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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: KRONOS QUARTET & FRIENDS/LONG TIME COMING

Folk and protest music, for the most part, are timeless. There are certain songs that may focus on a particular incident in history, but most Folk-oriented ‘protest’ songs address universal issues that are still sadly relevant. When you sit down today to listen to a classic by Pete Seeger, you suddenly realize that the more things have changed, the more they’ve remained the same. Seeger is associated with his social activism and his amazing cache [...]

By | October 9th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: KRONOS QUARTET & FRIENDS/LONG TIME COMING

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HERB ALPERT/HERB ALPERT IS… (SOUNDTRACK)

Let’s get the obvious out of the way – Herb Alpert is a national treasure. The legendary trumpeter and music mogul has not only created an enormously satisfying back catalog of his own – solo and with The Tijuana Brass – he also co-founded A&M Records, a label responsible for a plethora of hits since the early ‘60s. If you love The Carpenters, The Police, Rita Coolidge, Supertramp, Cat Stevens, Amy Grant, Quincy Jones, Janet [...]

By | October 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HERB ALPERT/HERB ALPERT IS… (SOUNDTRACK)

AMPED™ 2020 Issue 39 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Nick Cave Jewel Five Finger Death Punch Dr. John Night Ranger

By | September 28th, 2020|New Release Digital Magazine|Comments Off on AMPED™ 2020 Issue 39 New Release Digital Magazine

AMPED™ 2020 Issue 38 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Lambchop Marvin Gaye Toots & The Maytalls Joy Division Charles Mingus

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AMPED™ 2020 Issue 37 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Junior Wells Lucifer Everclear Danzig Four Tet

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BOB MOULD/BLUE HEARTS

Forty years ago, a Rock artist’s longevity was not something that was guaranteed. The first Rock ‘n’ Roll boom of the ‘50s had been swallowed by the late ‘50s/early ‘60s teen idols. Then those heart throbs were dethroned by the British Invasion. That joyful racket was overcome by the Summer Of Love/Hippy scene of 1967. And so on… The new kids would replace the old guard, who would then reluctantly slip into the shadows and [...]

By | September 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BOB MOULD/BLUE HEARTS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ZIGGY MARLEY/MORE FAMILY TIME

Like the Blues, Reggae is a musical genre that has been embraced by music lovers and critics alike. In fact, Reggae has been appropriated into nearly every other musical genre, introducing listeners of all ages to the mystical rhythms from Jamaica. The Police’s early career was bolstered by their blend of Reggae and Pop/New Wave. Even the Eagles added a splash of Reggae to their massive hit single “Hotel California”. However, we can’t forget the [...]

By | September 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ZIGGY MARLEY/MORE FAMILY TIME

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: RANDY BRECKER & ERIC MARIENTHAL/DOUBLE DEALIN’

Randy Brecker is considered a Jazz icon, but throughout his career, he’s been so much more than that. The trumpeter began his recording career in 1967 as a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears. He left the band after their debut album, CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN, and joined Jazz legend Horace Silver’s Quintet. In 1969, he recorded his debut solo album SCORE, where he was joined by his brother Michael on tenor saxophone. [...]

By | September 11th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: RANDY BRECKER & ERIC MARIENTHAL/DOUBLE DEALIN’

AMPED™ 2020 Issue 36 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Kronos Quartet Ben Harper Wynonna Vandals Duran Duran

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AMPED™ 2020 Issue 35 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Shemekia Copeland Iggy & the Stooges The Mountain Goats Ken Kesey Danzig

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