Category: Artist Spotlight

Dance, Dance, Evolution

Music is funny thing. It can bring all sorts of people together, whether it be in the form of a collaboration between two very different artists or uniting those who may not have much in common when it comes to their musical tastes. Music also changes over time. New artists bring new sounds, existing artists collaborate with artists nobody would have thought of, new sub-genres are created, and new dances are invented. Each decade has brought us something new different and distinct. The 60’s took us from from dancing the twist and the mashed potato at sock hops into...

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“Tangled Up” over Thomas Rhett’s newest release

I anxiously awaited the release of Thomas Rhett’s new album, Tangled Up, for a while now, despite the fact that I knew it wouldn’t be a country album. And it’s definitely not a country album, but Rhett also never came out and claimed to be making a country album this time around. So at least we don’t have to hold that against him cause really, if it walks like a duck don’t call it a giraffe, ya know? With that being said, I think the album, after the first listen, can best be described as Thomas Rhett’s wild card....

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What’s in a Mix? The Lost Art of Making a Mixtape

“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules.” – John Cusak in High Fidelity I remember many nights as a teenager and as an early to mid-twenty-something sitting in front of my computer, usually staying up much later than I should have, making...

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Who Says You Can’t Go Home? Not Disturbed!

On Friday, August 21st, I traveled back in time. I traveled back to the mid 2000’s, a time when what was then being referred to as “Nu-Metal” was all the rage and a little band known as Disturbed was quickly changing the genre in a huge way. When Disturbed announced they were releasing a new album after a five-year hiatus, fans were full of emotions and reactions, mainly excitement and nervousness. What would the new album sound like? Would the band change their sound? What if the five-year hiatus changed them for the worse? I imagine those were the...

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Saint Asonia – Rock’s Newest Super Group

Rock super-groups. They’ve come and gone through rock’s history, but not without leaving an awesome taste in our mouths, salivating for more from them. According to an article in Guitar World, there are certain criteria, if you will, for a band to be considered a supergroup. The first is that there have to be at least 3 members. This makes sense since anything less would really just be considered more of a dynamic duo rather than a super group, don’t you think? The second is that they have to have released more than one album, no all-star jams. I...

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