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J Battle Preps Debut Album "Holy Water"

I caught up with Tampa artist J Battle who has been on the independent grind making a name for himself in Florida. He is a mic controller and puts me in the mind of a West Coast artist. Definitely lyrically skilled …

Who Wants to Be A Chillionaire?

I came up across the music of Brooklyn based group The Chillionaires. A trio that consists of King G.r.a.y, Sky $craper, and Ruciano. The group has a feel that takes you back to an era where music was more about …

Love Is Fragile: Forest Blakk - "Love Me"

Forest Blakk “Love Me” Have you ever heard a song that just pierced your heart?  Forest Blakk’s song, “Love Me”, is one of those songs.  Here is what Blakk says about his song: Forest Blakk said of the track: “‘Love …

Tough Music: Hit Like A Girl - "It's Always You"

Hit Like A Girl “It’s Always You” You Make Sense If this is how a girl hits, you’re in for a knockout.  This is a great punky anthem from a woman with loads of talent and guts and riffs galore.  …

Beautiful Darkness: Son Lux - "Dream State"

Son Lux “Dream State” Brighter Wounds Son Lux is one of the greatest bands out there that no one knows about.  This band has so much talent.  I love them so much.  Their bio says everything, so let me quote …

Perseverance Pays Off: Small Leaks Sink Ships - "Creepin'"

Small Leaks Sink Ships “Creepin'” Golden Calf Not only does Small Leaks Sink Ships have the greatest name, they also have this sound that takes The Mountain Goats one step forward melodically.  Small Leaks Sink Ships is a four piece …

Aural Photography: the seven field of aphelion - "The Crossing/Drift (Losing Light)"

the seven fields of aphelion “The Crossing/Drift (Losing Light)” Keep The Ocean Inside What beautiful music.  This is that gorgeous ambient music that takes you to a different world, similar to Eno’s Lux or Yann Tiersen’s soundtracks.  Pittsburgh native (yeah, …

Soulful Duets: SISTERS - "Scene Here"

SISTERS “Scene Here” Tender Loving Empire I had to start this review with the beginning of their bio: “A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having” is a quote famously attributed to Author Emma Goldman. These words could …

Shakespearian Drama: Nurses - "Yours To Keep"

Nurses “Yours To Keep” Naughtland What a great, odd sound.  Nurses do not sound like anyone else, and that is great.  There is something Shakespearian about their grasp on life and how they share it.  Nurses is the long-running musical …

Blistering: A Shadow Of Jaguars - "Don't Want To Die Here"

A Shadow Of Jaguar “Don’t Want To Die Here” RAW My ears are still ringing.  What a frickin band.  Take the White Stripes, and turn the volume and the spirit up 1500 notches.  This duo can strip paint off an …

Rock/Jazz Fusion: Wicked Man - "When Will I Be Flying?"

Wicked Man “When Will I Be Flying?” Wicked Man dropped their new single that is a great prelude to their album that is set for Spring of 2018.  The combination of rock and jazz (true fusion there) is so exciting and …

How Tupac Shakur Ruined a Generation

Often it has been said that rappers aren’t role models. However, the truth of the matter is that music artists have more influence than people are willing to admit sometimes. Few artists have influenced people more than Tupac Shakur. An …

Punk From The German Underground: Buzz Rodeo - "Tripwire!"

Buzz Rodeo “Tripwire!” Combine To prove the Germans can rock better than most, check out Buzz Rodeo.  What a band.  Their new album, Combine, was recorded in 2 days under the surface in Stuttgard, Germany.  With this quick recording, they …

Dark Goth: Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas - "Cold Fever"

Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas “Cold Fever” Sofarnapolis Wow, this is so great, so different, not for the weak or 45’s.  This is gutsy music by a master.  Partly goth, partly electronic, Matias Aguayo attacks music rather than just playing it.  …

Radio Fodder: Eighty Ninety - "Your Favorite Song"

Eighty Ninety “Your Favorite Song” Bowery Beach Road What a beautiful song.  This really will become your favorite song on the radio.  Sounding slightly nostalgic yet fresh, Eighty Ninety are on to something here.  They remind me of male Lanas …

