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Articles By: Ralph Greco

Bonnie Tyler: Between The Earth And The Stars

Bonnie Tyler: Between The Earth And The Stars

Bonnie Tyler, the husky-voiced singer, known for “It’s A Heart Ache,” and the world-wide smash “A Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” has released her 17th studio album, Between The Earth And The Stars. Joined on these songs by a whole bunch of collaborators and enlisting the talents of the producer of her first two albums, here we get a pretty solid presentation of fourteen tracks of just about where B.T. is in 2019.

Kevin Thomas Band: A New Heart

Kevin Thomas Band: A New Heart

The press for this release claims that the San Diego, California-based singer-songwriter Thomas has started a new chapter with the release of A New Heart. Whatever is happening in his life, it is reflected here in a very solid release.

Meet Skinflint: Botswana’s Premiere African Heavy Metal Band

Meet Skinflint: Botswana’s Premiere African Heavy Metal Band

happened to have the pleasure to speak with guitarist & vocalist Giuseppe Sbrana and drummer Alessandra Sbrana from the band Skinflint. This trio (bassist Kebonye Nkolosot rounds out the band) are the premiere African Heavy Metal Band hailing from Gaborone, Botswana. They have landed in the U.S. to embark on a West Coast Tour and while in NYC for the briefest-of-stopovers, I corralled the duo for their impressions on the city, what they had planned and to explain some of their unique sound, which you can find on their their new self-titled album.

THE SEX FILES: Part 2: Vegas Adventuring

THE SEX FILES: Part 2: Vegas Adventuring

Absinthe is really something to experience. The audience is gathered together rightly around a very small stage that rises and tilts on occasion and the acts that appear, duos, trios, solos and quartets, strip pretty much to not very much at all and balance on each other, whip around wearing roller skates, undulate in a bathtub, twirl down from the ceiling, balance on a tower of chairs, all under the bawdy emceeing of The Gazillionaire and his horny assistant Penny Pibbets.

David Browning: Now You See Me

David Browning: Now You See Me

Canadian ‘modern pop artist,’ David Browning’s Now You, See Me is a wonderful lush release of modern romance, played, produced, sung and written impeccably. You need to ‘see’ this CD.

THE SEX FILES: Vegas Adventuring For A Kink Convention, Part 1

The afternoon we arrived, after downing a big breakfast (at 2pm) at the Peppermill, a Vegas Strip swanky diner institution (seen in an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” the movies “Casino” and “Showgirls,” to name just a few places it has been placed in) we ‘Lfyt-ed’ to my client The Erotic Heritage Museum, for me to catch up with my boss there, the wonderful Dr. Victoria Hartmann,. The good doctor spun us through a tour of the museum. The EHM rotates their unique sex positive exhibits pretty regularly so if you have yet to get there do so.

Anne Steele: Made out of Stars

Anne Steele: Made out of Stars

“Love Can Take Is There (2019 Nash Overstreet Remix),” and the softer (and last) song “Love Can Take Us There (Acoustic Version)” are two drastically different versions of Steele’s obvious big single. I like Steele’s big clear range on both, with the acoustic take mining a slight country vibe from what Overstreet manages on guitar.

Mark Peters and the Dark Band: Sum of All Parts

Mark Peters and the Dark Band: Sum of All Parts

Singer/songwriter stuff can get really boring for me. Yes, we all have something to say, but sometimes the execution of such introspection leaves me wanting; how many times have I merely said: “alright already, can you just rock me a little?” Mark Peters and The Dark Band delivers good solid tunes, by an obvious good songwriter, leaving the listener to want to hear more.

Damon Mitchell: Elise

Damon Mitchell: Elise

Elise reveals lots of range, color and smarts and with a whole bunch of great players helping, Damon Mitchell is spot on with this EP.

Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks

Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks

Van Morrison surely is one of our more modern pop prophets, and this album makes clear that we should all certainly listen to him speak.

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