CJ Ramone w/Rushmore, The Areolas, Broken Gold The Back Booth, Friday, May 27, Orlando, Florida The Ramones changed the rules on what was to be expected from a band, both musically and in terms of personalities. CJ Ramone joined the fabled band in 1989, after founding member Dee Dee Ramone called it quits. I saw… [Continue Reading]

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Agnostic Front w/Coldside, Rhythm of Fear, and The Lower Orders Live at The Boondocks Saturday, May 21, Melbourne, FL Agnostic Front are hardcore. From it’s inception and through all it’s mutation’s and cross-breedings with other musical stylings, they are the undisputed godfathers of New York hardcore. And as they rapidly approach their 4rth decade, they… [Continue Reading]

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Everything’s Beautiful The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Robert Glasper Columbia/Legacy, 2016 Miles Davis was legendarily fearless. Never one to repeat himself artistically, neither for money or popularity, once he had done something, he just moved forward, on to the next thing. Robert Glasper, a young, hip Grammy winning jazz pianist, has the audacity… [Continue Reading]

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Sometimes Julie Bright Side of the Line Independent Release, 2016 From San Diego comes Sometimes Julie, a solid blues rock act, who sound promising at every turn. Kicking off ths EP with “Emily,” the song is punched up with horns, and interesting quiet breaks. This isn’t another, rote, by the numbers band. Title track, “Bright Side… [Continue Reading]

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The Sword w/ Purson Live at The Social Wednesday, May 11, Orlando FL Wednesdays in Orlando have been blessed with some fairly phenomenal shows as of late. Sword with UK supporting act, Purson, pulled into Orlando and blew the roof off The Social. Purson, fronted by Rosalie Cunningham, delivered a darkly enchanting set. Post psychedelic… [Continue Reading]

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Hell Cat MammaBear No Ego Records, 2016 There’s an honest vulnerability to the lyrics MammaBear attaches to it’s songs. No bravado or swaggering boasts, just a profound desire to connect with someone else personal level. Title track “Hell Cat” is a folk song dressed up with smooth electric finery. It’s stomps like a roots rock… [Continue Reading]

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Halloween Mask 7” Peach Kelli Pop Burger Records, 2016 Lo-fi, DIY and hard to resist, Peach Kelli Pop are coarse on the edges and achingly sugar sweet in the center. There’s three songs from this California quintet, and each is distinctive and notable. “Halloween Mask” is a midtempo pop in the vein of Big Star.… [Continue Reading]

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Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band w/The Ries Brothers The King Center Thursday, April 24, Melbourne, FL The difference four months can make in the life of a touring band can be monumental. And band is a key word here. Since seeing them last in late December, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band… [Continue Reading]

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Gold Under the Glow The Hip Abduction Independent Release , 2016 From St. Petersburg, FL, comes The Hip Abduction, an upbeat, world beat sort of band, who sidestep easy catagorization. This is the bands third release and it is positively bursting with expectation. There’s indie, Afro-pop, and reggae in this genre-defying audio gumbo, as well… [Continue Reading]

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’76 Hillbilly Vegas SMG Records Nashville, 2016 In this day and age of endless remakes, should some fool movie executive got into their pointy head to take another stab at Roadhouse, then Hillbilly Vegas would be the perfect act to portray the house band. Boisterous and occasionally sentimental, this is a rowdy crew who love… [Continue Reading]

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La Arana Es La Vida Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds In the Red Records, 2016 Sordid, seedy and feelin’ like they have licentious intentions, this latest disc from Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds, rocks like they are coming apart at the seams. This is garage rock at it’s skeeziest best. This… [Continue Reading]

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Monster Hole Monster Hole Independent Release, 2016 Cocoa Beach’s own Monster Hole are serving up seriously deep grooves. Forgoing sunny themes, the band is better suited to the feel of gritty, exhaust combining with salt air during bike week. There’s a nice combination of rock flanged with blues touches. Monster Hole is Frank O.G., vocals… [Continue Reading]

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Harley Flanagan Cro-Mags MVD Audio, 2016 This is a classic, true to form, old-school hardcore album. Clocking in at 24 heart pounding minutes, this is a musical dust up meant to motivate and agitate. Naming a solo release after the legendary band he co-founded may seem unusual, but Flanagan’s been at odds with them for… [Continue Reading]

