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November 13, 2017

Rock N’ Roll Flea Market @ The Regent Theater

by Caroline McElroy
November 10, 2017

Review of Thor: Ragnarok; LBJ

by Mike Peros
November 07, 2017

Time Out, the Practical Benefits of the Here and Now

by Jessie Marcus
November 06, 2017

Understanding and Managing Your Credit Score

by Lillian Appleby
November 02, 2017

4 Quick Tips on How to Stay Real on a Date

by Cristina Morara
November 01, 2017

Horoscopes - November 2017

by Maya White
October 31, 2017

Brewery Artwalk isn’t your “average” art show

by Raleigh Barrett
October 25, 2017

What is Fitness?

by Connor Coman
October 24, 2017

It’s National Pit Bull Awareness Month…

by Nancy Bianconi
October 20, 2017

Inside an audition session

by Fran Montano
October 13, 2017

Review of Blade Runner 2049; Battle of the Sexes

by Mike Peros
October 11, 2017

Musonia - Music School and Historic Museum

by Caroline McElroy
October 09, 2017

Believe in Your Body

by Connor Coman
October 06, 2017

Have You Reviewed Your Life Insurance Recently?

by Lillian Appleby
October 05, 2017

Fall Decor for 2017

by Christopher Porikos
October 04, 2017

Independent film…no money…no problem

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Monday, 17 September 2012 09:06

Music Review >> Ryan's Rock Show at "BONNERHAUS!"

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"I didn't know sh*t like this happened in the Valley" - Common comment from audience members.

Monday, 10 September 2012 09:04

Music Review >> Matchbox Twenty - "North"

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Comebacks aren’t for everyone...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 09:47

LA Music Interview >> OTYP

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Today, we are interviewing Jim Manzo, member of  the OTYP Band.  Jim goes back quite a few years with the NoHo Arts District.  He graduated from the Los Angeles Recording Workshop, which moved to Hollywood and is now where the Art Institute of California Hollywood is standing.  Jim was a regular at local recording and rehearsal studios such as AMP, Leeds and The Alley.   Now, the  OTYP Band is releasing their new album.

Our Innocence Lost- Like A Complete Unknown

Rock and Metal are one of the few genres that are still thriving with talent. Each new band seems more underrated than the last and Our Innocence Lost release of their brand new album ‘Like A Complete Unknown’, is no exception to that rule.

Friday, 10 August 2012 07:32

Music >> BETO CUEVAS - A Music Star's "TRANSFORMACION"

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BETO CUEVAS is in demand! He is currrently in Puerto Rico inundated with press interviews for his new album,"TRANSFORMACIOM" Warner Music. "TRANSFORMACION" is fast on track to becoming a hit. "QUIERO CREER," (I Believe), the first single released that has climbed the music charts and is now a number one music video. After ten successful albums as the frontman for Latin rock group La Ley, selling millions and receiving a Grammy, Latin Grammys and MTV Awards, BETO CUEVAS emerged as a solo artist in 2008. "Miedo Esceni," his first post La Ley launch spawned notable hits such as "Vuelvo" and "Hablame."

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 09:29

Music Reviews >> Fusebox Funk

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I've said it before and I will say it again, experimatation is something that makes music beautiful, the ability to try anything in music and see what fits and sounds good is always a positive.

Sunday, 24 June 2012 07:59

Music Review >> Mercury Underground

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When bands release a three track EP they really need to get their point across of who they are and what they are about fast due to the time constraints.

Friday, 01 June 2012 09:11

Music Review >> The Temper Trap

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When Aussie Indie rockers The Temper Trap first released their debut album ‘Conditions’ back in 2009 it rocketed them to fame in the indie scene.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 20:39

Music Review >> Moses Luster - I'm The Lion

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Moses Luster is an American musician who’s debut album ‘I'm The Lion’ is something that is unusual to say the least.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:58

Music Reviews >> Attaboy - Christian Rock

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Attaboy are a Christian Rock band from Indiana; I admit that I don’t listen to much Christian Rock music, but if this band and their EP ‘Unshaken ’ is anything to judge it by than it is a truly underrated genre.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 17:28

Music Reviews > Van Ghost

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Van Ghost- The Effect

Van Ghost is a five-piece rock band weeping with soul. Whilst they have their own individual sound, listeners might be reminded slightly of bands such as Matchbox Twenty.

