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  • AMFest Barcelona 2021 Recap

    AMFest Barcelona 2021 Recap

    Nothing new if I say that the pandemic has caused havoc with festivals everywhere so it was very positive to know that one of the best proposals in Barcelona and Spain, the AMFest (which we covered in past editions), was creating a reduced version for 2021, called “(Parèntesi)”....
  • GR^VE - In Fire

    GR^VE – “In Fire”

    GR^VE's new video single “In Fire” lyrically dabbles in various fronts....
  • J GRGY : Live

    J GRGRY Livestream

    If the people cannot go to gigs, the gigs will go to the people, as J GRGRY proved....
  • J GRGRY Twitch Preview

    J GRGRY Twitch Preview

    J GRGRY is playing at Seattle’s Historic Moore Theatre, live on Twitch! Recently, we spoke about artists keeping themselves busy during COVID-19 times: The Church’s Steve Kilbey, New Order’s Peter Hook, LA’s power trio ASHRR are three names that easily come to mind. But another one has been Seattleite...
  • ASHRR - Otherside

    ASHRR – “Otherside”

    When you happen to be in a very creative environment, it is very difficult to stay still. The current pandemic situation has become a challenge for those to overcome when you have ideas you want to express. We have seen many cases in the last year of musicians trying...
  • ASHRR - Dark Eyes

    ASHRR – “Dark Eyes”

    In the ‘80s, when Mark Burgess’ band The Chameleons ended most of their gigs with their angry and sometimes hysterical cover version of Alternative TV’s “Splitting In Two”, the Mancunian singer chanted, “We’re living in strange times,” a reference to their third record (Strange Times), but also a recurring...
  • J GRGRY - Dinosaurs (2020)

    J GRGRY – “Dinosaurs” (2020)

    QRO actually reviewed “Dinosaurs” in March 2019 (QRO review), but J GRGRY made a new version, after finding several problems with the previous incarnation, as he explains: “The version from early 2019 was a demo we were working on. I wanted to have some new material out for the...
  • J GRGRY - Flowers + Champagne

    J GRGRY – “Flowers + Champagne”

    After a string of top-notch singles we’ve covered in this page, such as “Imagination”, “Dinosaurs” (a track that will receive a new mix, shortly), “Open Roads”. and “Don’t Ever Give Up” (this one racking up more than 1 million views on YouTube), J GRGRY is still going strong with...
  • The Psychedelic Furs - Made of Rain

    The Psychedelic Furs – Made of Rain

    You would expect them to be mellow, as most bands become when they’re in their late 50s, but this is not the case with the Furs....
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