Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy: Cappadocia [Album Review]
Feb15

Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy: Cappadocia [Album Review]

Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy Cappadocia Ark Music [2019] Fire Note Says: Johnson’s keyboards and Keaggy’s guitars find inspiration in the dramatic terrain and musical palette of the Middle East, resulting in mysterious, lush instrumentals. Album Review: Last year, new age instrumental artist Jeff Johnson released another of his wonderful collaborations with Irish flutist Brian Dunning, “Eirlandia,” another lush project with lush...

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Video Premiere: Jess McAvoy – “Do What You Want”
Feb14

Video Premiere: Jess McAvoy – “Do What You Want”

Happy Valentine’s Day Fire Note readers! Let us introduce you to the talented singer/songwriter Jess McAvoy. The video premiere today for her new song, “Do What You Want,” is the perfect play for a day where there is so much pressure to be a certain way, buy specific things and maybe even take things a bit too serious. “Do What You Want” is about finding two people in a relationship, just for the...

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Mike Krol: Power Chords [Album Review]
Feb13

Mike Krol: Power Chords [Album Review]

Mike Krol Power Chords Merge Records [2019] Who: LA-based Mike Krol is all about the power chords and hooks on his new LP. Sound: Power Chords is a delightful balancing act of garage rock, fuzz , power pop and earnest lyrics. TFN Final Take: Power Chords is the first Mike Krol album I have heard. I completely missed his first three releases, not sure how that happened, but it did. However, Power Chords as an intro album to the world...

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Weezer – “Take On Me” [Video]
Feb12

Weezer – “Take On Me” [Video]

Weezer have released a music video for their cover of “Take On Me” from their latest hit album, Weezer (The Teal Album), taking a trip back to the 1980s paying tribute to the original music video by a-ha. The video stars up-and-coming band Calpurnia — fronted by mega Weezer fan Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things fame. In two weeks, Weezer will be returning to the road with Pixies this spring for a run of highly anticipated North...

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The Dandy Warhols: Why You So Crazy [Album Review]
Feb12

The Dandy Warhols: Why You So Crazy [Album Review]

The Dandy Warhols Why You So Crazy Dine Alone Records [2019] Who: The release of their 10th studio album sees The Dandy Warhols also celebrating 25 years of being a band. Sound: Alternative power pop band at its core but later years have brought plenty of synth pop and art to their albums. TFN Final Take: Knowing The Dandy Warhols are celebrating 25 years of being a band this year had me thinking that the band’s 10 studio album,...

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Crane Like The Bird: Crane Like The Bird [Album Review]
Feb11

Crane Like The Bird: Crane Like The Bird [Album Review]

Crane Like The Bird Crane Like The Bird Self-Released [2019] Album Review: Crane Like The Bird is the brain-child of drummer and songwriter Kyle Crane, who has collaborated with folk like Neko Case, M. Ward, and Kurt Vile, and worked as the drum double for the young jazz drummer in the movie “Whiplash.” On this project, Crane uses his natural knack for collaboration to create a personal statement about his relationship...

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