Monday, 19 March 2012 11:40

Valentiger...Oh, to Know

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Every so often you hear that album that makes you completely fall in love with a genre again. Lucky for me Valentiger have made that happen with their album, ‘Oh, to Know’.

The Sun Explodes is a five piece rock band that fuses several styles of rock with electronic to create their distinct sound. Their debut album ‘Emergence ’ is welcomed with open arms in my eyes. It is fresh and exciting in all the right places. Some might say that they have similarities with the likes of Enter Shikari, this is true and they have the potential to rival them.

Friday, 24 February 2012 19:16

Band: Atlantis Album: Atlantis Rating: 10/10

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Leicestershire lads Atlantis, release their EP ‘Atlantis’ and they truly are in a league of their own. They mix hardcore, passion and in your face music to create eight neatly compact songs of pure music adrenaline. Singer Jones is one the most talented vocalists I’ve heard in a long time with his versatile ability to switch from gritty screams to powerful vocals instantly.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 01:29

Band: mylittlebrother Album: Nosedive Rating: 7/10

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mylittlebrother have released their emotion filled EP ‘Nosedive’. It is a is very Beatle-esque bunch of songs, letting the listener become immediately familiar with its tone and sound. The band have taken their influences, added their own style and have created something not to be taken lightly. What makes it even better is that it isn't only one style, at times it can come across slightly folksy adding a more poetic side to the songs.

Grey Goes Down are a three piece alternative punk band from Nottingham, who together form something that's one of a kind. Their debut album 'Love Letters to Rock 'n' Roll, will take listeners back to a time where music was about the music and nothing else. The vocals can be compared to early Green Day and at times vaguely reminiscent of the late Kurt Cobain. The music is simplistic yet powerful and the two go hand in hand to create a catchy grunge fused punk vibe.

Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:48

Artist: Young Guns Album: Bones Rating: 10 out of 10

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Young Guns are one of those bands that can’t seem to do any wrong. Talent seems to ooze out of every aspect of them and sometimes it’s easy to forget that their new album is only their second.

It isn’t often you hear electro genres mix with the metal genre, but when you do it sounds something like Enter Shikari. The band has recently released their third studio album ‘A Flash Flood of Colour’ and it is as politically charged as ever. It is full of chunky metal riffs and beats from various genres including dubstep and electronica. Usually you wouldn’t expect these to mix very well, and on paper I wouldn’t consider this music that good; but there is something special about this band. Maybe it is their passion for music, which can be seen in the energy they put into their songs. Perhaps it is their meaningful lyrics that question our society and the governments that run it. Whatever it is it works for them and music fans are grateful for it.

Monday, 16 January 2012 09:30

The Black Keys

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Since The Black Keys arrival in 2001 the music scene has been gifted with something new and refreshing. If the saying ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ applied anywhere, then it would apply here, as they have to stuck to what they are good at and built around it. Releasing their seventh studio album El Camino at the end of 2011, these guys have flooded their listeners ears with dirty guitar riffs, distorted vocals and whiskey fuelled songs that we have all become familiar with.

Saturday, 31 December 2011 15:05

The Best of 2011

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2011 has been a strange but wonderful year for music. We have seen the musical world take a far more dark and gritty turn, with some artists pushing it to the limit with what the say and talk about in their music. Here is a list of the albums I have rated the best.

X Factor finalist Olly Murs is back with his sophmore album, and it's easy to say that he is back with style. Having already released a hit record the previous year, he has definitely returned with something to rival it.

Having been around for more than a decade Coldplay have become one of the most successful bands on the planet, in that time they have released four astonishing albums that have set the bench mark for British alternative rock.

After spending nearly two decades in Oasis it is hard to imagine Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds debut album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ sounding any different to Oasis or being anywhere near as good. To my pleasant surprise it was. The record contains ten short sweet tracks of that classic Brit-Pop sound, which pushed Noel into the superstar fame, with a modern touch to it.

Whilst being recorded, it was said that some of the songs on the album had the potential to be as big as Oasis’ big hits. After listening to tracks such as ‘Stop All The Clocks’ which is one of the strongest tracks on the album it is easy to see why this statement had been made; it has the potential, with the right exposure, to be as big of a hit as ‘Wonderwall’ was. The record itself still has a very strong sounding resemblance to Oasis, there is something about it however that makes it it’s own, separate from Noel’s past projects. It is full of catchy riffs, memorable lyrics and good composure that makes up good music.

