Reviews & Press

Reviews & Press

“Alternative rock paired with Spanish guitars, and trumpets, create a ballad that is musically beautiful to counter the visual impact displayed.”

 

Girl UnderGround Music

Read More: https://girlundergroundmusic.com/2016/11/28/christina-rubino-godspeed-and-guns/

 

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‘Godspeed & Guns,’ the first single and title track from the upcoming album from singer-songwriter-guitarist, Christina Rubino, grippingly highlights the destructive psychological effects that powerfully influence youth.”

 

-Karen Bernardello

shockya.com

 

Read more - http://www.shockya.com/news/2016/11/23/christina-rubino-godspeed-guns-video-review/

 

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“Christina’s powerful and ecletic songs are able to reach people on a personal level.”

 

-Melanie Gomez

Celebmix.com

 

Read More - http://celebmix.com/discover-godspeed-and-guns-by-folk-punk-artist-christina-rubino/

 

 

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“Christina Rubino’s “Godspeed and Guns” shows off her impeccable storytelling abilities. Over the course of the song she creates a stunning arrangement with elements of Americana, indie rock, and a hint of the cinematic.”

 

-Skope Magazine

 

Read More: http://skopemag.com/2016/11/28/christina-rubino-godspeed-and-guns

 

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“Rubino as Christina and partner in crime Dolores Rubino cut a bloody, headless swath across America, getting their revenge on one sumbitch after another. Wait for that little twist at the end. Clever.”

 

-Stephanie Towne

Scallywag Magazine

 

Read more - http://scallywagmagazine.com/christina-rubino-godspeed-guns/

 

 

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“Christina Rubino can be likened to a female Johnny Cash with her folksy Americana rockabilly that moves and shakes you to the core.”

 

-EatSleepBreatheMusic.com

 

Read more - http://eatsleepbreathemusic.com/2016/11/18/christina-rubino-godspeed-guns-video/

 

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“Christina Rubino has managed to take trauma and find a cathartic release of it all. To quote the seminal indie rock group Nada Surf, “Maybe this weight was a gift, like I had see what I could lift.”

 

-RJ Frometta

Vents Magazine 

 

Read More -  http://ventsmagazine.com/2016/11/28/christina-rubino-releases-new-music-video-last-albums-title-track-godspeed-guns/

 

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“There’s no shortage of female badassery in Christina Rubino‘s track “Godspeed and Guns” and the video kicks it into another level with cinematic allusions abound and shocking images.”

 

Kathleen Ruether

New Sick Music Magazine

 

Read More: http://www.newsickmusic.com/christina-rubino-godspeed-guns-video

 

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“Succinctly put, Christina Rubino’s, “Godspeed and Guns” is the ultimate rockabilly-Thelma & Louise-stylized-hissing with mariachi video wound tightly in a deranged little package.”

 

-Jake Tully

MoxiPop Magazine

 

Read More: http://moxipop.com/2016/11/17/video-christina-rubino-godspeed-guns/

 

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“Such a powerful voice, with an incredibly interesting tone: say Amanda Palmer, Shirley Manson, and Courtney Love were melded together, but stripped away of their respective overwhelming eccentricity, synthetic pop, intense rasp, and the ability to drive grunge musicians to suicide, and you might possibly get Christina Rubino.”

 

 

-Anthony Leclair

Swept Media

 

http://sweptmedia.ca/2016/11/25/christina-rubino-godspeed-guns/

 

 

 

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“This is art and it rocks!”

 

-Joshua Smotherman 

Mid Tennessee Music

 

Read More:  http://www.midtnmusic.com/christina-rubino-godspeed-and-guns/

 

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"Rubino is not some tacky superficial artist trying to get your attention; she has lived the life and walks the walk. She is for real, this music is real, and it’s what the world needs right now – something real. Let me repeat that in case you missed it – what the world needs right now – something real. “Alive from the Scrapheap”is something real delivered by a real person, who is armed with real life experiences and is even played to us by real musicians."

 

Jodi Marxbury

Indie Artist Alliance

http://www.indieartistsalliance.com/2014/05/christina-rubino-alive-scrapheap-2014/

 

 

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"This is truly an exceptional collection of work by a powerful young woman. After hitting bottom while battling her own demons she was able to take those challenges and explore the possibilities of using it in a way to help others."

