[Album Review and Interview]- The Front Bottoms, A “Rose” EP by Any Other Name
Jun25

[Album Review and Interview]- The Front Bottoms, A “Rose” EP by Any Other Name

“Break your neck,” croons Brian Sella, lead singer of The Front Bottoms, “and I will love you, like a bird that cannot fly.” With a recent explosion in popularity, it’s not hard to see the parallels to having an audience screaming these lyrics back at Sella. It seems that the Front Bottoms can do no wrong, and the recent release of the Rose EP supports that fully. Named in memoriam of drummer Mat Uychich’s recently passed...

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[Album Review] Sam Smith – a New Vocal Treasure
Jun23

[Album Review] Sam Smith – a New Vocal Treasure

Already pegged as the male counterpart to Adele, Sam Smith is on the road to quick stardom at the ripe age of 22.  Smith’s lyrics speak of a heartbreak we’ve all felt and provides the vocal, crooner chops to accompany the emotion. In the Lonely Hour gives a real, honest, and refreshing sound, something that comes around and catches you by surprise.  How can you not be taken aback with chills with a performance like this…...

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[Inside Scoop] Vacationer Release Another Summer Classic
Jun17

[Inside Scoop] Vacationer Release Another Summer Classic

It’s been two years since the release of Gone, the last album from Philly’s Vacationer.  They make their seasonal return with another instant Summer anthem album in the form of Relief.  This shines through by the time you hit the second track “Paradise Waiting” with frontman Kenny Vasoli singing “there’s a paradise waiting for us in summertime.” Listening to Vacationer, it’s almost hard to believe that these guys are...

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[Interview]: ASTR
Jun17

[Interview]: ASTR

The New York duo, ASTR started off their tour with The Knocks last week, and I was given the opportunity to sit down with them and chat about Drake, Reality TV, and new music genre’s…here’s what they had to say: ON HOW THEY MET T: So you guys met in a cafe of a yoga studio, met up later and banged out a hit basically? Adam: Hit it and quit it, ride it to the bitter end, but we experimented for awhile. ON DRAKE T: I...

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[LISTEN] Medeski Martin & Wood Team Up with John Scofield on Fourth Album ‘JUICE’
Jun15

[LISTEN] Medeski Martin & Wood Team Up with John Scofield on Fourth Album ‘JUICE’

On September 16 you can fully listen and buy Juice. Fourth studio album of a collaboration between Avant-Jazz-Funk band Medeski Martin and Wood and  jazz guitarist John Scofield. They came together 17 years ago and have been seen to have a great musical interplay kinship on and off the stage. Take a listen to Sham Time below.   Medeski Martin and Wood’s last three albums had great reviews and this album will sure be viewed...

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[Meet] Flutronix a duo bringing a new style to flute playing
Jun08

[Meet] Flutronix a duo bringing a new style to flute playing

Flutronix is a flute playing duo comprised of two women, Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull. The Wall Street Journal described their music as being “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” Take a listen for yourself below of their live performance from The Attucks Theatre.   Back in Spring they released their second album...

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