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Don McLean Announces New Album ‘Botanical Gardens’ Available March 23

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Iconic American singer, songwriter and performer Don McLean is set to release his new album Botanical Gardens on March 23rd 2018 via BMG. With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, his prowess for writing timeless songs is once again captured on Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American ... Read More »

Alan Parsons Project Plays Chumash Casino Resort Santa Ynez

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Review + photos by L Paul Mann January 26, 2018 |  Santa Ynez, CA –  Longtime Santa Barbara County resident Alan Parsons brought his latest incarnation of The Alan Parsons Project to a full house of adoring fans in the Samala showroom of the Chumash Casino Resort, the last weekend of January. Parsons, a legendary music producer and one of the most potent ... Read More »

Doc Rotten Has the Cure, a Tour, an EP and More

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “We’re 100 percent mediocre,” says Doc Rotten guitarist/vocalist Wes Dzurkoc with a loud laugh; “I’d say we are punk rock but more melodic.”  Born from the remnants of past projects, these Hamilton, NJ rockers are a great combination of humble talented personalities and attitude. “We were in a band called Too Far Gone,” explains drummer AJ Martinez; “When that ceased to exist, me, Wes and Mike (Bassist/Vocalist Romanowsky) started this band just ... Read More »

Interstellar Fortuneteller is Making Mischief

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “Interstellar Fortuneteller” is the second release from Hamilton, New Jersey rockers Charles Laurita and The Mischief. Released in the fall of 2017, this follow up to their self-titled debut is not only a rarity in that it’s a concept album but it was also cut in two studios; one of which was built with their own hands.“We started out with a local ... Read More »

Kate Grom is the “Heroine” of Her Story

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Interview by Danny Coleman  Most artists who record their original music do so for various reasons. Some relate their life experiences, others to promote a point of view and still others just because they have something inside them screaming to get out. Kate Grom however had a different set of reasons and circumstances for the recording of her nine track release, “Heroine.” “This ... Read More »

Wonderfruit vs Burning Man: The Hong Kong Connection

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Review by Scott Murphy This year Wonderfruit returns to the Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand from December 14th-17th for the fourth year running. The four day festival bills itself as a celebration of arts, music, food and ideas. It’s produced by the collective “Scratch First”, who aim to create a platform for positive change. That means there will be ... Read More »