Cosmic Stereo: FM Stereo

Cosmic Punch, a DIY pop rock duo from Florida, market their sound as “a mix of the ‘60s, ’70s and ‘80s with a dash of modern production,” and emphatically list a number of influences, such as The Beatles, Queen, ELO, and Boston. Their debut, FM Stereo, is an attempt …

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It is always interesting to see when two individuals come together to make beautiful, harmonious music. What makes the story even better for SOS is that both members grew up on different sides of the country; Randa Leigh grew up in Baltimore and Brian Vincent grew up in Oregon. Despite …

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A Shoreline Dream: The Silent Sunrise

With an unusually melodic blend of post-rock and shoegaze, Denver-based A Shoreline Dream delve into an ethereal wall of sound layered with a flowing stream of synthesizers with their latest release, A Silent Sunrise. Inspired by acts such as Slowdive and Smashing Pumpkins, it combines both musical complexity and …

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The Belle Sounds: Black Stone EP

I love indie folk pop. It’s usually one of my favorite genres. And I tried to really hard to like The Belle Sounds’ Black Stone EP, but alas, I could not.

Was it the Texas trio’s peacenik lyrics about being a “December child” or “the smell of summer” that …

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’68: In Humor And Sadness

Embarking on a new musical chapter shortly after the end of The Chariot’s final tour, vocalist Josh Scogin ravaged forward by teaming up with drummer Michael McClellan to spontaneously form a unique post-hardcore outlet entitled ’68. With an imaginative sense of creative significance that was interpreted throughout their highly receptive …

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Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (CSN) combined forces for the last of a three-night stand at the Beacon as “they let their freak flag fly” and then some, taking on their storied catalog that has aged like fine wine.

They had a busy week in town appearing …

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Pat Benatar/Rick Springfield @ Revel Ovation Hall

(Photo by Nadine Joy)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—On a balmy summer evening, Rick Springfield took the stage with a lot of energy for a guy whose 65th birthday was on the horizon.

“I’ve Done Everything For You” was the first song, and he knocked it out of the park. After taking …

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Felder/Foreigner/Styx @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—If you’re looking for almost four hours of music and entertainment, then this tour is for you. Don Felder, once a driving force behind The Eagles and many of their hits, took the stage and wowed the audience with “Already Gone.”

The band and Don were “cool” and freewheeling …

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Slow Buildings: A Fresh Slice

Transparency is always an appreciated quality in music. Being explicitly open and direct through your music helps the listener grasp what you’re attempting to convey. There is no need to sugarcoat things, and Slow Buildings seem to make this the belief statement of their new release.

The best part of …

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Dragonforce: Maximum Overload

London-based power metal sextet Dragonforce recently released their sixth full-length record, Maximum Overload. The album marks a new direction for the group—while guitarists Sam Totman and Herman Li have produced all of the music in the past, this time they called upon Jens Brogen, who is known for his …

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