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Top 10 Albums of the Last 4 Years

By ELI JACE > Best of the Last Four Years (2017-2020) As America completes another step in the transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, another chunk of history concludes. The last four years have been tumultuous beyond true comprehension, but musicians, as always, grind through, finding creativity where it lands. At...

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ENTER THE WHITE PONY

ENTER THE WHITE PONY By ELI JACE > June 2000, daytime — driving somewhere in America: *click* —CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES– *click* —ALL THE OTHER SLIM SHADYS ARE JUST– *click* –IT’S GONNA BE MAY– *click*   These are the sounds of driving with an indecisive finger on the radio dial in the first summer...

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Korn’s Follow the Leader, Two Decades On

By ELI JACE > The year is 1998. Jonathan Davis barks back at a speeding bullet, sending it back through gas stations, backyard birthday parties and other scenes of sweet, late-century America, in the video for Korn’s “Freak On A Leash.” Without a doubt, one of the finest music videos, embracing the concept of a...

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The Music of 2017

“That’s the way the guillotine claps.” 2017 was a turnip of a year. Leaves sprouting in dirt. Absurdity and tragedy at every corner. Like every year for the past, say, seven mainstream pop has gorged itself on lazy EDM song structure while the other genres continue to entangle with one another. Kendrick Lamar dominated again,...

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6 Great Music-Based Movies

Music based movies are popular with just about any music fan. 6 Great Music-Based Movies The Blues Brothers The classic ‘will they make enough money in time to save the local service’ movie, “The Blues Brothers” is a classic offering for this genre, managing to combine action, comedy and music for a perfect amalgamation. It’s a...

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Review and Interview with The Roots Bongo Band

The Roots Bongo Band create their own unique sound by uniting African and European cultures with their peaceful roots/reggae sound. Tackling political issues on tracks like “Leaders of Tomorrow”, and exploring the resilience of love on the very catchy pop/reggae track “If You Love Me”, their new album entitled “Leaders of Tomorrow” covers a wide...

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Exclusive Interview with Winnipeg Rapper Tha Mic

In this exclusive, Winnipeg rapper Tha Mic talks about the state of hip hop today and how to see past the smokescreen to get to the real goods. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, Tha Mic. Please tell us about “Exposed” and how it came to be. Glad to be here. “Exposed” is not your everyday...

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Rick Rollin Has Chuck Sheen Swag And So Can You – The Interview

I respect any artist who embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and puts effort into promoting themselves. Recently I had the chance to check out the catchy “Chuck Sheen Swag” by Green Thumb Project and was surprised at the number of Youtube views it had gained (over 100,000). Read my article on controversy in music marketing for...

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