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Ultimate F-You Song: Black Satellite - "Blind"

Black Satellite “Blind” Endless I love this song.  From the beginning, you get hooked by the guitar; then those vocals come along and drag you with them.  Comprised of Larissa Vale (vocals) and Kyle Hawken (guitar), Black Satellite was founded …

Never Letting Good: Mr. Byrd - "I'll Never Let Go"

Mr. Byrd “I’ll Never Let Go” Steel Cold Train Welcome to Jeremy Byrd, or Mr. Byrd, from Cold Water, Alabama.  What a gorgeous voice, full of longing and emotion, written for the one who got away but never leaves Mr. …

Why Singer/Songwriter Jean Watts Is Poised to Blow

Jean Watts is a talented singer/songwriter. Jean has a huge Instagram following but don’t be fooled she is more than a pretty face. She has released an incredible single called “Blow” with a crispy video that was filmed in Maui directed …

Punk Passion: Kristeen Young - "Nice"

Kristeen Young “Nice” Live at the Witch’s Tit Oh my Goddess.  Kristeen Young is amazing.  Imagine Diamando Galas, Kate Bush, and Amanda Palmer merged into one frenzied, insane ride.  With a passion that is truly amazing, a technique that kills, …

Glad To Be Sad: The Pacing Party - "Creep/Freak"

The Pacing Party “Creep/Freak” fine What a tremendous sound The Pacing Party have.  Think Conor Oberst singing lead for Modest Mouse with a more melodic sound.  That’s what The Pacing Party has.  Daniel Gardner, front person for the band, says: …

See: The Feelies Play 40 Years of Music in Brooklyn

The Feelies wrapped up a weekend at Rough Trade NYC with a final performance as bustling and determined as though it was their first. In a two-act show, the Haledon, NJ group celebrated four decades of music, and the six …

Punk/Rap Hero: Juiceboxxx - "Freaking Out"

Juiceboxx “Freaking Out” Freaked Out American Loser Juiceboxxx is my favorite rapper.  He is unbelievably cool.  Get this:  Out of my mind but I’m a hell of a guy, I got the PMA, that’s just an FYI / I got …

Bonanza Campout The Festival You Can't Miss This Summer

                          Bonanza Campout is offering an experience that can’t be passed up on this summer. With a lineup that includes Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas this is the …

Vega Monster Has His Own Frequency

When it comes to talent, Vega Monster is no stranger. The versatility of the all-around artist from Oxnard, CA shines through, as he is easily one of the most intelligent and talented people I’ve ever met. The self described advocate of …

Beauty Incarnate: Kacey Johansing - "Bow And Arrow"

Kacey Johansing “Bow And Arrow” The Hiding Kacey Johansing has this tremendous style and voice and lyric writing.  Johansing was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and raised in the mountain towns of Colorado. After leaving Berklee College of Music in Boston, …

The National Announce New Album - Hear the First Single

The National have announced the release of their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast – their first album in four years. Sleep Well Beast is scheduled to be released on September 8th. Check out the tracklisting and listen to the …

Sad Music For Sad People: Trü - "Trouble"

Trü “Trouble” Trü What a great band Trü is. Coming from New Jersey (is it the nearest of NYC that allows the growth of such great music), Trü sounds like the marriage of Belle and Sebastian with Silversun Pickups, and …

Romanticism: Cigarettes After Sex - "Each Time You Fall In Love"

Cigarettes After Sex “Each Time You Fall In Love” Cigarettes After Sex This is one of the best bands out there.  So sad, so sexy, think Lana del Rey without the theatrics.  Greg Gonzalez, the band’s frontman/guitarist, had a remarkable …

Heart On The Sleeve: Brett Gleason - "Expiration Date"

Brett Gleason “Expiration Date” Manifest Brett Gleason is a genius and the most in-touch person I have ever heard.  He actually wears his heart on his sleeve.  He is so sensitive yet tough, his voice is amazingly rich with emotion, …

Indian Psychedelia: Imaad Wasif - "Far East"

