All posts by Benjamin Ricci

  • Record Review: Brandi Emma

    Brandi Emma Photographic Memory EP Los Angeles, CA Produced, recorded, mixed & engineered by Tom Livemore // Mastered by Thomas Schoebel If Brandi Emma’s 2006...

  • Record Review: The Blank Tapes

    The Blank Tapes Home Away From Home San Francisco, CA Recorded to cassette tape by Matt Adams in Oakland, San Francisco and Apple Valley, CA...

  • Record Review: Bad Cop

    Bad Cop Harvest the Beast Nashville, TN “Brash, psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll exuberance”From the opening riff on “Amores Perros” to the closing drum fade on...

  • Record Review: Astral

    Astral Forever After San Francisco, CA “A dream that’s a little too familiar” Forever After sounds dreamy – and for the most part, it is....

  • Record Review: Animal Nation

    Animal Nation Basti Made Me Do It Whistler, BC “Kenny G’s first hip-hop album” Canadian hip-hop should sound like the Beastie Boys in their heyday,...

  • Record Review: Angrepp

    Angrepp Warfare Stockholm, Sweden “Rape, kill, rock ‘n’roll (their words, not ours)” Stockholm’s Angrepp keeps the church fires burning with their primitive blend of D-beat...

  • Record Review: Allo Darlin’

    Allo Darlin’ Allo Darlin’ London, United Kingdom “And allo to you, too” Allo Darlin’ makes danceable pop music full of fun pop culture allusions.  Their...

  • Record Review: Adam Klein

    Adam Klein Wounded Electric Youth Athens, GA “The spirit of Townes Van Zandt and The Jayhawks” A combination of Americana, folk rock, and indie pop,...

  • STUDIO PROFILE: New Austin Music Studio

    In the “live music capital of the world” recording studios are a dime a dozen. But New Austin Music Studio puts the artist in the...

  • Live Review: CMJ 2010

    New York City // October 19-23, 2010 After this year’s College Music Journal Music Marathon I’m confident I know what the old adage ‘New York...