Staff Picks

Talya Jacobsona month ago
Friday's Five at 5 | Volume One
Welcome to "Friday's Five at 5," a series of blog posts which inform you of the best up-and-coming independent artists of right now. This series will reveal some of the most talented musicians in your...
Kate Pavlia month ago
A Guide for New Artists/Singer-Songwriters/Bands
My name is Kate Pavli, and I am a Rock artist called Finding Kate based in London. I moved to London when I was just 17 to pursue my career in music, and along the way I have experienced a lot within the music industry. I have been asked countless times for advice for new artists who are just starting their career, and so I decided to make a quick guide. I have released a full-length album, and I have a brand new single, I have played over 150 shows (some to 300 people and some to 30), have been...
Sean Patrick2 months ago
Why I Don't Hate "Old Town Road"
I'm 43 years old, and I don't hate "Old Town Road." Repeatedly, I have been told by people my age, and just a little younger, that I am supposed to hate "Old Town Road." Why? Some cite how it combines...
M J Steel Collins2 months ago
Lesser Featured Top 10 Guitarists
Lists of top ten guitarists published by large music magazines or major TV broadcasters are, frankly, dull. Sure, they list musicians who are undeniably, immensely talented and are worshipped everywhe...
Justin Harris2 months ago
Joshua Tree
It was a week after my youngest child’s birth. A very special time birth is, a new beginning not only for the child but for all of us. Baby’s mother wanted time to bond with the little one. So we pack...
Frank Sartain2 months ago
Awakening the Water Dragon
In a small, but popular town, there was a local lake visited by many. Within this dark blue lake lived a dragon of water which has been in a deep slumber for many years. The dragon also had dark blue ...
Nadya K2 months ago
What Rico Nasty Means to the Music Industry
"Hey, you're being really aggressive right now. Is it possible for you to just relax?" I am sure that most black women, if not most, then all of us have had encounters in which our directness or our b...
Mark Janz3 months ago
The Beaches 'The Professional' - Review
If the name The Beaches does not ring a bell for you, it’s time to take some notes. This group of young adults from the tattered suburbs of Ontario have been breaking necks worldwide with their sprigh...
"California"
"California" is about living in a small town that you dream of escaping. I wrote this song when I was in a time in my life where certain friends had completely changed and became people I did not want...