Mon. Feb 6th, 2023

Buckshot George
“Burn Down the Trailer Park” single
I actually solely wanted to see that Buckshot George had performed with 9 Pound Hammer earlier than I knew I used to be going to dig this tune. Then the opposite bands he’s performed with jumped out at me: Jeff Dahl, The Earps, Moonshine Millionaires, and Gravel & Spiders (amongst others). That’s a hell of a resume proper there. After that,  I see an previous buddy of mine, Dave Wathen (who has been in quite a few nice native metallic bands over time), is taking part in drums on this monitor. OK, my curiosity is piqued! And, fortunately, this monitor exceeded each expectation I had for it. Buckshot George’s mission assertion sums it up completely: “I’m devoted to entertaining audiences with vigorous, spirited stage performances that fuse the vitality of punk rock and the theatrics of glam rock with the twang and storytelling of nation music.” And that’s precisely what you get with this tune. Only a large, enjoyable, upbeat cowpunk tune with a ‘70s glam rock aptitude and a few hilarious lyrics about life within the trailer park. Initially written and carried out by Jeff Dahl, Buckshot George says of the track: “It’s an homage to a mentor. It’s bought the New York Metropolis rock ‘n’ roll roots, it’s bought some Arizona desert mud in there, and a few Kentucky stank on it. It’s all over the place I’ve been and all that’s now within the current tense.” I, for one, am undoubtedly wanting ahead to listening to extra.

“WYSH” single
C-ZO represents the whole lot nice hip-hop needs to be. Far too many artists within the style are simply ‘speaking loud and saying nothing,’ (to steal a James Brown lyric). Bragging about their cash, possessions, how ‘onerous’ they’re, and so forth. When, in actuality, many are nothing greater than studio gangstas attempting to attraction to the pop music market. C-ZO is a hip-hop artist, staying true to the style and himself, creating lyrics targeted on the fact of life — its pains, struggles, and recollections. One thing C-ZO is aware of rather a lot about, sadly, as he has had an extended journey of setbacks and challenges, together with dropping one in all his daughters in Might 2021 and his spouse in July of that very same 12 months. Nonetheless, endurance can also be one thing he is aware of rather a lot about as effectively. Conserving his head up and remaining targeted on his objectives, he has overcome and persevered. An artist, songwriter, engineer, and producer, C-ZO has launched seven singles previously two years alone, the most recent being “WYSH” (an acronym for When You See Her). “WYSH” is an easy banger, that includes wealthy and highly effective bass backed by a gentle beat and keyboards and no pointless instrumentation bogging it down  — doing a wonderful job of highlighting C-ZO’s deep, highly effective vocals and lyrics a few sturdy, unbiased lady. However hearken to any of his songs and you may hear that C-ZO is a person pushed to make an affect. That is hip-hop.

Quiet Confidence
“All Messed Up” single
In an try to remain sane whereas serving as a frontline employee in the course of the COVID quarantine of 2020, Louisville native and former vocalist/guitarist for the Milwaukee-based alt-rock/emo/pop-punk outfit North Breese, Ryan Lane started writing and recording demos. In line with Lane, it was these demos that “sparked a must carry on transferring ahead. A drive to create a thought-provoking act above and past the mundane”. Enter Quiet Confidence, Lane’s solo venture that has begun to develop right into a life all its personal. The primary of hopefully many extra songs to return is “All Messed Up,” a monitor about leaving a nasty relationship behind. This monitor is a good distance from a demo, because it presents a highly-polished and really slick skilled manufacturing. Lane’s wealthy pop-punk-style vocals and flowing acoustic guitar are highlighted completely by drums and synth in a stupendous alt-pop masterpiece. To name this track big is an understatement. A little bit bit Think about Dragons, The Chainsmokers and Ed Sheeran, this track may completely be a large hit. In an ideal world the place the report business hadn’t turned to shit, A&R reps could be in an all-out brawl to get Quiet Confidence on their labels. It’s not onerous to image this tune blasting out of the automotive stereo of each highschool child throughout this nation. That is expertise that deserves to be heard on a grander scale.

The JimHärralson
“99th Ground” single & Undead in Cincinnati, Ohio EP
Strolling the road between hardcore, metallic, punk and doom, Louisville’s The JimHärralson is punishingly heavy, darkish, imply and ugly. And they’re wonderful at it. It is a sound that’s someplace between Crowbar, Eyehategod, Agnostic Entrance, Knocked Free, The Misfits, and late 80’s GG Allin. Yeah, it’s not for everybody. With blunt, pointed lyrics coping with drug abuse, failed relationships, frustration, getting fucked with, getting fucked over, and getting revenge, the 4 now-sober members have channeled their anger and rage right into a sound that hits like a freight prepare, cuts like  the fanous Ginsu knife, and crushes like a steamroller. New single “99th Ground” rolls alongside for the primary minute in type of a haze earlier than abruptly pummeling the listener. The six tracks that make up the Undead in Cincinnati, Ohio EP, with its mockup cowl artwork lifted from The Misfits’ “Evilive,” had been recorded at Witler on the 8’s final 12 months and incorporates a dwell model of “99th Ground,” and 5 dwell variations of tracks from their debut album “Who Cares,” together with their somewhat creative tackle the Chris Isaak traditional “Depraved Recreation.” Pure and easy, that is music that can fuck you up.

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