 

 

-Nashville Music Guide

Sherryl C.

http://www.nashvillemusicguide.com/christina-rubino-releases-alive-from-the-scrapheap/?utm\_source=rss&utm\_medium=rss&utm\_campaign=christina-rubino-releases-alive-from-the-scrapheap

 

 

 

 

 

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"The sound is raw, rustic and one-hundred percent American. Think a female Johnny Cash with a Linda-Perry-from-4-Non-Blondes vocal, all overlaid with bright, strumming guitars and bittersweet harmonica licks."

 

-PUNK NEWS

http://www.punknews.org/review/12591/christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scrapheap

 

 

 

 

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"Perhaps the overarching theme of Scrapheap is that despite whatever detours and emotional contusions one suffers, there is always redemption and another way out, somehow. "

 

-ALLISON JOHNELLE BORO

POP DOSE MAGAZINE

http://popdose.com/album-review-christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scrapheap/

 

 

 

 

 

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"Christina’s music and words mellifluously pour out of her with a candid intimacy that could only come from someone that’s been there. Some people go their whole lives with a Dylanesque old-soul wisdom, and never find it in themselves to express their flaws and frailties with such fortitude."

 

 

-David Geraci

The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/review/christina-rubino-discovers-herself-alive-from-the-scrapheap

 

 

 

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"The album is a personal look into the life of someone who has been to hell and back and has the voice to give the listener an idea of just what she's been through, (A)Live from the Scrapheap is a fantastic debut for Christina Rubino. "

 

-Brian Weidy

ixDaily

http://www.ixdaily.com/the-buzz/christina-rubino-bares-her-soul-alive-scrapheap

 

 

 

 

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"Drenched in soulful acoustic bluesy americana, (A)Live From The Scrapheap is the result of Ms. Rubino pouring her life into sound frequencies. Rubino is a female Johnny Cash. A tasty brew 2 parts Patty Griffin, 1 part Cat Power, with a little bit of Shelby Lynn sprinkled on top."

 

 

-Joshua Smotherman

Middle Tennessee Music

http://www.midtnmusic.com/alive-from-the-scrapheap-with-christina-rubino/#C3808DcriM11Ek7U.99

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"Christina Rubino is the real deal, genuine, true, bold, and a renegade. "

 

-Music and More Nashville

http://www.musicandmorenashville.com/2014/03/16/review-a-live-from-the-scrapheap-by-christina-rubino/

 

 

 

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"Rubino is the kind of artist you need to see in the flesh."

 

-Richie Frieman

Pens Eye View Magazine

http://www.penseyeviewnew.com/pev/2014/04/21/christina-rubino/

 

 

 

 

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"Her music is raw, unapologetic, and real. If you’re looking for something folksy or just want a break from the kind of radio pop music that all sounds the same, (A)live from the Scrapheap is a gem of bluegrass and Americana from a talented songwriter and performer (who honestly just seems like a super rad lady)."

 

 

-Sierra Houk

AlmostNerdy.com

http://almostnerdy.com/cool-stuff/music/christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scrapheap/

 

 

 

 

 

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"New York musician Christina Rubino explores the depth of her soul on her debut solo albumAlive from the Scrapheap. The musicianship is impressive, but Rubino’s poetic lyrics and beautifully brooding vocals are awe-inspiring. She fearlessly explores personal feelings of depression, loss and loneliness in a way that is universally understandable."

 

 

 

-Laurie Fanelli

Veggie Fans - Sustainable Music, Activism & Entertainment

 

http://www.veggiefans.net/christina-rubino-alive-scrapheap-review/

 

 

 

 

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"The Brookyln-born lady with the strong, low voice and a true sense of Americana delivers 11 tight gems here based around her distinctive warble-of-a-voice and acoustic guitar."

 

-Ralph Greco

SHORT AND SWEET NYC

 

http://www.shortandsweetnyc.com/2014/05/christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scrapheap/

 

 

 

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"With her steady, strummed guitars, mournful harmonica licks and a voice that brings to mind Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes, Rubino lays bare her deepest insecurities in an attempt to tell the story of an artist who “got lost trying to find herself and only found herself when she was lost”. Best served up with a big glass of whiskey."

 

-Christopher Russell

WeeklyPodcast.net

 

http://www.weeklypodcast.net/artist-feature-christina-rubino/

 

 

 

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"Listening to Rubino's music is similar to listening to deep and heavy poetry. Her lyrics are filled with emotion and soul, which really captivate the audience to bring emotion out of the listeners as well."

