MICHAEL SACKLER-BERNER TURNS THE PAGE ON A FEW SHORT STORIES By Sandra Castillo

According to Michael Sackler-Berner, it’s all there on his latest album, Short Stories, which boasts an eclectic, introspective array of songs distilled in the crystalline waters of the imagination of the one who employed a “huge list of players” to deliver the goods. A coterie of musical heavyweights, who backed the singer on the album, […]

ELECTRIC MUD WILL NEVER MAKE DANGEROUS PROMISES THEY CAN’T KEEP By Sandra Castillo

It was on a June afternoon, at the 2019 Art Around Adams Street Festival in San Diego, when the crowd had grown considerably in size, as the band launched torpedoes on a tricked-out, stone-cold version of the Rolling Stones classic “Under My Thumb.” Unbridled, raucous, with a propensity-for-danger, the spitfire performance from the wild-eyed, tattooed […]

JOHN DRAGONETTI VS JACK DRAG-ONE IN THE SAME By Sandra Castillo

John Dragonetti is somewhat of an anomaly-a creative, dynamic life force strapped with enough propulsion to launch a satellite into space. His ambition, as a songwriter, performer and composer of symphonic overtures, is testament of his unwavering, relentless dedication to his craft. On those rare days he’s not spearheading his next musical project or distilling […]

URBAN ARTIST ETCETERA BREAKING OUT WITH ANOTHER FUTURE HIT by Nick Christophers

You don’t need to be a music critic to realize quality music when you hear it. Hip Hop artist ETCETERA has done just that with new music about to drop. Here is someone who has been apart of the Hip Hop scene for awhile and has made it to the red carpet at the Grammy’s. […]

SINGER / SONGWRITER BRIA LEE A RISING TALENT ON THE MUSIC SCENE by Nick Christophers

Bria Lee is what you would call an untapped source of talent. Her superb vocal range and expertise on the piano is something to behold. Only recently she graced the stage at the famous Knitting Factory where she offered the packed club a taste of her skills. The daring soul that she is, she left […]

INSIDE THE BRILLIANT, ECCENTRIC, FANTASTICAL WORLD OF DAVID ROUSH AND ECCE SHNAK By Sandra Castillo

What do you get when you combine Art Rock/Chamber Punk, current world events and the cerebral, complex mindset of a man who seemingly resists the urge to remain complacent in a universe sidelined by political strife, social injustice and the bigger issues facing humanity at large? The result of this equation is NYC-based Ecce Shnak, […]

Recording Artist Bill Curreri Live at VYNL in New York City Concert Review by Greg Holt

I spent an enjoyable evening at The VYNL in the East Village, NYC listening to recording artist, Bill Curreri and his 7-piece backup band play original Rock Americana!  Bill Curreri is an accomplished singer-songwriter whose sound is classic, big-room Rock with great vocal harmonies, lush B3 layering, fantastic lead guitar solos, and a solid rhythm section. Bill’s set included songs from his first […]

HE’S STILL STANDING…KENNY METCALF AS ELTON By Sandra Castillo

The air is electric-blue, crackling with much anticipation for the one who will soon take center stage, under the white-hot spotlight, to join the band for an evening loaded with some of the greatest music of the last century. He emerges from backstage, a spectacle adorned from head-to-toe in resplendent accoutrement and dazzling rhinestone eyewear […]

MATTERS OF THE HEART AND SOUL WITH ROMY VAGER AND RVG By Sandra Castillo

There’s something inherently mystifying, albeit humbling about a person who would characterize one’s self with an observation which is clearly an understatement and one that sits in stark contrast to the veracity of who and what that individual is all about. Case in point-when that certain someone just so happens to be one of music’s […]

FUSING CHINESE & AMERICAN SOUNDS LI LIU BRINGS US HER NEW ALBUM “SERACHING” by Nick Christophers

When Li Liu decided to embark on a new chapter with her musical dream ending up in Texas was not what she expected. Li always loved music and was drawn to the arts. At first, she was a dancer for close to ten years until her desire to play music took root. She would begin […]

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