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The Songery
Hot Artist Alert: Avant-garde and genre-hopping, The Songery is a breath of fresh air for singer/songwriters

Crafting the kind of swift, uplifting pop that seeks to “peel back the mask that humanity can so easily wear,” The Songery—a.k.a. singer/songwriter Alexandria Leon—boasts an avant-garde touch to her music. Her latest single “The Dark” is a budding, melodically enthused anthem to new beginnings—of which Leon herself appears to be on the cusp of. […]

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Wild Belle
Wild Belle return with funky-saxophones and sizzling-rock bombast on “Everybody One Of A Kind”

Wild Belle, the funk-rock concoction of sibling duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman, have built their rising musical career on an ever-changing foundation of influences, sounds, and enigmatic worlds—and the engulfing textures of their third studio album Everybody One Of A Kind is no different. A drifting, passionate mixture of sizzling rock bombast and elusively funky […]

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Karen O and Danger Mouse collide in a sonically-cataclysmic fashion on “Lux Prima”

Lux Prima, the collaborative album from singer/songwriter and hurricane voiced Karen O and beat-master/producer Danger Mouse, is a sonically cataclysmic collision of the most darkly-lush kind. To be fair, there’s probably not a soul alive that might’ve—or even should’ve—expected anything less. Karen O, with all her vocal acrobatics and the ability of that howl of […]

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BIIANCO
BIIANCO preps music video for “Get Up”inspired my Mesopotamian goddess, Inanna

Smoke Season’s singer/songwriter Gabby Bianco steps out of the duo she and bandmate Jason Rosen created nearly 6 years ago to release new solo work, a feat that does not lose sight of Bianco’s experience with Smoke Season, but is rather a progression of sound that grows out of its origins. “Get Up,” is a […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Karen O, St. Vincent, Lykke Li and more to perform at Women Who Rock Event at iHeartRadio Theater LA

Presented by Presented by ALT 98.7 & the Amazon Original Series HANNA — Karen O, St. Vincent, Lykkee Li and more fierce females will perform at iHeartRadio’s Women Who Rock event. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the event will take place on Friday, March 8 at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles and will feature special […]

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son house
Vintage Gold: The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

Among the many iconic music moments on the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White’s favorite song stands out. He wordlessly pulls a twelve inch record out of a dusty sleeve and places the needle onto the wax. He doesn’t look at anything as he listens, unless you count a blank stare at the art […]

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The supremes
Vintage Gold: America’s Most Successful Vocal Group in The Supremes

At the height of their rise in the mid-1960s The Supremes had risen to become—and still remain—America’s most successful vocal group, even rivaling The Beatles in terms of international popularity. Although the lineup changed dramatically throughout their run the core group of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross are often recognized as the definitive lineup responsible for […]

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Guru of Gang Starr
Vintage Gold: Guru — Jazz/Hip Hop Collaboration Still Sounds Just As Smooth 25 Years Later

Known best for fuzing Jazz and Hip Hop in a revolutionary, yet copacetic way, Keith Elam AKA Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) had a knack for combining different styles of music as well as mastering socially conscious songwriting. Guru, who passed away in 2010, left a discography spanning decades that continues to inspire and entertain […]

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Mike Krol
An Interview with Mike Krol — a man of many hats who ultimately makes some stellar garage rock

There is something about being from Milwaukee. Whether it’s the midwestern work ethic or knowing you are on your own as far as any creative pursuits. When you meet a Milwaukeean in a creative field you can bet they had nothing handed to them. Mike Krol is no exception, except… he is. Krol’s path to […]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Vintage Gold: The Mother of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When people generally think about the origins of rock ‘n’ roll, immediate thoughts go to Elvis’s shaky legs, Chuck Berry’s tumbling and electrifying riffs, or Little Richard’s clunky piano backbeats. However, none of this would have been possible without the legacy of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Elvis studied her instrumentation carefully. She was the first to […]

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