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Album Review: Lailien – Ensoular

Lailien functions as both the pseudonym and alter ego of Bradley Shubat. Based in Toronto, Canada, the composer, producer, and director initially developed his musical sensibilities through piano at age 5. Shubat’s influence scope throughout adolescence would further expand to include equal traces of alternative rock, jazz, electronica and pop, …

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Interview: Mikei Gray of The Frst

The Frst (pronounced ‘first’) is a collaborative project led by singer/guitarist Mikei Gray, and supplemented by an all-star cast of touring musicians who have built acclaim within the past decade. Formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017, Gray and company showcase an identity that combines throwback alternative influences with modern, punchy …

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EP Review: RIIV – All Night

Joseph Riverson is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, originally from Haiti and based in Connecticut. Under the artist name RIIV, Riverson has overcome numerous odds to make it in music, an effort that has steadily paid off since his initial pursuit back in 2015. Following the success of last year’s single, “Beautiful,” …

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Alt rock supergroup ‘The Coolies’ discuss formative days, debut EP, ALS research advocacy

The Coolies is an east coast-meets-west coast supergroup comprising Kim Shattuck, Melanie Vammen, and Palmyra Delran. The three are not only bonded friends but seasoned musicians from the 90s alternative rock era. Former Pandoras members Kim and Melanie broke through with The Muffs, earning critical acclaim with their 1993 self-titled …

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