Archive for the ‘MUSIC’ Category


Want to see Malcolm X rap battle the Klu Klux Klan? Well, Virus got your back! Last Friday, Virus put on a Battle Rap Extravaganza with FilmOn and Dizaster Entertainment. We saw the likes of rapper Cadalack Ron as a Klan member battling against Daylyt as Malcolm X, as well as Caitlyn Jenner, played by transgender rapper No Shame, against Bruce Jenner look-a-alike, Rone. Other battles included, AClass as Bruce Lee vs. Bill Collector as Kareem Abdul Jabar, The Deadman as 50 Cent facing off against Marv Won as Rick Ross. The event was part of a livestream on FilmOn, the world’s number one free TV service and number one  [ Read More ]

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Nemo James’ The Minstrel Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
Nemo James' The Minstrel Album Review

Artist: Nemo James Album: The Minstrel Unbiasedly traveling to diverse societies around the world is meant to help people learn to appreciate distinct cultures and beliefs, but that objective examination can shockingly often lead to the same realization: that people of all stature experience the same heartbreak and joy. Musician Nemo James endearingly learned that lesson when he willingly left his successful career as a London session guitarist, in order to concentrate on exploring life outside of music. While his versatility as a guitarist kept him in constant demand, and he garnered work in such varied venues as classical guitar concerts, jazz and folk clubs, rock concerts and country and  [ Read More ]


Kimia Penton’s Lessons From Life and Love EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Kimia Penton's Lessons From Life and Love EP Review

Artist: Kimia Penton EP: Lessons from Life and Love Production: Album produced by Kimia Penton and Francis Moka at Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas While studying and observing life themes is often times a meaningful way for people to truly understand overall human behavior in the world around them, that essential process is also an insightful way to contend with how the actions of their loved ones has a direct impact on their emotions. Dallas based singer-songwriter-violinist turned psychologist Kimia Penton expertly relied on her experience of helping others to channel those heartbreaking themes of unconditional and unrequited love, as well as the loss of loved ones, in her new  [ Read More ]


Space Apaches’ Smokin’ Voyages Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 20 - 2015 0 Comment
Space Apaches Smokin' Voyages Album Review

Artist: Space Apaches Members/Instruments: Drums: Jim Arrendell Bass: Rob Geisler Key/Piano/Guitar: Aaron Price Guitar: Andrew Reed Guitar: Tom Leiner Album: Smokin’ Voyages Production: Record Label: Artists International Inc.; All songs written by Andrew Reed, except ‘I Am the Six O’Clock New’ by Larry Norman; ‘Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)’ by Mickey Newbury; and ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’ by Stan Jones; Produced by Andrew Reed; Recorded at Sedgwick Studios, Asheville, NC; Engineered by Jim Georgeson, chief engineer and Jason Pitroff, 2nd engineer; Mixed by Jim Georgeson; Mastered by Stephen V. Smith at SoundSmiths Honoring the past and embracing the experiences that have shaped your  [ Read More ]

The 31st Boston Film Festival Showcases the Drama by Announcing Its Official Screening Schedule

Continuing its tradition of featuring exciting new movies across to audiences across the city, the 31st Boston Film Festival is set to show diverse projects in five different venues this weekend. Starting tonight and running through Monday, the festival will spotlight two local features and five world premieres. Among the talent expected to appear during the 31st Boston Film Festival are Shaun Toub, Adrian Sparks and the Medal of Honor recipients featured in the gripping new documentary, ‘No Greater Love.’ Other noted actors who will be present at the festival are Sam Trammell, Annika Noelle, Tom Beardwell, Robyn Coffin, Robert Cannon, Justin Lee and James Molinari. The official schedule for  [ Read More ]

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Elessar Thiessen’s A Rainy Week In Paradise Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 16 - 2015 0 Comment
Elessar Thiessen's A Rainy Week In Paradise Album Review

Artist: Elessar Thiessen Album: A Rainy Week In Paradise Production: Produced and Engineered by Elessar Thiessen; Vocals Engineered by Jordan Jackiew; Mixed and Mastered by Jordan Jackiew Having the instinctive ability to naturally touch other people’s hearts and emotions is an alluring attribute that not everyone organically possesses. But being able to uplift others by courageously exposing the darkest corners of your soul is an even more resolute quality that not everyone maintains, which makes those who do have it even more inspiring. Canadian singer-songwriter-producer Elessar Thiessen’s recently released full-length debut album, ‘A Rainy Week in Paradise,’ proves that he does have that quality, which helps make him an exhilarating  [ Read More ]


A few weeks ago, Hologram USA announced that they would start nationwide concert tours featuring holograms of dead celebrities. Remember the Tupac holograms from Coachella a few years ago? Hologram USA is taking that idea, only with other popular dead musicians, and bringing it to millions of music fans. Now Hologram USA is planning to put on a concert featuring a Whitney Houston hologram. The concert, which is due sometime in 2016, will stream on Filmon.com, which is ShockYa.com’s parent company. Earlier this week, Hologram USA announced they will be putting on a concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City for the Billie Holiday hologram, which is a  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Lexi Atkins Talks Some Kind of Hate (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 12 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Lexi Atkins Some Kind of Hate (Exclusive)

