THE VELTZ FAMILY: This

THE VELTZ FAMILY: This

Folky, pop-y, and cheerful! Saw this band at Iota in Arlington, VA while enjoying Harpoon IPA this month and last summer (when they were still Cecelia).

  • This will take a half-dead person and shovel sunshine sparkles down their gullet until they start dancing the ultimate 'joie de vivre' dance routine, which will go viral on YouTube immediately. Check your email your co-worker just... This will take a half-dead person and shovel sunshine sparkles down their gullet until they start dancing the ultimate 'joie de vivre' dance routine, which will go viral on YouTube immediately. Check your email your co-worker just sent you the link. No, seriously. Buy this disc.

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  • Anybody who likes the sounds of Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Freddie Jackson, Al Green and Marvin Gaye is going to feel blessed for discovering Randy Wilson! For singer and songwriter Randy Wilson, a career in music has ... Anybody who likes the sounds of Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Freddie Jackson, Al Green and Marvin Gaye is going to feel blessed for discovering Randy Wilson! For singer and songwriter Randy Wilson, a career in music has been a dream deterred. This talented R&B artist is completing his second project “Up Close and Personal” for which he wrote all the songs, and is looking forward to the future. He is poised and ready to step back onto the music scene and realize his dreams of success. Growing up in Oakland, Califronia, his interest in music came about when he was 8 years old, along with football and baseball. A short while later his interest in music developed into a passion. His childhood friend’s older brother played drums in a group called “Bits & Pieces”. He was later chose to be the lead singer. The group performed at small nightclubs and hotels around the greater Bay Area for several years. The band eventually parted ways and Randy decided to pursue his interest in recording. His musical influences were artists such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross. He also started his own small record label called “Regal Records” with help from a friend. Three months later he recorded his first single, “Something Inside”. The single was well received and garnered local radio play and also captured the attention of local promoter Paul Mack, Jr. He was soon opening shows for artists such as the Temptations, The OJays, Denise Williams, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Toni! Tony! Tone!, Roy Ayers, Stanley Clarke and many others. His 1987 CD project created a buzz with local promoters and radio so he began shopping for a record deal. Every major record label that Randy hit, the feedback was “Wow, you sound just like Luther”. While Randy loved that people said he sounded like Luther Vandross, his goal was for listeners to recognize and appreciate his own style of vocals. Letting his passion, sensitivity and vulnerability set him apart, Randy began honing his signature sound with the support of his family and inspiration from his mother, who is also a singer. One day a friend passed him a tape with music that “changed everything”. He bagan writing his own lyrics about experiences with family, friends and the daily challenges of life. “Love is such a powerful emotion and life is a gift from God. Music drives me,” says Randy. Randy recently shared the stage at the Conga Room in LA with R&B greats Stevie Wonder, Lenny Williams, D’Wayne Wiggins of Toni! Tony! Tone!, Jamie Fox and Raphael Saadiq in a benefit fundraiser and received kudos for his performance.

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  • What is there to even say about this, I love this cd with all of my heart. EVERY last single song is a little ode to life.

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  • To be honest, I had almost forgotten about Beirut. I'm not really sure how because this was one of my favorite albums of '06 and he is completely amazing. Indie folk, pop lovers will all appreciate this one.

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  • The fourth and newest album by The Shins is equally as beautiful as the one that made the famous, "Oh, Inverted World." That's not really that surprising though because they still have James Mercer as the lead singer and we all kn... The fourth and newest album by The Shins is equally as beautiful as the one that made the famous, "Oh, Inverted World." That's not really that surprising though because they still have James Mercer as the lead singer and we all know that voice is the lifeblood of The Shins.

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  • There's so many wonderful songs on this album! Favs: King of Pain Synchronicity I Every Breathe You Take Wrapped Around Your Finger

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  • This was such a great 90's album. Favorite Tracks: Naked Eye Don't Look Back Mood Swing Under Your Skin Why Do I Lie

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  • This is a superb album. I love Massive Attack's collaborations with Horace Andy. Trip Hop at its best! Favorite Tracks: "One Love" "Unfinished Sympathy" "Safe From Harm" "Hymn of the Big Wheel"

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  • Another fine album by Hot Hot Heat. When I recommended their other album, I mentioned it reminded me of raccoons going through garbage cans. With this album, it's bears. Naughty bears. Fav Tracks: "This Town" "No, Not Now" "Ta... Another fine album by Hot Hot Heat. When I recommended their other album, I mentioned it reminded me of raccoons going through garbage cans. With this album, it's bears. Naughty bears. Fav Tracks: "This Town" "No, Not Now" "Talk to Me, Dance With Me"...the bears stand up and shake their butts to this song. It's like an effed up Disney movie in my head.