Imaad Wasif “Far East” Dzi I cannot begin to tell you how much I love Imaad Wasif.  Everything about him is so special.  Coming from India, Wasif translates his roots into a cauldron of East meets West and comes up …

Atmosphere: Steevo Nuissier - "Blue Design"

Steevo Nuissier “Blue Design” Steevo Nuissier has a new song out, and jeez, it is tremendous.  The cello work makes this song move so beautifully, and the vocals, with that slight echo, makes the song even that much better.  This …

Shimmering Music: Slowdive - "Sugar

Slowdive “Sugar For The Pill” Slowdive Slowdive is back, hallelujah.  After twenty-some years, Slowdive has reformed and released a new album showcasing why they are one of the greatest Shoegaze bands ever.  Comprised of Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar), Rachel Goswell …

Masta Of Ceremoniez Brings the Lyrical Heat

                    If you were to look up West Coast Rap and underground hip hop in the dictionary you might find a picture of Masta Of Ceremoniez. The New Mexico native is …

Unapologetically Lyrical a Q&A With The Hazardous Pawz One

 I caught up with the Hazardous Pawz One after seeing him perform on the Red Cup Tour 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A talented emcee, a mic controller, a lyrical beast. However you describe this guy the Compton native …

Have a Drink With Kiefer Sutherland

          Kiefer Sutherland is one of the most talented people on the planet earth. The idea that he can juggle two difficult careers is mind-boggling. The man who plays Jack Bauer is a lot deeper than the …

Power Pop: The Big Drops - "By The Water"

The Big Drops “By The Water” Time, Color What a great sound.  Imagine, if you will, if Julian Cope was a member of the Beatles during their Revolver stage.  You would get The Big Drops.  The way the music twists and …

College Rock: Hiber - "What You Wanted"

Hiber “What You Wanted” What You Wanted Coming from Chicago, Hiber really brings something new to the power pop/alt scene, some adrenaline the genre was missing.  Comprised of Danny Surico / Vocals, Evan Pinter / Guitar, Dan Lieber / Drums, Yoo Soo Kim / …

Still Punk After All These Years: Jason Loewenstein - "Superstitious"

Jason Loewenstein “Superstitious” Spooky Action Thank the god of punk rock for Jason Loewenstein.  His work has always been one of the backbones of punk rock, through his time with Sebadoh to his solo work.  The new album is full …

Whose That Guy In All The Music Videos?

          Derek D Odom hails from Swainsboro, Georgia. He started off working at the Georgia State University Television station (GSTV) Channel 75, where he attended school, wrote, directed and produced his own content and managed the …

Tash of Tha Alkaholiks On Red Cup Tour 2017 Talks Upcoming Projects

            I got a chance to catch up with Tash of Tha Alkaholiks on the Red Cup Tour at Metro Music Hall, a lyricist lyricist as you may remember he was on Rawkus Soundboming and …

Power Punk: Bloody Your Hands - "Bad Weather"

Bloody Your Hands “Bad Weather” Monsters Never Die Pulling me close with your tender hands. Pushing me back with your eyelid razors. Holding me down with your funny kind of love. When your song has a chorus like this, you …

Pop Soundtracks: Steph Copeland - "Nadia"

Steph Copeland “Nadia” Public Panic Oftentimes, pop stars try their hands at writing film scores (good example, Danny Elfman), but rarely to film composer go the opposite way and write pure pop wonder.  Such is the case though of Steph Copeland. …

Brother Ali Music is Good For Your Soul

          Last night Brother Ali came to Salt Lake City, Utah for his tour stop at the Complex on The Own Light Tour and performed songs of his new album All The Beauty in This Whole Life …

Why is Funkmaster Flex Still On The Radio?

          DJ Funkmaster Flex is again denigrating the image of the deceased legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Flex on an Instagram Live post claimed that Tupac shot himself during the Quad Studio robbery. “Cheddar Bob came in there, …

Mumble Rappers Are Joe Buddens Karma

      Joe Budden recently participated in an interview on Everyday Struggle and had a lot of criticism for Lil Yachty. Joe Budden long ago lost his credibility, perhaps it was when he became a reality star on Love and Hip …

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