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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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“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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