie Coffey has side-stepped some of the stereotypes I have held about country music through the years. The country music scene isn’t just some good-ol’-boy’s club; these are every-day people not much different from you and me...READ MORE

20 August 2007

Country Singer/Songwriter Kellie Coffey Releases Much Anticipated New Album Walk On

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Video Single I Would Die For That Exploding on YouTube Over 70,000 Hits in Four Weeks

Los Angeles, CA-August 20, 2007- The Academy of Country Music’s Top New Female of 2003, Kellie Coffey, is back with a new independent album entitled Walk On. The follow-up release to her debut album, “When You Lie Next to Me,” was produced by Wayne Kirkpatrick (Little Big Town) and features 12 tracks, 11 co-written by Coffey. The video for the first single, “I Would Die For That,” is exploding on YouTube with over 70,000 hits in only four weeks.

Walk On,is the kind of deep introspective album that most artists aspire to make. “We wrote songs about our life experience and what moved us,” Coffey said of her co-writers. “It was probably the purest creative experience of my life.” The new album represents more than one dream come true; Coffey became pregnant and gave birth to her baby boy during the writing and recording of the album.

Coffey was inspired to write the powerful ballad “I Would Die For That,” because of her own struggles with infertility. The video is garnering attention from around the globe as couples relate to her heartfelt, thought provoking lyrics and soaring vocals. “I’ve been humbled by the response and stories I’ve been told. This song is giving a voice to women and couples who are struggling to have a baby,” said Coffey.

From the gospel tinged “Walk On,” to the playful and humorous “Everything She Never Wanted,” and “Bandwagon,” the album mirrors Kellie’s life. “Walk On” is a soulful anthem for overcoming adversity. “Everything She Never Wanted” is a funny take on a driven career woman who finds that being a wife and mom, the things she never wanted to be, are what she really wanted to be all along. “Bandwagon” takes a lighthearted look at the modern obsession of needing to be a part of the latest craze. From cellphones, to handbags, to designer coffees, to the latest diet, the lyrics make you laugh and think at the same time. With backing vocals by Dan Tyminski (Union Station, O Brother Where Art Thou) and a band made up of some of the best pickers in Nashville, this has the makings of an instant country classic.

The final cut on the album, “There You Go Again”, was recorded in one take. Almost unheard of in an age of computer assisted recording. Right after Kellie and co-writer/producer Wayne Kirkpatrick finished writing the song, they decided to cut a quick piano vocal demo. Months later when they were preparing to cut the master track, they listened down to the “demo” and decided not to touch the vocal or piano track they recorded in the inspired moments after writing the song. They simply called Jonathan Yudkin, Nashville’s premier fiddle player and violinist, to lay down a string quartet. The results are stunning.


Oklahoma native Coffey entered the country music scene in 2001 with her top 10 single, “When You Lie Next To Me,” which remained on the chart for over a year. Her album of the same name entered the country sales chart at #5. She followed that with the top 15 single, “At the End Of The Day.” Coffey toured with Kenny Chesney for over a year on his “Senoritas and Margaritas” tour and opened for Geroge Strait on his 2004 tour. She received a Top New Country Female American Music Award nomination, and the ACM win in the same category. She has appeared on multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Shows.

Walk On is available online at www.kelliecoffey.com, CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, the iTunes Music Store and other download stores on the web.


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16 August 2007

Thelma Houston-A Woman’s Touch Review

Artist: Thelma Houston
Title: A Woman’s Touch
Genre: R & B-Soul-Pop
Label: Shout! Factory
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Thelma Houston may have been a diva in the ‘70s but the title still applies several decades later. She has a smoldering soulful album out now titled A Woman’s Touch. The CD features tracks originally recorded by male singers including Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye and Sting, to mention a few.

The songs are from a woman’s vantage point but even the male listener can reinterpret it all from their side and find enjoyment and appreciation for what Houston accomplishes on this outing. From any viewpoint, this is good music and it comes from the tip of Houston’s toes, through her heart, and into your ears. Ultimately, it saturates your soul as well.

Similar to the beginning of the Lion King, the album opens with a familiar call to the wild, and then Thelma gives the world her own wake up call on “Wake up Everybody.” This opening track has enormous impact and the message comes through as if it was especially for you. I like the way she leads into some of the songs by talking, and then jumps right into her soulful singing. The subjects are all very familiar; “Love and Happiness” (or lack thereof), “Never Too Much,” “Distant Lover” - they are all subjects we can relate to on some level. Perhaps “Medley: Dance (Disco Heat)/You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” will bring longtime fans of Houston’s legacy some smiles and give new fans some idea of why she was on a roll back when disco was all the rage, and how the music still has relevancy today.

