Category Archive: Music Reviews

Sonny Boy Thorn Still Simmering

Sonny Boy Thorn Still Simmering Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 9, 2018) – As I sit back and gaze at my CD collection on this gloomy day I have… Continue reading

Taylor Raphel Ready for the Road

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey LAFAYETTE, IN (May, 18 2018) – Taylor Raphel is AWESOME. She knows what she wants, and she goes out and gets it. This is a coveted… Continue reading

11 Impactful Albums Still Relevant Today

11 Impactful Albums Still Relevant Today Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey I recently became faced with a challenge. It was not the kind of challenge that held the balance of good… Continue reading

Joon Wolfsberg’s 1220 Wells Street Is Now Where My Ears Live

Joon Wolfsberg’s 1220 Wells Street Is Now Where My Ears Live Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey ERFURT, GERMANY – My latest musical obsession found its way into my heart like an arrow… Continue reading

Sasha Brown’s Hypnotizing Improvisations Make History

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey NEW YORK, NY – I work with a lot of musicians on any given week, and of all the things that run concurrently among them is the… Continue reading

Nathan Towne’s Triumphant Theme Song Collection Is Instant Classic

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey SANTA MARIA, CA – Nathan Towne recently began taking suggestions from his friends as to what new songs he should tackle. Towne, wanting to do something a little… Continue reading

Midwest Hype’s Nightglow is Illuminating

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey CHICAGO, IL – Recently I decided to update my official website for Photographic Melodie which sent me on a tour of some of my older events that… Continue reading

SpaceWords Make Love Letters to the Universe

Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on February 9, 2016 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey LAFAYETTE, IN – SpaceWords opened up for Blind Melon on New Year’s Day this year much to… Continue reading

Black Eddie’s Clash of the Titans

Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on January 10, 2016 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey COLUMBUS, IN – The year was definitely rocky for the Hoosier State when taking a… Continue reading

Sonny Boy Thorn’s Tantalizing Teaser

Sonny Boy Thorn’s Tantalizing Teaser Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on December 27, 2015 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey CALIFORNIA – Sonny Boy Thorn has burst onto the music… Continue reading

Josh Homme’s Rare Acoustic Set Bewitches at Benefit Performance — Through The Lens

Article originally published in Through The Lens Magazine on December 15, 2016 Article by Melodie Yvonne Ramey LOS ANGELES – The Afghan Whigs recently held benefit performances for their longtime friend and bandmate, Dave… Continue reading

Sword Beach Lures Fans Into Permanent Vacation

Article originally published in Through The Lens Magazine on December 6, 2016 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey INDIANAPOLIS, IN – It’s rare that one single artist can inspire such a large amount of… Continue reading

Beware of Darkness Creates Dope Fanatics — Through The Lens

Originally published August 12, 2016 in Through the Lens Magazine: Beware of Darkness Creates Dope Fanatics — Through The Lens By Melodie Yvonne Ramey LOS ANGELES, CA – If you only listen to one… Continue reading

Johnny Rivers’ Golden Hits from a Golden Age

A lot of the music that we consider classic as we age were the songs that made up the soundtracks to our childhood. These were the songs our parents forced us to listen… Continue reading

Canadian Metal Band Days Alone gets Eight Tentacles Up!

Originally published in Drunk Octopus Magazine on February 25, 2016 We received a reader submission recently that really has the drunk octopus tentacles all aflutter. The band is Days Alone out of Grand Falls, Windsor,… Continue reading