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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.

Chandler Juliet Drops New Single, “The Fight”

Pop rock singer-songwriter Chandler Juliet has maintained a steady output, kicking off the first half of the New Year with “The Fight”. The single made its debut to online music outlets last Thursday, and features production by Revolver Recordings personnel including Dean Dinning, Jacob Williams, and Mikal Blue. During the …

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Interview: VISTA on upcoming single, “Henchmen”

Amidst a successful promotional campaign following their debut EP, Versus, New York/New Jersey-based VISTA shine on strong. The trio’s blend of crunchy pop hooks and uplifting choruses has already resonated with such outlets as RockSound, Myspace and Buzznet. Much had been learned during this phase, the loss of a single …

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Album Review: Jim Gatti – For Mom and Dad

Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Jim Gatti successfully melds a common link between alternative and progressive rock realms. Hailing from New Jersey, the Dumont native self-produces his material, and is an instructor of guitar, piano, and bass at his self-run JG Music School, located in Ridgewood. A simple surface listen to either his music …

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Album Review: Robert J. Hunter – Where I’m From

Robert J. Hunter’s dingy, multi-spectrum blues sound has earned him a surge of credibility in the UK underground. Originally from the Channel Islands’ Bailiwick of Guernsey, the now London-based singer-songwriter’s track record is presently burgeoning. At just 24, Hunter rocked the city’s big-name venues, namely Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and …

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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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