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KennyHoopla – ‘SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//’ Mixtape Review

Photo Credit: Alondra Buccio The current release by Cleveland, Ohio musician Kenny La’ron, who goes by the stage name KennyHoopla (yes, one word) is fraught with more than its share of baggage. The six-song offering is being presented as a “mixtape,” although it’s a bit unclear just how that label applies. The full title is… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2021 (So Far) #10. “ACTION” — CHAI Photo Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso “ACTION” finds CHAI rejecting all the weight of self-seriousness (not that the band had much of that to begin with). Black Lives Matter protests inspired the Japanese quartet to think about what a call to action would look… Read more

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Scaled and Icy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mason Castillo Scaled and Icy is the seventh studio album from alternative duo twenty øne piløts. The album is the fourth in a continuing narrative that began on the 2015 Blurryface album. Blurryface is a character that was presented as a personification of insecurity. Trench delved into the story deeper and fans learned… Read more

MMM Top Ten: Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021 #10. Migos – ‘Culture 3’ (TBA) Photo Credit: Prince Williams/WireImage Just a couple of years ago Migos sat atop the hip-hop throne, but over the last year, my favorite current rap group has not released a great deal of music for various reasons. The trio has been teasing… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Some artists revisit stories to pick up where they left off after going away for a while. Others retell the same stories through new lenses, offering perspectives that were missing from the first go-around. Taylor Swift’s newly re-recorded version of her 2008 blockbuster album Fearless is an example… Read more

daydream Masi – ‘Movie Scenes’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Leeor Wild daydream Masi is his own man. The self-proclaimed romantic’s unique sense of style, keen sense of confidence, and a little dose of unapologetic swagger are what helped bring him to the mainstream with 2019’s Interscope debut Nightlife. You may have also heard his catchy single “Favorite Drug” featured as the melancholic… Read more

Goody Grace: His Journey in Alternative Music and the Bright Future Ahead

Photo Credit: Julian Burgueno Goody Grace gained musical interest from fans with his cover songs from popular artists like The Weeknd and Taylor Swift. He snagged a once-in-lifetime opportunity that shot his music career in front of a global audience. With so much talent and support behind his name at a young age, Goody Grace… Read more

MOD SUN – ‘Internet Killed the Rockstar’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nathan James Late last year rapper Machine Gun Kelly made the switch over to rock ‘n’ roll (electric guitar strapped on, the whole spiel) and title of the resulting album, Tickets to my Downfall, wound up being ironic after it became his highest-charting to date. Now, another MC whose physical appearance, like that… Read more

Kid Cudi – ‘Man on the Moon III: The Chosen’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pamela Littky Man On The Moon III: The Chosen is the seventh studio album by Cleveland bred rapper Kid Cudi, and it feels like when your favorite rock band reunites and their stage costumes don’t quite fit well anymore.  Bummer right? Their pants are either too tight or not loose enough by today’s… Read more

KennyHoopla: Reviving Alternative Rock on “ESTELLA//” Featuring Travis Barker

Photo Credit: Press/via YouTube KennyHoopla gained popularity from singles like “Lost Cause” and “How Will I Rest in Peace If I’m Buried by a Highway?” This new age musician is bringing a sense of thoughtfulness to indie rock with his songs. The Wisconsin-based artist expresses his emotions in a manner that relates to listeners. Kenneth… Read more