Rhythms & Rock
|National Razor - Naked Before God God And Country
A surly, uncontrived blend of the Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers, the Beatles, Johnny Cash and the Clash. I hear National Razor as a thinking man’s punk band.. more...
Flats - Garden
Put your preconceptions to the side, Yucca Flats is like no acoustic rock band youve heard. The Counting Crows or Dave Matthews are a reference point, but neither capture the Flats quirky eloquence. more...
Blue - 1nner
These guys take me back to my roots in the DC music scene. They play real-deal soul jazz, the stuff that was bubbling out of the clubs on Rhode Island Ave. where I taught myself to record in the 70s. more...
Lee - Ain't
Playing The Game
Weve put a lot of thought into describing the unique appeal of Als vocals and guitar. I suggested James Taylor, but with more balls. Eldon liked Cross Roads-era Clapton mixed with Paul Simon, dipped in the blues." more...
C-Nuts - Blitzkreig
Bob and Other Jazz Mutilations
I keep hearing the same thing about this CD: I didnt know what to think the first time I played the C-Nuts. Now its one of my favorites CDs. These guys play traditional jazz versions of rock hits they grew up withDire Straits, The Pretenders, Joe Jackson, Peter Gabriel, all that. more...
Id been searching three years for a reggae band to record. Then I heard Midnite, just in from St. Croix. Thirty seconds of their tight, crushingly powerful bass groove ended my search. more...
Angels - Rain
Heres our first rock CD. If you like Desperado or Hotel California-era Eagles, I think youll dig the Fallen Angels too. They were one of most the popular underground rock-blues-folk bands on the East Coast in the late 60s. more...
Bear - River
Silent Bears an utterly original singer-songwriter duo. Mark sings, plays guitar and harmonica, writes remarkable songs. Kahlil is a stunningly sensitive percussionist: his congas, shakers, cymbals and bells wrap a myriad of colors and ethnicity around Marks songs. more...
- Live At The Bad Habits Cafe
These guys take a gritty approach to that magic moment when the blues turned into rock n roll. Whop Frazier sings Motown-steeped, bluesy vocals on classics from Wilson Pickett, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Reed. more...