Listen: The Undead Mariners- Renditions and Renovations

Posted in Album Download, Album Stream, Art, Culture, Life Perspectives from T.S. Niebeling, Local Love, Music Discovery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Terry Scott Liebchen

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The Undead Mariners.

Hyphen- Thought Provoking Musical Poetry

Eric Mayson – Isolation

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Terry Scott Liebchen

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Directly from Big Cats’ Facebook Page: “Eric Mayson is one of the most important musicians in the Twin Cities right now.
He and I recently recorded this cover of my favorite John Lennon song, Isolation.
It brings a fresh perspective to a song that’s as relevant today as it was when it was written more than 40 years ago.
Please take a moment to listen and share if it resonates with you.”

I took the opportunity to listen, and loving John Lennon, covers (in general), and being a fan of Big Cats, I thought I would share.  Have a listen to this wonderful take on a classic.  The production value lends itself a bittersweet mood, along with Eric Mayson’s powerful vocals; ‘Isolation’ is an ambient and touching song. 

Enjoy-

tUnE-yArDs-The Real Thing; Nikki Nack: Album of the Year

Posted in Album Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Terry Scott Liebchen

I have just acquired Nikki Nack, I will go on record and say this is the best album of the year.  Real Thing has to be one of my favorite songs, as it is stuck in my head.  I liken Nikki Nack to an earlier Streets album, ironic and real; experimental, aggressive, unique, empathetic, and full of passionate, rich sound.  The melodies are enormous, and obscure, as are the lyrics.  A few listens through proves you will most likely be singing along.

On such albums I typically hit repeat and wear a song out, which I have done, but unlike other albums, I have been playing Nikki Nack from start to finish.  On the first listen I was blown away, on the second and third I was surprised at the unprecedented sound.

Dan and Hannah gave me the album, but it is worth a purchase.  Support this wonderful artist and her music.  This album is top-tier 2014 material, musically.

 

Dilated Peoples-Good As Gone

Posted in Life Perspectives from T.S. Niebeling, Video with tags , , , , , , , on Saturday, July 26, 2014 by Terry Scott Liebchen

Just thought you should know.  “Good As Gone”; sick production, words, and video…  Watch.   Thank AKA for the exposure.  New Dilated Peoples, enjoy.

Album Review: Jellyfish Brigade, Diving Lessons

Posted in Album Review, Music Reviews with tags , , , , on Saturday, June 28, 2014 by Tim Althaus

a2597729900_10Aldous Huxley once said, “Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” I know this statement very well – mainly because it was my senior quote back in 2005. After listening to Jellyfish Brigade‘s new album Diving Lessons in great detail, it’s apparent that Lucas Dix also knows this statement; in fact, based on his lyrical content, it seems as though he’s beginning to master the philosophy. Lucas has been through more in the last two years than most people have in two decades; he lost his best friend and long-time music partner Gavin “Theory” Soens to a battle with terminal cancer, and the love of his life relocated to the opposite side of the country to be closer to her family. Saturated with real-life stories and relatable metaphors, Diving Lessons is one of the most profound and honest records of 2014.

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Sonny Knight at Lyn Lake Street Festival 2014

Posted in Concert Reviews, Culture, Life Perspectives from T.S. Niebeling, Local Love, Media, Mind Inversion Exclusive with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Terry Scott Liebchen

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… Sonny Knight was, and is great. He came across as the kind of guy who comes from bygone era, while effectively staying relevant. His music has life. He utilized three backup singers and a full band, he was doing it right. At the peak of the numbers in the crowd, Sonny rocked the stage like a champion. The best song of the day was “Hey Girl”, naturally, but even less familiar songs moved those in attendance. From behind the performers looking out, one could see raw excitement, and the power which Sonny sustained. His set was charged and intimate, and precisely electric. It was a pleasant and unexpected surprise, having never seen him before.

Sonny played for some time, and then the show was over. The crowd was pleased. I exited the stage at about the same time in hopes of having a one-on-one conversation with the artist. I ran around back as he was being mobbed by fans and snapped at with cameras. He took time for the adoration and with a broad smile he vanished. Sonny was something; to me, he seemed like a classic soul singer from the distant past, yet he was thriving in 2014. I wondered where his time machine was parked. Searching, I found nothing…

For the full story coming soon, check: www.dirtyterry.com

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Coming Soon: “Diving Lessons”, Jellyfish Brigade

Posted in Album Premiere, Art, Media, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, June 9, 2014 by Terry Scott Liebchen

Jellyfish Brigade’s Diving Lessons is set to be released June 24th, 2014.  Here is a little teaser for the album.  More to come soon.  The video and the site (below) explain it all.  Get ready.

More info on Jellyfish Brigade at http://jellyfishbrigade.com/.

Enjoy.

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