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Robin Trower The King Center Friday. April 1, Melbourne, FL Robin Trower is by all accounts a legend. His seminal album, Bridge of Sighs, is considered by many to be one of the finest rock guitar albums ever recorded. And now, 42 years on, it holds up just fine against anything you can compare it… [Continue Reading]

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Stereopticon Gary Lucas & Jann Klose Cosmic Trigger Records/The Orchard, 2016 This collection of songs by folk duo Gary Lucas & Jann Klose is light, airey and playful. The melodies float effortlessly, with a delicate purposfulness. Most of the songs are spare acoustic and vocal numbers with precious few additions, leaving them to stand on… [Continue Reading]

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Alabama at Night Robbie Fulks Blood Shot Records, 2016 There’s twelve songs here, but it could just easily be 12 short stories about people living in troubled, uneasy country towns. There’s a lyrical effortlessness to Fulks songwriting whether he’s playfully telling us about “Aunt Peg’s New Old Man,” or the world weary “Never Come Home.”… [Continue Reading]

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Spooky Fingers Genki Genki Panic Independent Release, 2016 Genki Genki Panic lurk creepily, like a creepy lurking thing. Their hauntingly, memorable variety of 60’s horror themed rock will insert itself into the darkest part of your psyche. The part that still pauses cautiously before entering a dark room, the room where strange sounds can be… [Continue Reading]

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The Best of Fare Thee Well Celebrating 50 years of  The Grateful Dead Rhino, 2016 Disc One opens with the Phil Lesh led “Box of Rain,” and is more than a little symbolic here. “Box of Rain” was the final song the Grateful Dead performed live alongside iconic founding member, Jerry Garcia, in 1995, at… [Continue Reading]

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 “White Zombie: It Came from N.Y.C.” Essential Box Set on June 3, 2016   Remastered by WHITE ZOMBIE Guitarist J. Yuenger   Including… 5LPs or 3 CDs 108 page hardcover book Complete Shirtography 1984-1989 50 previously unpublished photographs …And More   Watch a Teaser Video Here Years before Beavis and Butt-head headbanged “Thunder Kiss ’65”… [Continue Reading]

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L.A. Knights Psychoanalyze independent Release, 2016 For all ya’ll out there who like their music sweaty, loud and heavy, there’s this to be thankful for. Especially if you’re one of the many who never took to grunge, punk or alternative, because seriously, who wants to hear a bunch of men complaining all the damn time?… [Continue Reading]

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Reflections Todd Apfel Independent Release, 2015 by Cathal Croft The midwest’s own Todd Apfel writes and perfoms spare and austere poppy folk, in which he paints vivid images of love and desire. Apfel has cultivated a sweet sounding collection of songs which could have easily wandered into the redundant realm of many a singer songwriter.… [Continue Reading]

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Mac Sabbath w/American Party Machine Live at the Social Wednesday, March 9, Orlando FL There’s two different types of tribute bands. The true to form, go to the extreme to get every last detail right, like the incredible ZOSO, and then there’s the skewed, indirect, approach, like say, Dread Zeppelin, The Misfats, or St. Petersburg’s… [Continue Reading]

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Southern Culture on the Skids w/The Woolly Bushmen Live at The Social Friday, March 4, Orlando, FL Here’s the thing. After you’ve seen a band more than once, even if it’s one of your favorite bands, it’s easy to take them for granted. There are expectations and memories to contend with that can easily steal… [Continue Reading]

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An Interview with Fighting the Silence by Randy Raie On February 27th, 2016 Fighting the Silence hosted a show at local beachside spot Monkey Bar with guests, and pals, In Motion. I have had the pleasure of hearing them before, but this time I was able to meet Fighting the Silence after their set for… [Continue Reading]

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LITA FORD is launching a PledgeMusic campaign as she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal.  With the year shaping up to a banner one for Ford featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album and extensive touring plans including headline dates… [Continue Reading]

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Primal Scream Jesse W. Johnson Independent Release, 2016 From Springfield, Illinois, comes Jesse w. Johnson, and his own tormented and agitated form of rock.  “Primal Scream” is thick, gritty wash of sound, flaunting a deep seated unease which runs through the course of all of Johnsons material.“Fucked Up First” is a great big slab of… [Continue Reading]

