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I am a musician. I play saxophone and drums. I am also a hardworking, craft-beer drinking, meat-eating, football watching, disc golf playing, hard-cider making family man. When I was little, I wanted to be an ice-cream truck driver, but now I do import documentation for a large retailer. The dream still lives!



Gary Clark Jr. – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I discovered Gary Clark Jr. on an episode of Guitar Center Sessions on TV one day. It featured this version of “Bright Lights,” and I was drawn to the raw energy of his brand of...

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Monuments to an Elegy, the ninth studio album bearing the Smashing Pumpkins’ name, is now upon us. Billy Corgan and his long-time wing-man Jeff “The Shredder” Schroeder, along with the enlisted help of drummer Tommy...

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Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The eighth studio album by the now twenty-year-old Foo Fighters is finally here. It is accompanied by an HBO documentary series directed by everyone’s favorite rock star-turned music historian, Dave Grohl. The documentary explores the...

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Hell yes! This was the album I didn’t even know I was waiting for. True down to the bones rock ‘n roll that isn’t produced, polished, and calculated into a sparkling radio friendly sheen. Too...

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With loads of new information surfacing daily from the official Smashing Pumpkins website about two new albums coming out in 2015, I thought it high time for me, a self-described Pumpkins junkie, to write about...

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NØMADS – Free My Animal

March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Free My Animal opens with some thick bass distortion. It’s an impressive sound that dominates the album. NØMADS is comprised of Nathan Lithgow on Bass and Garth Macaleavey on Drums. The two produced, recorded and...

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Diane Cluck – Boneset

March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beautiful. That would be my one word review of this album. Beautifully devastating. This would be my two word review for this album....

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DTC Music’s Grammy Predictions

January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t noticed, it’s currently award season across most mediums. The Grammy‘s are the biggest music awards of the year and usually a giant upset, but that kind of goes with the whole shtick....

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Wax Fang – The Astronaut

January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was asked if I would be willing to review a 40-minute three-part space rock opera. The only correct response to that was, “Duh!” And that is how the band Wax Fang popped onto my...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – top and bottom lists of all things that were produced in the year 2013. Personally, I’m always on the edge of my seat waiting for some...

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