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Chief Keef

Popular rapper Chief Keef has had his benefit concert shut down by Chicago police. The police cited unspecific threats to public safety, according to Rolling Stone. The police’s decision to end the concert has made some wonder if the rapper’s First Amendment rights were violated. Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the mayor of the community of Hammond, IL, Thomas McDermott, have described Chief Keef in unkind tones, with Emmanuel calling the rapper “an unacceptable role model” due to his music and even said the rapper “posed a significant safety risk” to the public, even as a hologram. Chief Keef was set to appear via hologram July 10 at the Redroom  [ Read More ]

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Steve Benjamins’ Sightlines EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 26 - 2015 0 Comment
Steve Benjamins' Sightlines EP Review

Artist: Steve Benjamins EP: Sightlines Insightfully realizing, and maturely embracing, that life regularly and organically changes with every connection you form is a gripping and entrancing journey that people often take as their relationships guide their views and emotions. That instinctive and natural reflection and understanding on how life’s most important external forces, most notably intimate bonds, is entrancingly chronicled in ‘Sightlines,’ the relatable and entrancing third EP from singer-songwriter, Steve Benjamins. The Toronto-based musician captivatingly chronicles the importance of accepting when to embrace change, as well as the need to be grounded when connections evolve, in his latest downtempo-indie pop album. The EP entrancingly begins with its fascinating title  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS
mfest

Jungle Rot has steadily collected fans by the thousands since their 1995 demo release Skin The Living. Since then, they’ve remained a staple in the American death metal community and they just unleashed their 9th album unto the world – Order Shall Prevail,  on June 30th. Recognized for their “knuckle-dragging” behemoth sounding performance, Jungle Rot have consistently churned out some of the most solid, heaviest American metal in the past two decades. Having played alongside some of the best, including tours with Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation, Deicide, Entombed, and Six Feet Under, Jungle Rot is ready and willing to bring the pain to Mayhem this summer. We had a chance to sit down with Dave Matrise, lead singer and  [ Read More ]

Anakando Media Group

Alki David’s Anakando Media Group aims to create even more content for music fans. The company has signed a deal with MondoTunes to create a brand new channel that will give artists a new opportunity for getting their music to the public. The deal with MondoTunes will allow David to create MondoVideo. As The Wrap states, MondoVideo will distribute original programming created by FilmOn, ETV.com and Hologram USA, all platforms created by David. “With MondoTunes we really are democratizing the world of music – giving tools to artists that let them operate at the same level as an artist with a major label,” said David. “And the platform will work  [ Read More ]

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Matthew Santos Into The Further Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Matthew Santos Into The Further Album Review

Artist: Matthew Santos Album: Into The Further Production: Produced and mixed by Matthew Santos; Mix engineer: Greg Magers; Mastered by: Rollin Weary at IV LAB Studios It often takes an act and sense of destiny to make people realize they’re on the verge of an important change in their personal and professional lives. Whether or not they truly accept the idea that predetermined fate can influentially guide their life’s path has always been the subject of debate in faith. But when people are offered an opportunity that can undeniably offer them more diverse experiences, it’s essential to at least consider exploring those options. That enticing chance to completely revitalize your  [ Read More ]

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The Unravelling’s Master Drone Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
The Unravelling’s Master Drone Single Review

Artist: The Unravelling; Vocals/Lyrics-Steve Moore, and Instruments/Music-Gustavo de Beauville Single: Master Drone Production: Gustavo de Beauville The continuously developing visceral emotions that are meant to comfort people during times of self-defined evolutions in society can often times make those who have persistently been certain of their reality instead see their lives begin to gradually unravel. While securing and guaranteeing the safety of society’s future culture is a seemingly powerful motivation to change and dictate people’s actions and sentiments, the diverse and ambitious members of every community often thrive within their own established identity. The commanding Canadian industrial rock band, The Unravelling, is once again powerfully questioning whether people should assuredly  [ Read More ]

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Luca Bash The Single Drops EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 27 - 2015 0 Comment
Luca Bash The Single Drops EP Review

Artist: Luca Bash EP: The Single Drops It’s perfectly natural and understandable for people to want to engage in their own personal experiences to truly comprehend life’s most important lessons and emotions. But sometimes they can’t fully appreciate those messages until they hear other peoples’ passionately relatable and meaningful stories from their years of conflict. Italian pop-rock-funk singer-songwriter-guitarist Luca Bash has commandingly represented those struggles and bleak realities of the world in his latest EP, ‘Single Drops.’ Filled with songs that are unafraid of exploring such complex subjects as love and religion, the record proves that the musician has the organic ability and influence to change people’s perspectives and thoughts  [ Read More ]

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Delta Deep’s Self-Titled Debut Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
Delta Deep's Self-Titled Debut Album Review

Artist: Delta Deep Album: Delta Deep Production: All songs produced by Phil Collen; mixed and mastered by Ronan McHugh; engineered by Russ Fowler, with additional engineering by Phil Collen, Ryan Williams and Rob Elfaizy; recorded at Phil’s Sweat Shop, Robert DeLeo’s Homefry Studio and Stage ONE Recording Studios; mixed at Joe’s Garage Garnering the cultural insight and intelligence to fully appreciate the various forms of pain and suffering that people have long been forced to endure, alongside life’s ultimate joys, can be a harrowing process. But effortlessly being able to acknowledge and contend with the extensive range of emotions that comes from fearlessly immersing yourself in diverse relationships and situations  [ Read More ]

