Singer/songwriter Hannah Ellis has made a splash in 2023 – and is ready to put everything on the line via the bold lyricism in her new single “Too Much & Not Enough,” the emphatic urgency of her words only rivaled by the searing tonality of the music. Lyrics can be a catalyst for a lot of different emotional
Marc Miner’s personal journey informs his songwriting art, but no one should confuse his songs for literal autobiography. His European upbringing in Vienna, Austria as a child of American/German descent eventually led to Miner scoring a job on a US-bound container ship and planting his flag in his father’s land of birth. Miner gravitated to
High-octane stylish hard rock is an increasingly rare species. It’s still out there, often flying under the radar, but the bands and performers still flogging away today as practitioners of the genre will make you sit up and take notice. Southern California’s OF LIMBO is among them. Australian-born brothers Jake and Luke Davies have chunky
Genre hybrids are inevitably home runs or noble failures. It’s a popular route for bands to take. Bringing off a collision of musical styles in such a way that it achieves critical mass and sticks in a listener’s memory bank isn’t easy. Pulling it off is more than having the necessary musical skills. It’s about
The progressive tendencies of Silent Skies’ Dormant seem like strange musical bedfellows with the obvious singer/songwriter sensibilities of Tom S. Englund’s lyrics and vocals. I admit feeling taken aback by this marriage from the outset and dubious of its success. Dormant, however, is a grower. By the second listen, you start understanding what the duo of Englund and composer/pianist/keyboardist Vikram
Today we are chatting with the talented Osmunda Music. Welcome! Let’s dive right in – tell us all about how you got started and how you ended up where you are now! My love for music started when I was really young & was inspired by my sweet momma who would play her favorite tunes as she cleaned the house. I started guitar
Gifted Artist Presents Unique Insight to the Double Daddy Experience. On Thursday September 28th from 6pm-8pm, please join discerning art aficionados from NYC and across the world at the opening reception for Emma McCagg’s “Mr & Mr and Family” exhibition, happening in the West Village at Proyectos Raul Zamudio, 78 Jane Street, upper level, NY, NY 10014. The
Distinguished Actress, Advocate, Mother, Wife, Veteran Set to Shine. Actress, Advocate, Mother, Wife, Veteran and Mrs. Pennsylvania America Chaunice Holley is gearing up for “Mrs. America 2023”, the national competition happening on Saturday August 26th at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The preliminaries begin at 1pm with the final competition happening at 5pm PST. VISIT:
From the moment the song begins, it’s clear that “Wine Country” is a meticulously crafted piece of modern country perfection, with an added bonus of some southern rock swagger. The production shines with a remarkable polish, leaving no room for imperfections. Every element is finely tuned, from the crisp guitars that drive the rhythm to the shimmering synths that add
Swinging to a familiar beat in one breath, pushing out a crunchy hook as forceful as it is entrancing in the next, Rob Alexander doesn’t know how to slow down when he starts partying in the recording studio – or, at least, it would seem so by listening to his new album Young Man’s Eyes this summer.
I don’t usually hear a lot of vital progression with Hard Rock/Alt.Metal bands from the building blocks of the past – it’s usually just a bastardization of the form. A cookie-cutter dumbing down of the genre. I can’t say that, however, about the band Dark Below. This promising trio from the Midwest are charting a promising
GREGG SHARP TAKING HIS SUCCESS INTO HOLLYWOOD Sharp Takes A No Non-Sense Approach For People Around Him To Win. Hollywood is place where people make their dreams come true. It can be a success, a grind, and struggle depending on what angle you look at, whether you’re an actor, director, or a producer.
