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TUESDAY MUSEDAY – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Almost thirty years after his death in a helicopter accident, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s legacy seems untouched. SRV’s music keeps on inspiring and motivating young and advanced guitar players on their journey to soulful music playing and mastery. But that’s not all.

As John Mayer rightfully expressed while introducing the Dallas-born music prodigy at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Stevie’s music is “a rage without the anger, it’s devotional”. How could a blues player have such an impact in roughly eight years of fame?

Here are our answers !

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ALBUM REVIEW #12 – Dani Laundry, Every Conscious Hour (out on Dec 13)

For the past six years, Dani Laundry has released around a hundred tracks. The prolific artist from NYC was not on our radar until Full Body member Cassidy Rose Hammond posted about Every Conscious Hour, out on December 13, so thanks to her!

We firmly believe that something magical can always happen. Theory proven with Every Conscious Hour.

We pressed play (otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to listen to the music, y’know) and discovered nine stellar tracks. Time to share.

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WHERE TO BEGIN WITH… John Coltrane (jazz)

Fact: the jazz world is essentially difficult to read. John Coltrane has been one of the first jazzmen to introduce us to this major movement of music. Did you know that jazz is the oldest form of music that is still active and evolving? You should. Worry not: you will soon learn much more with this guide.

Let’s have a few minutes with The Wise One’s short but impressive career and discover your next rudiments.

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ALBUM REVIEW #11 – Full Body, Always There (Five Kill Records)

BIO: Full Body own their name. The Rochester, NY quartet play a robust breed of gangly rock music that lurches in the intersection between impatient slowcore, gnarled shoegaze, and noisy post-hardcore. The band introduced their dynamically sensitive appeal on their ambitious 2017 debut, What’s Good?, a record that threaded needly guitar licks through a thick fabric of bashing drums and distinctly scratchy vocals.

Once Always There hit our inbox, we did our homework. We have to admit that we weren’t too impressed with Full Body’s first tracks from What’s Good and Smart Martian. How times have changed! 

Don’t be scared by the rushed “noise rock” categorization, Full Body delivers here a palatable and digestive experience. Entrée, plat, dessert.

With Always There, Full Body succeeded in crafting tasty and relevant compositions for both newbies on the scene and seasoned musicians (and even technicians). The Rochester quartet only left us with one luxurious anxiety: the fear of musical abandonment in the future.

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ALBUM REVIEW #10 – Cat Casual & The Final Word, The Secret Self

BIO: An Okie by birth, William Benton (aka Cat Casual) spent many years making music in Louisville, Kentucky writing and performing with bands such as Bodyhammer, Tyrone, Lucky Pineapple, and The Phantom Family Halo.

Also, on his Facebook page, Benton claims to have attracted the favors of Tony Clifton as artistic director. We cannot not like that.

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Tony Clifton casually eating spaghetti

The Secret Self is out on Nov. 22 via sonaBLAST! and we can testify that this album has been (sound) designed for all major uses of modern life. Such uses include: making pizza, drinking wine and daydreaming at work.

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ALBUM REVIEW #9 – Béret, Jesus White (Born Yesterday Records)

We sat with Béret a few weeks ago (interview and bio here) and now it’s your turn to sit tight.

Jesus White (Born Yesterday Records) is out Oct 18 and if the three singles available for now (White Hole, Book of Hera and Fade Out The World) already conquered us, the whole album has been following us on our merry journeys for ore than a month now. And you know how much we reject boredom.

 Here are our track-per-track feelings.

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