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Tim Laughlin: Clarinet Crusader

According to his friend and frequent collaborator, pianist Tom McDermott, “Tim’s sound makes a lot of other clarinetists sound like they’re playing kazoos.” Yet another unique aspect of Tim Laughlin’s […]

Joe Krown

Raised in Westbury, Long Island, New York, keyboardist Joe Krown commenced playing piano as a child. In college at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Krown discovered the […]

The Happy Talk Band, Total Death Benefit (Independent)

Although I was handed a copy of this CD to review in late January of this year, I didn’t realize until I did a bit of Internet research and found […]

Walls Of Jericho, All Hail The Dead (Trustkill)

I’ve been listening to a lot of hardcore music lately and what most of it has in common is relentlessness and male vocalists who sound extremely pissed off that their […]

The Soul Rebels, Rebelution (Barnburner)

For those comrades expecting a Marxist brass band musically espousing the teachings of H. Rap Brown, Huey P. Newton and Dr. Ernesto “Che” Guevara, accompanied by fleshy dancers in camouflage […]

Arthur Hardy

Appearing In New Orleans:   Nightly during Carnival, live from the parade routes on WDSU-TV and WWL radio.   There is no “official spokesperson” for Mardi Gras, the planet’s largest […]

Frankie Ford

“So be my guest, you’ve got nothing to lose—won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?” The lyrics to Frankie Ford’s 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” are embedded in […]