Interview with Josiah Johnson from The Head & The Heart: The Intersection Of Logic And Passion

Throughout our lives we experience a multitude of journeys and experiences. With each venture we embark on and every road we travel down, there is one constant internal conflict between the logic within our heads, and the passion within our hearts.

This struggle is consistently brought to the surface and …

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Mitchell Grey: On The Stellar Way

A good song is comparable to a fine wine: it’s smooth, memorable, easy to digest, and has that certain “je ne sais quoi” that makes it stand out among the flock. New York-based troupe Mitchell Grey managed to create this moment not only for a single track, but for a …

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Interview with New Music Seminar’s Tom Silverman: Conquering The New Music Frontier

In its vast history, the music industry has experienced an overwhelming amount of changes. From shifts in musical tastes, styles and influences, to continual developments in technology, the business has adapted, evolved and survived through it all.

However, since the ‘90s, the music industry has faced one key disruptor: the …

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Interview with Matt Whipple from Cymbals Eat Guitars: Controlling Their Destiny

In today’s vast, competitive music industry, it is a rare accomplishment for an indie band to thrive and remain financially stable acting as musicians alone. Many artists, in fact, live double lives consisting of a few weeks on tour, and a few months holding down a steady job, hoping to …

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Interview with Simon Rix from Kaiser Chiefs: A Rebellious Return

In 2009, Kaiser Chiefs were riding high on the success of their newest album, Off With Their Heads, which was produced by hit-making golden boy Mark Ronson. Although the Leeds-based troupe seemingly had the power to conquer any audience and critic—the band has sold more than six million albums …

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CAT: Box Of Chocolates

CAT is in an era of self-discovery, exploration, and reflection. The artist, regularly known as Catherine Cosentino, has crafted a six-track work highlighting her musical muses ranging from a variety of genres, including country-tinged pop, jazz, acoustic, and indie. Box Of Chocolates begins solemnly, almost meekly, with “Grandmother’s Car,” which …

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Escape Directors: Music Escapism

The independent music scene is drowning in elitism and pseudo-hipster counterculture. Many bands seem like their passion for performing is depleting, but on rare occasion, certain acts come along that will ignite hope for the genre’s future. Bergen County, New Jersey’s own Escape Directors is a shining example of this …

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Interview with Matthew Maroulakos from Waking Lights: Dawning Of A New Era

In the last decade, the rules of music have changed. The need for record labels and Artists and Repertoire experts has died out. As a result, music fanatics and artists alike are more willing and eager to break down genre barriers and explore an array of tastes, styles and influences.…

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Interview with Shaun Cooper from Taking Back Sunday: New Reliance

Maybe time apart was exactly what the doctor ordered in the case of Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday. To kick off the summer, the band released their fifth studio album, a self-titled release that also marked the new beginning for the original line-up on their Tell All Your Friends album. …

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Gym Class Heroes @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—Hip-hop fanatics, flannel-adorned hipsters and suburban Rastafarians gathered at Starland Ballroom to experience the ultimate feel-good dance party featuring The Dirty Heads and Gym Class Heroes. The floor had room to spare, especially for a Friday night, but the energy was flowing as much as the drinks were from …

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