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Trauma Ray of Hope

I think it was in June or July when Trauma Ray frontman Uriel Avila and his girlfriend dropped by the Boiled Owl Tavern for...

Ryan Hamilton’s 1221

A year and a half ago, Ryan Hamilton — along with his backing band, the U.K.-based Harlequin Ghosts — had achieved a newfound level...

Powering Central Arts

About a month ago, I had this conversation with a longtime Area Band Dude about the state of live music in a post-pandemic Fort...

April Bond’s Invocation of the Divine

Many of the world’s religions are built around the concept of opposing forces. Whether bound in perpetual struggle between each other or held together...

Rivercrest Yacht Club Raises Anchor

The moniker “party band” and which groups it’s applied to often carries an undue negative connotation. Somehow, not being “serious” can translate into not...

Who’s Your Uncle Toasty?

Mean Motor Scooter drummer Jeffery Chase Friedman is fronting a new band. It’s called Uncle Toasty, and, at least for its debut show at...

Fun Songs

It would be fair to say that most unsigned musicians aspire to be musicians full-time. Jack Bellomy is well aware that until that point,...

Sur Duda

There’s something that happens in that window defined by the turn from your late 20s into your early 30s. It’s a seemingly profound milestone...

Transcendental Land Mammal

If there’s one takeaway from listening to Land Mammal, it’s that Kinsley August and Will Weise want listeners to enjoy a healing journey. This sensation...

Denver Williams

For Denver Williams, following his muse wherever she may lead is the best inspiration. That, and a pandemic. As part of the downtime, Williams said he...