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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.

Album Review: The Retinas S/T

Pennsylvania’s The Retinas are an emerging trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the course of their career, the band has gained traction for their cathartic lyrical approach, as well as for their closely channeling the alternative boom of the 90s and garage rock revival of the 2000s. Following the success of …

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Interview: Randi Fay discusses her upcoming album, Intuition

After reviewing “Lone Wolf,” the recent single from multigenre singer/songwriter Randi Fay, I sought to gain more insight by interviewing Fay herself. In collaboration with producer Aaron Zinsmeister, she has crafted her latest symphonic electronica album, titled Intuition. The 11-track album had just wrapped its Indiegogo campaign last month, and …

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Single Review: Rob Equiza – “Nowhere to Run” b/w “When the Rain”

Rob Equiza is a Filipino singer-songwriter from Calbayog City, Samar. Although he has been writing, recording, and producing his own music since 2007, only recently has he made it available on major streaming platforms as of last year. Equiza’s sound was developed through various endeavors, including his home-based alternative folk …

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