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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.

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This time around, Kentucky alternative outfit Emarosa have earned massive acclaim for their championing stylistic freedom. The Lexington quartet is led by Bradley Walden, who has carried them through various permutations since their forming in 2010. With Peach Club, slated for February 8th, Walden showcases his newfound accessible range, in …

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Soulfly to begin 2019 leg of Ritual tour – Interview with Max Cavalera

Max Cavalera continues on strong footing, having made tremendous strides amidst some serious hurdles in his nearly three-and-a-half-decade career. As a teenager, the born-and-bred Brazilian singer-guitarist would lead his Belo Horizonte band, Sepultura, out of the country’s largely isolated metal scene despite looming financial straits. Eventually relocating to Phoenix, Arizona …

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Top 10 Alternative Rock Picks of 2018

2018 is nearing its end, and the underground continues to provide a stellar display of emerging talent in rock. Up to this point, the genre collectively endures through numerous bouts of unexpected visibility, followed by subsequent marginalization. However, despite rock’s lacking prominence in the mainstream, the vast, largely internet-based reach …

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Interview: Katie Knipp

Katie Knipp is an acclaimed, multifaceted blues rock musician hailing from northern California. Honing her indie craft since the late 90s, the singer/songwriter’s solo act transcends such stature. Poignant as it is undeterred, Knipp has thus earned a host of slots opening for the greats – everyone from Robert Cray, …

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