“Missing Person” – The new album by Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Zappa)

The persisting career of musician, singer, and songwriter Warren Bruce Cuccurullo, has reached incredible and indelible highs. He worked with the late, legendary Frank Zappa in the ’70s, founded Missing Persons in the ’80s, and became a long-term member of new wave legends Duran Duran in ’86, notably contributing to the band’s regained worldwide success on the 1993 chart-busting “Wedding Album”. Not one to rest on his laurels, the talented Brooklyn born guitarist however, has always continued his solo and collaborative work, and has just unleashed his 12 track album “Missing Person”. Described as “a deeply personal and conceptual record”,

Zero The Kidd: “Waves” – a willingness to carve out his own lane

Zero The Kidd is an upcoming artist in Boynton Beach Florida, racking up a total of 10 million plays in his first year of making music, while appearing in magazines and various media sources. He discovered music from a very young age. His dad and uncle were both rappers. Zero The Kidd learned how to play the violin in 2nd grade and the piano in 3rd grade. By proving to have an eclectic ear for tones and textures on his track, “Waves”, he asserts himself as a serious performer who’s taken his recent praise with the utmost seriousness. Zero The

Grand Rezerva: “Nowhere Bound” pumps adrenaline into the unsuspecting listener

The talented Swedish band Grand Rezerva – comprised of Michael C. Svensson – Vocals, Andreas Lundberg – Guitar, Mattias “Tiz” Nilsson – Guitar, Thomas Helgesson – Drums and Zoak – Bass – succinctly deliver bare-knuckled, catchy hard rock that’s captured with crystal clear production. The band wastes little time in making its intentions clear on the latest single, “Nowhere Bound”. Grand Rezerva’s simmering movement around the verses facilitates a sense of building momentum through the bridge that reaches a point of release at the chorus. The band has creatively shoehorned itself into 2019’s contemporary active rock radio ballgame, with a classic

J Tizzle: “The Chill Zone Vol 3” – The taste is smooth and distinguishable!

As living things, we need a steady supply of certain ingredients to survive. In music, the formula is undeniably similar. A song requires both rhythm and pitch. For the musically hungrier amongst us, these ingredients are not enough. We need to add extras, such as mood, atmosphere, emotion and groove. Unfortunately, even with the proper ingredients and extras the results are not always as expected. Stagnancy spreads within the craftsman, as well as a lack of skill or emotion. Luckily one, by the name of J Tizzle (Jeffery Townsend Sr.), avoids these annoying traits. Within his songbook exists all of

Heavy AmericA: “Motor Honey (Peace)” – It’s rock. Pure and simple.

A couple of years ago, the bands to emulate in modern rock were those that flooded the radios with wickedly catchy upbeat power pop tunes. Then came the neo-metal-driven climate, where even the tame end of the spectrum became heavier. On their new single, “Motor Honey (Peace)”, Boston based three piece rock group Heavy AmericA, proves themselves among the best in the alternative rock genre with a track loaded with hooks for mainstream appeal, but with an energy and drive that keeps them from sounding like mere imitators. The new release which has all the potential to climb the rock

Scotty Seed: One of the more original and thoroughly enjoyable alternative listens of the year!

Proud of his Italian heritage and his role in the LGTBQ community as a queer artist, Scotty Seed is a musician based in the East Village of New York City. Obsessed with art, including fashion and music, Scotty, originally a Jersey boy, started taking songwriting and production seriously in his twenties. Influenced by elements of industrial, pop, grunge, PC music, electronic, and screamo music, he counts artists like Crystal Castles, Marilyn Manson, Hole, David Bowie, Madonna, and Depeche Mode among his inspirations. Fighting an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, making music provides him with an escape from his mental health

Suburbs: “Sound of the Sea” – a rewarding new project

Suburbs is an indie rock band from Scheveningen, Netherland launched in 1995. The band that has its roots in the eighties and nineties achieved national exposure when they won the national contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” (The Grand Prize of the Netherlands), the largest and longest-running music competition in the country.  As of the summer of 2013 Suburbs has started a new chapter. Lead singer Arie Spaans and 2 early band members set to work to bring their old sound back. The following year they started dropping singles and video clips leasing to their mini EP “Masters” in 2016.

Martone: “Erogenous Zone” keeps the adrenaline and emotions flowing!