This is a triumphant return for Thelma Houston and it makes a statement for women all over the world. Through music, a voice can and will be heard loud and clear, and in this case, I think it will be a very effective way to get the word out about the artist and what its like to look at things through the eyes of a woman with conviction.

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Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-August 13, 2007

01. Wake Up Everybody
02. Never Too Much
03. Brand New Day
04. Ain't That Peculiar
05. By the Time I Get To Phoenix
06. Distant Lover
07. Love And Happiness
08. Medley: Dance (Disco Heat)/You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
09. That's the Way Of the World
10. Please Send Me Someone To Love

15 August 2007

Pet Buffalo-Independent Variable

Artist: Pet Buffalo
Title: Independent Variable
Genre: Rock-Blues-Folk
Label: Independent
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Don’t you wish you had your own Pet Buffalo? Well… probably not, but I do have something better; a band with that peculiar (eccentric) name, and the best part about it is they are high-grade.

Their new release Independent Variable is loaded with emotionally drenched bluesy rock and folk tracks. The lead singer, Teri Hitt, has a voice that dares you to listen and then listen again. She beckons you with her smooth vibrato and you begin to fall into the words. Once you are in the middle of it all there is no turning back. It’s the kind of album I would want to make.

The music presented here is a combination of rock, blues and folk. It all leans more towards an earthy blues rock feel, but the folk element remains a constant thread running through each track and it serves as a jumping off point into the different styles. In addition to singing, Hitt plays the acoustic guitar while Christopher Mark (piano, vocals), Aaron Stephen Chu (electric guitars), Dave Walker (bass), and Andrew Shreve (drums) fill out group. Chu plays some smokin’ licks while the keyboards of Mark complement his stinging leads. And what would all of this great music be without a solid rhythm section to move it all along? The rhythm is spot-on courtesy of Walker and Shreve (spelling is similar to the early Santana drummer).

It is important to lead off with an energetic track, and that is the case here as “Free Yourself” churns out and gets your heart pumping with a driving organ, guitars, and rhythm section. This, however, does not set the precedence for the pace of the album. At times stepping back and mellowing out to sound more Folk-Americana and then reverting to a more upbeat and heavier blues-rock tone is the way this band goes about their work, with moods shifting as each track progresses. The steaming track “Silence” starts with more of a downbeat feel, and then has a crankin’ break at about 2:50 when Chu gets the opportunity to strut his stuff. This becomes common ground throughout this release.

It’s all good from beginning to end, and for this listener Independent Variable rates as a satisfying album that is worth many listens.

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Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-August 15, 2007

Tracks:
01. Free Yourself
02. Expectation
03. Station Open
04. The Real Part
05. Picture Box
06. The Letter
07. Sunny Day
08. Silence
09. Whole and Fine
10. Find a Way
11. My Sister's Garden
12. Back to the Middle

14 August 2007

Saro Tribastone-Fanusa

Artist: Saro Tribastone
Title: Fanusa
Genre: Popular Sicilian-Spanish Flamenco-Latin
Label: Quango Music Group
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Saro Tribastone has spent much of his career composing music for documentaries and touring with various Sicillian music groups; now he introduces his music to audiences around the world with his new EP CD Fanusa. This debut album boasts a modest four tracks, and a running time of approximatly fifteen minutes, and two of the tracks are actually alternate versions of the same song titled “Fanusa”.

The album is like a little slice of the rich Mediterranean musical culture, and is evocative of the region’s landscape and its people. With its flamenco guitar styling and Latin rhythms, however brief, it possesses the ability to transport the listener to that tranquil part of the globe.

The song “Fanusa” is subtle and rhythmic with a Spanish feel. I can imagine driving along the Costa Brava with the sea spread out below me to one side and olive trees poking out of the hill on the other – like a travel show that takes place in my mind.

“Serenade” is a gentle song, the kind you might hear at your table-side on the patio at a Spanish restaurant while dining in the moonlight; it is soft and catchy with a few simple layers. “Danza de la Luna Nueva” has a gentle vibrancy, as it builds in intensity it also deconstructs. Both are songs you could find yourself dancing to on your little visit to the old world. Fulvio Farkas on the tablas, Francesco D'Amico on the electric bass, and Nektarios Galanis on the bouzouki all blend together with Tribastone to create this wonderful getaway.

