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New Age Instrumental Review: Timothy Wenzel-Running Away

Release Date: January 25, 2019 Label: Coyote Floe Music LLC Website
What We Hold Dearis the first time I heard Timothy Wenzel’s music in 2017. What seems like a blink of an eye, 2 years have passed and now Timothy has released Running Away

I have to say that I was enchanted right from the beginning with the new album. The 12 tracks kept me consistently interested and fascinated. That pretty much says it all for any type of listener I would think.

Running Away is very cinematic and it intends to be. Every track moves along at a good pace and offers a little something different and many times several different changes take place. It is mentioned on the artist site that some folks have said Timothy’s music is good for traveling, it changes so much it can fit the different scenes one sees on a trip. His music is like an ongoing journey and each song is like watching it through your own private looking glass.

I really appreciate the mixture of genres and even though I tag it as new age instrum…

The RAZ Band Feat. Badfinger Legend Joey Molland To Release New Album "#9"

Featuring Joey Molland of Badfinger!
Los Angeles - For the last thirty-five years, The RAZ Band has been recording and performing their own brand of original songs, entertaining audiences across the US and globally.

On March 30, 2019 Gonzo Multimedia will release the much anticipated new RAZ Band studio album “#9”. Produced by Badfinger legend Joey Molland, “#9” features eleven new RAZ Band songs. The first 1000 copies include a limited edition live EP, recorded in Los Angeles on December 8, 2018.

This past December 2018 The RAZ Band recorded their first live album performing songs from the upcoming “#9” album as well as their most recent albums “Madison Park” (2015 Roadie Crew magazine album of the year) & “The Best of RAZ 1984-2015”. The live performance will be included as a bonus disc with the release of their new studio album “#9”.

As Michael Raz Rescigno states: “I'm excited that our first live album will be released with our new studio album. Our '#9' album was …

NYC Rock Legends Binky Philips & The Planets To Release Debut Record After 47 Years!

“The Planets played with a reckless joy that was the heart, soul, and spirit of their founder and creative light, Binky.” -  Paul Stanley, KISS 
NYC – As amazing as it sounds, NYC rock legends Binky Philips & The Planets after 47 years will be releasing their debut album “Established 1972 NYC” on April 26th! David Fricke of Rolling Stone once described  the band as “the best rock & roll band I never saw or heard.”

The history of The Planets:

May 7th, 1972: Binky Philips names his just-formed band The Planets...

December 19th, 1972: The Planets debut opening for The New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center...

July 13th, 1973: The Planets share the bill with KISS at the Hotel Diplomat...

May 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 1975: The Planets open for The Ramones at CBGB...

November 16th, 1977: The impending deal with Warner Brothers Records falls apart after six months of negotiations. Thus bestowing on The Planets in the heyday of the CBGB/Max’s Kansas City explosion of talent as… The Only Band That D…

Rock Legends ANGEL Signs New Record Deal With Cleopatra Records

Legendary rock band ANGEL has just signed a Record deal with Cleopatra Records and will start recording in April 2019. Original members Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino along with current member Danny Farrow have written 14 brand new songs for the album which they describe as very diverse ranging from songs that are very Melodic with real strong hooks to much heavier songs that contain great melodies and will have the classic Angel sound. This album will appeal to all ANGEL fans of every era and previous albums.

“I am real excited to be making a new album and signing with Cleopatra. I strongly believe this will be one of our best and really want to give ANGEL fans something special. Can't wait to rock you on tour at a city near you.”- Punky Meadows. 

“Writing and recording a new Angel record is always exciting, and having a new partnership with Cleopatra records makes it even more special. Really looking forward to a new tour, a new record, and a new partnership.” - Frank Dimino 

“Pun…

The Neville Staple Band Release New Single "Put Away Your Knives"

Check out this amazing song, “Put Away Your Knives”, by the Neville Staple Band, with its 2Tone influenced punky ska and reggae mix, along with the on-point lyrics that focus on the current knife crime problem sweeping the Nation!

The Legendary Neville Staple (ex The Specials, Fun Boy Three, Special Beat, Judge Roughneck and more) and wife, Sugary Staple (who recently co-wrote the highly acclaimed ‘Rude Rebel’s Album with Neville), both collaborated with Dandy Livingstone, another legendary ska figure and originator of Rudy, A Message To You, to produce this lyrical and musical cry to the young people involved in knife crime. This follows the fatal stabbing, just 6 months ago, of Neville’s 21-year-old grandson Fidel Glasgow. The killer has still not been caught.

Neville has said, “We are dedicating the song to my grandson Fidel and to everyone else out there, who has been affected by violent crimes. It’s time we take back some control and teach the youth right from wrong, and the con…

10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Creates New Videos For 10cc Concerts

Is this a 10cc reunion? Well, sort of.... Former band member and legendary director Kevin Godley has created 2 new videos for Graham Gouldman's touring version of 10cc. This is not the first time the two founding band members have collaborated. Godley and Gouldman created some fascinating new music back in 2006 under the guise GG/06, in which the track used for one of the videos “Son of Man” was created.

In 2006, for the first time in over three decades original 10cc members Godley and Gouldman reunited to record new music. Best known for such classic 10cc hits as “Rubber Bullets,” “I'm Not In Love” and “The Dean & I,” as well as Godley and Creme's hit “Cry,”  Godley and Gouldman recorded six new download-only songs which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike worldwide! The music has recently been released on a limited edition CD only available at 10cc shows!

