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When You Need A Feel Good Song...

Yvonne Glasgow
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Do you miss the days of feel good music? Think of the songs from the 80s that filled the soundtracks of our lives and the soundtracks of your favorite John Hughes’ movies. To me, this new song from Ed...

Greatest Classic Movie Musicals

Anthony Gramuglia
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Ever since people first put sound in movies, the classic genre of the musical has thrived. It makes sense, of course. Song has always been involved in visual story telling. The Greek Chorus would sing...

If Rush Had A Frontwoman...

Yvonne Glasgow
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If you take a moment to listen to some of the songs the band Grown Up Avenger Stuff has on YouTube you’ll find their sound fairly eclectic, though rooted in rock and metal. However, when their new sin...

Stars Hollow EP Review

Tristin Cunniff
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Stars Hollow. Yes, you read the correctly. This isn’t the fictional town based in Connecticut that is featured on the hit television series Gilmore Girls, either. Stars Hollow is an American emo band ...

Garage Band Channels Nirvana and the Sound of Goth Music

Yvonne Glasgow
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I was quickly sucked into this album from the first song. But, before I even listened to that first song I wanted to listen, all because of their album cover. KING ROPES “DIRT” has a rabbit mask on th...

A Return to the Simple Country Roots of Music

Yvonne Glasgow
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Country music has hopped fully on the crossover bandwagon these days, making it difficult to find some good ol' country that is reminiscent of the days of George Jone's heyday or even back as far as t...

A Great Introduction to Sixties Garage Rock n' Roll

The Sound Station __
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One of the best introductions to Sixties Garage Rock n Roll is ‘The Nuggets, Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968’ compilation. The memory of first laying eyes on this comp still saturates my mind with mist, as if walking once again through the epic and overwhelming jungle of Los Angeles Tower Records. It was as though I stumbled into one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. The myths were true. The store was indeed a forest of hungry fingers searching for audio satisfact...

Don't Forget the Flamin' Groovies

Will Vasquez
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The Flamin Groovies released their third album, Teenage Head, back in 1971 to much critical praise. However, because the group was known only tentatively in the Midwest and San Fransisco (where they o...

David Bowie's 'Heroes,' Brian Eno's Influence

Arnold Seleskey
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When attempting any serious evaluation of David Bowie's work, it's best to concentrate solely on the success or failure of his music, and not permit his formidable media persona to become involved in ...

Best Record Players For Record Collectors

Max Jones
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For the long-time record collector and the novice alike, one of the most important decisions is buying a record player. From adjustability to size to weight to sound and compatibility with modern tech...

The Rolling Stones' Best Concert Album Trilogy

Adam Quinn
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The Rolling Stones will always be viewed as one of the original founders of the rock and roll sound. They forged the sound of rock on the streets of London and have been at the top of the rock world o...

Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff's 'The Jazz Makers'

Rhonda Taylor
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Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Billie Holliday, Fats Waller, Roy Eldridge, and Charlie Christian are a few of the jazz masters whose diverse and several talents, blossoming intensely over half a cen...

Coolest Music Themed Funko Pop!

Adam Quinn
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With so many great musicians included in the series, it can be tough to definitively decide on the coolest music themed Funko Pop! figures. Since introducing the Pop! Rocks series in 2012 the line has...

Best Books Written by Musicians

Gus Welch
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A musician's memoire isn't defined by any standard. It is not simply one genre nor does it have one topic. It is filled with struggle, success, and everything involved in, not only the music industry,...

'Rock N Roll Is Here to Pay' Book Review

Arnold Seleskey
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Steve Chapple and Reebee Garofalo's Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Pay, together with Geoffrey Stokes' equally outstanding Star Making Machinery, should be considered required reading for anyone with a seri...

Elvis Costello's Classic 'My Aim Is True' 

Jeremy Frommer
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For a while, at the beginning of his journey especially, some thought he was another Elvis Presley rip-off. That was, of course, before they heard him. He had his name long before the King died. Elvis...