Like any vacation, this CD is over just when you are getting settled in, and that is the most disappointing part about listening to Fanusa. Perhaps this album is meant as a sample, a little travel brochure for a memorable vacation to come. I certainly hope so, because I could really use some more time to enjoy this melodic escape.

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Chad Adams - August 14, 2007

Tracks:
01. Fanusa
02. Serenade
03. Danza de la Luna Nueva
04. Fanusa (Acoustic Mix)

13 August 2007

‘70s Diva Thelma Houston Gives Her Favorite Songs A Woman's Touch

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Los Angeles, CA-August 13, 2007- Thelma Houston, the dynamic voice behind the disco anthem “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” is back with her first album in over 17 years. In a clever twist, Houston uses A Woman’s Touch (in stores August 14th via Shout! Factory) to transform songs made famous by some of the biggest singers – male singers - in R&B and pop.

The new Cd was entirely conceived by Thelma Houston, as well as executive produced by Thelma in association with Stephen Ford of Diva Central, Inc.

A Woman’s Touch is filled with songs she has long been a fan of. “They are songs I always wished I had recorded,” she explains, “and I loved doing them from a woman’s standpoint.” But Houston doesn’t just put a female spin on the lyrics, she takes over and completely reworks the songs through soul, R&B, blues and dance floor filters. “Ain’t That Peculiar,” and Sting’s “Brand New Day,” get bluesy, sassy make overs, while “Disco Heat/Mighty Real” (a nod to Houston’s disco past and tribute to her old friend Sylvester) starts out a poignant gospel song and closes with Studio 54-era exuberance. Houston revisits another friend from her early career, covering Jimmy Webb’s “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” (Webb wrote and produced Houston’s 1969 debut album), rebuilding it with incredible old school R&B flair. And then there’s Thelma triumphant return to her dance floor roots with a fierce version of Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much.”

A Grammy Award winning artist who has released more than 21 albums, “I feel blessed because I’ve never stopped working and I love what I do. I can truly say that I appreciate my career and sometimes it really feels like I’m just getting started,” says Houston.

In the years since “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” topped the pop and dance charts, Houston has toured incessantly, performing over 200 shows each year, including an opening slot on Cher’s Farewell tour. She was recently inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame and honored on the television show Showtime at the Apollo as an Apollo Legend. Most recently she was cast in the role of Madam Zin Zanni in the highly popular play, Teatro Zin Zanni, performed internationally in the touring cast of Fame, starred in the musical Big Otis’ Jump Up Blues Revue (by Tony Award winning director Otis Sallid) and appeared in Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved. A tireless supporter of AIDS related charities, Houston was honored by the City of West Hollywood (CA) in 2003, when it declared January 29th “Thelma Houston Day.”

Born in Leland, MS, Houston moved to Long Beach, CA as a child and continues to reside in Los Angeles today. She signed with Motown Records in 1971 and in 1977, won the Grammy Award for "Best R&B Female Vocal Performance” for “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” Her other hits include "If It's the Last Thing I Do," “Lean On Me,” "I'm Here Again," "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning,” "If You Feel It," and a Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced Top 20 R&B dance track "You Used to Hold Me So Tight.”

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09 August 2007

Bitter:Sweet-The Remix Game Review

Artist: Bitter:Sweet
Title: The Remix Game
Genre: Electronica-Alternative Pop
Label: Quango Music Group
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Life can be bitter sweet, and the artist’s collaboration called Bitter:Sweet offers music that falls in line with that old saying. What started the process of The Remix Game was the enormous success of The Mating Game in 2006...READ MORE

Nad Neslo Is Back From Gone On Eclectic Debut CD

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Sacramento, CA-August 8, 2007- Much like multi-track recording pioneer Les Paul did before him, Sacramento native Nad Neslo has recorded his debut album Back From Gone by playing all the instruments himself. The technology may be a little more user friendly today as Neslo uses a Roland VS-1880 digital multi-track recorder, where Les Paul used whatever he could solder together in his garage. The inspiration and passion of Neslo are what make the album the perfect soundtrack for a long drive along the back roads of America.

Neslo plays guitar with passion, purpose, and feeling. A special touch developed over the years compliments his understated Nils Lofgren like vocal style. The CD is an all-encompassing statement proving that indie artists have the talent and ingenuity to go end to end with their process without any outside influences.

