Archive for the ‘Featured Artist’ Category

Oh, you wonderful Civil Wars.  You’ve up and done it again.  You’ve made an album that I look forward to listening to, even if I had it on repeat the day before.  I can’t say that I’m surprised.  The duo’s songwriting ability and lyrics in their debut album, Barton Hollow, hardly earned me the name […]

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always thought music should evoke some sort of emotion – a smile, excitement even hysterical laughter.  One of the best feelings in the world is hearing one of your favorite songs come on the radio, your iTunes or cued up at a bar.  The initial recognition of […]


Dear Dave Barnes, I apologize if this sounds out of line, but I need to tell you something. I woke up to your voice every weekday morning for 3 years. “Until You” remained my morning alarm for 3 years of my college career. I never once got sick of it and pressed snooze not only […]


You’ve all heard the story. A music hungry individual moves to L.A. to satiate his dreams of becoming a successful artist. Between struggles to hold a day job, find the perfect sound and book enough gigs to make a name for himself, he becomes mentally and physically exhausted. And that’s the end of it. However, […]


Let’s take a stroll down the musical resume of Monte Pittman. -Age 24: Move to L.A.to pursue a career in music.  Worked at a Guitar Center and realized he should be teaching the instrument rather than selling it. -Started teaching, and had Guy Ritchie (yes, the British director) as a student, since his famed beloved, […]


I haven’t been 100% honest with you, and I need to come clean.  No, it isn’t you.  It’s me.  You’ve done nothing wrong.  I’ve been…selfish.  Stop, don’t say that I haven’t.  Just let me get this off my chest, okay?  In starting this blog, my initial goal was to educate anyone who came across it […]


Hailing from Nashville, Tenn., Afterlife Parade was born with one concept in mind: death.  Singer/songwriter Quinn Erwin realized that all too often, the event of death is drenched in sadness rather than a celebratory event of the life of the deceased.  This initial thought led to Afterlife Parade’s first part of a two-part concept, “Death.”  The […]


“Students come to Notre Dame to learn not only how to think but also how to live…”  For alumni The King, Fancy G, Krispy Kreme and Officer Nik Rod, Notre Dame taught them that being down for weird was a way of life. After meeting in South Bend, Indiana, the foursome cemented their bond in […]


Tony Lucca, an artist who has been singing since the age of 3, playing in Detroit-area bands since age 12 and a past member of the Mickey Mouse Club, has done it again.  His July release, “Rendezvous With the Angels,” does not have a single flaw and serves as an instant mood lifter and distraction […]


Forming a band from a group of individuals that have been trained in genres ranging from classical music to rock music to electronic is a difficult feat.  Each style has its own strengths and complications, and attempting to fuse them together could easily turn out to be a jumbled mess.  California Wives, a four piece […]



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