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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.

‘Get Down for Refugees’ at Mercury Lounge on April 20: Interview with Bassel Almadani

On Thursday, the Get Down for Refugees concert series will go on at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. This funk and soul based showcase is utilized to benefit the International Rescue Committee, a top organization providing assistance to refugees, both Stateside and internationally. Chicago-based nonet Bassel and the Supernaturals will …

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J Motor reaches creative peak in “Meet in the Sky” music video

J Motor (Jonathan Vassallo) has ridden a steady wave of commercial success since the multi-platform release of his single, “Jungle Daze.” Following the widespread response from its dance-laden positivity, he has made it top priority to implement that aesthetic onto future material. Vassallo cites the Beatles as his continual influence …

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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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