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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 ]

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 Let us know that  [ Read More ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]

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 ]


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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SXSW Announces Select Speakers and Expanded Access for All Badge Types for 2017

South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced its first wave of speakers for the 2017 event, which is scheduled to run March 10-19, 2017. While the speakers cut a wide swath across the tech, film, music, television, business, sports and journalism fields, most reflect the cross-collaboration SXSW is known for: multi-hyphenate luminaries and emerging talent working across industries and platforms. Speakers at SXSW 2017 will include Keynotes Jennifer Doudna and Jill Soloway. The Featured Speakers will include Dan Lyons, Mary Lou Jepsen, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Candice Morgan, Adam Savage, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Gary Vaynerchuk and Amber Venz Box. New for 2017, the Interactive, Film and Music badges will now include  [ Read More ]

Bazodee Celebrates New Caribbean-Inspired Bollywood Music with Official Trailer and Poster

The devoted daughter of a hard-working businessman is proving her loyalty to her father, while also discovering her true love, in the official trailer and poster for the upcoming musical film, ‘Bazodee.’ The romantic drama, which is set to be released in theaters on August 5, was directed by Todd Kessler and written by Claire Ince. ‘Bazodee’ stars Natalie Perera as the daughter, Kabir Bedi as her father, Machel Montano as her love interest, as well as Teneille Newallo, Rahul Nath, Chris Smith, Valmike Rampersad, Staz Nair and Kriss Dosanjh. In anticipation of the romantic musical’s theatrical release, Montano, who’s known as the King of Soca, has also unveiled the  [ Read More ]

FilmOn and Dame Dash TV Creating Lifestyle Programming For the Millennial Generation

The idea that opposites do attract is taking on a whole new meaning. FilmOn TV, the biggest online platform for free television and programming, is further uniting fans of such diverse musical styles as Latin and Urban, and distinct hobbies as celebrity news, sports, cars and travel, with its 59 new channels. More than a dozen additional channels are also set to go live in the coming weeks and months. The 59 new channels that were recently launched by FilmOn TV, which is owned by founder Alki David, include: Oi2 Media has released its first 50 global and free audio-stream music channels and radio stations, and is set to release  [ Read More ]

Post Death Soundtrack’s The Unlearning Curve Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 10 - 2016 0 Comment
Post Death Soundtrack's The Unlearning Curve Album Review

Band: Post Death Soundtrack, featuring Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson Album: The Unlearning Curve Production: All songs by Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson, except track 7 by Colin Everall, Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson Vocals by Steve Moore and Kenneth Buck Lyrics by Steve Moore and Kenneth Buck, except chorus of track 5 by Colin Everall Produced and Engineered by Kenneth Buck and Jon Ireson Mastered at Suite Sound Labs in Vancouver Taking the soulful journey into the realm of self-discovery can be a powerful healing process for many people as they strive to regain control over their destinies. The Canadian-based band, Post Death  [ Read More ]

FilmOn and Dame Dash TV Creating Lifestyle Programming For the Millennial Generation

Dame Dash TV (DDTV) is set to deliver the latest lifestyle news to the Millennial Generation, as the lifestyle network has partnered with FilmOn. DDTV, which is now live, can be found under the Celebrity TV genre on, the world’s largest streaming TV and radio network. The lifestyle network, which can also be accessed directly through its homepage on FilmOn’s official website, features scripted and unscripted content that focuses on music, movies, fashion art and information. DDTV follows Damon Dash, who’s best known for working with Jay Z and Kareem Burke to co-found Roc-A-Fella Records, for which he also served as the CEO, exploring the latest lifestyle trends. One  [ Read More ]


SakkieFTW’s Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
SakkieFTW's Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Artist: SakkieFTW EP: Experiment 1.3.2 Production: Written by SakkieFTW on Reason 8; Mixed and Mastered by Adam Veenendaal Honoring cherished beats that help make intense genre music thrive, while also incorporating your own intriguing instrumentals, can be a challenge that not all musicians can conquer. But Vancouver-based Dubstep-DnB artist, SakkieFTW, is proving that mixing classical and uniquely modern sounds can ultimately form one of the most pulsating and captivating EPs of the year. The musician has released the memorable and defining five-track EP, ‘Experiment 1.3.2,’ which isn’t afraid to push boundaries and appeal to a variety of listeners. The stunning EP beings with the intense track ‘Spiral,’ which features the  [ Read More ]

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