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Vince Grant’s My Depression Is Always Trying To Kill Me EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 22 - 2015 0 Comment
Vince Grant's My Depression Is Always Trying To Kill Me EP Review

Artist: Vince Grant EP: My Depression Is Always Trying To Kill Me Production: Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Doug Grean; Mastered at Rodney Mills Masterhouse Struggling to overcome the harrowing emotional setbacks mental illness often presents on a person’s determined road to recovery and rejuvenation of their goals and relationships can be an agonizing journey. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Vince Grant has admirably divulged the details of his own depression, as well as his addiction to drugs and alcohol, and the relentless battle he has embarked on to contend with his diverse emotions and motivations. In his new debut alternative rock EP, ‘My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me,’ which  [ Read More ]

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Liz Graham’s Charcoal on a Canvas Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 28 - 2015 0 Comment
Liz Graham Charcoal on a Canvas Single Review

Title: Charcoal on a Canvas Artist: Liz Graham Production: Engineer, Mixer Producer: Larry Alexander, Owner, ‘Studio L, Valley Cottage, NY; Producer/Arranger: Liz Graham Relaying your intense, socially significant emotions through your powerful and meaningful words and music can be a daunting prospect for those naturally introverted people who have never had the confidence to truly express their true feelings to their world. But the boldly confident adult contemporary-country singer-songwriter, Liz Graham, proved that with the undoubtingly genuine support of even one person, as well as one piece of exhilarating inspiration, even the most quiet person can publicly express their deepest motivations. The New York-based musician, who interestingly combines both folk  [ Read More ]

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Nate Paladino Good Boy EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 18 - 2015 0 Comment
Nate Paladino Good Boy EP Review

Artist: Nate Paladino EP: Good Boy Production: Recorded at Rec Room Recordings with Scott Flammer and Red Room Recordings with Daniel Kirkpatrick Powerfully and soulfully contemplating the misgivings of the challenges and ending of a meaningful, soul-bearing love can be a difficult process for many people to contend with as they try to save the relationship anyway they can. Orange County singer-songwriter Nate Paladino relatably explored the at-times painful details about coping with the consequences of his decisions that contributed to the rift in his connection with the woman he loves in his new EP, ‘Good Boy,’ which is now available on iTunes. The six distinctly emotional songs on the  [ Read More ]

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Blunda Surrender Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Blunda Surrender Single Review

Artist: Blunda Single: Surrender Production: Written, Played, Recorded and Mixed by Andy Blunda; Mastered by Hans Dekline at Sound Bites Dog Mastering Reflecting on your most gratifying and agonizing experiences can be a powerful motivator as you not only strive to achieve your most enthralling life-long desires, as well as prove your sincere genuineness in your goals, but to also reestablish important connections, and show your determination in improving yourself. Acclaimed guitarist Andy Blunda, who first garnered attention when he played with Fastball during their height of fame in the late 1990s, is proving his storied history touring with various bands throughout his career has powerfully prepared him for his  [ Read More ]

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Alice Sungurov Broke My Heart Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
Alice Sungurov Broke My Heart Single Review

Single Title: Broke My Heart Singer: Alice Sungurov Captivatingly using personal life experiences to powerfully disclose a personal story through music, and conveying riveting emotions that listeners of all backgrounds can easily relate to and understand, can be a challenging and taunting task for many musicians. But for a young teenager to mesmerizingly reveal her own true heartbreak that dauntingly arose from a relationship that painfully ended is even more revealing and gripping. The engaging Alice Sungurov, a 16-year-old New York-based pop-rock singer-songwriter, inspiringly did just that with her new single, ‘Broke My Heart,’ which she co-penned with John Bogosta, Jr. Taking an appropriately compelling influence from such influential and  [ Read More ]

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Anne-Simone Bittersweet Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Anne-Simone's Bittersweet Album Review

Artist: Anne-Simone Album: Bittersweet Album Co-produced By: Steve Fisk and Anne-Simone Passionately contemplating the true emotions of the one person who has long known you the best is a continuous struggle many people face as they strive to determine where their relationship is truly headed. Versatile musician Anne-Simone, a Seattle resident who co-produced her upcoming debut album, ‘Bittersweet,’ enthrallingly expressed her relatable and gripping exploration of heartbreak in the album’s six songs. On the record, which is set to be released on January 11, 2015, the singer-songwriter engagingly revealed her most venerable feelings of not entirely knowing where she stands with the person she so devotedly loves. Simone, who’s also  [ Read More ]

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Dimestore Prophets Be Yourself EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
Dimestore Prophets Be Yourself EP Review

Artist: Dimestore Prophets EP: Be Yourself Production: Ben Smith Studio: Synergy Productions, Seattle, Washington Mixed: Ben Smith, Jason Shavey and Mark Trutanich 2nd Engineer: Sean Walker Soulfully emphasizing the equally joyful and painful experiences of initially finding, and then determinedly trying to hold onto, true love in such a sympathetic and gripping way that allows people to instantly relate to those passionate feelings can be a difficult challenge for musicians. But the Moses Lake, Washington-based reggae-rock-pop band, Dimestore Prophets, effortlessly and enchantingly did just that with their latest EP, ‘Be Yourself,’ which is now available. Through the strikingly impressive vocals of singer Ray Glover, which are set against an intriguingly  [ Read More ]

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KNOTFEST VIP Tickets Available!

