Bier Garden Girl of August
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Port Royal Export

You don’t have to travel to Honduras to have Port Royal Export! This pale lager is refreshing, especially after a bike ride by the water.

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Eoin Harrington – Story – Grade A
August 31, 2009 – 9:04 AM | No Comment
Eoin Harrington – Story – Grade A

The early press about Eoin Harrington’s debut disc, Story, hawks this young talent as a consummate storyteller. Though Harrington can write a great song and deliver it with skilled pop vocals, his work really doesn’t demonstrate storytelling exactly, at least no more than any other popular songwriter.

Svn Fngrs – Black Francis – Grade B-
August 28, 2009 – 9:01 AM | No Comment
Svn Fngrs – Black Francis – Grade B-

Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV took the stage name Black Francis when he was the frontman for alt-rock band The Pixies. When the band broke up in 1993, he did a solo career as Frank Black,

Art “Ski” Halperin – Waves – Grade: A-
August 23, 2009 – 9:16 AM | No Comment
Art “Ski” Halperin – Waves – Grade: A-

Discovered by producer John Hammond, Sr. (who brought the world Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, and Bruce Springsteen), Art “Ski” Halperin recorded a ten-song disc for Hammond’s CBS Records label, the first artist to do so.

kBRANDOW’s New West Coast Sound
August 22, 2009 – 9:08 AM | No Comment
kBRANDOW’s New West Coast Sound

kBRANDOW, a new emerging San Francisco sound, has been around for a few years, but has been constantly evolving, trying to find its identity. The brainchild of Damion Gallegos, it is bending and blending a variety of genres and currently reflects the wide range of influences from its newest members.

Laura Cheadle – Live On – Grade: B+
August 16, 2009 – 9:12 AM | No Comment
Laura Cheadle – Live On – Grade: B+

Laura Cheadle’s newest release, Live On, released this spring, showcases a bright new female talent. Though she is accomplished on acoustic guitar, it is her voice that really sells this album.

Catching Up with Outformation: An Important Update
August 8, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Catching Up with Outformation: An Important Update

A couple of months back, I did a feature for Bier Magazine on the Atlanta-based rock band Outformation, touting Travelers Rest, what was their latest recording.

The Long Journey of Emmanuel Jal
July 17, 2009 – 11:45 AM | No Comment
The Long Journey of Emmanuel Jal

Once in a while I am awestruck by a story and Emmanuel Jal’s is the stuff of legends. It begins in Sudan, a land of extremes—deserts, swamps, rain forests. The largest country in Africa, it has a long history of conflict from other nations…

The Love Grenades – Tigers in the Fire – Rating: B
July 14, 2009 – 11:59 AM | No Comment
The Love Grenades – Tigers in the Fire – Rating:  B

The Bombshell Behinds Love Grenades – Singer/songwriter Elizabeth Wight has been seducing audiences in some of the hottest clubs in Los Angeles in her new musical incarnation…