Some singles are all about making us move to the rhythm of their rhymes, and while I’m as big a fan as any of those songs, there are others, like Rob Alexander’s “Get Over Yourself” that have a much greater purpose than soundtracking your local bar scene. This purpose is arguably as divine as prayer;
Colin Dieden is a long way from home. The Kansas-born singer/songwriter landed in Southern California during the early years of the 21st century and hooked up with what would soon become The Mowgli’s by 2010. The Mowgli’s enjoyed an impressive ten-year run as one of the region’s foremost musical exports before Dieden decided to step away
Rain presents itself like a straight, silvery punishment of steel rods. The rain starts very innocently at first but then the sky becomes packed with clouds, and gradually they drop bigger and heavier. The color is the sky with dark clouds like a mysterious shade….. such is the release by rising House/Pop music artist Irene
Migrant Motel’s latest single “Party” has an at first deceptive theme. Anyone who has struggled to get over someone, regardless of age, will relate to this song. It doesn’t confine itself to a niche audience but, instead, shows the wisdom and maturity to tap into something universal. Singer David Stewart Jr. sounds like he’s experienced
Like the first few notes we hear before the pouring of audiological lust that comes screaming out of the ethers at the start of a grand symphony, the opening bars of Bruce Sudano’s “Make the World Go Away” are as telling as they are deftly erotic and evocative. We’re instantly drawn in with the instrumental
Jesse Lynn Madera’s latest release “Unchained” is a haunting and beautiful rendition of Johnny Cash’s 1996 hit — Madera’s downbeat, somber country track showcases her impressive vocal range, as she sings of being unchained from the weight that has been holding her down. The accompanying lyric music video featuring imagery of flowers growing through cracked
Tommy Howell’s American Storyteller is a throwback in the best possible way. The actor known as C. Thomas Howell has taken on a different moniker for his debut musical collection, but the same guy shines through. Onetime rodeo star and son of a famed stuntman, Howell’s love for roots music comes through during each of the
Battered but still unadorned with plasticity, the dark melodies dance with reckless abandon in “Pornstar.” They quake and rustle against the rhythm of a pained melody in “Bonesaw” and struggle to define the tone of the music with a casualness that impales the lyricism with a strange sense of irony. There is no overstating their
From the hate-driven mother in Perception, to the yoga-class attending Liz in Three For the Road and the mob-boss no one wants to cross in Paper, actor Linda Collins is living her best life. Audiences might not like her characters, but they will surely remember them. Based in New York City, Collins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and
There’s not much – if anything – about Migrant Motel’s “Shame” that would qualify as typical by mainstream standards. For example, take the hook in the chorus; David Stewart is pushing the vocal track hard into the synths in the background, but their clash is anything but discordant. They’re fused as one, peppered with a
As far as most of us are concerned, 90s alternative rock is a classic genre within rock n’ roll now, and while there are some who would use the style as a model to cheat the basics of pop with, others like Dark Below are using it as the aesthetical jumping-off point they should. In
Summoning the spirit of 2000’s hardcore, Dallas, Texas band Nygma has established a reputation for surrealistic lyrics, unorthodox guitar melodies, unpredictable shifts in tempo and rhythm, and wild stage presence. Burnie, Colten, and Caleb have been playing music together for close to 16 years, they’ve been in other bands together as well as touring the
Ideally, a collaboration between two artists teaches us something about both performers and what they have to share in a unique capacity. In the right circumstances, a track like “Buttercup” would have us get to know another side of Little Hurt that simply wasn’t accessible before coming into the same studio as a veteran performer
Adding to a credible discography when you’ve already got the kind of street value that racks up hundreds of thousands of streams online is a lot harder than it sounds on paper, but in their new single “Let’s Go,” Of Limbo are making it sound all too easy. The band’s sound has come a long
If you know Everett De Morier, you know unpredictability. In a career that has spanned more than twenty-five years, Mr. De Morier has written everything from the Weekly World News’ My Wife Is Having the Reincarnation of Elvis to the Hollywood optioned Thirty-Three Cecils. He’s an essayist, an author, a humorist, a contributor, a thinker.
Vividly kaleidoscopic melodies spark “The Pathway,” one of them more instantly satisfying in David Raybuck’s The Prodigal, to life with an effervescence that the singer and songwriter will revisit in “Be Healed” and “Desert Ride,” but that said, there’s something really special about what we’re met with in this experiment in making harmony-powered pop endearing again.
Louis Siciliano and Mauro Salvatore’s MUMEx Duo are an increasing rarity in the modern musical landscape. The fact they are staunch purveyors of jazz sets them apart, of course, in an exploding world of bubblegum popular music. It is their passion for their art, however, that makes them stand out most for me. Heat the Silent isn’t
On her new short film, The Day, at the Beach, director Cindy Di Xin has stated: “This film is based on my own personal story. This story also is a lesson that I am still learning since I was 15 years old. First, my feature concept came out in my mind, which is about an