Manu Chao

World music has long had the reputation of being full of quaint songs with unrecognizable instruments. Manu Chao is all about the guitar, rock, drums, pop, and bass. But don't make the mistake of thinking that his is 'average' music! Combining African/Latin rhythms with lyrics of protest Manu Chao has Continue Reading


Playing an old fashioned (and by that I don't mean inferior) brand of hard rock this Texas quartet has released their second album and it shows signs of a forward thinking band. Their sound has slightly changed from their first outing with several power ballads and some attention grabbing guitar Continue Reading

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton is an artist I do not know how to handle. While he obviously has talent there is such an aura of cheesiness around him it is hard to look beyond it. He recently released an album of Sinatra swing covers that while it did not do monster business Continue Reading

P J Harvey

I remember seeing Ms. Harvey open up for U2 a couple of years back and thinking she was the heir apparent to Chrissie Hynde. She was a rockin' chick who seemed to be the type who put up with no crap. Now on her latest album she seems to be Continue Reading

Michael Kaeshammer

Canada seems to be full of young jazz vocalists these days. Hoping to join the ranks of Matt Dusk, Diana Krall, Holly Cole, and Michael Buble, Kaeshammer has released an album filled with originals and covers. He is a brilliant piano playing, which he uses to his benefit on the Continue Reading