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Friction-Michael Hutchence-INXS

INXS was one of the biggest bands of the late ’80s and ’90s, but the band’s career was severely affected by the death of their legendary lead singer, Michael Hutchence. However, fans of the band and Hutchence would be excited to know that they’ll be able to hear Hutchence sing once more in an unreleased solo song. Hutchence had many solo projects in his career, and this particular song, “Friction,” plus two remixes, will be available to fans Sept. 1 through PledgeMusic. PledgeMusic is also selling a commemorative T-shirt designed by fashion designer Astrella, the daughter of Donovan, through her Next Musical T’s Design contest. The contest allows for fans  [ Read More ]

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Blues Musician Tomás Doncker Launching South by South Orange Festival

Blues legend Tomás Doncker is helping launch the inaugural South by South Orange Festival (SOxSO) next weekend, June 26-28, in celebration of his acclaimed current record, ‘Big Apple Blues.’ The musician’s funk, soul and jazz group, The Tomás Doncker Band, will serve as the house band for the festival, which will be curated by bassist and PWI Media Entertainment CEO, Mike Griot. SOxSO was established as an opportunity to showcase the creative process behind creating music, as well as to emphasize the ways that arts, science and creativity work together to produce innovation. The festival will feature such musicians as Will Calhoun, the drummer for Living Colour; The Wailers front-man  [ Read More ]

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Grumsling’s A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 9 - 2015 0 Comment
Grumsling's A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea EP Review

Artist: Grumsling EP: A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea Production: Recorded at House of Faith Recording in Oakland; Tracked and mixed by “Recording Guy” Bart Thurber; Mastered by Bill Williams Sometimes the most revealing and informative insight into a person’s emotions and motivations can be the exact thing they wish to keep the most secretive and protected in their life. But purposefully shielding that information from the world, in an effort preserve their self-worth and image amongst those they care about the most, can make them even more vulnerable, as they won’t allow anyone to truly see their real personality. That relatable and emotional susceptibleness is captivatingly showcased  [ Read More ]

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Direct Divide’s Own Your Ocean EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
Direct Divide's Own Your Ocean EP Review

Artist: Direct Divide EP: Own Your Ocean Powerfully embracing and overcoming the intense despair that is often the agonizing result of maintaining complex relationships isn’t an easy process for many people. Mustering the internal strength to accept where your connection has led you, and doing whatever it takes to overcome the pain it has caused, can be an even more difficult journey, as it makes you accept whether or not you have truly achieved your goals and dreams. That struggle to remain resilient during even the most challenging times of adversity is rivetingly chronicled in ‘Own Your Ocean,’ the upcoming EP from symphonic rock band Direct Divide, which is set  [ Read More ]

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Gumshen Digibites Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 6 - 2015 0 Comment
Gumshen Digibites Album Review

Title: Digibites Artist: Gumshen Production: DigiPhobe Progressively experimenting with radical concepts, in an effort to grippingly emphasize your enthrallingly relatable thoughts and feelings, can often times be a powerful action, as others can truly embrace and support your dynamic strives to encourage chance in society. That’s certainly the case with indie rock band Gumshen, who successfully and intriguingly transitioned into the compelling genres of EDM and electronica with its new record, ‘Digibites.’ The album, which is now available for purchase on the group’s Bandcamp page, entrancingly combines upbeat vocals and instrumentals with classical and vintage vibes to showcase that no matter what people’s ideals are, they’ll be better able to  [ Read More ]

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Snoop Dogg Promotes New Album Bush with Exclusive Concert on FilmOn PPV

Snoop Dogg is celebrating the release of his new hip-hop record, ‘Bush,’ with an exclusive concert that’s currently streaming in HD on FilmOn.com PPV. The concert, which will be available until May 31, costs $4.95 for a 48-hour rental. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper’s rare new concert features a full band and such special guests as Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Dj Quik and Lady of Rage, as he sings some of his biggest hits, including ‘Wet’ and ‘Gin and Juice.’ The R&B-inspired ‘Bush,’ which is the 13th studio album from Snoop Dogg, was entirely produced by Pharrell Williams. It features collaborations with such noted musicians as Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Gwen Stefani,  [ Read More ]

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Insidous: Chapter 3 Tiptoe Through the Tulips music video

The “Insidious” horror franchise continues with “Insidious: Chapter 3,” starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko and Lin Shaye. The film comes to theaters June 5, but until then, there’s a music video that gives you a taste of “Insidious”-esque scares. Music video “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” was made in partnership between Focus Features and digital millenial-focused studio Cinemand, founded by “Smiley” director Michael Gallagher, “Smiley” producer Michael Wormser and “@urFRENZ” producer Jana Winternitz. The team used the classic song, the direction of Gallagher as well as inspiration from the new film to utilize the acting talents from YouTube and Vine stars Meg Deangelis, Eric Ochoa,  [ Read More ]

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