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James Hodson ‘Colours That Glow in the Dark’ Independent Music Review

James Hodson ‘Colours That Glow in the Dark’ Independent Music Review

Release Date: August 14, 2014 Studio: Self-recorded and produced Genre: Trip hop/Glitch/Drum and Bass/Ambient For Fans of: Nujabes, Cocorosie, Bones, Burial, Yppah In general, it takes a rare strain of courage to persist beyond multiple frustrations and failures to continue after one’s passion. In the climate and breakneck culture of today’s world, however, where new industry trends […]

New Music: Down-Home Blues and Folk From Michael Leonard Witham [Review]

New Music: Down-Home Blues and Folk From Michael Leonard Witham [Review]

Michael Leonard Witham embodies junkyard blues in the most literal way. His foray into creating new music began with a dumpster dive in his hometown, Shreveport, Louisiana. Witham touts himself as a “junk collector,” and on this day in 2010, he found a Yamaha acoustic guitar. The unwitting new musician took the guitar home fixed […]

New Music: Pacanomad Could Be the Next Adele or Better [Review]

New Music: Pacanomad Could Be the Next Adele or Better [Review]

The new music of the rock/blues outfit known as Pacanomad released in their first EP in July of this year has a bold sound in a large part because of their talented vocalist, Chantele Rivard. Pacanomad is no one-trick pony, however, with guitarist Nick Cifaldi providing blues solos on par with Santana and Stevie Ray […]

Michael Leonard Witham ‘A Scandal in The Violets’ Independent Music Review

Michael Leonard Witham ‘A Scandal in The Violets’ Independent Music Review

Some of the biggest changes in one’s life happen unexpectedly. Michael Leonard Witham, self-proclaimed “picker” found one particular item that caught his eye in the dumpster of an Indiana Mall. The Yamaha acoustic guitar needed little repair before Witham began strumming and singing the nights away, the instrument seemed at home in his presence. Four years […]

Bono’s Shades Help With the Pain

Bono’s Shades Help With the Pain

Bono has finally revealed why he wears his shades indoors, and it is not just to make him look “cool.” In fact, he put it forward that wearing sunglasses indoors is not because he wants to look like “ a douch.” There is a medical reason behind it all. Bono says his shades help with […]

U2’s Bono Wears Sunglasses Due to Glaucoma

U2’s Bono Wears Sunglasses Due to Glaucoma

U2 frontman Bono reportedly wears sunglasses indoors due to the medical condition of having glaucoma, which makes it impossible for him to go without them whenever there is bright lights around. The singer revealed his affliction during a recent interview on The Graham Norton Show, which took place this past Friday. The issue came up […]

Neil Young New Political Single [Review]

Neil Young New Political Single [Review]

For the past two weeks, Neil Young has been very active in the promotion of his new political single, Who’s Gonna Stand Up. The song has received an immense amount of press as a result of an appearance on the Colbert Report, a digital distribution of the song in multiple arrangements, and a brand new […]

Blues and Poetry: Tomás Doncker Band Merges Media [Review]

Blues and Poetry: Tomás Doncker Band Merges Media [Review]

Blues, blues and more blues is the sound of Tomás Doncker’s new project with acclaimed writer Yusef Komunyakaa, Big Apple Blues. The album is much more than meets the eye, however, as the big band blues style of the Tomas Doncker Band meets poetic and inspired lyrics, provided by Komunyakaa to make a project which brings fun and power […]

John Denver To Get Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame [Video]

John Denver To Get Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame [Video]

The American singing icon and former poet laureate of Colorado, John Denver, will be posthumously honored 17 years after his death with the installation of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will be on Friday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard and will stream live on […]

Bono Apologizes for U2 Record Distribution

Bono Apologizes for U2 Record Distribution

During an interview moderated by Facebook on Thursday, Bono of U2 apologized to fans for the abrupt method of distribution the band utilized for their new album, titled Songs of Innocence. The album was released to all 500 million iTunes users and immediately downloaded itself into users’ libraries. The question that prompted Bono’s lighthearted apology […]

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