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Mike Johnson

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Hoping Against Hope

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: The Echoes of Their Cries; Thus Have We Made the World; Commuting to Murder; Hoping Against Hope; The Great Leap Backwards; A Dirge for the Unwitting.

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Thinking Plague: Hoping Against Hope

Read "Hoping Against Hope" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Thinking Plague has been an enigmatic genre defying progressive rock ensemble for 35-years. They span the gamut of a simmering stew, consisting of art-rock, anti-pop, progressive rock, free jazz and segments when acting like doomsday soothsayers led by vocalist Elaine di Falco's whispery but at times, imposing musical presence. Mike Johnson is the primary composer, lyricist ...

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Tim Gill & the Tim Gill All-Stars: Small Batch Bourbon

Read "Small Batch Bourbon" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The second album from trumpeter, vocalist and big band leader Tim Gill & the Tim Gill All-Stars, Small Batch Bourbon features spirited arrangements of fifteen tunes from the American Songbook, the pop idiom and other classic standards in showcasing good old-fashioned straight ahead, traditional big band music at its best. One thing is for sure, the ...

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Thinking Plague: Decline and Fall

Read "Decline and Fall" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Thinking Plague cofounder/guitarist Mike Johnson penned the lyrics and composed the music for the group's meticulously engineered sixth album. Considered one of the premiere Rock in Opposition units, Johnson's lyrics presage an anarchistic domain with offbeat allusions to life's injustices. As band newcomer, vocalist Elaine Di Falco summons notions of an angel in despair throughout these ...


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