Alt Metal: Zedi Forder - "Killakarta"

Zedi Forder “Killakarta” Zedi Forder What a great band.  Honestly, just when I thought alternative metal was dead, along comes Zedi Forder, with more great riffs and songs than you can shake a trident at.  This is a great melodic …

Chicago Punk: Modern Day Rippers - "Girls Like It"

Modern Day Rippers “Girls Like It” Doing The Lord’s Work You like punk rock?  I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!!  YOU LIKE PUNK??? HERE’S YOUR BAND FROM CHI-TOWN – MODERN DAY RIPPERS.  If you like The Damned, The Dicks, The Dead Boys, …

English Punk: The Hip Priests - "Scene Is A Crime"

The Hip Priests “Scene Is A Crime” (split single with Pagans) What a great punk band.  The Hip Priests know how to rock out, and “Scene Is A Crime” is a tremendous punk song.  Coming from the Nottingham/Lincoln area, these …

The Ten Biggest Uncle Tom's In Music

This is a follow-up to a previous article I wrote about the rapper Eminem where I criticized him for his lack of political involvement and exploitation of the African-American experience at the BET Awards and throughout his career for personal …

SEE: The Shins - "Cherry Hearts" - An Animated Nightmare!

The Shins James Mercer is all about offering us some fun-loving, nightmarish videos lately! He tops “Dead Alive” in this new animated thriller for “Cherry Hearts”, which features stop motion animation in a nightmarish animated park! Check out the video …

SEE: Beck - "Colors"(Slime Visualizer)

On the heels of Beck’s new album release COLORS has released a highly gratifying video for the album’s title track. Colors is an ebullient blend of psychedlia, dance, and pop/rock that carries a heavy beat. Beck is having fun with this …

The Hypocrisy of Eminem


Satomi Hofmann: Letting Your Spirit Have a Breath

Satomi Hofmann Actress, “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway #Breathing Satomi Hofmann is an actress, singer, musician, composer, and arranger living and working in the New York tri-state area. She is currently starring in “The Phantom of the Opera” …

Tali of Blush: Can You Really Control Your Breathing?

Tali Member, Blush #Breathing Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny’s Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio (est. 2013), and they are using them to …

Tali of Blush: Breathing Is More Than Just Being Able to Survive

Tali Member, Blush #Breathing Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny’s Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio (est. 2013), and they are using them to …

French Beauty: Steevo Nuissier - "The Death Of A Party"

Steevo Nuissier “The Death Of A Party” Angels And Demons Steevo Nuissier is one of the greatest French artists out there (and if you know French music, that is saying a lot).  He is definitely one of mine.  His voice …

FM Staple Bound: KASADOR - "Come Get Yer Money"

KASADOR “Come Get Yer Money” KASADOR This is wonderful politically-charged song that is toe-tapping and thought-provoking. KASADOR (Will Hunter, Cam Wyatt, Boris Baker, Nick Babcock, and Julien Laferriere) are a 5-piece indie rock band from Kingstown, Ontario.  According to their …

Smooth Licks, Soulful Vocals: Sam Lewis - "One And The Same"

Sam Lewis “One And The Same” Loversity What a beautiful song.  Sam Lewis has this great, world-weary voice, and, combined with his beautiful blues licks (some of the best I’ve heard since Robin Trower), he has produced a powerful song …

Teenage Kicks: Layne Montgomery Paper Company - "Teenage Feelings"

Layne Montgomery Paper Company “Teenage Feelings” What a great, fun band Layne Montgomery Paper Company is.  You combine with the irony of Weezer and the energy of the Strokes and you get Layne Montgomery Paper Company.  Layne Montgomery (guitar and …

Film Music For Your Mind: Seasonal Beast - "I Can Make You Disappear"

Seasonal Beast “I Can Make You Disappear” Muscle Memory Don’t get too tranced by Yuli Beeri voice in “I Can Make You Disappear”, because the music will kick the shit out of your airiness.  This is great, surprising music.  Coming …

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