by Jeff Hahne
Each Friday, we bring you 10 random CD reviews done in 10 words each:
Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves Your Nearest Exit May Be Behind You Simplistic, stripped-down sound reminds me of old Juliana Hatfield.
SciFi SciFi Mostly instrumentals that combine jazz with elements of funk, reggae. (At the Double Door Inn Friday, Jan. 30)
The Black Ghosts The Black Ghosts Re-released debut includes song from Twilight, it's some decent electronica.
Audrye Sessions Audrye Sessions Oakland quartets rock grooves, Thom-York-esque vocals have potential.
Alabama Blues Machine Must Be Love Decent blues band sticks to the traditional style, plus horns.
State of Shock Life, Love & Lies Straight-up rockers out of Canada goes radio-friendly route.
Sally Kellerman Sally Well-known actress puts recognizable voice over adult, jazz standards.
Via Tania Moon Sweet Moon Sophomore effort from former Australian noise-popper is mellow, soothing.
Pine Leaf Boys Homage Au Passe Ragin' Cajuns offer up originals and traditionals mostly in French.
Umphrey's McGee Mantis Chicago outfit that kicks out the jams releases darker material. (At Neighborhood Theatre on Feb. 22)