Bandcamp Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share
Jan17

Bandcamp Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

2020 is here and it is time again to start finding new music. Today we have a no brainer live record from Australia for a good cause, a 90’s rocker from Boston that flexes its muscles and a in the pit punk rock live album that never slows down. Discover, Support & Share – repeat! King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Melbourne, Australia Hopefully you have been paying attention to world events to know that Australia...

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The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2019
Dec13

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2019

#50 Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador Records [2019] Steve Gunn is a well-known industry talent that really took a step forward in 2016 with his Matador Records debut Eyes On The Lines. Now on his sophomore album for Matador, Gunn evolves his sound even farther as the production was seamless and he delivered multiple disciplines that ranged from psych to folk to even some blues. The Unseen In Between is an album to absorb and...

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Top 25 Tracks of 2019
Dec12

Top 25 Tracks of 2019

Music has been good this year! Each week, I tried to sample at least a song from each new single, EP, or album. As I did so, I created a playlist, and that playlist exceeded 250 tracks by the end of the year. I took the top 10% and made a list. I didn’t discriminate – I listened to everything. For example, Scarypoolparty, who I had no idea was an American Idol contestant this year, came close to cracking the list. I probably...

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Top 10 Bandcamp Artists Of 2019: Discover, Support, Share
Dec11

Top 10 Bandcamp Artists Of 2019: Discover, Support, Share

We brought back one of our favorite features this year with several small tweaks and over the last third of 2019 we highlighted 33 artists that deserved your indie ear. Now with the end of 2019, it only seemed appropriate to create a Top 10 of those artists just to make sure you didn’t miss them! Honestly, we recommend every artist we feature here as this was a very tough selection. It scares me for next year when the pool...

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The Fire Note Top Albums of 2019: Writer Edition
Dec10

The Fire Note Top Albums of 2019: Writer Edition

The Fire Note would not be possible without the talented writers that share their educated thoughts and true enjoyment of music with our readers. The time and commitment that goes into writing consistently is appreciated by TFN and taken for granted by everyone else! Our official year end Top 50 is coming soon but clearly everyone has different tastes and ideas when naming the best album released in 2019. Thanks again to all our...

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Prog 2019: The Year In Review
Dec09

Prog 2019: The Year In Review

The apocryphal, and often repeated, origin story of Prog has it that in 1969 King Crimson released In The Court Of The Crimson King and a new genre had been born. This of course ignores the fact that Yes’ debut came out two months earlier or the contribution and influence of acts such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Moody Blues, The Nice, Procol Harum and Miles Davis – not to mention the undeniable impact Scottish band...

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