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How Nirvana Exposed “MTV Unplugged” For the Farce It Was

In the ’90s, if were a “serious” rock artist, there’s a good chance you ended up giving a performance on MTV Unplugged. As a show, Unplugged became something of a cultural touchstone.  In an era before social media and Youtube, Unplugged … Continue reading

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Is “Shiny Happy People” As Bad As You Remember It? Not Quite

  “Shiny Happy People” is one of those songs that almost everyone seems to hate.  It’s constantly viewed as not only the worst song in R.E.M.’s career, but one of the worst songs ever recorded.  (A pretty lofty claim.)  I … Continue reading

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New Music Premiere: ‘Heartbeat’ – Vishno

Electro-pop rock artist Vishno has just released his latest single ‘Heartbeat’. The song is full of crunchy beats that make you want to get up and dance. It’s a good mix of dance music with some rock elements. Leading Us … Continue reading

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Animal Years Ticket Giveaway at Baltimore’s Ottobar

Mike McFadden of indie-rock band Animal Years is returning home to Baltimore this Friday (June 6th) to play with the band at the famed Ottobar. The show coincides with the release of Sun Will Rise (deluxe edition) has received rave reviews … Continue reading

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Folk Artists Adam & I Release Intimate New Song “We Have Love”

    Nashville folk artists Adam & I (real life couple Adam and Andrea Melia) have recently released their latest single, the upbeat and adorable “We Have Love”.   In an era where cynicism and insincerity is commonplace, “We Have … Continue reading

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Young Rising Sons New Video for Melodic Single “High”

  Rock-pop group Young Rising Sons recently released the video for their first single entitled “High”.  The upbeat single boasts some nice falsettos from lead singer Andy Tongren.  The sing-along chorus is pure bliss containing some whistles in the background. … Continue reading

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How Lil Jon Made Me Feel Old

  This May will mark the 10th anniversary of my graduation from college. I tried not to think about it, because that milestone means I’m officially getting old. I didn’t really think about it too much, because I don’t necessarily … Continue reading

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New Music: “All The While” – Thee Idea Men

Thee Idea Men’s “All The While” seems tailor made for the moment when the clocks strikes midnight, and the everyone in the bar is still ready to party.  ”All The While” is fueled by a bluesy riff and a rhythm … Continue reading

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New Music: “The DJ Stayed Home” – Beautiful Small Machines

  Beautiful Small Machines’ “The DJ Stayed Home” is a gorgeous piece of piano-based folk pop.  The song begins modestly enough with a pounding piano line matching singer Bree Sharp’s crystal-clear voice.  As it continues, it morphs into a Wall … Continue reading

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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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