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Review // A Review of Clocks & Clouds

A Review of the Amazing 3 Piece Band, Clocks & Clouds By Kevin Tshiamala Clocks & Clouds is a Minneapolis-based instrumental trio that formed in 2010. Consisting of Stephanie Shogren (violin), Lucas Shogren (cello), and Derek Powers (drums), the trio has found delight in combining classical instrumentation with rock aesthetics. Their recent EP release was in 2013 titled, The Creation of Matter. It consisted of six tracks that while staying very true to their classical foundations merged with modern day elements of electronic and cinematic music. With each track being able to stand alone, but take on further depth due to the back and forth compliments that take place as a result of the track placement and consistency of the ...

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Album Review // A Review of The Last of the Originals by Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders

A Review of The Last of the Originals by Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders By Kevin Tshiamala What makes country music great are the stories embedded within each song. For the most part the instrumentation is similar, but what stands out are the harmonies, the stories, and the feeling. Those in the genre who were able to do all of these things well succeeded. There’s not much else to it. Someday the same will deem true for rising country band from Australia, Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders. Roberts took to music in his early twenties, inspired by bands and artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse, to ...

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Album Review // A Review of Capital X by Xombie

A Review of Captial X by Xombie By Kevin Tshiamala The genre, whether you call it hood metal rap, rock rap or plain old metal is rather conflicting. When digging pass the surface the complexities that lie within the separate demographics of the individual genres that have intertwined to form this new one, has yet to do the same for its audience. Next in line to challenge this separation is New York City’s Xombie and their recently released album Capital X. Xombie is a “hood metal” band that formed in New York City in February, 2010. The band consists of Atom Crews (lead vocals), Robert “Fish” Fishkin (lead guitar), Roy Galvan (lead guitar), “Cadillac” Michael Martabano (bass), and Eric Castillo ...

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Lace Up Your Boots Metal Heads…Boot Camp Time Is Here!

Start your labor day weekend right with a heavy dose of metal! West Michigan is the place to be if you are in the mood for a weekend full of headbanging, camping, good food, good people and in general a damn good time. We are of course talking about Mosh Pit Nation’s 2nd Annual Boot Camp Metal Festival. Jen from Mosh Pit Nation took time out of her busy schedule to give HEAR the rundown on what to expect for the second installment of this metal free for all. “We learned a lot from doing this last year and we are using our experience to make the overall event better for people. We are going to have a good time!” ...

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New Eminem Song Out Now! New Shady Records Album Coming Soon

Eminem has released a new song, a duet with Sia, “Guts Over Fear”, that will be featured on  the soundtrack to Denzel Washington’s upcoming movie, The Equalizer. This is the second collaboration from these two. The first, “Beautiful Pain,”  appeared as a deluxe-edition bonus track on last year’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Watch for the release of SHADYXV on November 24th. A two disc set featuring Shady Records greatest hits plus new material celebrating their 15th anniversary! For more info visit Shadyrecords.com and be sure to g0 see The Equalizer when it comes out on September 26th. www.facebook.com/eminem www.eminem.com www.twitter.com/eminem www.instagram.com/eminem www.eminem.tumblr.com ...

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