Nad Neslo’s path is similar to other artists in that he was a fan first. Listening to music from late night pirate radio stations that played non-mainstream music through headphones was the way it all started for Nad. His dad was an early influence, playing piano with a three-piece band for fun and some extra income. As a teen Nad acquired a substantial record collection and took in live concerts in and around the San Francisco bay area. Quickly favorite aspects of any live concert he attended was when bands or performers would deviate from the norm and go off in an unexpected direction.

Back From Gone embodies the spirit of artists that have the need to explore. Everything about the release breathes of improvisation and long stretches of rock and blues flavored guitar runs. Much like the artists Nad witnessed in live performances, he has channeled that experience into his own music and approach. Neslo’s writing style embraces a story telling aspect that stems from a desire to take the listener on a journey. Neslo says-“I want them to come along for a ride with me and I hope to show them something they haven’t seen before.” He accomplishes his goal with atmospheric and picturesque tracks like “Lonely Linda,” a magnum opus clocking in at nearly 13 minutes. The track burns with the blues and is saturated with guitar rock, all enhanced with a memorable vocal treatment. In contrast, the track “Wandering John” features captivating hooks throughout. Special guest Annette Olsen provides stellar background vocals on the tracks "Peace of Mind" and "The Distance." If varied guitar work, exceptional vocals, and reflective lyrics with long stretches of exceptional instrumental runs are your cup of tea, you will find many gems awaiting you on Back From Gone.

Visit the Nad Neslo website for purchasing options, updates and more.

Contact: Nad Neslo
Company: Nad Neslo Music
Address: Alta, CA
Tel: (530) 308-1723
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05 August 2007

Critics Rave About Bitter:Sweet’s The Remix Game

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Los Angeles, CA-August 6, 2007-Since the release of The Mating Game in 2006, it’s hard to imagine a night on the town without the intoxicating electronica of Bitter:Sweet. Now, with The Remix Game, to be released August 7, 2007 by Quango Music Group, a handful of today’s best euphonious mixologists come together to offer their interpretations of the original album. Add to that an upcoming live show in a city near you, and you’ll be drinking from Bitter:Sweet’s mood enhancing cup well into 2008.

On this seductive trip-hop album, Bitter:Sweet’s debut The Mating Game is revamped by today’s top sonic impressionists. Many of the songs on this album are rare gems that have been available only on 12” vinyl or for digital download. Alloyed by the golden touch of musical alchemists like Thievery Corporation, AtJazz, Skeewiff, Nicola Conte, and Fort Knox Five; this torrid soundtrack will illuminate the night.

Bitter:Sweet combines the musical savvy of Kiran Shahani and the sultry vocals of Shana Halligan. Kiran emerged on the scene as a founding member of The Supreme Beings of Leisure. Signed to Chris Blackwell’s Palm Pictures, the band sold over a quarter million records worldwide. Shana is, of course, no stranger to the music industry. She has been a respected part of the Los Angeles music scene her whole life and grew-up in a household with father, Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat & Tears). Together, Kiran and Shana have created Bitter:Sweet, one of the most seductive renditions of retro swank and hot beats since James Bond was Sean Connery.

Check out a special promotions for Bitter:Sweet to view the video to The Mating Game and to pick up your free download of The Mating Game along with other information.

Tour-dates:
Aug 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Aug 9 – Humboldt, CA – Six Rivers Brewery
Aug 10 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Aug 11 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Aug 12 – Boise ID – Nerolux
Aug 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
Aug 15 – Denver, CO – Walnut Room
Aug 18 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Aug 19 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Aug 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
Aug 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Aug 23 – New York, NY – The Bowery
Aug 24 – Washington D.C. – 930 Club
Aug 25 - Virginia Beach, VA - The Jewish Mother
Aug 28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s


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01 August 2007

Jude Johnstone-Blue Light

Artist: Jude Johnstone
Title: Blue Light
Genre: Jazz-Vocals
Label: Bojak Records
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Jude Johnstone’s Blue Light is one of the better jazz vocal albums I have heard this year. She had two previous releases prior to this, and like many artists I have enjoyed over the years she has a broader catalog of music than I could have imagined. Such is the life of a music lover in the world of cyberspace and digital downloads, and whether you happen to be a listener or critic it does not matter considering how many indie artists there are these days...READ MORE