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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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SpongeBob SquarePants is getting an assist from Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. with several new songs for the new family film, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” including “Squeeze Me.” The music video for “Squeeze Me” can be viewed below the post. Pharrell and N.E.R.D.’s other songs for the film also include “Sandy Cheeks” and “Patrick Star.” You can listen to them and the rest of “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” EP at iTunes. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” features SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and his friends as they come out of the ocean and save the land lubbers from the evil pirate Burger-Beard  [ Read More ]

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 ]


“Top of the Pops” is looking back on its long history of British musical moments and has culled together a spectacular review of the mid-late ’60s (when “Top of the Pops” began) and early-to-mid ’70s in “Big Hits: TOTP 1964 to 1975.” This special, airing on Yesterday Dec. 30, will take a look at some of the most memorable moments “Top of the Pops” produced during this time of amazing music. “1964 saw the birth of a very British institution. Spanning over four decades, Top of the Pops has produced many classic moments in pop culture. Digging deep within the BBC’s archive, this compilation offers some memorable performances from 1964  [ Read More ]

Coldplay in Concert

Popular rock band Coldplay is ringing in the new year with their anthemic sounds and smooth melodies with “Coldplay in Concert 2014″. The band played to fans this month, and now the concert is being shown to the multitudes on BBC Four Jan. 2, 2015. What you can expect to see during this concert though, is more of a one-on-one interaction between the fans and the band. “In December 2014, the BBC’s historic Radio Theatre opened its doors to Coldplay, one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. The Grammy award-winning group perform a selection of classic tracks from their big-selling catalogue through to their sixth album Ghost  [ Read More ]


Selma: Lyric Video and New Trailer Released

Posted by monique On December - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
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“Selma” is one of the films to watch as we head out of 2014 and into 2015. Unfortunatley, we can’t say that the times of brutality against black Americans is over, and you can very well see how much the history of the past still haunts the our actions and thoughts today. John Legend and Common evoke these same sentiments in the lyric video for “Glory,” the song they created for “Selma.” The song has been nominated by the Golden Globe Awards and the Critic’s Choice Awards as Best Original Song and Best Song, respectively. The African-American Film Critics Association Awards has also nominated it for Best Music. Another video  [ Read More ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Will Honor the Music Industry During the Pre-Grammy Gala

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will honor the music industry during the annual Pre-Grammy Gala, which is scheduled to occur on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The gala, which will take place the night before the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Pre-Grammy Gala, which is being sponsored by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, JBL and MasterCard Worldwide, will feature special musical performances. The gala will also include the 2015 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons, which will honor Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier. He will be presented with the President’s Merit Award, in recognition of his contributions  [ Read More ]


A Most Violent Year Gets A New Clip

Posted by Rudie Obias On November - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Williams, Elyes Gabel, Harris Yulin, and Giselle Eisenberg. Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor. “A Most Violent Year” opens in a limited release in NYC  [ Read More ]

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Stingray Music Now on FilmOn

Posted by monique On November - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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Stingray Music is now available at FilmOn! Music lovers now have even more choices now that FilmOn has brought Stingray Music’s library to their lineup of live channels. Stingray Music is a music network that plays tons of tracks all day every day. As its website states, “[i]t’s a one-stop musical universe where you’ll have access to music that matches your every mood, anytime you want, day or night.” Every channel offers digital-quality sound and are programmed by real people, not robots. Even better: All of Stingray Music’s channels are commercial-free. Stingray Music is stationed in Canada and is proud to share the talents of Canadian musicians with the world.  [ Read More ]


Interview: Blothar on GWAR’s Future, Oderus & A Possible Video Game

Posted by Melissa Molina On November - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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GWAR has been hypnotizing their fans around the world with their costumes, story lines and most importantly their music for decades. The band has been able to successfully sustain their popularity, a fantastic feat for any musicians out there. Earlier this year they took a major hit when their fearless leader Oderus Urungus (David Murray Brockie) passed away, leaving a huge vacant spot in the lead singer department. It hit GWAR fans really hard, but rather than fade into obscurity, the band continued on. They quickly filled the void with not just one, but two new Scumdog singers – Blothar (Mike Bishop) and Vulvatron (Kim Dylla). In the blink of  [ Read More ]

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 ]


Watch Hard Rock Festival Knotfest Live!

Posted by monique On October - 24 - 2014 0 Comment

Oct. 25-26 is a weekend full of rock and roll! Knotfest, the biggest metal concert ever put on in America, is taking place and you’re invited! If you’re able to attend the festival in person at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Campgrounds in San Bernadino, CA, that’s awesome, but if you’re not able to make it in person, we’ve got it right here for you at ShockYa! Look below this post for a live stream of the festival. The festival is hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and Hardrive’s Joe Brutus. Bands scheduled to perform include Slipknot, Danzig, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament and many  [ Read More ]


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