Author: Jimmy Star

Single/Video Review: Andy Michaels: “Lucretia’s Eylandt” by Meredith Grant

On the shores of the Australian Coast lies the creation of “Lucretia’s Eylandt”, the newest video and single release from sensational recording artist Andy Michaels, off his full length album  release “Revisited”. The video is a tribute to one of the bloodiest Pirate catastrophes in Australian history, including mutiny, murder, rape and cannibalism, and the horrors associated with the wreck of the Dutch East India Company’s Batavia. The song is a celebration of music and prolific lyrical poetry. The video displays the blue waters of Australia, the majesty of the whale, and historical pictures of wreck of the Batavia...

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Ali Jacko’s “Give My Love A Brand New Name” Hits #18 On The Music Week Commercial Pop Club Chart

  Singer/Songwriter Ali Jacko’s new single “Give My Love A Brand New Name (House/ADP Mix)” hits #18 on the Music Week Commercial Pop Club Chart!!! Five times World Kickboxing Champion Ali Jacko is taking the music world by storm. Releasing 11 singles in 11 months, titled the “11 in 11” Project, Jacko’s music is being extremely well received worldwide, as seen by his chart hitting success. Music Week has been the leading trade media brand for the UK music industry for over 50 years, and is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand the business of music, from...

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American High: Rebel Activist by Eileen Shapiro

  One of the most prolific, relevant, vibrant, and well-hidden activists is the mastermind of American High Doug Terry. American High is a band for the people! Their anti-war songs on their last album “Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement” created a buzz before fans even realized it was a dedication to the war on war, as their orgasmic melodies and decadent harmonies resonated sonic pop culture at it’s very best.   Now the band’s long and highly anticipated new single has just been released, as entitled “Cheye Calvo” another alt-rock/ pop phenomenon dedicated to the good...

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“NO”: Revolushn by Eileen Shapiro

I’m not sure if he’s on the brink of insanity, or the smartest person on the planet…..however I do know that “NO”, the mastermind behind Revolushn is one of the best musicians in this realm of the universe, and probably one of the nicest free spirits one can ever hope to meet. Starting his musical endeavors at age 5, when stealing his brother’s guitar, “NO”, had his first band at age eleven. He became one of the most sort after studio guitarists , hanging output with artists such as Rod Stewart, Devo, Berlin, No Doubt and other top headlining...

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Review: The FMs: “Eyes Are Suffering” by Addison Coleman

A new single was just released buy visionary goth leaders, The FMs entitled “Eyes Are Suffering”, a track theming their distaste for ignorance and complacency. The FMs, (femmes, females to males, fuck me sillies), identify as queer, and are constantly androgynously gender bending music, videos, live performances, reality and insanity. Prophetic lyrics and vocals arise from frontman Matt Namer, a silent genius who is trying to make the world a better place, as evidenced by all of his songs. “Eyes Are Suffering” is a musically powerful and energetic track, easily equipped to change the world or at least some...

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Jacob Needham & The Blue Trees: “Southern Americana Groove Rock” by Eileen Shapiro

Nashville based Alabama raised band, “Jacob Needham & The Blue Trees” have recently released a sexy, bluesy, rock n’ roll single via Spectra Music Group, entitled “Alabama Baby”, which is accompanied by a salaciously fun-loving video. “Alabama Baby” is the first single off their debut album being released on April 6th  called, “Procrastinated Memoirs”. I spoke with the band as they explained their music in depth and why it’s so much fun…they not only have a lot to offer the world musically, but also came up with some of the best conversation I’ve ever had with a band… Why...

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Fire Bug: “A Super Talent” by Eileen Shapiro

  Jules and Juliette are the center of the pop rock duo/ band called “Firebug”. Having just released a new single called “Follower” via Spectra Music Group, they will be unleashing a full record on April 6th entitled: “Wandering Soul”. Having traveled from place to place, the group’s influences are vast and reflect in their music. The Chicago born couple have a lot to give to an audience and often play live. I spoke with them about their music, and they proved to be a lot of fun and quite prolific. You are a really cool talent; how did...

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Paisley Fields “Glitter & Sawdust” Album Release Party Thursday April 12th, 2018 Brooklyn, New York

Country Superstar Paisley Fields is having his highly anticipated “Glitter & Sawdust” album release party  on Thursday April 12th, 2018 at C’mon Everybody in Brooklyn, New York from 8-11 pm ET with Karen and the Sorrows and Mylo. Paisley Fields are a queer country band, unapologetic about pushing boundaries and seeking inspiration in the unexpected. Though lead singer James Wilson is inspired by country musicians like Dolly Parton & Gram Parsons, he wanted Paisley Fields’ music to reflect the modern world. Paisley Fields have shared the stage with En Vogue, Daniel Romano, Bonnie McKee, Mya, The Difibulators, & Taylor...

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The FMs: “Eyes Are Suffering” by Eileen Shapiro

  The genius behind The FMs, Matt Namer, was recently coaxed to relieve the inner-most essence of their new single “Eyes Are Suffering”. The band, known amongst other things as a true force in the sensibility and reconstruction of the complacency of the world, has once again created a powerful message, an anthemic reality within this explosive track. The band itself is an orgasmic anomaly, ready to right the wrongs of society in the most musically goth reflections possible…. Your new single “Eyes Are Suffering” is musically super intense in the best possible way. What’s the message?  We wanted...

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Andy Michaels: Revisited by Eileen Shapiro

Australian singer/songwriter sings like an angel. He’s a lyrical anomaly, and a phenomenal poet. He has just released a new full length album called “Revisited”, an eclectic collection of inspiration. He defies genre bounties and has a fan for each song…. I shared questions with Andy regarding his music, his sensitivity and his compassionate way of creating music. The album is compelling and captivating and nearly addicting. …. You are very poetic, do you write your songs from “life” experiences? I guess most Artists are modern day Sponge Bobs (Haha, yes I have a 4yo daughter ! ) in...

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Andie Duquette To Release Spectra Music Group Debut Single “Nothin’ On Me” Friday April 20th, 2018

Andie Duquette is releasing her Spectra Music Group debut single “Nothin’ On Me” Friday April 20, 2018. Now available for pre-order, reserve your copy today! Andie Duquette is a Canadian country rock singer from Montreal, Quebec. She’s been known to favor a dab of “edge” in her personal brand of country music, whether we talk about her strong and direct “women first” lyrics to some of her more robust songs. You’ll find Andie to be somewhere between Shania Twain and Miranda Lambert but there’s no mistaking it: this country girl is definitely rock’n roll and she wouldn’t have it...

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Ricky Rebel: Profile of a Rising Star by Eileen Shapiro

Immersed amongst the depths of the boy band world of “No Authority”, the lead singer then known as Ricky G began his music career.  Immediately signed to Madonna’s record label, the band toured with Brittney Spears where Ricky and the Mickey Mouse Show starlet became fast and furious friends. At around the same time Ricky also befriended Michael Jackson, and actually danced with him. Fast forward several years, Ricky, now known as “Ricky Rebel” has his own musical agenda. As a solo artist with a unique twist, Ricky has become an internationally acclaimed artist. Having recently returned from a...

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