Cuban Cigar Crisis – “#Hip5ter” – [Self Released]
This is very energizing rock with guitars and well-vocalized lyrics, both male and female. The lyrics themselves are smart and audible, conscious of the world, or at least the musician’s world, and the tempo change in “Over a Low Simmer” is well-done and enlivening. There are a few slow songs on here, but not many. I don’t know much about this musician and his helpers (except that they’re based in San Francisco and refer to Lake Oswego), but what I can hear is good.