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New Music: “Sea Bitch” – Tallows

  Indie rockers Tallows’ “Sea Bitch” starts off slowly with atmospheric keyboards that seem to conjure up the feeling of a chilly morning on the boardwalk. Thick production gives the song plenty of layered textures – booming without being overwhelming. … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #23 – “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

  I love rock n’ roll. So put another dime in the jukebox, baby.  It’s no secret that I love jukeboxes. My first memories of jukeboxes comes courtesy of Pizza Hut, when my family would take my grandmother (who absolutely … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #24: “Chop Suey!” – System of a Down

  System of a Down are a band you couldn’t make up if you tried: An Armenian-American metal with ever shifting time changes in their songs, radical politics, the most inane lyrics ever put on record who somehow against all … Continue reading

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One Night With Blue Note: Jazz As Immortalized By Casinos

  Jazz music, to this day, still has a sizeable following in the Western world. The sheer craftsmanship and intricacy of jazz makes it extremely compelling, to say the least. While the popularity of jazz peaked in the 40s, the … Continue reading

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New Music: “Ordinary Girl Undone” (EP) – Kady Z

Pop-songstress Kady Z’s latest release is an acoustic EP entitled Ordinary Girl Undone.  The set strips down five of songs found on her 2013 full-length Ordinary Girl. Since the original Ordinary Girl is more pop-oriented and accented with dance beats … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #25: “Sail” – AWOLNation (Or The Simple Joys Of Being Married)

  “Sail” has got to be one of the stranger songs to become a rock hit in the last few years with a mix of industrial rock, indie rock and synthesizers crunched together loudly. All the while there’s a melodic piano that anchors … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #26: “Buddy Holly” – Weezer (Or What Happens When You’re Stuck in an English Maternity Ward at 13)

  I’ve always thought that the cover for Weezer (The Blue Album) was one of rock’s greatest album covers. It’s so simplistic with the four band members standing against a blue background. It’s an iconic shot that conjures up the … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #27 – “Shout at the Devil” – Motley Crue (Or When Drinking Might Make Any Song Sound Good)

    I’ve never really been into Hair-Metal. It’s a genre that passed me by when I was little. And due to Grunge, it never really caught on afterwards. It’s a product of its time, perhaps even more so than … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #28 – “Shit Towne” – Live (Or How I Viewed My Hometown As a Kid)

  Many teenagers grow up thinking that their hometown is a shit-hole. It may or may not be true, but it’s certainly a rite of passage the same way that liking Led Zeppelin is. My hometown of Frederick, Maryland isn’t … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #29: “Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin (The Song that Changed My Musical Perspective)

  I discovered Led Zeppelin as a teenager thanks in part to the Legends specials on Vh1. Those specials were visual textbooks on classic rock bands. The Led Zeppelin episode convinced me that they were the greatest band on earth. … Continue reading

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