The Maine: American Candy

When The Maine first started touring, half the band had yet to finish high school. Fast forward to almost a decade later, the five dudes have graduated into a matured and developed sound. Originally from Arizona, but known for connecting with their fans across the map, they recently released their …

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Corsica Arts Club: Corsica Arts Club

Starting in 2014 and based in Los Angeles, Corsica Arts Club hit the music scene with their single “California I Follow.” The band consists of original band members Brendan Thompson and Arash Parsee along with Nate Chovanec, Peter McArthur, and Jason Mittleman, who later joined the band. Inspired by artists …

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The Maine: American Candy

Alternative rock band, The Maine, has been around the block for eight years now representing their hometown of, you guessed it: Tempe, Arizona. If you’ve been following this quintet comprised of John O’Callaghan (vocals), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums), Kennedy Brock (guitar/vocals), and Jared Monaco (guitar), then you should …

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Hoochie Coochie Men: Big Blue Tree – EP

Coming together as fellow colleagues from the Easton, Pennsylvania-based Lafayette College, the blues-rock quintet Hoochie Coochie Men have established themselves in the local circuit as a group of charming and eccentric individuals who share a common bond of crafting together blissfully simplistic music that appeals to both the body and …

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KaiL Baxley: A Light That Never Dies

 

The neo-soul stylings of artists like Sam Smith, Hozier and Adele have never really done much for me. The stagnant, smooth voices and looping minimal instrumentation leave me feeling empty—waiting for an embrace that never quite arrives. I share the nostalgic desire of the neo-soul movement: to go back …

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Hayden: Hey Love

Sometimes it can fall into the cliché territory, but can you think of something that has been so withstanding in music as love? It can be considered a common denominator in the music world; it has stood the test of time and can be heard throughout the most varying genres. …

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Ohio Sky: The Big Distraction

Ohio Sky, the four-piece progressive rock band, are standing strong following the recent release of their new album, The Big Distraction. Since their formation five years ago, the group has played with distinguished artists like Torche, Taking Back Sunday and Seether.

   The members—vocalist and guitarist Vinny DiFranco, bassist Michael …

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Made Violent: Made Violent EP

It only takes 30 seconds of opening track “Two-Tone Hair” to remind me why I spent most of my teenage years listening to pop punk bands. The crisp, slashing guitar, plodding bass and vamping vocals manage to plunge into my chest somewhere near teenage memories of skateboarding, rule-breaking and trying …

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Jessi Mechanic: Wandering In Roam

Emerging as a refreshing act based out of the New York City indie rock scene, singer-songwriter Jessi Mechanic definitely made an immediate impression with a favorable sound that passionately embraces every single aspect of the city life through the colorful representation of her work. With an eccentric list of influences …

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iVerdensphere: Fables

This tribal/industrial Canadian group has been around since 2009. Having, regrettably, no prior exposure to their oeuvre, I was stunned by the varied richness and the grim appeal of this 14-track masterwork that respects no boundaries or genres as it free-forms each song and crosses through every electronic musical category.…

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