Oleander’s fifth album SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL has just the right number of ballads, including two heart-wrenching power ballads; several high-energy, driving tracks; and really “vibey” mid-tempo songs to just sit back and zone out to. Something about this album really resonates.
Sexy Chamber Music with a Tango Twist: A CD Review of LA CAMORRA TANGO – 15 YEARS and a Compelling Interview with the Pioneering QuintetBy Kaylene Peoples | December 6th, 2010 | Category: CD Reviews, Indie Hotspot, Indie Hotspot Feature | 28 comments
Astor Piazzolla’s music is no doubt the main influence of “La Camorra’s” music. But we should say that from the very beginning we’ve arranged and composed our own tango pieces, and nowadays I would say that we’ve reached our own sound—La Camorra’s sound.
MARK MASRI LA VOCE – The Canadian Tenor with a Voice Like Butter Spreading a Message of Tolerance and Acceptance Through His MusicBy Kaylene Peoples | September 11th, 2010 | Category: CD Reviews, Indie Hotspot | 1 Comment »
After a recent stint at WAA (Western Arts Alliance) in Long Beach, California, I had the pleasure of listening to one of the most beautiful male voices I have ever heard live. Mark Masri performed Wednesday, September 1, at the Beacon Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Long Beach. I suppose I should give a little history. WAA is a nonprofit sector that supports venue presenters for the performing arts centers. Many presenters come to this annual conference to find their acts to book for [...]
ARRIVEDERCI, Musical Alchemists Creating a Brilliant Combination of Urban, Pop, and Electronic MusicBy Agenda Magazine | July 17th, 2010 | Category: CD Reviews, Indie Hotspot | No Comments »
Based on their common love for the groups, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson, and Kanye West, Timothee Lee Lovelock (vocals and violin), Adam Piccoli (drums), and Zack Gracius (keyboard) decided to create a sound as diverse as America’s melting pot. These are three young men who have a look that will appeal to the ladies; each has his own very defined personal style. And the unique blend of real musicianship boasts a genre that’s uniquely flavored.
Algren, A WAYWARD SOUND FLOODS THE SREET – A Premier CD with a Good Attempt and the Potential for GrowthBy Agenda Magazine | July 17th, 2010 | Category: CD Reviews, Indie Hotspot | No Comments »
The promotional materials sucked me in. I was compelled to open the package, read the comic book that accompanied it, and listen to the well art-directed CD. I was curious more than anything and was hoping I would be pleasantly surprised. I expected this music to be as good as its packaging. This band did something right. They got my attention. Out of literally countless CDS, I opened theirs.