It was 5 years ago that pop superstar, Sam Smith, stepped up to the plate and showed the world that love songs don’t have to be heteronormative to be beloved. Smith came out publicly, stating that he wanted to be clear on what his album was about. “It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know.” He was also completely aware of how important his success is to the public narrative. Hearing your humanity represented and validated by pop culture is important, and many LGBT supporting musicians have since been stepping up to share their experiences. The

Red Tan: “Don’t You Dare!” – Vocally anchored and soulful!

Red Tan is a young widow and single mom. Living in an unfamiliar environment while suffering depression and anxiety has been a challenge that she was able to put into music on her single “Don’t You Dare!” It’s an inspirational anthem meant to help others overcome their struggles and difficulties, and achieve their goals. In the meantime it has been a healing medicine for the singer-songwriter herself, helping her to become a stronger and better person. Red Tan’s ability to create deep thoughtful music, her timeless voice, and her capacity to be so introspective, makes her extremely relatable to any

Albert J: “Grow” embraces both aural diversity and true inspiration

Albert J (formerly known as f.o.c.u.s.) is an American hip-hop recording artist residing in Tampa Florida. Moving through Maryland, DC, Virginia, NC, California and now Florida, Albert J got to experience a lot of diverse music and inspirations. From bands ranging from Sigur Ros and Coldplay to Linkin Park and Incubus, as well as many Hip-Hop influences from DMX, Kid Cudi, Mos Def and Busta Rhymes, Albert J grew up with a wide palette of sound. His 3 mixtapes “Youth Religion” (Dec 2013) “Remember” (March 2014) and “YR2” (April 2015), garnered serious attention in the Hip-hop scene, finally leading up

Noah Pine: “Songs For Julie Love,” A Superb Album!

Atlanta-born Noah Pine lives, breathes, creates, and performs music. Banging out Boogie Woogie and Michael Jackson in his mom’s Oldsmobile wagon at six; by eleven he was studying under the well-known jazz heavyweight, Ted Howe, as his youngest student. He studied with Ted for the next 9 years. At 18 he left to tour, opening for bands like Maroon 5 and Gavin Degraw. He later moved to Los Angeles and took in and studied the “west coast sound”.

Every now and then an artist comes out of nowhere to impress you with a music release that is far beyond expectations. Noah Pine does just that with his CD “Songs For Julie Love.” His voice is resonant, burly, and soulful as hell; it seems to have time-traveled straight from Joe Cocker’s Woodstock days. The songs are spunky keyboard-driven, horn-filled retro rhythms, with eloquent modern touches; the obvious nods to jazz, soul, gospel, and pop without ever sounding forced or faked-up. The sound is lush and organic, propelled by crisp beats, acoustic pianos, trumpets, and soaring saxophones; the whole thing just makes you want to stand up and listen!

Noah Pine has made a superb album that’s part Randy Newman, part Billy Joel, part Van Morrison, part Al Green, and the list could go on forever, as Noah draws endless inspiration from everything that surrounds him and turns it into something uniquely original and fresh.

This is just the right kind of new music you’re looking for in your life, and you probably haven’t heard someone sing with so much soul and passion since you can remember. Noah has a voice that makes you feel and lyrics that draw you into the detail of emotion and experience. Currently with the hordes of candy corn Pop music and overabundance of electronically manipulated voices, Noah displays the purity of his craft and gives a shining example of what real music sounds like.

Noah Pine’s vocal range is equally enjoyable. He goes from rugged and gritty in “Love Don’t Go Away,” to poignant and passionate in “My Family.” From beginning to end on “Songs For Julie Love,” you are allowed a view into the heart of this artist and shown his interpretation of the many facets of caring.

This man has taken it back to when music was music and it made you feel something. His music is soulful and heartfelt, and no two verses are sung with same tone or verve, making each vocal passage or phrase a surprise to the ear. Pretty much the same can be said of the musical arrangements, specifically the horns, which are perfectly orchestrated and executed.

I was left speechless after listening to this whole cd. Not once did I skip a song just to hear the next, not once did I speed through some lyrics to hear the rest, not once have I taken this album out of my music player yet! Searching for a gem in a bucket full of diamonds is rather useless, and so is trying to find a standout track on this album. Everything just works as a whole.

Noah Pine is a talented man. He puts poetry to music, real life to music, sorrow, pain, happiness, and thoughtfulness to music. He will make you ponder, wonder, cry, and even smile.

The total strength of this album, besides Noah Pine’s incredible vocal deliveries, is the musical arrangements and the lyrical stories behind the songs. Artistically, it doesn’t get much better than “Songs For Julie Love.”

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