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Badlands Jack the Radio Independent Release , 2016 The smell of pine tar is thick on this disc. It’s not hard to picture pick-up trucks, pit bulls, BBQ, and people who work too hard for not enough, ready to blow off some steam to the sounds of this remarkable record. There was a time when… [Continue Reading]

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Mal de Mer The Morning Sea Independent Release, 2016 by Cathal Cart Answering the timeless question, “What becomes of the brokenhearted?” Brooklyn based The Morning Sea, have taken the time to reveal their own responses. Vocalist Adam Cohen states, “Every song documents the end of a relationship, and they all come from a personal place… [Continue Reading]

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Creed Bratton Live at Bar IX Sunday February 28, Titusville, FL Creed Bratton, best known from his role as Creed Bratton on NBC’s The Office, pulled into Titusville on a Sunday night to perform his one man show. Not exactly stand-up, but humorous nonetheless, Bratton’s show mixed witty stories and music that spanned his career.… [Continue Reading]

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A Review of 4 Part Time Nothing, SlumberJack, Los Torros and Evil Virgins Live at The Boondocks Ferbruary 20, Melbourne, Fl by Randy Raie        It was a positive deluge of music Saturday night, February 20th 2016, at The Boondocks Live. They hosted a diverse 4 band lineup, each with their own unique traits. You could… [Continue Reading]

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EDITOR CLEANS CLOSET!! Selling Records CHEEEE-AAAP!!

Here you go. thanks for the interest. Records for Sale: Not an Alphabetical List Part 1 Prices do not include shipping. Shipping will be standard USPS unless otherwise requested imdaeditor@gmail.com John Lennon & Yoko ono Double fantasy $6 James Brown Showtime $7 Devo: Freedom of Choice  $6 Pete Townshend Who came First $7 Tommy Soundtrack Rolling Stones: Jamming with Edward                    $20 Jerry Garcia Garcia $10  (has cut out bin hole punch) JJ Cale Naturally $10 Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix $12 Kiki Dee Band   I’ve got the music in me Blood, Sweat, & Tears  $10 all four New City, B,S, & T 4, Child is the Father to the Man,  … [Read More...]

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Everything’s Beautiful – Robert Glasper Reimagines Miles Davis

Everything's Beautiful The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Robert Glasper Columbia/Legacy, 2016 Miles Davis was legendarily fearless. Never one to repeat himself artistically, neither for money or popularity, once he had done something, he just moved forward, on to the next thing. Robert Glasper, a young, hip Grammy winning jazz pianist, has the audacity to use Davis mindset as his own … [Read More...]

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CJ Ramone Remains True to his Roots

CJ Ramone w/Rushmore, The Areolas, Broken Gold The Back Booth, Friday, May 27, Orlando, Florida The Ramones changed the rules on what was to be expected from a band, both musically and in terms of … [Read More...]

Agnostic Front – Still Hard To The Core

Agnostic Front w/Coldside, Rhythm of Fear, and The Lower Orders Live at The Boondocks Saturday, May 21, Melbourne, FL Agnostic Front are hardcore. From it's inception and through all it's … [Read More...]

It’s Time For Sometimes Julie

Sometimes Julie Bright Side of the Line Independent Release, 2016 From San Diego comes Sometimes Julie, a solid blues rock act, who sound promising at every turn. Kicking off ths EP with … [Read More...]

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CJ Ramone Remains True to his Roots

CJ Ramone w/Rushmore, The Areolas, Broken Gold The Back Booth, Friday, May 27, Orlando, Florida The Ramones changed the rules on what was to be … [Read More...]

Agnostic Front – Still Hard To The Core

Agnostic Front w/Coldside, Rhythm of Fear, and The Lower Orders Live at The Boondocks Saturday, May 21, Melbourne, FL Agnostic Front are hardcore. … [Read More...]

Everything’s Beautiful – Robert Glasper Reimagines Miles Davis

Everything's Beautiful The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Robert Glasper Columbia/Legacy, 2016 Miles Davis was legendarily fearless. Never … [Read More...]

