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ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Sometimes Jazz Takes Guts

Read "Sometimes Jazz Takes Guts" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Brownout
Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath II
Ubiquity Records
2016

Brownout bandleader and guitarist Adrian Quesada listened to a lot of different music, including blood-curdling heavy metal monsters Black Sabbath, while growing up in South Texas. Even while creating original music more reflective of their Mexican and American funk, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Slavic Soul Party! Album "Taketron" on September 22 Plus Us Tour Dates

New Slavic Soul Party! Album "Taketron"  on September 22 Plus Us Tour Dates

Slavic Soul Party! is more than a band, it's a promise. Anyone who has seen them live can attest to that. The massive brass band is a supercollider of Eastern European sounds from the Balkans and all the funk of American musical traditions like second-line, gospel, and jazz. Hybridity isn't just a buzzword with this New ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Slavic Soul Party!: Bigger

Read "Bigger" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

The music of the Roma--some of whom accept the “gypsy moniker and some of whom reject it--is often joyful, necessarily so. Like the American blues, gypsy music isn't about complaining so much as surviving despite. For even the biggest Balkan stars, the money gigs are weddings, which involve a week of ceremony and parties. A successful ...