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Prince: Purple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

Eric Allen
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In 1984, Prince became a household name when his popularity soared into the stratosphere upon the release of his film debut and its accompanying soundtrack, Purple Rain. Eventually selling over 25 mil...

Freddie Nelson to Release Real Rock Record

Yvonne Glasgow
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Freddie Nelson is a soon-to-be rock god with a new album coming out in early July. Why rock god, you ask? Take a look at him. He has the looks of Nikki Sixx and he has the voice of a rock god. I could...

Groupoem Returns After 25 Year Hiatus

Yvonne Glasgow
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Groupoem is an alternative rock band that went on a 25-year hiatus and then decided to reform with the original members. To fund a tour, much like many bands are doing these days, they opted to try cr...

Guide to Metal Subgenres

Bethany Tiamat
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Any newcomer to metal is almost immediately overwhelmed by the cornucopia of metal subgenres in existence. When you look on paper, names don't mean too much. Doom metal? Black metal? Death metal? They...

Avery LR’s New Mixtape Is Dope

Yvonne Glasgow
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I’m a fair weather rap fan. I don’t like rap that gets radio play and I only like some rap. OK, that’s not entirely true. I like some stuff from Eminem, but I liked N.W.A. I have a nephew that is a ra...

Dua Lipa "Dua Lipa" - An Album Review

Ryan Cole
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'Having answered her calling as a musician, [Dua Lipa] is poised to become a dangerously exciting pop star.' The words of NME's Thomas Smith, describing one of the UKs hottest new talents in July last...

Jay Regan’s 'Wash Me' Is Worth A Listen

Yvonne Glasgow
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Sometimes it’s hard to get past the first song on an album if you really don’t like it. Luckily, I read some good stuff about this new album from Jay Regan, and I also read a forewarning about the fir...

Jeff Ray’s 'Our Little Town' Is Mesmerizing

Yvonne Glasgow
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Last month Americana singer/songwriter Jeff Ray released Our Little Town, an EP full of heart and soul, and great music writing. Ray has a talent for vocal and guitar, and his songwriting isn’t too sh...

Toggo Ultrarock Makes EDM Rock

Yvonne Glasgow
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If you’re an EDM fan and like the music you’ve heard recently from EDM performers like Skrillex and deadmau5, you might like Toggo's music. His new single, Cannonball, kind of sounds like 80s glam roc...

Rhonda & Daryle Go 'Above And Beyond' - Duet Album "American Grandstand" Out In July

A. Michael Uhlmann
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Late August last year, "Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent announced on her Facebook page that she's recording a duet album with 90's traditionalist Daryle Singletary and posted the above picture of t...

PCC160 Boundary Mic

Mark Darnell
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1985 was a very interesting year in the microphone market. January of that year Crown International introduced a very oddly shaped and interesting mic called the PCC160. Following the huge success of ...

Fender Toronado: Not to Be Confused With Grandma's GM Oldsmobile

Mark Darnell
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This is not to be confused with your Grandma’s old boat of a car, the GM Oldsmobile Toronado! This is a guitar folks. This is one breed of guitar that has both confused and interested me at the same t...

Review of "Thoughts" by Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

Rikki La Rouge
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"Thoughts" is a book collection of poems, essays, and pictures written by Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, lead singer of TLC. She is known for her smoky and sultry yet unadulterated vocal stylings on all of t...

Jakob Pek’s Music Is Relaxing, Inspirational

Yvonne Glasgow
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Jakob Pek hails from Oakland, California, where he creates amazing music that is pleasing to the ears and the soul. I am not kidding. After you listen to the five tracks on his new EP you’ll feel more...

Ivan Beecroft Can’t Believe The Things He Sees

Yvonne Glasgow
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Not all songs sound like what you think they are about. Song lyrics, much like poetry, can mean far different things to each different person that listens to them or reads them. When it comes to the n...

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Celebrates 50 Years of Veneration with Exquisite Box Set

Eric Allen
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It was 50 years ago today when the Beatles unleashed what would become the band’s seminal masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was a sonic work of art in 1967, forever changin...