Roundin’ Up The Raves: The Beaches, Francis And The Lights, Once & Future Band, Ethan Gruska

The beginning of January always serves as the hangover for the previous year when it comes to the music scene. The biz groggily wakes up, lets out an inarticulate groan, and pulls the covers back over its head. So it takes a few weeks for the 2018 albums to get rolling. In the meantime, much excellence remains to be found from 2017. Don’t let them get lost in the shiny new toyness of 2018.

Let’s round ’em up.

The Beaches – Late Show

Like The Donnas and The Strokes rockin’ your socks off

Francis And The Lights – Just For Us

Like Peter Gabriel performing minimalist R&B

Once And Future Band – Once And Future Band

Like a less day-glo, more prog-rock, jazzier Jellyfish

Ethan Gruska – Slowmotionary

Like Paul Simon and Elliott Smith having a late night musical conversation of sadness with Rufus Wainwright

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