Tag Archives: Riley Marks

VIDEO: Ja Dubb – “Baggage”

Giving expression to the weight of unhappy experiences in the past, “Baggage” appears to be a catharsis for Ja Dubb. Seriously melodic, the song has a sweetness to it that is balanced out by fat 808s and snappy high hats. This newest video from Ja Dubb, directed by Millie x, which accompanies the track shows her spitting bars and singing

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AUDIO: Dan Kolesari – “River Road”

Some musicians know their sound in a definite way. Atmospheric soft-rock is the definite sound on the newest album from Dan Kolesari. The first couple tracks soar with sweet guitar riffs and saxophone lines, most of the back half chug along with somber instrumentation and heartfelt vocals. All the while Dan relates all sorts of feelings and experiences. From longing

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AUDIO: NEWSKI – “Theoretical Soul”

The newest from NEWSKI is here. On this EP, the locally established singer/songwriter provides something for everyone who enjoys some well-done modern rock.   With tasty guitar throughout, the 5 tracks on this EP stay fresh from one to the next. Some go upbeat in a bluesy way (Seek Asylum From Myself), others lay into the laid-back grunge like a bed

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AUDIO: Wells – “ParkingLot Musick (Greatest Love Story Ever Told)

Newest from Milwaukee native Wells is this LP, “ParkingLot Musick (Greatest Love Story Ever Told). Enthusiastic from the start, the songs here show us that Wells has a lot to say about the woman in his life. Intimate moments together, navigating trust issues, and the thrill of planning for the future are all explored on the bars here.   Did

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AUDIO: Zach Pietrini—”Rock & Roll is Dead”

Milwaukee alt-rocker Zach Pietrini has a new album out, and it sounds of the DIY guy’s many influences. Opening track “Dead End Town” is upbeat and sets a pattern for most of the album’s songs: being lyrically reflective and often somewhat sad on one hand, musically leaning heavily on often-riffing guitar and chill drums on the other. The more upbeat songs on the

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