Launching this week’s party is Bob Burnette, a singer/songwriter who mixes equal parts of melancholy and insight with a stiff dose of catchy melody. His new CD, The Stars In June, is set for release in early November. We suggest starting with the emotionally charged track “Azure.”
Next is local country-tinged singer/songwriter Laura “La La” Michaels. She’s a frequent collaborator with a wide range of other performers, ranging from bar-hopping rocker Aaron LaFalce to breakbeat-blasting DJs The Midnight Foundation, but her original music is surprisingly straightforward. We suggest starting with the track “What Are You Afraid Of?”
Finally, we present local hip-hop artists the Shiloh Corner Boyz. The group presents a surprising variety in terms of material, and seem to have no shortage of fans willing to show the love on their MySpace page. We suggest starting with the song “Let Me Do My Thang.”
Now, it’s your turn. Tell us your thoughts by posting them into the comment fields below. This is your chance to be the music reviewer, to praise and pan as you see fit.
— Steve Shanafelt, A&E editor