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Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

Album Review: Devilskin – Be Like the River

Six years onward, New Zealand’s Devilskin has proven a substantial asset in the mainstream rock realm. Their debut album, We Rise, climbed to platinum status last year, having steadily maintained the #1 position on both the Album and Kiwi Artist Album charts. But behind such surefire success lies something unbreakable—familial …

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Titanic Film Star Edward Fletcher Debuts New Music Video, “Sounds Like You”

Today marks the premier of the “Sounds Like You” video from musician-actor Edward Fletcher‘s band, StuntPlane. This video releases in conjunction with their full-length debut, Dyslexic Tango, a complementary mashup of experimental sonics with pertinent lyrics. Indeed, such a presentation is well-executed. Fletcher states that the perspective of the video …

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Music Video: Conscious – Intentions Pt. 1

Under the stage name Conscious, New York rapper-singer Brett Prusinski has earned quite a viral following online. Backed by Heady’s instrumentals, Prusinski’s melodic delivery and thematic understanding prove a sensible complement. With his recently debuted music video, “Intentions Pt. 1”, a further extent of his creativity has surely come to …

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Interview: Titanic film star Edward Fletcher on career progression, debut album, and rock n’ roll spirit

Massachusetts-born, California-based Edward Fletcher is best known for his role as Sixth Officer James Moody in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster, Titanic. Additional roles in the following decade would solidify his acting credibility; among them, a partygoer in the “Fool for Love” episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000), and Mr. …

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Interview with Jimmy Reeves of Sunndrug

Yesterday, Virginia Beach quintet Sunndrug released their debut album, Exit Wounds. Fans may recognize three of the band’s personnel—Jimmy Reeves, Chris Raines and Matt Beck—all of whom originated in Spitfire, a metalcore outfit popular at the start of the millennium. Sunndrug, by contrast, is a less stringent rock variant, bolstering …

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Interview with Kenny Dubman

After a lapse of non-musical endeavors, veteran New Jersey guitarist Kenny Dubman released his debut solo album, Reckless Abandon. The album effectively channels Dubman’s roots—a hearty amalgamation of 70s-tinged hard rock—while celebrating his newfound inspiration. Its presentation comes off as a rarity in today’s modern rock climate, a majority of …

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Interview with Seth Dunshee of Foreign Figures

Yesterday, Orem, Utah’s Foreign Figures began their Force of Nature Tour in support of their debut album, Paradigm. The tour resumes October 21, continuing along southern and Midwestern soil before wrapping with a hometown show. I had the pleasure of corresponding with the band’s bassist, Seth Dunshee, who provided ample …

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