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  • This is a great album. It's rambunctious. Yes, rambounctious. I imagine it as the soundtrack to a bunch of raccoons sneaking in a back yard and furtively rummaging through garbage. It will make sense when you listen to: "Bandages... This is a great album. It's rambunctious. Yes, rambounctious. I imagine it as the soundtrack to a bunch of raccoons sneaking in a back yard and furtively rummaging through garbage. It will make sense when you listen to: "Bandages" "Le Le Low" You'll like them if you like bands like Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse.

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  • This is a great electronica, pop album. It's sweet and eerie. It would make a great soundtrack to Lewis Carol's Alice in Wonderland. Favorite Songs: "Jackie Cane" "Waves" "Vinegar & Salt" "Frosted Flake Wood" "Pink Fluffy Di... This is a great electronica, pop album. It's sweet and eerie. It would make a great soundtrack to Lewis Carol's Alice in Wonderland. Favorite Songs: "Jackie Cane" "Waves" "Vinegar & Salt" "Frosted Flake Wood" "Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs" "Autoharp"

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  • Forget "Maneater". Hall & Oates 1973 Abandoned Luncheonette IS the best of Hall & Oates. Part funk, part southern rock, part soul. This album is H-O-T. Favorite Tracks: "Had I Known You Better" "I'm Just a Kid, Don't Make Me Fe... Forget "Maneater". Hall & Oates 1973 Abandoned Luncheonette IS the best of Hall & Oates. Part funk, part southern rock, part soul. This album is H-O-T. Favorite Tracks: "Had I Known You Better" "I'm Just a Kid, Don't Make Me Feel Like a Man" "She's Gone" "When the Morning Comes" "Everytime I Look at You"

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  • This is still a good album. A little more moody and less high energy than the album that followed. The band that never appears live, but only as animated characters are composed of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, DJ Kid Koala and MC D... This is still a good album. A little more moody and less high energy than the album that followed. The band that never appears live, but only as animated characters are composed of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, DJ Kid Koala and MC Del the Funky Homosapian. Fav tracks: "Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)" "Slow Country" "19- 2000" "Tomorrow Comes Today"

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  • This was/ is such a fun album! Its got an electronic pop sound. Take a listen. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1" "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" "Are You A Hypnotist??" "Do You Realize??"

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  • Fiery Furnace is a brother and sister band that I'm finding hard to describe. Its ecclectic, its eccentric, circus-y, garage electronica, psychedelic pop . Anyway, I love it. If you're adventurous, give it a listen. If you're hes... Fiery Furnace is a brother and sister band that I'm finding hard to describe. Its ecclectic, its eccentric, circus-y, garage electronica, psychedelic pop . Anyway, I love it. If you're adventurous, give it a listen. If you're hesitant, listen to "Waiting to Know You" first and follow it up with "Nevers". Favorite Tracks: "In My Little Thatched Hut" "I'm In No Mood" "Bitter Tea"

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  • OH SH*T! I will not back down when I say this album is on FIRE! And I will fight for it! Fav tracks: "Minute by Minute" "What A Fool Believes" Somebody TESTIFY!

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  • If you loved everything about Little Miss Sunshine, you'll love this album from the band that provided most of the soundtrack. The album predates the movie , but you'll find a majority of the songs that were used in the film: "Yo... If you loved everything about Little Miss Sunshine, you'll love this album from the band that provided most of the soundtrack. The album predates the movie , but you'll find a majority of the songs that were used in the film: "You Love Me" "The Enemy Guns" "How It Ends" "We're Leaving" and a few amazing songs not featured in the film: "Too Tired" "Charlotte Mittnacht" "This Place is Haunted" "Reprise" I would best describe the band as neo-gypsy folk.

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  • When I first heard of Dengue Fever, I thought I had stumbled upon a rare gem. A 70's era Cambodian psychadelic rock band. Turns out they're contemporary. Yes, from today. From Los Angeles. Now before you say I'm trippin', listen t... When I first heard of Dengue Fever, I thought I had stumbled upon a rare gem. A 70's era Cambodian psychadelic rock band. Turns out they're contemporary. Yes, from today. From Los Angeles. Now before you say I'm trippin', listen to "One Thousand Tears Of A Tarantula". Its dope!

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  • For a long time I really loathed the mere mention of R.E.M. Then I realized when this album came out in '92 I was 14 and too young to appreciate it. As I got older, the R.E.M. that was blaring in my ears were songs like Losing My ... For a long time I really loathed the mere mention of R.E.M. Then I realized when this album came out in '92 I was 14 and too young to appreciate it. As I got older, the R.E.M. that was blaring in my ears were songs like Losing My Religion (which I still don't like). Now that I'm older I can revisit this album and truly appreciate it for songs like: Sweetness Follows Star Me Kitten Try Not to Breathe I do like Everybody Hurts but unfortunately its beaten over our heads, ears, and eyes. Thank MTV. Great album all around.

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  • This is where I go to get the answers to all my music questions. The name of an album, biographical info on artists and bands, who influenced who and etc. The most comprehensive music database on the web.

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  • fragile, robust and organic songs for beautiful summer evenings after getting yr heart broken. (i promise, robust fragility makes sense after you listen to this album)

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