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New Music: “Take It Or Leave It” – A Million Pieces

  The key to a great dance-rock song is having a good bass line. The bass-line in A Million Pieces’ “Take It Or Leave It” propels the song forward.  The pulsing rhythm gives leads vocalist Graham Fenton plenty of room … Continue reading

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“The Punk Singer” – Review

“Where’s Kathleen Hanna?” That was my first thought when I read the articles about Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction performance. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic wisely chose some amazing performers to sing Cobain’s songs including Kim Gordon, … Continue reading

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Outkast’s Legacy Is Secure Thankyouverymuch

  Is Outkast’s legacy secure now that they gave a lukewarm performance at Coachella this past weekend? I’d say that their legacy was pretty sure from the very moment they released Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik back in 1994 and changed the course of hip-hop. … Continue reading

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11 Songs That Clock In Under 2 Minutes

  “Mystery Dance” – Elvis Costello A burst of punk energy mixed with ’50s rockabilly, “Mystery Dance” is one of the highlights off of Costello’s debut My Aim is True.  It’s also a great showcase for Costello’s biting lyrics which … Continue reading

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Was Kurt Cobain Really Anti-Commercial?

  Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.  I was on my way to my first camping trip with the Boy Scouts. Our Troop Master had the radio on in his car, when the DJ announced that Kurt … Continue reading

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Should Kiss Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Maybe…?

  I’ve never liked Kiss. I’ve always thought they were a band more interested in branding themselves rather than being a band known for their songs. It’s kind of hard to take a group seriously when they have their own … Continue reading

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New Music: “Changeling” – Guess & Check

  With spring right around the corner, Guess & Check’s “Changeling” should be your soundtrack for warm weather.  ”Changeling” is a gorgeous piece of indie-pop with hints of reggae rhythms and 80′s synthesizers.  Lead singer Maya Klein’s low-key vocals contrast … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl of Halftime Shows: U2 vs. Prince

  I’ve seen numerous lists this week that have been ranking the all-time greatest Super Bowl Half Time Performances.  For most of the lists, the ranking vary depending on taste.  Some think that Tom Petty gave one of the greatest … Continue reading

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New Music: “If You Touch Me You Might As Well Kill Me” – Workout

  Every once in a while, you come across a song that sounds unlike anything you’ve ever heard.  ”If You Touch Me You Might As Well Kill Me” is one of those songs. It contains elements of traditional Eastern European … Continue reading

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New (Holiday) Music: “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Rory Partin

  If you more traditional sounding fare for your holiday song selection, take a listen to Rory Partin give his take on “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.  The song is a duet with his wife, singer Alexa James.  It’s a big … Continue reading

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