Archive for August, 2013

  • There is a growing reggae scene in Arizona. Whether it is the likes of Black Bottom Lighters, Veragroove, Fayuca or others, the sound of reggae is spreading like wildfire throughout the state. One of the more recent appearances of that sound, one of the more astounding is Pride Through Strife. Though, more well known for their live shows, their recent EP release has made it clear that they are here to stay. This is good news for everyone. Pride Through Strife has spent their time opening for a ton of bands and they have a kitsch niche, which is that...

    Pride Through Strife- “Inroot EP”

    There is a growing reggae scene in Arizona. Whether it is the likes of Black Bottom Lighters, Veragroove, Fayuca or others, the sound of reggae is spreading like wildfire throughout the state. One of the more recent appearances of that sound, one of the more astounding is Pride Through Strife. Though, more well known for their live shows, their recent EP release has made it clear that they are here to stay. This is good news for everyone. Pride Through Strife has spent their time opening for a ton of bands and they have a kitsch niche, which is that...

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  • Sometimes you discover albums by going to shows, by following the bands, by paying your dues and meeting them face to face—there are other times when you find out about an album that will tantalize your ears and no one knows about it. This is what I live for. I have been a fan of The Whisperlights for years now, but when I heard that Ills Riske was putting out an album under the label of There Is Danger, I was thrilled and very nearly overwhelmed. Now, I know about his talent and the musicians he could assemble, but I...

    There Is Danger in Living Dreams

    Sometimes you discover albums by going to shows, by following the bands, by paying your dues and meeting them face to face—there are other times when you find out about an album that will tantalize your ears and no one knows about it. This is what I live for. I have been a fan of The Whisperlights for years now, but when I heard that Ills Riske was putting out an album under the label of There Is Danger, I was thrilled and very nearly overwhelmed. Now, I know about his talent and the musicians he could assemble, but I...

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  • This will be, I assure you, my shortest post ever. It’s all in the title, the hiatus is over and soundsaroundtown.net is back. I wanted to bring it back with the above artwork, which has been used throughout the years on this site. It was designed by the late Dan Somers who was a brilliant musician and friend of mine. He designed that cassette logo when I first started this site along with a few other logos for me. It’s always been my favorite. All I hope is that Dan has at last found peace and is free of his...

    Hiatus…Over

    This will be, I assure you, my shortest post ever. It’s all in the title, the hiatus is over and soundsaroundtown.net is back. I wanted to bring it back with the above artwork, which has been used throughout the years on this site. It was designed by the late Dan Somers who was a brilliant musician and friend of mine. He designed that cassette logo when I first started this site along with a few other logos for me. It’s always been my favorite. All I hope is that Dan has at last found peace and is free of his...

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