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The Damnit Jims – Just Punk Enough

The Damnit Jims – Just Punk Enough  Primary URL: http://thedamnitjims.com/  Released from Squidhat Records, the second release from The Damnit Jims entitled Just Punk Enough recalls the glories of prime Social Distortion and Nirvana while still blazing its own individual trail. The band hails from the Nevada/Southern California region but …

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The Gashers – In Trust We Bleed

The Gashers – In Trust We Bleed  URL: http://www.thegashers.com/  Rising from the ashes of longtime Las Vegas punk mainstays The Peccadilloes, The Gashers are a three piece whose second full length album, In Trust We Bleed, continues their tradition of delivering old school punk rock to a modern audience. Power …

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Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Cold World

Of Mice and Men’s fourth studio album, Cold World, is a welcome addition to the metalcore scene, and it is one of the most intensely personal and emotive albums I have listened to this decade. Vocalist Austin Carlile found inspiration for this record through his struggle with chronic illness, but …

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Andrew V. John – Goodbye Is Not Forever

Andrew V. John – Goodbye Is Not Forever FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/andrewvjohnmusic/  The beauty of a release like Goodbye Is Not Forever comes from its effortlessness. We can be sure there was actually a virtual bucket load of sweat and spit poured into the actual writing, recording, and release of this five …

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Album Review. Marlon Williams.

  An album start to finish with no skipworthy songs is hard to come by, even more so when it’s a debut record. But Marlon Williams self titled album is magnificent all the way through, dabbling in country, doo wop, folk, and alternative. Williams showcases with each track that he …

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Zay P

Zay P SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/zaytrigga This young hip hop artist has his sights aimed higher than most. Driven to do far more than turn out reams of braggadocio disguised as art, unoriginal odes to babes and bling, and formulaic exhortations to audiences that they get their freak on in some less …

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Kim Vogels – Native

Kim Vogels – Native URL: http://www.kimvogels.com/ Being brought up surrounded by so many different cultures, Kim Vogels was drawn to the power and energy of the original sound of those worlds i.e. Flamenco, Klezmer, Celtic, early Persian, Gypsy, Native American, Folk & Blues etc. Even though these musical styles are …

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Porcelain People – Streetlights

Porcelain People – Streetlights  URL: https://www.facebook.com/PorcelainPeopleMusic/  The thirteen song debut from Louisiana based electro pop duo Porcelain People likely heralds the arrival of a major new creative voice in the genre. On the basis of this debut alone, Josh Thornhill and Fred Kalil can credibly assert that they stand among …

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Album Review: Relient K — Air for Free

With song titles like “God” and “Prodigal,” both familiar words within the Christian community, Air for Free looked on the surface to be a much more promising release for Christian music fans. And while the album doesn’t include songs about one night stands, the way the recent Collapsible Lung did, …

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