Lys Guillorn and Her Band I’m a Boy 5-song ep (Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli) March, 2017 Starts strong right our of the gate. This Townshend tune sounds particularly powerfully coming from Lys Guillorn. Definitiely a cool early-60s vibe happening here. Mystery. Darkness. Importance. Melodic. Imagine Patti Smith fronted the early Who, Zombies,
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Paul Belbusti and Mercy Choir continue to write and record beautiful and challenging music. Each new record becomes my favorite in Belbusti’s ever-growing discography. This interview was recorded in December 2016 at The Crow’s Nest, Branford, CT, engineered by Rick Allison. Paul talks about his songwriting and this new record, Like a Fountain Stirred.
Stream of Consciousness Reviews by Frank Critelli Shovels & Rope Little Seeds Breaking open the plastic, I already know I love this record. They’ve sharpened. But they’ve maintained the same spirit on O! Be Joyful! The new (but minor) studio tricks they’ve learned haven’t made them slick. That’s a good thing. “Honey, take a bow!”
Gritty, witty, and wise. It was a real pleasure to talk with Jon Dee Graham. Frank Critelli
Richard Neal is am extraordinarily respected and exquisitely loved musician in CT. I am proud and fortunate to call him my friend. Frank Critelli
I talked with Sarah Borges on the telephone, and I found her to be a very nice person. I liked her even more when I saw her band live at Cafe Nine as part of The Sunday Buzz Series – solid countrified rock ‘n roll. Frank Critelli
Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli Belle of the Fall – Earthbound Beautifully recorded. Lovely vocals. Simple but effective instrumentation. Persistently understated. A playful slow-dance. “They’ll” probably play the fun tracks on the radio. And although they are a welcome distraction, those tracks aren’t necessarily characteristic or representative of Belle of the Fall.
I found Jose Oyola (of Jose Oyola and The Astronauts) to be friendly and pleasant in every regard. I like his record, and I had a great experience at the Hologram CD Release Show at College Street Music Hall. Directly after this interview, Jose scooted off to another meeting, and I had Mexican food with