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INTERVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters

Every once in a while, you find a hidden gem in your hometown. This hidden gem for me is Black Bottom Lighters. The six piece reggae rock group, hailing from Glendale, Arizona, considers themselves to be “desert reggae”. What that is exactly, I do not know. What I do know is that I’ve had their songs stuck in my head since their set at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. With their captivating lyricists and wicked drum fills, Black Bottom Lighters are a band that the world needs to look out…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Zachary Russell ‘Hello, Xmas’

I can’t help but immediately compare artists to Dave Grohl and the first Foo Fighters’ demo when I find an album in which one person does just about all of the work; however, when that album is a 3-track EP of Christmas cover songs, the Grohlishness starts to fade away.  Zachary Russell’s Hello, Xmas is really nothing new in the grand scheme of things, but when looked at on a much closer level, the individuality of these three songs comes forth. Russell is clearly a skilled musician; he takes on…

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