Posted by Contributor On October - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
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Did you miss your chance to get VIP passes to Knotfest? Well, you are getting a second chance!! Available through auctions that support a variety of different charities extremely limited VIP packages are now available for Slipknot’s KNOTFEST via charity auctions. The most amazing and unique music festival in America is held October 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. KNOTFEST will not only stimulate and shock the senses, but it will also give back to our military servicemen and women during this year’s 3-day event. Underway now on eBay, and running through October 16 at 7pm PST, KNOTFEST and Unite The United Foundation are featuring  [ Read More ]

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Michael Leonard Witham’s A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Michael Leonard Witham's A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

The enthrallingly natural ability to compellingly tell a relatable story through raw vocals and powerful instrumentals, particularly on a first record, is a tremendously difficult task. But Michael Leonard Witham, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, defied the odds to create a gripping debut album, the folk rock-alternative country-driven ‘A Scandal In The Violets.’ The record, which intriguingly mixes musical style elements of such diverse talents as Jack White, Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, uniquely explores all corners of the human heart through its soulful vocals and instrumentals. Witham, who’s set to release the Americana-infused ‘A Scandal In The Violets’ on October 21, proves he’s the true epitome of a  [ Read More ]

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Jimi: All Is by My Side Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
Jimi: All Is by My Side Movie Review

Title: Jimi: All Is by My Side Director: John Ridley Starring: Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell and Andrew Buckley Embarking on a committed, thought-provoking journey in an effort to showcase a person’s true artistic vision can become a dedicated, all-consuming process as they work to prove their abilities and talent. That unwavering devotion to their craft is captivatingly highlighted in writer-director John Ridley’s new biographical musical drama, ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side,’ which chronicles Jimi Hendrix’s dedication to launching his musical career. After completing five years of research into the guitarist’s life before writing the script, Ridley also proved his commitment to honing his craft before releasing it  [ Read More ]

DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Artist: DJ Will::E EP: Electrik Outlaw Label: Let’s Beat Milo Records and Keoki Records HPowerfully emulating the sounds of the artists who have influenced your musical style, while also infusing your music with your own distinctive beats that will captivate listeners, can be a harrowing experience. But the innovative DJ Will::E, a diverse producer who received his first break playing private events in 2004, is now thrillingly commanding the most well-known night clubs and underground events, thanks in part to his creative musical talent and influences. The Los Angeles-based DJ consistently showcases his effortless ability to infuse his music with grippingly original dynamics and bass lines, as well as inspiration  [ Read More ]

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The Voices of Terror Rock-Rap Dynasty Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 31 - 2014 0 Comment
The Voices of Terror Rock-Rap Dynasty Album Review

Artist: The Voices of Terror (Members/Instruments: Mike Walker and Zero) Album: Rock-Rap Dynasty Production: All songs were composed, mix/mastered and produced by Mike Walker and Zero Passionately expressing your respect and admiration for the people who have influenced your creativity, ideas and career path, while also maintaining your own true personality and confidence, is often a powerful way to garner attention and appreciation for your work. That’s certainly the case with alternative rock hip-hop duo, The Voices of Terror, which honors its mentors while showcasing their true talents, on their newly released debut album, ‘Rock-Rap Dynasty.’ The underground Deptford, New Jersey duo enthrallingly combined aggressive vocals with classic rap techniques  [ Read More ]

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Geiko’s Aggressive Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
Geiko's Aggressive Album Review

Album: Aggressive Artist: Geiko (Ámaris Wenzel) Production: Geiko (Ámaris Wenzel) An edgy gothic synthpop album smartly interlaced with emotional and pained sentiments of wanting to find love and be appreciated by someone who shares that adoration isn’t the introduction many music fans would expect from an electro Swiss producer and instrumentalist. But the inspiring crossover artist, Amaris Wenzel, who goes by the stage name Geiko, cleverly mixed progressively dark trip-hop indie music on her enthralling new debut album, ‘Aggressive.’ The co-owner of Waving Alien Records in Switzerland powerfully took influences from such groups as Depeche Mode, Nero and Skrillex to instantly draws listeners at the start of ‘Aggressive’ with the  [ Read More ]

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Julian Rhine and Jae-Mi’s No God Flow Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 20 - 2014 0 Comment
Julian Rhine and Jae-Mi's No God Flow Single Review

Artist: Julian Rhine feature Jae-Mi Single: No God Flow Production: GC Castillo and Sebastian Apolinario Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are some of the most important unalienable rights the American government proclaims to offer to all its citizens, and has sought to protect since the country’s inception. However, moral and legal persecution for alternative lifestyles is still a thriving source of conflict in modern society. Hip hop/pop musician Julian Rhine is a strong and memorable proponent of pushing American politicians and society to finally practice what it preaches in its Declaration of Independence, and end persecution for alternative religious and romantic beliefs. The New York City-based artist strongly  [ Read More ]

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The Lost Poets’ Insubordia Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
The Lost Poets' Insubordia Album Review

Artist: The Lost Poets Album: Insubordia Production: Alex Holmberg MFG Studios and The Lost Poets Pushing your limits to fulfill your desire to improve your lifestyle and achieve your goals can often be a dark experience for many people, no matter what their background is or how they previously lived their life. While there are many different approaches to how people can change their harrowing situations, the Stockholm-based rock band, The Lost Poets, drew on confidently heavy and deep ideas to infuse into the songs on their new debut EP, ‘Insubordia.’ Drawing on such influences as Queens of the Stone Age, David Bowie and Soundgarden, the Swedish metal band enthrallingly  [ Read More ]

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