Review: Agency’s Exponents EP

Agency is an R&B duo whose background and identity are a mystery, but their music is golden. Their new EP Exponents is a beautiful five-song effort that draws from different elements of R&B to create dynamic music.

Review: Kicklighter’s Paper Planes, Vol. 1

I do not often stumble across a musician who lists John Barry and Tears for Fears amongst their influences. Finding out that a wide range of inspiration was responsible for Kicklighter’s Paper Planes, Vol. 1 was less surprising. It is a unique album that channels different styles in a way that befits their unique creator.

Album Review: Good Field’s Surface Tension 

Few music scenes are as eclectic as Austin's. There is no one type of music that dominates the Texas city's jukebox. As is the case with their hometown, the band Good Field does channel just one type of indie rock. There is a blend of styles in their new album, Surface Tension. The result is a good record with standout moments that show off seasoned musicianship.

Feature: Theatre Blogger Mark Robinson

Mark A. Robinson is a theatre writer and critic. He is the author of The World of Musicals, The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs, and The Disney Song Encyclopedia (with Thomas Hischak). He has also written for Playbill and contributed to liner notes of revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady.  Robinson is currently a contributor to BroadwayDirect and... Continue Reading →

Review: Metaspion’s Folktronika Schmolkfonika

Just when it seems like contemporary music could not invent any more genres or subgenres, a new blend of sounds breaks down that delusion. That is especially true of Metaspion, who is putting a Scandinavian spin on a blend of folk rock and electronic music. Metaspion released his debut album Folktronika Schmolkfonika on June 8.

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