Fascinating Folk Ready for Films: “Sweet William” is Entry into Tall Trees and Riverbeds EP by The Sweet Maries

Fascinating Folk Ready for Films: “Sweet William” is Entry into Tall Trees and Riverbeds EP by The Sweet Maries
The song “Sweet William” was my entry into the latest EP by The Sweet Maries, a Chicago-based folk duo. Tall Trees and Riverbeds forges a fascinating trail through dark and dreamy folk to feather-light pop music that has your heart turning and face smiling. Walking the line between beautiful and the edge of a fog, it exists on the edge... Read More

“The House is Haunted” by Chicago’s Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas

“The House is Haunted” by Chicago’s Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas
Trick or Treat?  Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas releases a wildly fun & rockin’ new single for Halloween this year “The House is Haunted” The original tune “The House is Haunted by the Echo of Your Last Goodbye” is a classic swing song from 1938, but the Lonesome Fellas cleverly morph it into a swing/rockabilly/blues crossover, featuring the distinctive... Read More

Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranormal’ Album Review

Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranormal’ Album Review
“I’m condemned to the long, endless night. And I live in the absence of light.” From the opening lines of Paranormal, the first song and title track on Alice Cooper’s first new studio album since 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare, two things become clear: 1) This record sounds BIG. With stellar production by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Kiss),... Read More