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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

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    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year - We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year - We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year
    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year
    Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment

    12 classic holiday tracks respun into riffed up xmas anthems by select metal all stars from bands including Anthrax, Judas Priest, Toto, Styx, Ratt, Dio and Black Sabbath. Something is both heartening and horrible as Lemmy gargles the lyrics to “Run Rudolph Run” and Geoff Tate warbles out “Silver Bells” while Chuck Billy growls a decidedly NOT “Silent Night.”

    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year Website

    Wiyos - The Wiyos

    Wiyos - The Wiyos

    Wiyos
    The Wiyos
    Label: Self Released

    Dubbing their output as “vaudevillian ragtime-jugband-blues and hillbilly swing,” this acoustic trio tells tales from an age gone by. Their lo-fi but not low energy music is comprised of the sounds from a washboard, harmonica, kazoo, archtop/resonator guitar/banjo-ukulele, an upright bass and three vocal for a full spectrum support. Kick ass!

    The Wiyos Website

    Wumpscut - Fuckit

    Wumpscut - Fuckit

    Wumpscut
    Fuckit
    Label: Metropolis Records

    Grim, terse and bleak German industrial electronica. The music feels as if one is angrily strolling down a dimly lit industrial tube of hypersymbolic overtures nestled into remote areas of your being that are searching for catharsis and the distant yearnings of the narcoleptic playgrounds of sound and rhythmic structures of distant dreams.

    Wumpscut WebsiteWumpscut Wiki

    Perry Weber & the DeVilles - The Riot Act

    Perry Weber & the DeVilles - The Riot Act

    Perry Weber & the DeVilles
    The Riot Act
    Label: Stumpy Dog Music

    Tight and spunky root rockin’ blues born from the Milwaukee bustle and emanating from a collection of well seasoned musicians. Outside of the appetizing guitar, bass and drum chops, their authentic vintage sound comes decorated with Hammond organ, harmonica and piano which all compliment the gruff n gritty vocals of Weber to a tee.

    Perry Weber & the DeVilles Website

    Charles Walker Band - Used And Defiant

    Charles Walker Band - Used And Defiant

    Charles Walker Band
    Used And Defiant
    Label: Ehlona Records

    Tight, classy kick ass blues from Milwaukee, WI. Deep grooving, high energy music propelled by the charismatic vocals of Miss Shanna Jackson and expertly supported by 4 seasoned career musicians including songwriter and bandleader Charles Walker himself. Music to season your soul with.

    The Charles Walker Band Website

    Warbeast - Krush The Enemy

    Warbeast - Krush The Enemy

    Warbeast
    Krush The Enemy
    Label: Housecore Records

    Blistering old school thrashing metal delivered at break neck speed and with maximum intensity. I wax nostalgic as I hear vocalist Bruce Corbitt (ex-Rigor Mortis) grate and growl the lyrics as in days long gone by. Produced by label head Philip Anselmo.

    Warbeast WebsiteWarbeast Facebook

    Ben Woolman - Many Moods

    Ben Woolman - Many Moods

    Ben Woolman
    Many Moods
    Label: Floating Feather Music

    Billed as the one of the Midwest’s leading finger-style guitarists, this Minnesotan artist lets his fingers do the talking on this 11 track instrumental overture. Some originals and a few covers.

    Ben Woolman WebsiteBen Woolman Facebook

    Waitiki 7 - New Sounds of Exotica

    Waitiki 7 - New Sounds of Exotica

    Waitiki 7
    New Sounds of Exotica
    Label: Pass Out Records

    When you think of tropical lounge sounds, you expect what this 1950’s style throwback release has to offer. Dedicated to preserving the Exotica sound and tiki culture they produce lush jazzy flows of flute over a variety of percussion, complimented by bass, piano, sax, etc. Fly me to the tropics!

    The Waitiki 7 WebsiteThe Waitiki 7 Facebook

    Water Street Bridge - Hard Times

    Water Street Bridge - Hard Times

    Water Street Bridge
    Hard Times
    Label:

    A mischievous ensemble of cleverly kicked up traditional and original Celtic folky ditties peppered and pizzazzed with violin, mandolin, ukulele, washboard, bodhran and more!  The song ‘Shack of Sit’ is symantic ear candy plus ya gotta love the revamp of ‘I Want Candy’ as ‘I Want Guiness.’ Makes me thirsty just writing about it. Catch their show at Lyons Pub in Watertown, WI on Thurs 3/17 for an early evening St Patty’s Day show.

    Water Street Bridge WebsiteWater Street Bridge Facebook

    Various Artists - Putumayo Presents World Christmas Party

    Various Artists - Putumayo Presents World Christmas Party

    Various Artists
    Putumayo Presents World Christmas Party
    Label: Putumayo World Music

    Here’s a no-brainer. Twelve light hearted Christmas songs done with a global slant, giving you a chance to hear some seasonal music without it being the same old holiday musical drivel you have heard nearly a billion times. From Jamaica to Cape Verde, they wish you a Merry Christmas.

    Various Artists WebsiteVarious Artists Wiki

    Watcha Clan - Rebel Radio

    Watcha Clan - Rebel Radio

    Watcha Clan
    Rebel Radio
    Label: Piranha Musik

    A multicultural band singing multilingual lyrics who has as much in common with Afropop and Balkan brass as with drum’n bass and hip hop. Their aim is to destroy boundaries everywhere with ‘Rebel Radio.’ This visionary musical eclecticism beams brightest when they connect the European and Middle Eastern worlds.

    Watcha Clan WebsiteWatcha Clan Facebook

    Wax Futures - Keep The Memories

    Wax Futures - Keep The Memories

    Wax Futures
    Keep The Memories
    Label: http://www.waxfuturemusic.com/

    Powering up some body flinging rhythms filled with expressive festival style beats and visual treats, this Philadelphia trio blasts out the memories by offering live guitar and bass over synthesized atmospheres complimented by a dedicated visual production person. This tenacious approach has boosted them into the spotlight at many summer festivals already and is sure to launch them into the ears and eyes of listeners for many years and miles to come.

    Wax Futures WebsiteWax Futures Facebook

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