DIY musicians, a quarantine diary…of sorts.

So as we approach the end of April, much of the world has been on relative lockdown for several weeks now. Normally musicians, whether it be hobbyists or professional recording artists have some sort of recording capability at home these days. The ability to record direct to one’s home computer makes it infinitely easier. So [...]

Roots Rock surges in 2020 thanks to Strange Culprits.

“The music biz is so slow in January and February it freaks me out every year!”, an acquaintance of mine lamented recently. Well luckily, with the rise of independent marketing and social media promotion we aren’t quite as bound to record label schedules as we once were. Artists are free to release an album, an [...]

Hector Anchondo rises to the top in Memphis.

Growing up in Missouri farm country, Hector Anchondo picked up the guitar as a teenager, as many do. Unlike many others, Anchondo moved beyond stock Led Zeppelin and Nirvana licks, absorbing everything from Latino music to Blues, to Bluegrass. After High School he headed to Omaha to seek a forum for his creativity. He found [...]

Initial Mass -Bending Light

Initial Mass is a Los Angeles based power/progressive trio composed of guitarist/singer Mark Baldwin, drummer Kevin Robertson, and bassist Scott Smith. Having released "Time and Measure" (2016) and "Tidal Force" (2018), the band are now seasoned musicians as they look forward to the release of their third album. "Bending Light" consists of nine tracks likely [...]