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Iris Leu

Ken Shimamoto
Dallas-based singer-songwriter Iris Leu waited until after college to start her musical career, but she’s making up for lost time. Hitting the boards in 2005, she garnered early praise from the Dallas Songwriters Associat...


BeauSoleil Alligator Purse (YepRoc Records)

Tom Geddie
Cajun music is spirited, social, soulful stuff filled with fiddles, accordions, washboards, guitars, bass, drums, and other percussion. People party to the music. And dance: fast waltzes, two-steps, shuffles, reels, and stomps,...



LSD March

Ken Shimamoto
Formed in 1996 in Himeji, Japan, and named after a song by ’70s German psych-rockers Guru Guru, LSD March is the latest in a line of Japanese noisicians that also includes Makoto Kawabata of Acid Mothers Temple and Keiji ...


BeauSoleil Alligator Purse (YepRoc Records)

Tom Geddie
By Tom Geddie BeauSoleil Alligator Purse (YepRoc Records) Pine Leaf Boys Homage Au Passe (Lionsgate Music) Cajun music is spirited, social, soulful stuff filled with fiddles, accordions, washboards, guitars, bass, drums, and ot...



LSD March

Ken Shimamoto
Under Milk Wood (Important Records) By Ken Shimamoto Formed in 1996 in Himeji, Japan, and named after a song by ’70s German psych-rockers Guru Guru, LSD March is the latest in a line of Japanese noisicians that also inclu...


Fontaine Brown

Tom Geddie
Listening to Fontaine Brown’s Tales from the Fence Line is almost like plugging in an old AM radio and picking up some ghost station playing early 1960s roadhouse R&B, with the emphasis on the blues. It’s kinda ...



Rupert Wates

Tom Geddie
Dear Life is another of those seriously sincere “arty” albums that respond to the times we live in, perhaps trying to make sense of it and certainly urging us to deal with societal, environmental, and personal trage...


Fontaine Brown

Tom Geddie
Tales from the Fence Line (Manatee Records) By Tom Geddie Listening to Fontaine Brown’s Tales from the Fence Line is almost like plugging in an old AM radio and picking up some ghost station playing early 1960s roadhouse ...



Rupert Wates

Tom Geddie
Dear Life (Bite Music Ltd.) By Tom Geddie Dear Life is another of those seriously sincere “arty” albums that respond to the times we live in, perhaps trying to make sense of it and certainly urging us to deal with s...


Raul Malo

Tom Geddie
Raul Malo, mostly known as lead singer of the Grammy-winning country band The Mavericks, has a pleading, dramatic vibrato that sounds somewhat like Roy Orbison’s without wandering into mimicry. The man can sing.