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Anderson .Paak – ‘Oxnard’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Katie Spoleti Long awaited fans of the multi-talented jack-of-all-trades, drummer, producer, writer, and rapper, Anderson .Paak were nothing less than excited to blast the latest creation from the unique and one of a kind artist. Oxnard is his third studio album, but his first album release from his mentor, Dr. Dre’s label, Aftermath… Read more

‘The Masked Singer’ – Season One Review

  Last week, when the Fox series The Masked Singer wrapped up its first season after eight weeks, many breathed a sigh of relief. Not because the suspense of learning the identity of every last one of the disguised celebrities was finally over, but rather because some seem to believe that the show somehow represents… Read more

Steve Aoki – ‘Neon Future III’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Drew Ressler Neon Future III, the third installment of the Neon Future series, feels weakly themed, without enough context to make it a concept album. Instead, popular culture plays the main lead in guiding the listener through a digital escape of pitch bending bass synths and free-hinged lyrical hooks. The album starts off… Read more

Ady Suleiman – ‘Memories’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Facebook.com/AdySuleimanMusic Ady Suleiman is originally a Sony Music artist who left to record his extremely innovative pop album, Memories. Honestly, calling it pop is almost insulting as it contains elements of so many other genres. R&B, acoustic music, Jazz and funk/neo-soul all come to mind when listening to many tracks on this album…. Read more

The Aces – ‘When My Heart Felt Volcanic’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Mendoza The Aces are an all female alternative pop group from Utah busting into the scene with their debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic. This 47-minute selection features funky rhythm guitar, tight vocal harmonies and loads of reverb. The first track on the album, “Volcanic Love” really sets the tone of… Read more

Gary Clark Jr. : All Skills, No Frills

  Photo Credit: Ben Kaye Viewers who tuned into Saturday Night Live over Presidents’ Day weekend saw Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression, guest host Don Cheadle’s monologue and a sketch about a talking dessert cake pleading to be euthanized. After that, they watched the week’s musical guest, Gary Clark Jr. perform his new song “Pearl Cadillac.”… Read more

Rival Sons – ‘Feral Roots’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Tony Mott In decades past, the way that it worked was relatively simple: if a band sold records, it pretty much went without saying that they also sold concert tickets, and vice versa. However, nearly a score into the new century, this dynamic has been replaced with an almost church-and-state division, with rock… Read more

Fever 333: Bringing Community, Charity, and Change to the World

  Photo Credit: Chuck Marcus Hailing from Inglewood, California, the rap/rock band Fever 333 is making artistic moves in the music industry. Fever 333 is composed of three members: Jason Aalon Butler, Stephen Harrison, and Aric Improta. The members have history from other bands: Letlive, The Chariot, and Night Verses respectively. Fever 333 is a… Read more

Lovelytheband – ‘Finding It Hard to Smile’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Tape and Glue Music Indie pop band Lovelytheband released their debut studio album Finding It Hard to Smile on August 3, 2018. The American based band formed in 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Composed of three performers, Mitchy Collins leads on vocals with Jordan Greenwald as the guitarist, and Sam Price as the… Read more

COIN: The Youth of Indie

Photo Credit: David O’Donohue A modern take on new wave, COIN is a splash of paint on the canvas of indie pop heaven. Lyrically direct and musically ambitious, they hold the foreground of the indie/alt scene with poise and affability. Their self titled debut album, COIN, was released in 2015 via Columbia Records. The band’s second… Read more