Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’re getting warmed up here, feel free to send back catalog material too. Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, City Slang, Metro Times, 733, St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 46226. Email MP3s and streaming links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howard Glazer and the EL 34s’ Wired For Sound (Lazy Brothers) is a blues rock record and nothing more. Glazer has been playing the blues around the world for two decades and in that time he has honed his craft to a fine point. The playing from all concerned, including guests David Honeyboy Edwards and John Sinclair, is immaculate, but there just seems to be a little passion missing. Still, it’s a musician’s record.
Meanwhile, Keir is all about the emotion. His Keep Moving Forward CD is a spoken word affair. There is a trance-y sort of loop going on in the background while Keir delivers a sort of self-help guide via his poetry. “Be happy in your skin” he says through the opening track. And y’know what? I decided that I am. Good job, sir.
Stephanie K is definitely looking to go the pop “Britney Spears” route and her new album, Good Intentions is fine if you like that sort of super-sanitized pop, with vocal effects galore. I don’t.Follow @City_Slang
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