lanie lane

3 Reasons Why Lanie Lane

Lanie Lane isn’t a retro act, she is the real deal. by Walter Price   It is hard to deny the infectious authenticity in the nostalgia-tinged flavors of Australian stick of dynamite, Lanie Lane. A thriving mix of rockabilly, jazz, blues, pop, honky tonk all within one soul. Tracks like “Bang Bang”, “Oh Well That’s What You…

Confusion

3 Reasons Why Ball of Confusion In 2017

The Temptations 1970 hit “Ball of Confusion” as fits 2017. by Walter Price   “Ball of Confusion”, the surprise hit protest song from The Temptations in 1970 seems to be as poignant today as it had been at its birth. The psychedelic-soul track written by Motown producer Norman Whitfield (w/ Barrett Strong), conjures up turbulent times of the Nixon…

3 Reasons Why Lydia Loveless Real

Lydia Loveless Real Out Now. by Walter Price   Last week I was having another listen to Lydia Loveless’ fittingly titled album Real and as with all previous listens I knew I loved it. But did I dig the artist herself? A question I’ve kicked around for the past few years. And just by chance,…

Michaela Anne

3 Reasons Why The Sounds of Michaela Anne

Michaela Anne strong roots country sound. by Walter Price   Three albums deep and getting more personal and authentic on her latest, Singer-songwriter Michaela Anne is a rare natural. Comparisons moving in and out of contemporaries recent and the ones before her are easy, but no need to dwell. Michaela Anne is a woman in…

Classic Country, Pumpkins, Smoke, Lights, Bubbles, Robots, Rock N’ Roll and 3 Reasons Why Oak Street Blues

Oak Street Blues will mix elements and come out fresh. by Walter Price   With doses of Gin Blossoms-era alt-rock, the twists of Roger Miller tongue in cheek and the dusty floorboards of The Bakersfield Sound, Oak Street Blues are doing alt-country all brand new. Singer/guitarist Chris Hall has a playful and earnest delivery (not to mention…

3 Reasons Why Headbrain

Headbrain – In which death-defying acts of musical improvisation form an unnatural yet wondrous alliance with art, film, dance and poetry.” by Walter Price   New Jersey’s improvisational 3-piece Headbrain is experimenting in areas unfamiliar to me, and this is attractive. Headbrain (Elizabeth Walsh, Carl Baggaley, Adam Budofsky) isn’t content with stretching and twisting sounds…

Vote

3 Reasons Why Politics and VOTE!

Politics, who wants ’em…VOTE! by Walter Price   Today is Election Day in my Motherland US of A and I’ve had political thoughts and songs bouncing around my noggin for weeks. Which you can check out just three of them below, but before you imbibe, please understand the importance of voting. The United states is…

Cádiz

3 Reasons Why Cádiz, Spain

Cádiz is the new go to rock n roll city?   By Walter Price   The three bands mentioned in this article are familiar names to The GTC pages. What these three bands represent are varied sounds coming from a Spanish city that you may or may not know about. The city is called Cádiz, nestled…

Feral Conservatives

3 Reasons Why Feral Conservatives

Meet me round the corner, I’ll be waiting…. by Walter Price   In just a handful of years Virginia Beach’s Feral Conservatives have captivated indie connoisseurs, myself included.. The group’s pilots Rashie Rosenfarb and Matt Francis have reminded me from the get-go of the glory days, the early years of the alternative rock movement when the college…