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Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 4 - 2016 0 Comment
Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Artist: Charity Ekeke Album: She Producer: Michael Hyde; Co-Producer on three tracks: Barry Lee Insightful and honest words that are set against alluring instrumentals can be the most inspirational motivation people of all societies can lean on in the most emotional times of need. Regardless of how people are taught to think about the most important aspects of life, from getting an education to having faith in themselves, knowing how to take a stance on the universal right for survival and happiness is an essential characteristic. Singer-songwriter Charity Ekeke’s debut album, ‘She,’ is a naturally influential chronicle of how international current events, along with personal struggles, impact not only self-esteem,  [ Read More ]

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Christina Rubino Godspeed & Guns Video Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 23 - 2016 0 Comment
Christina Rubino Godspeed & Guns Video Review

Artist: Christina Rubino Members/Instruments: Christina Rubino: Guitars, Vocals; Johnny Phillips: Spanish Guitars; Jerry Farley: Percussion, Bass; Eli Maurer: Trumpets Single/Video: Godspeed & Guns Production: Jerry Farley/Nova Entertainment Group Protecting a child’s innocence and virtue as they transition into adulthood is a vital element of maintaining a righteous society. But harrowing circumstances can unfortunately negatively impact the lasting instincts and rationale of those more vulnerable youths, and drive them to commit reprehensible acts that they hold no remorse over. The newly released video for ‘Godspeed & Guns,’ the first single and title track from the upcoming album from singer-songwriter-guitarist, Christina Rubino, grippingly highlights the destructive psychological effects that powerfully influence youth.  [ Read More ]

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Abigail Winzer Rejoice Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 13 - 2016 0 Comment
Abigail Winzer Rejoice Album Review

Artist: Abigail Winzer, Lead Vocals; Instruments: Abigail Winzer Michael Crittenden, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Korg M3 Synthesizer, Yamaha P250, Hammond B3, Organ, Tubular Bells, Tambourine, Sleigh Bells, Celeste; James Spalink, Irish Harp, Irish Whistle, Soprano-Alto-Tenor Recorder, Lute; Brian Morrill, Cymbal Rolls; and Arsen Petrosyan, Duduk Album: Rejoice Production: Mackinaw Harvest Music Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Produced by Michael Crittenden Building a unique and everlasting sense of character can be a challenge for anyone who wishes to create their own powerful sense of identity. That process can be even more confusing when society appoints a specific set of standards for a group of people who are perceived to be easily swayed. Up-and-coming  [ Read More ]

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FilmOn Music and hip hop legend Master P have partnered to create a multimedia campaign for the new ride sharing app YayYo, FOTV Media Networks Inc. has announced. The rapper has written and produced a new song, ‘YayYo,’ as a promotion of the new app. Digital music distributor MondoTunes will release the track on more than 600 stores, including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The video for the single, which was produced by FilmOn Music, will be presented across all FOTV Media Networks platforms. YayYo is a ride share cost compare tool that allows users find the cheapest rate from Uber, Lyft or other transportation options. The app, which was founded  [ Read More ]

Electra Day’s Quiet Hours Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 31 - 2016 0 Comment
Electra Day's Quiet Hours Album Review

Album: Quiet Hours Artist: Electra Day (Julie Hampton) Production: All songs written, played and sung by Julie Hampton; Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Tim Britton of Pied Piper Productions, Fairfield IA Embarking on a relentless search to find answers to life’s most perplexing mysteries can appear to be an enticing experience for many people who long for solace. Singer-songwriter Julie Hampton, who performs under the stage name Electra Day, is a powerful example of a person who has been powerfully transformed by the knowledge she has gained as she embarked on her diverse encounters. On her latest album, ‘Quiet Hours,’ Hampton’s stunning and deeply personal lyrics describe a relatable  [ Read More ]

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Get set for fun! Hollywood Studios’ Steven Saxton (“2 Guns,” “Lone Survivor”) joins “The Life and Dead of John Gotti” as the film’s Executive Producer. The new crime drama stars John Travolta, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Kelly Preston, and Stacy Keach. “The Life and Dead of John Gotti” follows the life of legendary crime boss John Gotti and his sons, and was originally titled “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.” You might recognize Saxton’s name for his list of impressive movie credits, such as “Precious Cargo,” “Extraction,” and “Marauders.” “The Life and Dead of John Gotti” will be directed by Kevin Connolly and written by Leo Rossi. The new movie  [ Read More ]

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bitter’s kiss My God Music Video and Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
bitter's kiss My God Music Video and Single Review

Band: bitter’s kiss; Members: Chloe Baker (vocals/guitar/piano) and Michael Baker (guitar/piano/bass/drums) Single: My God Production: Michael Baker Relying on religious beliefs to make everyone better people can often present a controversial irony, as it’s most often promoted as a way to justify conflict. Those people who engage in violence against others, in a misguided effort to promote the purity and virtues of their faith, don’t realize that their God is on everyone’s side. The band members of the indie pop band, bitter’s kiss, is showcasing their reaction to the irony in religious turmoil in their newly released single, ‘My God.’ The song, which is accompanied by its powerful official music  [ Read More ]

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Breaking a Monster DVD Giveaway Chronicles the Growing Popularity of Metal Band Unlocking the Truth

