• Throwback: Twista – Adrenaline Rush

    Throwback: Twista – Adrenaline Rush

    By Amber McKynzie on Thursday, August 21, 2014

    On the heels of the release of his ninth studio album, Dark Horse, Twista, known as Tung Twista in his former years, celebrates 23 years as a trendsetting, rapid fire rhyme spitter. First creating tracks with a mulit-coast sound and transparent ’90s bee-bop melodies, the Chicago-born MC hit a career roadblock in 1994 when trying to release a second album

  • Top 5 EDM Songs For An Epic Beach Day

    Top 5 EDM Songs For An Epic Beach Day

    By Amanda Crabtree on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    As summer draws to a close, it’s time for those last-minute trips to the beach, as we squeeze the most out of summer that we can. But no beach day — or beach night bonfire for that matter — is complete without the perfect playlist. Here are five songs to make your beach day the ultimate farewell to summer. 1.

  • Song Review: Kenny Chesney – “Flora-Bama”

    Song Review: Kenny Chesney – “Flora-Bama”

    By Todd Sterling on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

      Kenny Chesney is the quintessential party-song guy. The voice behind #1 hits such as “When The Sun Goes Down,” “Summertime” and “Out Last Night,” Chesney knows just how to have a good time. The Tennessee native also knows exactly want his fans want, which is why his latest single, the second release from his upcoming 2014 release The Big

  • Album Review: Godsmack – 1000hp

    Album Review: Godsmack – 1000hp

    By Jon O'Brien on Monday, August 18, 2014

    With frontman Sully Erna launching a solo career, drummer Shannon Larkin returning to Ugly Kid Joe for the Stairway to Hell E.P. and a four-year period of inactivity, many Godsmack fans were left wondering whether the Boston quartet would ever return to the metal scene they dominated for much of the ’00s. Thankfully, after acknowledging that they “all really missed

  • Get In The Ring: Kaskade Vs. Zedd

    Get In The Ring: Kaskade Vs. Zedd

    By Amanda Crabtree on Friday, August 15, 2014

    Musical geniuses and EDM crowd favorites Kaskade and Zedd are known for their innovative work with the entire spectrum of musical tools, and for their ability to weave vocals in with intensely layered sounds for songs that are easy to sing along and dance to. Award winning and ever evolving, let’s take a look to see how their music matches

  • Throwback: “Weird Al” Yankovic – In 3-D

    Throwback: “Weird Al” Yankovic – In 3-D

    By Jon O'Brien on Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Written off as a throwaway novelty act with his self-titled debut, “Weird Al” Yankovic has since continued to silence his critics over a lengthy recording career which finally produced a US number one album at the 14th time of asking last month with Mandatory Fun. However, although half of his output has charted higher, it’s his 1984 sophomore release Weird Al Yankovic

  • Album Review: Billy Joe Shaver – Long In The Tooth

    Album Review: Billy Joe Shaver – Long In The Tooth

    By Todd Sterling on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

      Outlaw. Poet. Country traditionalist. Rebel. Americana legend. No matter which term you use to describe Texas heavy weight Billy Joe Shaver – the man behind the curtain on songs by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and The Allman Brothers – they all fit. Created from the same brush as fellow Texan and friend Willie Nelson, Shaver

  • Album Review: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

    Album Review: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

    By Jon O'Brien on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Heartland rock veteran Tom Petty recently revealed that there’s a hand-written sign outside the home studio in which he recorded his 13th studio effort with The Heartbreakers that reads “Beware Cranky Hippie.” It’s a warning which could be applied just as much to listeners of Hypnotic Eye as visitors to his Los Angeles pad. The follow-up to 2010’s Mojo not only

  • Artist Spotlight: Teena Marie

    Artist Spotlight: Teena Marie

    By Amber McKynzie on Monday, August 11, 2014

    When Teena Marie officially hit the music circuit in 1979, R&B was in an “It Must Be Magic” kind of mood. Her ability to fluctuate between octaves was spine chilling, but there was one shock factor that took fans by surprise: she wasn’t Black. Born in Santa Monica, Calif. as Mary Christine Brockert in 1956, Teena Marie muddled her way into

  • Album Review: Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

    Album Review: Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

    By Jon O'Brien on Friday, August 8, 2014

    Guitar hero Eric Clapton certainly believes in giving credit where credit is due. Ten years after paying his respects to Robert Johnson with Me and Mr. Johnson, the former Cream frontman now doffs his hat to another blues legend who inspired his fruitful career, the late American singer-songwriter J.J. Cale. Unlike the subject of his previous tribute album, Clapton has

  • Throwback: Kip Moore – Up All Night

    Throwback: Kip Moore – Up All Night

    By Todd Sterling on Thursday, August 7, 2014

    It doesn’t happen too often, but every now and then a great album or artist will slip through the cracks at ReDigi. With the amount of projects dropping from one week to the next, the mothership is bound to miss one or two that deserved ink but didn’t get it. Kip Moore is one such artist, and his 2012 debut

  • Album Review: Common – Nobody’s Smiling

    Album Review: Common – Nobody’s Smiling

    By Amber McKynzie on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Looking to take hip-hop back to its roots and offer the beat-heavy genre some lyrical substance, Common speaks to fans with a gritty, realistic depiction of his hometown’s ongoing chaotic state with his 10th studio album, Nobody’s Smiling. The album visits the perpetual circle of senseless gun violence and the moral looseness that plague the streets of Chicago. The album

  • Album Review: Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls

    Album Review: Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls

    By Jon O'Brien on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Having watched Iron Maiden’s The Final Frontier and Black Sabbath’s 13 sail to the top of the charts, Judas Priest finally become the third and final act from the undisputed Holy Trinity of British Heavy Metal to drop a new album this decade, with Redeemer Of Souls. Arriving six years after Nostradamus, an ambitious, if slightly misguided, two-disc rock opera

  • Song Review: Avicii – “Hey Brother”

    Song Review: Avicii – “Hey Brother”

    By Amanda Crabtree on Monday, August 4, 2014

    EDM and folk music have topped the charts for the last couple of years. Mumford & Sons, Passenger and The Head And The Heart have made folk more mainstream and accessible, while Calvin Harris and Afrojack have led the charge for mainstream EDM. And until 2013, no one had thought to bring the two genres together — understandably so, as

  • Song Review: The Ting Tings – “Wrong Club”

    Song Review: The Ting Tings – “Wrong Club”

    By Jon O'Brien on Friday, August 1, 2014

    Mancunian duo The Ting Tings virtually defined the sound of 2008 with their spiky attitude-laden mix of indie-pop, garage rock and electro. “Shut Up & Let Me Go” and “Great DJ” became ubiquitous thanks to their appearances on various film soundtracks and TV commercials. The “Hey Mickey”-esque cheerleader pop of “That’s Not My Name,” and parent album We Started Nothing, both

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