Posts filed under: New Music

Dance Week / Jon Batiste “Freedom” (2021)

For National Dance Week (we think), SMGM honors a series of non-traditional dance moves - starting with new king of the Grammys, Jon Batiste.... Read More

Eric Clapton’s “New” Album

Clapton's latest release The Lady In The Balcony is a new album absent anything new, made up of reinterpretations of songs already reinterpreted.... Read More

Nobody Doesn’t Like The Doobie Brothers

After 50 years The Doobie Brothers' long train is still runnin'. And that's great news for...everybody. Because nobody doesn't like The Doobies.... Read More

Dumpstaphunk “United Nations Stomp”

Dumpstaphunk is the next-generation funk band we need right now. And when it comes to what makes a funk band funky, they've got twice as much as anyone else... Read More

Silk Sonic “Leave The Door Open” (2021)

I've never had a song get stuck in my head like this throwback gem by Silk Sonic. It's a good problem, but it might be making me a little crazy.... Read More

A.J. Croce “Nothing From Nothing” (2021)

A.J. Croce has got some incredible piano skills, and a brand new album of eclectic covers. And, as it turns out, he's also got a name.... Read More

Whitney Rose “In A Rut” (2020)

“Don’t ask me how I got this way / Oh, that’s asking too much” cries Whitney Rose amidst the whirlwind chorus as she rattles off the title line ‘I’m In A Rut’ an appropriately repetitive 28 total times. Only her delivery is so rapid-fire, gaps collapsed between the few words and syllables..... Read More

Maxshh “Song For Dad” (2020)

..Rather than try to record what he’d conceived of as his far-reaching “super-incubated encyclopedia of everything,” he returned, instead, to one of his earliest listening roots: pop/rock music, songs formulated and stylized to leave a first impression of “nice” rather than “challenging.”... Read More

Rookie “I Can’t Have You But I Want You” (2020)

It’s just a moment, lasting but a second or two. The verse has come to a clipped end, the band pauses, as if taking a deep inhale on the precipice of something big, and then…the chorus blasts in! I really love that moment... Read More

Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul “Superfly Terraplane” (2019)

Little Steven, very much contrary to his most identifiable nickname, has always done everything big. Music, activism, television, radio, education…Never mind that old gray beard in the famous Dos Equis beer campaign, I’d be willing to say that Steven Van Zandt is, in fact, “The Most Interesting Man In The World.”... Read More
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