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The Best Albums of 2020 by Jon C. Ireson

The Best Albums of 2020 Well, that’s another year down. Same as the rest, eh? Hope 2021 is a little more exciting *yawn*. This year was profoundly weird for so many reasons. We don’t need to get into them with another blustering analysis, it was just weird, man. In most years, there’s a toss-up on...

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An in-depth look at Tom Petty’s 9LP edition of Wildflowers and All the Rest (Part II)

And now… all the rest! We have a lot of ground to cover so we’ll skip the introduction. If you need to be caught up to speed, check out part one of our deep dive here. In addition to the remaster of the original Wildflowers album, this 9LP set contains the collection of tracks that...

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An in-depth look at Tom Petty’s 9LP edition of Wildflowers and All the Rest (Part I)

                                         tompetty.com    As of right now, the rerelease of 1994’s Wildflowers, Tom Petty’s second “solo” album (and accompanying second disc of the originally intended double album) is number 1 on the rock charts. A well-deserved...

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The Last Great Festival (before COVID): Desert Daze 2019

By ELI JACE > Photography By Erika Reinsel > Let’s trip back one year ago this weekend. To a time when musicians held outdoor concerts for massive groups of comingling, dirty, despondent, drugged out groups of people camping in close proximity with little running water. It was the tail-end of festival season–October 10-13, 2019.  ...

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An In-Depth Look at Marilyn Manson’s “We Are Chaos”

An In-Depth Look at Marilyn Manson’s “We Are Chaos” It seems a lifetime ago that Perry Farrell sneered out the phrase “Nothing’s shoooocking!” in his breathy serpentine croon on Jane’s Addiction’s 1988 debut record. Now, over three decades later, are we living in a truly post-shock world? Sure, ‘outrage’ is more rampant than ever but...

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Monday Night Football Returns with help from Little Richard and Butcher Brown

By ELI JACE > Tonight Monday Night Football returns to ESPN with a doubleheader for its 50th season. Many things will be different this year, but when the NFL’s pre-kickoff festivities get underway a new jam will charge up the night. Little Richard’s “Rip It Up (Feat. Butcher Brown)” will be the new starting bell...

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The New Gorillaz Song Machine Video Heralds an Upcoming Album: Robert Freaking Smith Collabs on ‘Strange Timez’!

OK that’s it – who else was just completely not ready for the emotional, political, fun and funky ball of wax that is “Strange Timez”? Every track so far on the Song Machine series has been monumentally great, with the collabs all adding something new and unique to  the mix, but this one is truly something...

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Hear a Haunted Nashville on Anne Malin’s Waiting Song

By ELI JACE > For musicians, this pandemic shit has been especially disruptive to the album cycle. Recording, touring and marketing have all been affected across the board. At the start of the year Anne Malin had planned to build upon their discography of southern ghost-folk and record a follow-up to their 2018 album, Fog...

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Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall

Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall “Prepare for an onslaught of creative output!!”. That was the shred of positivity thrown around by music industry observers when the pandemic hit and artists were plucked from their tour buses and forced to stay at home and let their minds wander. This...

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KID LAB RAT Embodies the Underground Spirit on Visceral New Alternative Hip Hop Album “More Sad Songs”

KID LAB RAT Embodies the Underground Spirit on Visceral New Album “More Sad Songs” Melbourne-based Alternative Hip Hop Artist KID LAB RAT truly embodies the underground spirit, lacing traditional hip hop and alternative rock with dark, revealing lyrics and oddball melodies. His new album “More Sad Songs” shows off KLR’s ability to effortlessly switch from a gentle alternative instrumental...

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Pop Singer Songwriter Shihori Takes Us On a “Soul Trip” to a Higher Frequency on Melodic New Single

Pop Singer Songwriter Shihori Takes Us On a “Soul Trip” to a Higher Frequency on Melodic New Single Visionary NYC-based Pop Singer Songwriter Shihori’s new single “Soul Trip”, out Sept 4th, carries a profound message for our chaotic and challenging times. Pulling from her unique life experience, Shihori shows the way to de-stress when faced with negativity and self-retreat to a higher...

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Dan Tuffy Lets ‘The Feel’ Take Over on New “Letters of Gold” Album

Dan Tuffy Lets ‘The Feel’ Take Over on New “Letters of Gold” Album Acclaimed Songwriter/storyteller & performer Dan Tuffy has released new full-length album “Letters of Gold”, a visionary collection that find him experimenting, collaborating, and letting ‘the feel’ take over. It’s been 3 years since Dan’s 2017 debut solo album “Songs from Dan” which gathered much critical praise and had him...

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