Roy Orbison – Black & White Night (CD and DVD)

The Roy Orbison special “Black & White Night” was a must-see by rock fans of all ilk when it first aired on Cinemax in 1988. The star-crammed supergroup special has long since been hijacked by PBS stations across the country looking for an attention-grabber during pledge season, but the appeal is just as strong as when it first aired 30-years ago, (the special was recorded live in LA in 1987, but didn’t air until a few months later in 1988). Continue reading “Roy Orbison – Black & White Night (CD and DVD)”

Con – Free Dreams ft. Mvstermind

Con’s Free Dreams is the rare example of a rap track that is able to have a down and dirty street rap sound while having a much more enlightened subject matter. The flows of Con and his feature Mvstermind are more than capable to keep listeners firmly on the edges of their seats. Continue reading “Con – Free Dreams ft. Mvstermind”

Papa Pretty – Let It Go

Papa Pretty’s Let It Go showcases a unique flow from the rapper with a smart trap sound to the arrangement that keeps the energy high throughout the cut. Hints of distorted, J.Money meets T-Pain vocals do well to add further depth to Let It Go. Papa Pretty’s vocals cut through the track and give this single a wholly distinct sound from other efforts on the chart. Fans of Future, Two Chainz, and even Kevin Gates will find something that they can dig before Papa Pretty closes up shop on Let It Go.

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Connor Byers – Like Oh

Connor Byers’ Like Oh is a catchy rap track that comes forth with a radio-friendly sound in the style of a Sean Kingston or a Jason Derulo. The back and forth between Byers’ vocals and the robust backing beat makes for a track that is catchy while having enough in the way of substance to withstand a number of spins. Continue reading “Connor Byers – Like Oh”

Public Access T.V. “Evil Disco”

Public Access T.V.’s “Evil Disco” is a track that looks back to the days of the Talking Heads and The Cars. Secondary vocals play in the background, while the guitar / drum dynamic that is placed through Evil Disco will tattoo a melody deep into the minds and hearts of listeners. Continue reading “Public Access T.V. “Evil Disco””

Scott H. Biram – The Bad Testament

Lone Star state native Scott H. Biram started blending punk rock, Blues and country years before anyone decided to christen the cobbled-together genre, folk punk. Across nearly a dozen releases, Biram has been one-man banding it since 2000, churning out one great record after another. And “The Bad Testament,” his first full length in about three years, is no exception. Continue reading “Scott H. Biram – The Bad Testament”

Activities for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients

Do you have a loved one who is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? If you do, it is important to find activities that will help you to connect with them. There are a number of ways through which you can achieve this even if they have a problem with their memory. Interestingly, people who suffer from dementia normally have memories of their childhood. You can use these to create a point of connection with them. Here are some activates that you can engage in to evoke these memories and connect with them. Continue reading “Activities for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients”

Primal Static – Panstylistic EP

Primal Static’s Panstylistic EP is a tremendous introduction into the Austin, TX band’s sound. The release begins with Fall Before Your Pride, a track that skillfully blends together Jane’s Addiction and Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity. This fuzzy, intricate blend of alternative and rock styles will tattoo itself deep into the minds and hearts of fans, who will be locked into their seat. Hints of Nirvana and Weezer can be heard during Sophia, an emotionally intense effort that uses open spaces to great impact. To Live provides another side to Primal Static. Continue reading “Primal Static – Panstylistic EP”

Paul K – Omertà CD Review

Long Way From Home is a contemplative indie-inspired track that does more with instrumental arrangements than a great many vocal acts could hope to do. Ashes in the Snow is a track that deftly blends together traditional and classical music styles alongside electronic and ambient sounds to create a narrative that will have listeners hanging on every note. Of particular note during Ashes in the Snow has to be the bass line weaved in and the bits of heartbeat-esque arrangements that come through at points. Continue reading “Paul K – Omertà CD Review”

Without ReGarde (Dry Hopped Sour Ale)

Without ReGarde was Good Nature’s 4th Anniversary Ale, and is a brew that is as large and magnificent as the celebration indicates. The beer pours with a orange-brown coloration and a small amount of light brown head that laces down the glass. One is immediately presented with a good amount of bitterness owing to the hop presence; the brewery uses a bit over two pounds of hops during the dry hopping process that gives Without ReGarde its sharpness. Good Nature is able to jazz up this Biere de Garde with a bit of Lactobacillus through a kettle souring process. Continue reading “Without ReGarde (Dry Hopped Sour Ale)”