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1st Base Runner Release Debut “Seven Years of Silence” EP, Matt Mahurin-directed Music Video for “Only One”

1st Base Runner Release Debut “Seven Years of Silence” EP, Matt Mahurin-directed Music Video for “Only One” Austin, TX-based Singer Songwriter 1st Base Runner‘s debut EP “Seven Years of Silence” is out July 30th on all platforms. It is accompanied by an official music video directed by the legendary Matt Mahurin (who has helmed videos for Tom Waits, Alice in Chains,...

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage. theguardian.com Last Thursday, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis dropped their first official non-soundtrack album collaboration. The (sort of) surprise release was teased via Cave’s Q&A blog The Red Hand Files back in January. It’s the first release of wholly new material from Cave since 2019’s Ghosteen...

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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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Gatecreeper drop “Unexpected” album

By ELI JACE > Billowing from the world’s number one COVID hotspot, Arizona’s Gatecreeper have surprise-released a new album. Surprise! At midnight last night, An Unexpected Reality, appeared available for purchase and download. Only hours before, singer Chase “Hellahammer” Mason started the tease.   I can’t wait to punish everyone for at least a full week...

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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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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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Lockdown Get-Down Week 5: Festivals Continue Online To Keep the Summer Bright

[metaslider id=14386] Lockdown Get-Down Week 5: Festivals Continue Online To Keep the Summer Bright Well, it’s officially festival season but most of the world is, unfortunately, still in quarantine season. But for a few possibilities in Europe, projections in the US say huge gatherings may not get going again until fall 2021. While no actual...

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Nick Cave live in Vancouver. Photo by Jon C. Ireson

Nick Cave – Part 2: Live in Conversation

The world is grieving and needs to have a good therapy session. At least, that’s the sense you get from being in the room during Nick Cave’s current tour, ‘A Conversation with Nick Cave’. When someone goes through the death of a loved one, the tendency is to recoil from the public to grieve and...

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Nick Cave – Part 1: The Album

The inimitable Nick Cave creates a synth-gospel masterpiece as he rounds out a trilogy of albums with Ghosteen amid a tragic loss. Nick Cave has cemented his legendary status as a storyteller, poet, singer, and frontman by exorcising manic tales of depravity alongside the most touching piano ballads. Cave doesn’t pull punches, his expression is always...

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Conscious Artists - Music with Depth. A music discovery playlist on Spotify

Conscious Artists – Music with Vision

Anyone who frequently complains about the lack of substance in modern music should look no further than our Conscious Artists – Music with Vision playlist on Spotify. We introduce underground artists alongside cult-level and major acts. 1 The Mercy Seat – Live from KCRW – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 2 I’m Deranged –...

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Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

  As Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds rehearse Else Torp sings her part on the new song, “Distant Sky.” The camera zooms out the pace of rising mist through the ceiling to show the recording studio, its neighborhood, its little corner in southern England and the whole of Earth as it turns into another...

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Rock n Roll Storm’s A Comin – A Hideous Blue Inspires

“Nothing’s what you bargained for. Give it up like a cheap whore.” That sums it up, doesn’t it? There is a positive message in there if you look for it. Your plan. Give it up. Drop it. Sobering, lyrical brilliance from Mr. Derrick Mills, the musical mastermind behind the dangerous and fascinating project A Hideous...

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