• Artist Spotlight: Dada Life

    Artist Spotlight: Dada Life

    By Amanda Crabtree on Monday, September 1, 2014

    There’s something about Sweden that fosters great electronic music. From Alesso and Swedish House Mafia, to Eric Prydz and Rebecca & Fiona, there’s no end to the innovation and musicality that comes out of that country. Adding to that reputation is the infamous duo Dada Life. Olle Corneer and Stefan Englom joined forces in 2006 to make up the DJ

  • Album Review: Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss

    Album Review: Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss

    By Jon O'Brien on Friday, August 29, 2014

    Dressed in a latex dominatrix dress and sporting the kind of jet black bob you’d associate with Jessie J, former enfant terrible Sinead O’Connor may be virtually unrecognisable on the front cover of her tenth studio album. But the twelve emotionally-charged tracks on I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss prove that almost 25 years after “Nothing Compares 2 U,” the

  • Throwback: Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

    Throwback: Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

    By Amanda Crabtree on Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, is the English DJ, producer and musician known for popularizing the big beat genre in the 1990s. Before his banner work in electronic music, Cook was internationally known for his work as the bassist of indie rock band The Housemartins. His musical background in that band proved to be a huge asset to Slim’s electronic

  • Album Review: Nashville Outlaws — A Tribute To Motley Crue

    Album Review: Nashville Outlaws — A Tribute To Motley Crue

    By Todd Sterling on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    On paper, a tribute to L.A. sleaze rockers Motley Crue by contemporary country artists looks like a bad idea. It’s not like the hard rock band has influenced the country genre in any significant way. Once you get past the obvious (and actually listen to the fifteen track project), however, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue doesn’t seem like such a

  • Artist Showdown: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Soundgarden

    Artist Showdown: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Soundgarden

    By Jon O'Brien on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have had something of a history ever since the latter’s Superunknown pipped the former’s The Downward Spiral, to the US number one spot in 1994. Having just completed a joint tour, their feud now appears to be over, but for nostalgia’s sake we’ve pitted the two groups against each other for one final ultimate showdown.

  • Album Review: Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

    Album Review: Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

    By Amber McKynzie on Monday, August 25, 2014

    Reaching mainstream success with the creation of a track that ultimately became a Superbowl soundtrack circa 2009, the year the Pittsburgh Steelers took home their sixth championship title, Wiz Khalifa quickly got a taste of the limelight and found himself taking a ride on Hollywood’s fast track. In the five years that have passed since the Pittsburgh-bred MC’s worldwide musical

  • Song Review: Stevie Nicks – “The Dealer”

    Song Review: Stevie Nicks – “The Dealer”

    By Jon O'Brien on Friday, August 22, 2014

    Legendary songstress Stevie Nicks announced this month that she will be previewing tracks from her eighth solo album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault, on Instagram in the weeks leading up to its October 7, 2014 release. It’s an appropriate marketing strategy, considering that the nostalgic Californian AM rock of its lead single sounds like it’s been applied with

  • 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

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