It’s Time For Sometimes Julie

Sometimes Julie Bright Side of the Line Independent Release, 2016 From San Diego comes Sometimes Julie, a solid blues rock act, who sound promising … [Read More...]

The Sword Rattles Orlando

The Sword w/ Purson Live at The Social Wednesday, May 11, Orlando FL Wednesdays in Orlando have been blessed with some fairly phenomenal shows as … [Read More...]

Mammabear Makes Music

Hell Cat MammaBear No Ego Records, 2016 There's an honest vulnerability to the lyrics MammaBear attaches to it's songs. No bravado or swaggering … [Read More...]

Peach Kelli Pop are Sweet and Lo-Fi

Halloween Mask 7” Peach Kelli Pop Burger Records, 2016 Lo-fi, DIY and hard to resist, Peach Kelli Pop are coarse on the edges and achingly sugar … [Read More...]

Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band Pull Into Melbourne

Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band w/The Ries Brothers The King Center Thursday, April 24, Melbourne, FL The difference four months can make … [Read More...]

The Hip Abduction’s Sunny Vision

Gold Under the Glow The Hip Abduction Independent Release , 2016 From St. Petersburg, FL, comes The Hip Abduction, an upbeat, world beat sort of … [Read More...]

Hillbilly Vegas Serve Up Good Time Music

'76 Hillbilly Vegas SMG Records Nashville, 2016 In this day and age of endless remakes, should some fool movie executive got into their pointy head … [Read More...]

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White Zombie: It Came from N.Y.C.” Essential Box Set

 "White Zombie: It Came from N.Y.C." Essential Box Set on June 3, 2016   Remastered by WHITE ZOMBIE Guitarist J. Yuenger   Including... 5LPs or 3 CDs 108 page hardcover book Complete … [Read More...]

CREED BRATTON Tour Stops by The Space Coast

THIS SUNDAY IN TITUSVILLE! Creed Bratton from NBC's The Office brings his one man show to Bar IX! http://barixfl.com/Welcome/2015/12/18/creed-tickets/ … [Read More...]

Brevard Music Group Celebrates 22 Years!

BREVARD MUSIC GROUP  EVENTS & NEWS February 2016 TOMMY DORSEY ORCH. King Center Studio … [Read More...]

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Q&A with Christie Belanger

Q&A with Christie Belanger Christie Belanger has been writing and playing music for 13 years and has developed into a powerful singer and … [Read More...]

No guitars? No problem!

On the Road Again, Part V No guitars? No problem! By Gregg Troyan Lipstick is band that has gone through numerous lineup changes in our short time … [Read More...]

The Show Must Go, . . .Huh?

On the Road Again, Part IV Stuck Inside of Mobile by Chuck Lazaras The tour was almost over. We’d been out for two weeks and had played New Orleans … [Read More...]

Parker Moore’s Rig Rundown

Parker Moore's Rig Rundown Parker Moore plays guitar for Oakland's excellent Catholic Radio. The band is currently promoting their two-part release, … [Read More...]

Little Kids and Dummy’s in Brooklyn

AfroPunkFest 2013 Battle of the Bands Finals, Free Candy, Brooklyn NY As told by Chris Bacchus Two years ago we worked our way into the finals … [Read More...]

This LIPSTICK Won’t Smudge!

This LIPSTICK Won't Smudge! An interview with Lipstick's Greg Troyan From deep in the heart of Country comes a retro blast of feedback and Aqua Net … [Read More...]

FABLE CRY’s Zach Ferrin Gets Down to Brass Tacks!

Zach Ferrin Get's Down to Brass Tacks interview w/M.A. Rivera Zach Ferrin sings, sneers and proudly postures as the frontman for Nashville's Fable … [Read More...]

Ben Meyer’s Rig Run Down

Ben Meyer's Rig Run Down Time to break out your notebook 'cuz Ben Meyer's gonna take you to school. For the unintiated or those too lazy to use … [Read More...]

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Drummer!!

On the Road Again, part 3 We Don't Need No Stinkin' Drummer!! by Paul Wunder We were doing a gig in Philly at a place called Grendel's Lair. Our … [Read More...]

Get in the Van Before it Breaks Down Again

On the Road Again, part 2 Get in the Van Before it Breaks Down Again by Chris M. We'd been trying to book a show in Athens GA for around 3 years … [Read More...]

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