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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.

Abum Review: Emperors and Elephants – Moth

In the saturated and sanitized realm comprising most modern heavy rock, Emperors and Elephants prove a continually upstanding act. The Chicago quintet has earned substantial traction since their formation over half a decade ago, thanks in part to their assiduous touring ethic. After competently fostering a nationwide fanbase via their …

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Zeitgeist release music video for ‘Vacuums’ lead single, “The Brightest Stars Leave The Blackest Holes”

For anyone who’d spent their formative years laboriously dedicated to 16-bit action games, Zeitgeist proves an exceptional music backdrop. The Leeds, England trio crafts what they call Final Boss music, which comprises a combinative synth-on-guitar foundation bolstered by thunderous, adrenaline-shooting drums. Their most recent release, Vacuums is marked by considerable …

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Album Review: Shadow Brother – Delta of Time

In Memphis, Tennessee’s alternative scene, Jeff Schmidtke and brothers Toby and Jake Vest worked to magnify their artistic stature for well over a decade. This all comes into perspective, starting with the burgeoning success of their first band, Augustine, as far back as 2003. Progressing through a multitude of projects, …

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