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January 18, 2018

Ultra Violet; 2018 Color of the Year

by Christopher Porikos
January 17, 2018

Pappy and Harriet in Pioneer Town

by Caroline McElroy
The Post - Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
January 12, 2018

The Post; Molly’s Game; Wonder

by Mike Peros
January 09, 2018

Full of Thanks - Healthy Body and Mind

by Connor Coman
January 02, 2018

Inflation -- The Subtle Thief of Your Purchasing Power

by Lillian Appleby
December 29, 2017

Art Exhibition - SAMPLED Y SURVEYED

by Raleigh Barrett
December 26, 2017

Free Monthly Horoscopes - January 2018

by Maya White
December 20, 2017

Working off your partner.

by Fran Montano
December 14, 2017

Keeping Your Dog/Cat Safe and Happy during Christmas!

by Nancy Bianconi
December 12, 2017

AMAs - BTS; Bruno Mars; Pink and the winners and losers

by Caroline McElroy
December 08, 2017

Credit where credit is due

by Jessie Marcus
December 07, 2017

A Dog Isn’t Just for Christmas - It’s for Life

by Nancy Bianconi
December 06, 2017

Measuring Your Retirement Plan's Success

by Lillian Appleby
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How to decorate for the holidays 2017

by Christopher Porikos
November 30, 2017

Walton Ford - Calafia

by Raleigh Barrett
Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:41

Music Review >> Wiz Khalifia - o.n.i.f.c.

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Wiz Khalifa is currently one of Hip-Hop’s hottest musicians and has recently realised his latest album ‘O.N.I.F.C.’. So how does it compare to ‘Rolling Papers’?

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How did you get started in the music industry?
Noah:  I started recording myself around sixteen. I started with an actual 4 track tape recorder and worked my way up to teaching myself 
Pro-Tools and some other software. Now I pretty much do the same thing, just at a slightly bigger scale. I record everything at home,
and work independantly for the most part. I guess the only difference now is that more people listen to what I make, so that's cool.

What makes your music unique?
Noah: I'm a big fan of juxtaposition. It seems like bands can go in a very electronic direction, with synths and drum machines, or a very natural 
direction with acoustic guitars and natural drums, slide guitar ect. I like to take my favorite elements of both and try to play them 
against each other. And then find a harmony between the two that's compelling.  I think that juxtaposition is what makes a lot art 
compelling. Something that you want to look at or listen to more than once.

What would you call your style of music?
Noah:  Acoustic songs with a lot of electronic elements. 
Indie is probably where I fit in the best, literally and genre-wise, but I've always made music similar to what I make now. 
And I've never felt like I fit in comfortably into any genre. But I think a lot of artists feel that way, so I'll leave it to other people to 
decide what to call it. 

What has been your favorite gig so far and why?
Noah:  I was playing at someone's house in Northern California. I was outside and the place was in the mountains. As soon as I started playing 
there was a really strong echo coming from the mountains on both sides. At first I thought it was going to be distracting but after a 
few minutes it got really addicting. After a while I was just making sounds to hear what they would sound like coming back. 
That was really fun.

Any advice to a band/solo artist trying to cut their first CD?
Noah:  Yeah, people aren't as interested with the specific sound of your music as much as the soul behind it. Don't force anything, 
and keep it simple.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Noah:  Making music no matter what. Hopefully on an even bigger scale. 

What do you like about NoHo?
Noah:  I live in the arts district so there are so many awesome things so close together. One of my favorite things in NoHo is 
"Kulak's Woodshed". It's a music venue that's set up like a TV studio and the perfomances are broadcast live on the internet.
It's a great place to play and there's a very supportive music community there.



The Debut Ep entitled "Life is long, we'll meet again" is available now on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-is-long-well-meet-again-ep/id475782918?uo=4

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Monday, 19 November 2012 09:43

Music Review >> Boolfights' latest album "Feral"

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French touch indie rockers Boolfights are on the verge of releasing their latest album ‘Feral’.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:07

British Music Review >> Jake Bugg

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Looking at the 18-year-old Nottingham native Jake Bugg, you wouldn’t expect his music to be mature or sophisticated but he is proving that age doesn’t mean everything. As soon as he opens his mouth you can hear influences from the likes of Dylan and Oasis that can truly be felt within his jangly style sonnets of his self-titled debut album.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:41

Music Interview >> Early Morning Rebel

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Recently called "Darlings of the Fashion World” So Cal based band Early Morning Rebel is proud of its LA roots but their soulful sound has universal appeal and has been winning hearts in Europe as well as the U.S.    We caught up with EMR lead guitar player Dustin Bath fresh off the fashion show runway world of London and Paris Fashion week.

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The first time I saw and heard Dean Regan perform was at The North Hollywood Church of Religious Science. Dean is a phenomenal singer with a vocal style and range that is reminiscent of the giants in Old School Broadway.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 22:13

Album Review >> Mumford & Sons Babel Review Gets 5/10

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Mumford & Sons are back with their new album ‘Babel’ and credit should be given where it is due. The record, in terms of sound quality, composition and lyrics are fantastic. Once again the band strip down music to the bare essentials and make it work for them. Songs like "Reminder" and "The Boxer" are perfect poetic stories that, whilst being short, have a huge amount of depth to them.

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.

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