Friday, April 4, 2014

CD Review: New EPs From California's Oak Street Blues And Connecticut's Mike San

From Southern California comes the return of Oak Street Blues with their new EP entitled "Calico." The band combines west coast rock with pop alternative to create a fun, upbeat, infectious sound. There new six-song album begins with a countrified version of a hip-hop song that has never existed, "Gangster Party." The song becomes more addicting every time you hear it as the chorus is "sing along" ready and the band just gives a stellar performance. Oak Street Blues return to more familiar territory with their light, pop-rock on "Do You Want To Dance Tonight" and "Rock Show." This short release finishes up with the feeling we all have every year "Why Does Summer Have To End" as it perfectly closes this latest release by the band.

Oak Street Blues have only one show on their schedule at the moment, but their new album is available now. To find out more, please visit
Connecticut native Mike San recently release his debut EP entitled "Like Water." Mike San, also known as Mike Goldberg, released four other albums under the name Musical Mandalas, which were more indie-rock, while this album explores his singer/songwriter side. The six-song EP begins with the gentle piano led "It's Only Right," before continuing to explore his pop tendencies with "Burn This Night" as he gently treads on new musical ground. Mike San experiments with his classical side on this album as show in "Pick Me Up" and in the slow-building album closer "This Is It."

To find out more about Mike San and his new album "Like Water," please visit


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