Kevin Godley, who has directed some of the most successful music videos in rock and roll for such …

Twin-Guitar Pioneers Wishbone Ash To Kick Off 2019 US Spring Tour

UK classic rock legends Wishbone Ash US Tour begins April 10, 2019!
In the ramp-up to Wishbone Ash's 50th anniversary, the band is celebrating its 49th year in characteristic fashion: with an extended tour. Dubbed XLIX (49 in Roman numerals), the tour began in October 2018 in the UK, followed by early-2019 dates in Europe and Japan. This spring, XLIX arrives on these shores.

Longtime fans and new converts alike will revel in the group’s signature twin-guitar mastery and powerhouse rhythm section as they present classics spanning their career.

The US leg of the XLIX Tour will revisit some of the band's favorite venues as well as new ones from the Eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains.

“We always look forward to meeting old friends and fans alike on our annual Midwest and East Coast tours,” says founding member Andy Powell. “American audiences are so supportive and enthusiastic!”

Formed in 1969 in London, England, Wishbone Ash is one of the most influential guitar bands in the…

Singer/Songwriter Steve Rodgers Debut Album "Head Up High" Receives Rave Reviews!

“He's fantastic” - Jimmy Page
The long awaited debut album by Steve Rodgers released in 2017 was well worth that wait! With eleven tracks in total, Steve opens with his first single “I Will Grow” and his second single, the title track from the album, “Head Up High.” As you listen through all the tracks you will find this album is both uplifting and emotive at the same time. Steve Rodgers writes from experience and from the heart so expect a truly personal experience.

“Great singing and songwriting – I'm impressed” - Roger Taylor of Queen



Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, completed recording his much anticipated first album, released in 2018 and produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini) mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse). His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens.

“Steve Rodgers has a sweet, soulful…

New Age Instrumental Review: John Otott-Unspoken

Release Date: March 1, 2019 Label: Independent Website
Colorswas my introduction to John Otott in 2014. So, 4 plus years have flown by since I had the pleasure of hearing the rhythm of this man’s soul via the ivory keys. Now we have Unspoken.

Sometimes words are not necessary and, in this case, it definitely applies to the music of John Otott. Unspoken is a collection of nine tracks that were recorded at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios. You know if that happens you get an all-star cast contributing to your album.

The piano is the core instrument that drives the music and all the other instruments add a certain tasteful ambiance. The violin can be a prolific piece when added to the piano. “Meraki” is a great example of that marriage and how wonderful it can be. It is quite simply, sublime.
My favorite track is “Unbreakable.” The mixture of John’s piano, the violin, fluegelhorn, trumpet, bass, and percussion simmers then an overflow with magic and pure musical emotion engages you furth…

Esoteric Recordings Release Expanded & Remastered Renaissance Titles "A Song For All Seasons," "Ashes Are Burning" and "Prologue"

Renaissance latest release “A Symphonic Journey” also available through Esoteric Recordings
Esoteric Recordings Release Expanded & Remastered Renaissance Titles “A Song For All Seasons,” “Ashes Are Burning” and “Prologue.” The band's latest release “A Symphonic Journey” is also available through the label. Expanded & Remastered versions of Renaissance's “Carnegie Hall,” “Scherezade” and “Novella.” are soon to follow!



Renaissance: “A Song For All Seasons” 3CD Remastered & Expanded Clamshell Box Edition

Released March 29, 2019.

TRACKLIST
A NEWLY RE-MASTERED 3 CD EXPANDED CLAMSHELL BOXED SET EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC RENAISSANCE ALBUM

FEATURING 15 BONUS TRACKS INCLUDING THE ENTIRE CONCERT RECORDED AT THE TOWER THEATER, PHILADELPHIA IN DECEMBER 1978 RELEASED IN FULL FOR THE FIRST TIME

WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH A NEW ESSAY AND A REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM POSTER

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded 3CD clamshell …

HAWKWIND Co-Founder NIK TURNER Boldly Goes Into THE FINAL FRONTIER!

Los Angeles, CA - After suiting up as the Space Gypsy in 2013, blasting off on an epic Space Fusion Odyssey in 2015 and enjoying Life In Space in 2017, pioneering musician/songwriter Nik Turner is now set to venture to the outer reaches of space rock with his awe-inspiring new studio album The Final Frontier! Picking up where his last album left off, Turner brings another set of psychedelic freak-out grooves that will take listeners on a journey they won’t soon forget! Standout tracks include the album opener “Out Of Control,” a super-collider of rollicking psych rock that unites saxophone and guitar in spectacular fashion, and the dramatic space ballad “Interstellar Aliens.” Once again joining our intrepid traveler Turner is Nicky Garratt of UK Subs and Hedersleben, Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps, and Jason Willer of UK Subs and Jello Biafra’s band as well as special guest appearances by Hawkwind alumni Simon House and Paul Rudolph. Available on CD in a digipak case as well as a gorgeo…

Bay Area Reggae Band HIGHEST INTENTION Sets Worldwide Release of their Highly Anticipated Debut Album UNIVERSAL LIGHT

San Francisco, CA – HIGHEST INTENTION is a vintage Roots Reggae Revival band that hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their sound is locally grounded and globally appealing, bringing to mind artists like Sublime, 311, and even Bob Marley. Their highly anticipated debut album UNIVERSAL LIGHT will release March 22, 2019 worldwide in stores and online. This stunning debut is a solid release that honors the tradition of Jamaican Roots music while also forging its own brand of progressive Reggae for the new millennium.

UNIVERSAL LIGHT features guest producer Ces-One (J-Boog) and guest musicians Raleigh Neal (Michael Franti), Paul Wolstencroft (Slightly Stoopid), Toho Saunders (President Brown), and many more. Lead singer Karim Israel (Arise Roots) features on the song “Morning Light,” and KBong (Stick Figure) laid down piano on a tune! Describing the first single and title track of the album, Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae says, “Blending traditional reggae sounds with jazzy elements,