product review

Product reviews and how-to's of rising music merchandise, CDs, albums, concerts, and more.

Paige Williams2 days ago
Vinyl Subscriptions 101
Whether or not you collect vinyl records, you've definitely seen the ads. Vinyl subscription services have really kicked off in the last year or two, with unboxing videos becoming a phenomenon all their own — if you're one of the many people who sent me death threats for starting the VNYL unboxing trend, I'm sorry. With all of the different ads, it's hard to know which one you want to sign up for (or if you want to sign up at all). Personally, I feel like it's the most fun you'll have opening ma...
Need a Website?
I recently made the decision to invest in a professional website for my music business. As a singer songwriter and now performer, I needed a powerful means of distribution, enticing marketing, and a c...
15 Amazing EDM-Friendly Gifts for Your Favorite Raver
Shopping for that special raver in your life isn't exactly easy. Well, actually it is. Most people who love EDM, hardstyle, or happy hardcore will love just about anything you gift them. However, ther...
Mark Darnell2 months ago
Juniors Gone Wild
I have spent a good portion of my mid- to late-twenties trying to find the right sound for me. At the time I was in an all-original band that did play covers to pay the bills. So needing something ver...
CHEM USERS 4 months ago
Experimental?
Does experimental music involve the giving up of music? To answer this question both music and experimental music needs to be defined. Composer Elliot Schwartz (n.d) defines music as ‘the organisation...
Yvonne Glasgow4 months ago
Groupoem Returns After 25 Year Hiatus
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...
Paul Levinson4 months ago
Review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming The Beatles: 7 of X
Been a bit since I posted a review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles, mostly because this is not a book to be rush-read or even normally read (whatever pace that might be), but savored, and also...
Sadé Sanchez4 months ago
#OverloadMondays: New Releases From Big Boi, DJ Khaled, 2 Chainz and More
Okay so here's some of what happened last week (6/12-18).
Yvonne Glasgow4 months ago
Avery LR’s New Mixtape Is Dope
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...
Yvonne Glasgow4 months ago
Jay Regan’s 'Wash Me' Is Worth A Listen
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...
Sadé Sanchez4 months ago
SZA Makes Her Big Debut With 'CTRL'
"I’ve been on the low key, Grindin'" Top Dawg Entertainment's leading lady, Solána "SZA" Rowe finally makes her debut with the soulfully blunt album, CTRL. The album includes production from the likes...
Yvonne Glasgow4 months ago
Jeff Ray’s 'Our Little Town' Is Mesmerizing
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...
Yvonne Glasgow4 months ago
Toggo Ultrarock Makes EDM Rock
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...
Daniel Johnson4 months ago
Amazon Music vs. Pandora
Many have heard of and interacted with Pandora's internet radio sensation, but just last January, Amazon has attempted to enter into the internet radio craze itself with Amazon Music Unlimited, which ...
A. Michael Uhlmann4 months ago
Rhonda & Daryle Go 'Above And Beyond' - Duet Album "American Grandstand" Out In July
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...
Jacquelyn Miccolis4 months ago
What Are You Listening To?
Music has the power to lift our spirits when we are feeling down. If you are looking for something to make your hips move and your feet groove, or you want to boost your mood, look no further. I have ...
Sadé Sanchez4 months ago
Review of Bryson Tiller's 'True to Self'
I’m randomly listening to Bryson Tiller’s debut album TRAPSOUL, thinking, "Damn, just one more month.” Then with a simple tweet notification, my wishes were granted. We’ve been waiting for this for wh...
Mark Darnell4 months ago
Fender Toronado: Not to Be Confused With Grandma's GM Oldsmobile
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...