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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: I Was Blocking My Own Success

I’ve been on a crazy ride with my creativity bandwagon (and I’m sure I’ve still got a tonne more crazy rides to go!) Being able to make ends meet from my creativity alone has always seemed to evade me. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been knocked back by a label on the reasoning that my sound isn’t “quite right for them.” I’ve tried this and that, but I always seemed to get so far and then not be able to move forward. But why is this? The most…

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Album Review: Jon Fratelli ‘Bright Night Flowers’

Anytime someone mentions Roy Orbison, Tom Waits, and Glenn Campbell, I’m all ears. There’s something to be said when someone lists off influences who just so happen to be prolific, timeless singer-songwriters. Call it street cred, kudos, or just plain old ‘knowing their stuff,’ it definitely gets brownie points in my book. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and front man of the Fratellis, John Fratelli knows the greats, and it’s evident, especially on his latest record. His second solo record, “Bright Night Flowers” is being released on Friday, Feb. 15 via Cooking…

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Unsigned Spotlight: Michael Rider (Alternative/Dream Pop)

If you’re looking for an original, genre-bending artist whose music sweeps you off your feet and transports you into their own captivating world, look no other than the dreampop stylings of New York’s own Michael Rider. At times ethereal in combining gorgeous electronic effects with sparkling piano playing, always entrancing with its poetic stories (“It’s three AM in the morning/it’s half past time the hour/monsters roaming free downstairs/skeleton man takes a pill from his pocket/and sits right next to me” from opening track “Wide Awake”) and intimately soothing vocals, Rider’s…

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PHOTOS: As It Is

Promoting their third studio album, As It Is hit the road on The Great Depression tour. Stopping around the United States before heading back to their home across the pond, the band’s album touches on difficult questions around depression and the value of life over death. Check out some shots from their show in Mesa, AZ at Club Red and keep up with the guys on social media. Facebook – Instagram – Spotify Please follow and like us:

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PHOTOS: Sharptooth

Sharptooth, a “melodic hardcore” band from Baltimore, MD, hit the road with As It Is for a tour entitled The Great Depression Tour. Lead singer Lauren commanded the stage and brought a femme touch to the hardcore genre. Take a look at some shots from their show in Mesa, AZ at Club Red, and keep up with them on social media. Facebook – Instagram – Spotify Please follow and like us:

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PHOTOS/REVIEW: Skyward Story (Boston, MA)

“Smile, I’d do anything to see you smile. Cause it’s been a minute, but it’s alright to not find the answers tonight. Smile. I’d do anything to see you smile.” After pop-rock trio, Skyward Story, left the stage Tuesday, December 11 as they finished their set I can confirm every single person in that crowd was smiling– and for good reason too. Originating from Baltimore, Maryland, Skyward Story have been soaring through the sky as they start writing the exposition to their story. Brandon Millman (drummer), Scott Montgomery (guitarist), and…

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PHOTOS: Bayside

Bayside hit the road on the second leg of their acoustic tour after the first of the year. They return refreshed and reinvigorated with Acoustic Volume 2, released on September 28th via Hopeless Records. A blend of instantly recognizable fan-favorites and deep cuts, Bayside’s latest release throws off convention in search of the distilled melodic essence and emotive power of their catalog. These aren’t “stripped down” versions of Bayside songs so much as they are completely new discoveries, refashioned and broadened by possibility. Acoustic Volume 2 debuted at #4 on the Current Alternative chart, as well as #7 Record Label Independent, #8 on both Top Current Rock and LP Vinyl, and #14 Current…

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