 

-Amanda Cowan

Empty Lighthouse Music

http://emptylighthouse.com/acoustic-artist-christina-rubino-releases-alive-scrapheap

 

 

 

 

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“If you are drawn to deep melodic, dark and heavy harmonial acoustic folk songs with piercing vocals, but lingering with intense feel of struggle similar to the likes of Norah Jones, Janis Joplin, Beth Gibbons, Carly Simon, and Odetta, this album will surely fit right into your melancholy afternoon coffee reading sessions.”

 

-Kevin Tshiamala

Hear Magazine

http://hearmagazine.com/2014/02/album-review-alive-from-the-scrapheap-by-christina-rubino/

 

 

 

 

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"Christina Rubino can attest to the fact that all it takes is one brief and even minuscule flash of influence to set you on a path that you feel destined to follow. "

 

-Brian Lion

Under the Gun Review

http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/02/28/utg-interview-christina-rubino/

 

 

 

 

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"In case I haven’t made it abundantly clear, Ms. Rubino can sing – both in the harmonic and spiritual sense of that word." "As it stands, this is an earnest and eminently likeable album."

 

-Ray Cavanaugh

Skope Magazine

http://www.skopemag.com/2014/02/10/christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scrapheap

 

 

 

 

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A final note about what I call channel changers. This talented and beautiful songstress is New Yorker born and bred. Yet she brings us this album of beautiful music from a country heart. She is a very talented visual artist as well, channelling something from someplace that may not be readily available to those who have not accepted their remote controls yet."

 

-John Sebastian

New York Optimist

http://www.thenewyorkoptimist.com/ChristinaRubino_AliveFromTheScrapheap_Feb_6_2014.html

 

 

 

 

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"Christina Rubino has a great and powerful voice that is laced over crafty meaningful lyrics."

 

-Isaac J. Davis

Juniors Cave Magazine

http://blogs.juniorscave.com/2013/10/29/christina-rubino.aspx

 

 

 

 

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“For those who are fans of Cat Power, Johnny Cash and Shelby Lynn - we promise you are in for a treat with this talented artist.”

 

-LiveForMusic.com

http://liveforlivemusic.com/album-reviews/29632/acoustic-artist-christina-rubino-releases-alive-from-the-scrapheap#.UypANq1dUX8

 

 

 

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A New York native, Christina Rubino dishes us her take on singer/songwriter and indie musics with her beautiful voice and acoustic guitar.”

 

-Sean Miller

Coxillah.com

http://coxillah.com/2014/02/26/christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scrapheap/

 

 

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"I wouldn’t exactly call this music “Shinny Happy People Music” but that doesn’t mean it not amazing – because it is."

 


-RJ FROMETA,

Vents Magazine 

 


http://ventsmagazine.com/cd-review-alive-scrapheap-christina-rubino-riyl-jewel-tori-amos-blonde-redhead-lykke-li-warpaint/

 

 

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All tracks are powerful, melodic and intriguing to say the least, which doesn’t even begin to describe the inducing vocal presence and songwriting prowess of Rubino. In contrast Rubino delivers an incredibly balanced blend of Contemporary Folk, with belief elements of Country, Pop, Light Rock and even Blues. 

 

-Jennifer Dineler

Rock and Roll Review

 

 

http://www.rocknrollview.com/blog/2014/05/20/christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scrapheap/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It’s a great album with which to commiserate, or just listen with awe to the struggle of a young woman being laid out with raw feeling in music form."

 

Layla Marino 

Ellenwood Magazine

 

http://ellenwood-ep.com/2014/05/18/album-review-christina-rubino-alive-scrapheap/

 

 

 

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"Melding a unique yet accessible blend of earthly guitars, conservative beats and melodies, groove-ridden bass lines and an infectious vocal front, the Rubino sound is perhaps testament to how she insists on shifting the face of Folk rock. "

 

Skope Magazine (May 2014 Issue)

 

http://skopemag.com/2014/05/21/christina-rubino-alive-from-the-scraphead

 

 

 

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"Good artist like this are sad a dying breed, so my hats off to her for being who she is musically – a rock solid female traditional folk singer/songwriter without any smoke and mirrors."

 

- Eric Dudick

AllwhatsRock.com

 

http://allwhatsrock.com/blog/christina-rubino-releases-debut-cd

 

 

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"Truth is one of the grounding forces in any sort of artistic endeavor, even though it isn’t always the easiest part. Acoustic Americana artist Christina Rubino made the choice to go there with a new album release that is weighty with personal experience and a portrait of a unique voice. "

 

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YoungHollywood.com

 

http://www.younghollywood.com/scene/playlist-picks-christina-rubino.html

 

 

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