Sunday, September 30, 2012

CD Review: New Music From Some New Names On The Independent Music Scene

Singer/songwriters Gerren Fish and Garth Rivers lit up the coffeehouse circuit in Habersham, GA before combining their efforts on Fish’s album “Can’t Always Recover.” With the addition of Rusty Townsen on drums and Chris McConnell on bass, the band named themselves Aardvark Park and recently released a live album.

Their live sound combines the storied coffeehouse lyrics with a bar room rock sound. Some of the stand-out songs on this new release are the slow-build of “Georgia Don’t Know” and the aggressive rocker “Nothin To Do.” The album closes with the passionate “Sarasota” and the hard rock of “Everyday Grind.”

Aardvark Park has a couple of live shows scheduled, including the Habersham Music Scene Festival in October. For more information on this new band, please visit

From New Jersey, comes alternative rocker Chance Blak with a couple of newly released singles. The garage rocker “The Veil” has that raw appeal that The Hives and The Black Keys have turned into mainstream rock. The other single is “Love Demon,” which still carries that raw rock element, but has a fuller, more attractive sound that is easy to get hooked on.

To hear more from Chance Blak, check out his video on You Tube -

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