The key element to the CD is the range of instruments used during the songs, there is this constant build up during the verses which leads to this sort of explosion on the chorus making them very powerful and easy to remember. The main negative unfortunately, which is probably the biggest negative in todays music in general is the length of the album, it does feel slightly too short, and it leaves you wanting to hear more.

If you are a fan of Oasis or any Brit-Pop than I would recommend you give this album a listen. It is also a CD to have in your music collection as this is the first release Noel has made since his departure from one of the biggest bands on the planet, Oasis.

Ben Howard was once referred to as so unique that he will make you feel like he is the original troubadour. Whilst that may be a hugely sweeping statement, I find it hard to argue with, he seems to almost be an upbeat Nick Drake. Having released two EP’s already gaining an ever growing fan base his debut album ‘Every Kingdom’ was greeted with high anticipation. It was no surprise that the CD was truly fantastic, everything from the soulful voice, which has a very distinct sound and I feel makes the album, to the lyrics on tracks like ‘Old Pine’. The song that really leapt out at me in front of all other songs in ‘Black Flies’, there is something about its slow slightly dark feel that completely hypnotizes you.

Technically the CD matches up to its expectations as well, bringing that finger picking folk sound to the songs and the way the album has been composed truly does give the whole album a completely original and unique sound. It isn’t too often in songs where you can clearly hear every single instrument being used but you can with this, which is just another plus.

There are no real negatives to this album. There are several songs on the record which have been on EP’s; but those songs have been altered slightly adding a new element to them.

I would definitely recommend you give this album a listen if acoustic music is your thing, and even if it isn’t you will most likely be pleasantly surprised. This really is one of the greater releases of the year and is not one to be missed.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 06:11

Artist: Ed Sheeran Album: + Rating: 7 out of 10

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Ed Sheeran is without a doubt one of the most hyped UK artists around at the moment; with the recent release of his debut album ‘+’ there was some serious expectations to live up to.

When I first listened to the album I wasn’t that impressed, it seemed like he had given up some of his quirky style to get the album made, and also a lot of the tracks on the record were already well known, so it seemed to lack anything that new and exciting. On the second listen however I was blown away. The vocals on tracks such as ‘Give Me Love’ are comparable to those of Damien Rice and the lyrics in ‘Kiss Me’ are some of the most poetic songs I’ve ever listened to and stood out as my favourite on the album. What I liked most about the album was the fact that even though there are tracks that have been floating around for a while he has completely reinvented the songs to make them brand new ‘U.N.I.’ and ‘Wake Me Up’ are just a few examples. This man has the poetic ability and guitar skills of Jason Mraz, whilst creating love ballads that can relate to listeners of all ages.

However he isn’t a one themed musician, he covers varying subject matter from love songs, to up beat songs to the more serious ‘The A Team’ telling the story of a young homeless girl who was pushed into prostitution, he even does a version of the old Irish folk song ‘The Parting Glass’.

If you are a fan of the acoustic troubadour then this is definitely an album for you. He is your traditional acoustic singer/songwriter with a twist.

Off to university and thought this was an apt song by Brandon Boyd, to see me on my way…

"It takes courage and control, but you start by letting go"

The song deals with a common theme that Brandon Boyd often talks about, (both in song and in interviews) which is allowing yourself to live a life of expression and freedom of fear of how others might judge you.  It can be easy to let this fear control every aspect of your life, from the petty things like how you dress, to more major decisions like what you do for a living or where you live.  Without even realizing it, many people make these decisions based on what they feel is expected of them rather than what they may have done if no one judged them.

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Marmalade Sky are a four piece British rock band from Bristol, their newest EP is quite rightly titled ‘British Boy’. Whilst the band is unsigned, anyone who takes the time to listen to them will be greeted with true great British rock and roll with influences such as The Rolling Stones and The Who.

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Alex Clare is a musician based in London; he recently released his debut album ‘Lateness Of The Hour’. The record is a bag full of surprises, containing soulful voice comparable to the likes of John Legend and James Morrison, he also presents some pretty deep lyrics that will touch the listeners. However all this is shrouded with generic dubstep beats, which have become all too common to today’s music listeners. Now this isn’t to say that there is something wrong with dubstep as a genre, but this kind of feels like an attempt to grab extra fans, which is a shame as this album had some real potential.

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