Harrowingly scaring devoted fans of the horror genre through physical and emotional scares can be a daunting task, as many people have become detached from feeling empathy for others who are contending with frightening situations. So creating an enthralling horror movie that captivatingly chronicles the problems of contemporary society in a meaningful way is no easy feat, especially for a first-time filmmaker. Actress Lexi Atkins effortlessly collaborated with Adam Egypt Mortimer, who made his feature film writing and directorial debuts on the upcoming independent horror, ‘Some Kind of Hate,’ to create realistic characters who audiences can empathize with. The movie, which is set to be released on Friday in theaters  [ Read More ]

The Como Brothers Band’s Imagination EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2015 0 Comment
The Como Brothers Band's Imagination EP Review

Artist: The Como Brothers Band EP: Imagination Production: All words and music by Matt and Andrew Como; Recorded at Germano Studios; Producer/Mixing/Engineer: Graham Marsh; Mastering: Johnny Horesco; Assistant engineer: Jason Staniulis Fully embracing life’s true emotions isn’t always encouraged among men in society. But those who can completely and nobly accept and proclaim their genuine sentiments about life’s most relatable and heartfelt personal struggles will surely garner attention for their sensitivity, especially by women. The Long Island, New York-based singer-songwriters, Matt and Andrew Como, have done just that with their newly released pop-rock-blues-inspired third EP, ‘Imagination.’ The EP, which also features Matt on the bass and Andrew on the guitar,  [ Read More ]


Charity Ward Yellow EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 27 - 2015 0 Comment
Charity Ward Yellow EP Review

Artist: Charity Ward EP: Yellow Passionately divulging your most confidential thoughts to the world can understandably be an emotionally intimidating prospect for many people, as they fear what others will think of them if they know their most private feelings. But the intriguing R&B singer and guitarist, Charity Ward, is sentimentally proving that uninhibitedly revealing your deepest vulnerabilities can be a truly liberating experience. The musician showcases her truest desires and connections in her captivating upcoming pop and R&B-inspired EP, ‘Yellow,’ which is set to be released on September 18. ‘Yellow’ grippingly begins with the soul-inspired track, ‘Pretty,’ which thrives on the care-free spirit that shines through on the backing  [ Read More ]


Nashaat Salman Universal Melodies Vol. 1 EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
Nashaat Salman Universal Melodies Vol. 1 EP Review

Artist: Nashaat Salman EP: Universal Melodies Vol. 1 Production: All music composed, arranged and produced by Nashaat Salman; Recorded in Zurich, Switzerland; All tracks mastered by Universal Mastering Studios (UMS) Enthrallingly making people around the world interested in your distinct and unique culture, and naturally making them feel as though they understand your values and experiences, is no easy feat. But captivating their interest, and making them feel as though they can emotionally relate to your society, without any words can be even more challenging. But composer and musical orchestrator Nashaat Salman intriguingly did just that with his recently released EP, ‘Universal Melodies Vol. 1.’ The album thrillingly forgoes using  [ Read More ]


Chief Keef To Release Double Album Bang 3

Posted by philip On August - 19 - 2015 0 Comment

Alki David continues to wow with his impressively off-kilter ventures. The CEO of FilmOn, David’s just launched FilmOn Music, which distributes tunes through MondoTunes. Today, FilmOn Music has their first major signing with Chief Keef coming aboard for a whopping $2.5 Million, two album deal. The first of these will be a double album entitled Bang 3, the first part of Bang 3 was “leaked” on August 4th, with part 2 being released on September 18th, but is available for pre-order here. You can also hear the single “Bouncin’” and download it as well. From there, Chief Keef will go on a multi-city tour to support the album, and will  [ Read More ]


Kottonmouth Kings Release New Single “Kronitron”

Posted by philip On August - 14 - 2015 0 Comment

Being a mix of hip-hop, punk rock, and psychedelic rock, Kottonmouth Kings have been a tour de force since their inception twenty-one years ago. While I’m unfamiliar with their work, what I have heard of the Kings has been pretty solid. So is true of their new track “Kronitron,” which can be heard through Apple iTunes and Spotify. “Kronitron” will be on the Kings upcoming album Krown Power which will be released on August 28th in all record stores and digital outlets. You can pre-order the album here.

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Iron Maiden Releases New Track “Speed Of Light”

Posted by philip On August - 14 - 2015 0 Comment

While I’d like to think my father raised me right when it came to music, I learned a year ago that he had failed. A year ago was when I first discovered the beauty that was Iron Maiden, and realized I’d been missing out for twenty eight years of my life on music that was beautiful. Right after hearing “Can I Play With Madness?” I became a superfan of the group, immediately listening to their albums and buying a T-shirt ASAP. The band teased an album release late last year, but those plans were on delay as Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with cancer. Luckily, he’s better and the Gods of  [ Read More ]

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The Liquorsmiths’ This Book Belongs To EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 13 - 2015 0 Comment
The Liquorsmiths' This Book Belongs To EP Review

Artist: The Liquorsmiths EP: This Book Belongs To Production: Recorded at Inhesion Studios in Atlanta and Citizen Recording in San Diego; Produced by Jeremy Grelle and Drew Thams; Mixed by Jeremy Grelle; Mastered by Rodney Mills Passionately and candidly expressing your personal hopes and fears in an enthrallingly powerful communal setting is a task that people often shy away from, as they don’t want the world to know their weaknesses. Captivatingly embracing those perceived vulnerabilities in such a permanent and accessible setting as a record is an even more daunting experience for many people. But the San Diego-based indie folk rock band, The Liquorsmiths, intriguingly embraced that challenge with their  [ Read More ]

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