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BOTW #49 – The Glitch Mob

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Imagine entering an action-packed Transformers movie every time you play The Glitch Mob on the stereo — this pretty much sums up the epic electronic-futuristic-synthesized tracks that these guys produce. With their intriguing… Continue reading

BOTW #48 – Flume

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Electronica, dance, indie, rap, r&b and alt-pop? This week’s featured Coachella artist, Flume, pretty much covers all of these musical grounds in his carefully crafted tunes. Hailing from Australia, Flume started concocting compositions… Continue reading

The 56th Grammy Awards: Who Should Win & Who’ll Probably Win

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Here are my predictions on the Grammy Awards, and here’s to hoping that the worthy musicians actually win this year (this is not a complete list, as there are 82 categories and I… Continue reading

Team USA’s “Ugly” Sweaters for the Sochi Olympics

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Team USA’s 2014 Sochi opening ceremony outfits were revealed today and I may be one of the very few people that actually love it. Yes, they may be considered “ugly” sweaters, but I… Continue reading

BOTW #47 – Woodkid

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You may not have heard of Yoann Lemoine, but you are probably very familiar with his work outside of his musical pursuit as “Woodkid” if you are a top 40 fan. Yoann is… Continue reading

Today in Music News: Katy Perry Openers, Barcelona New Releases, Bruno Mars Tour

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Katy Perry just announced that she will be taking Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, AND Tegan & Sara on the Prismatic Tour! TOO MANY FEELS. Click here to see if she is coming to… Continue reading

[SONG REVIEW] Shakira – “Can’t Remember to Forget You (feat. Rihanna)”

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Shakira is back! And with the help of Rihanna on this ridiculously contagious track, she will have you dancing in your room or singing in the car shamelessly for awhile! The latin/ska/pop-rock inspired… Continue reading

BOTW #46 – Aloe Blacc

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With the massive success of the crossover hit, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, the featured vocalist and co-writer, Aloe Blacc, is finally getting the street cred and exposure that he deserves! Aloe Blacc… Continue reading

BOTW #45 – Yuna

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This week’s BOTW is Malaysian indie-pop songstress, Yuna. Her chillaxed records are filled with heartfelt vocal performances, glittering synths and marimbas, the warmth of a Wurlitzer under layer, and the sophistication that comes… Continue reading

Last Post of 2013!

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As the year comes to a close in just a few hours on this side of the Earth, I would like to take a moment to thank my awesome readers! I started this… Continue reading

Favorite Albums & Singles of 2013

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I’d say that 2013 has been a pretty awesome year in new music! Here’s a list of some of my favorite albums and singles that were released in 2013 (there were many albums… Continue reading

BOTW #44 – Vinyl Theatre

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Besides their band name consisting of a couple of my favorite things (vinyl, and the spelling of “theatre” as opposed to “theater”), these Milwaukee guys can write a mean alt-rock tune! Through the… Continue reading

So apparently, Target won’t sell Beyonce’s Self-Titled album…

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I recently just read from a Target rep that they will not be selling Beyonce’s new self-titled album because it was available online first and they want to have physical formats in stores… Continue reading

BOTW #43 – Cusses

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This week’s feature, Cusses, offers some Joan Jett-esque rock n’ roll with driving distorted guitars, a fierce front woman, and fearless lyrics. Tracks like “Blood Everywhere,” “The Wait is Over,” and “Head on… Continue reading

[SONG REVIEW] Glee Star, Lea Michele’s Debut Single: “Cannonball”

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Lea Michele’s long awaited solo debut was totally worth the wait! On the powerful mid-tempo pop ballad, “Cannonball,” penned by hit-maker Sia (“Diamonds” for Rihanna, “Titanium” w/ David Guetta, etc.), Lea showcases her… Continue reading