Striving to achieve your goals, no matter what challenges stand in your way, is an admirable choice for anyone. But determinedly pursuing your dreams as teenagers can become even more of an obstacle. But the young trio that makes up the metal band, Unlocking the Truth, prove the struggles can ultimately pay off. The musicians’ journey is presented in the documentary, ‘Breaking a Monster,’ which RLJ Entertainment is set to release next Tuesday, October 11 on Digital, VOD, iTunes and DVD. In celebration of ‘Breaking a Monster’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a DVD of the documentary. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that  [ Read More ]

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Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

Artist: Dylan Tauber, keyboards and synths Album: ‘Dolphin Trance’ Production: Son of Waves Studios Embarking on a spiritual revolution, particularly during a time when many people are implicitly confirming to society’s standards, can be a daunting prospect. But Israeli-based electronica musician, Dylan Tauber, is entrancingly proving once again that he isn’t afraid to contradict the standards that have long been placed on the genre. With his ninth album, ‘Dolphin Trance,’ the artist has intriguing mixed such styles as ambient, chill out and trance, in order to create uplifting and unique remixes of dolphin and ocean inspired tracks. ‘Dolphin Trance’ is launched with the memorable and calming song, ‘The Sea Trance  [ Read More ]

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Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Band/Artist: Chameleon Technology Album: Blank Canvas Members/Instruments: Max Histrionic – Vocals, Guitars and Drums Production: Richard Bredice; ‘Blank Canvas’ song mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering. Embracing diverse lifestyles while on the road to self-discovery is often the most prolific way for people to discover their true destiny. Punk-progressive one-man band, Chameleon Technology, or ChamTech, intriguingly explores those dark, personally and socially aware themes in his newly-released five song EP, ‘Blank Canvas.’ With the new album, California-based musician Max Histrionic, who founded ChamTech in August 2009, intriguingly blends aggressive punk, metal and industrial vocals and instruments. The overall result is a gripping and captivating exploration into the overall  [ Read More ]

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MJM’s MJM Parables Part 1 Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2016 0 Comment
MJM's MJM Parables Part 1 Album Review

Artist: MJM-Mark J. Morgan, Singer-Songwriter Album: MJM Parables Part 1 Production: Mixing by TYE and Mastered by LANDR The harrowing heartaches people are often forced to overcome in their personal relationships are often the very emotions they embrace as they strive to better themselves. But for soulful singer-songwriter, Mark J. Morgan, who’s commonly known by his stagename, MJM, those tribulations don’t fuel his unique talents as a musician. As showcased in his latest album, ‘MJM Parables Part 1,’ the singer doesn’t embody his misfortune in love in his quest for redemption; instead he leans on the support of his faith as he tries to atone for the mistakes that have  [ Read More ]

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Hip Hop Artist Chuckie Campbell Announces His Taking Back Tomorrow Tour

Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction have announced that their promotional tour for their new album, ‘Taking Back Tomorrow,’ will run through September 5, primarily across the western United States. The award-winning Buffalo hip hop artist is set to complete his current tour on September 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction’s North American Summer Tour: The West also features fellow Buffalo hip-hop-rap-new school artist, G Premacy, who’s performing selective tracks from his album, The Move. ‘Taking Back Tomorrow’ features some of today’s most groundbreaking voices, including Iesha Green (who shares songwriting credits with Rihanna) and Heidi Feek (the daughter of country music stars, Joey and Rory Feek).  [ Read More ]

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FilmOn TV is about to expand its programming and audience with hip-hop mogul and icon Damon Dash. The online streaming network will launch Dame Dash TV to offer its viewers the very best in business, music, and style. Dame Dash TV will offer a number of hot programs, such as “Intelligent Boss Moves” with starring Dash and Dr. Boyce Watkins, “Hip Hop Motivation,” a new talk show that will feature guests like rapper Cam’ron and boxer Andre Berto, “The Secret to Ballin’,” a guide to getting rich and successful with insight from executives and artists like Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, and Chris Brown. “What you’re watching now is the DNA  [ Read More ]

Regina Spektor’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps Music Video Premieres to Support Kubo and the Two Strings

The new music video showcasing Sire Records artist Regina Spektor’s performance of the classic song, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ has officially debuted. The video’s premiere supports the song being included on Warner Bros. Records’ original motion picture soundtrack for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ which is now available. The track can also be heard in the upcoming animated family movie. ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is set to be distributed in theaters nationwide this Friday by animation studio LAIKA and Focus Features. The companies have released the following synopsis for the adventure film: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed  [ Read More ]

Gain Insight Into The Mind’s Eye with Pasadena Screening and Q&A

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 5 - 2016 0 Comment
Gain Insight Into The Mind's Eye with LA Screening and Q&A

Graham Skipper and Lauren Ashley Carter are using their psychokinetic capabilities in order to save their lives in their new horror film, ‘The Mind’s Eye.’ In celebration of RLJ Entertainment distributing the mind-altering movie this weekend in theaters and On Demand and iTunes, the thriller will have its opening day screening tonight at 7:30 pm at the Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, California. There will be a Q&A following the screening with ‘The Mind’s Eye’s writer-director, Joe Begos, actors Graham Skipper and Matt Mercer, and producers Josh Ether and Zak Zeman. Acclaimed genre filmmaker, Mickey Keating, will moderate the Q&A. Tickets for the screening and A&A can be purchased online,  [ Read More ]

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