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  • M83 Interview Details New Track Album Release
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    M83 Interview Details New Track Album Release

    “Solitude” by M83 from Junk Track Review: Piano keys guide the listener through an intergalactic time-bend. Synth sounds and whispering vocals lead one on a journey of “Solitude.” Love seems fleeting, near unobtainable, but then in comes jazz horn notes and slide guitar. The tempo builds. I feel like M83’s new track would be stellar […] More

  • Seven Year Wait is Over:  Maxwell’s BlackSUMMERs’night to Release in July
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    Seven Year Wait is Over: Maxwell’s BlackSUMMERs’night to Release in July

    “Lake by the Ocean” by Maxwell from BlackSUMMERs’ night   Seven years ago, Maxwell released the first BlackSUMMERs’night, but mums been the word until now! Jazz Monroe said, “…Maxwell cancelled a tour [back in 2012] due to vocal swelling and hemorrhaging, and the record never came out” (Pitchfork). Now, however, Maxwell has released his lyrical […] More

  • Northside Festival: Smooth R&B Shaken with Hints of Hip-Hop
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    Northside Festival: Smooth R&B Shaken with Hints of Hip-Hop

    Rothstein Shakes-up Hip-Hop   1.  Rothstein offers the ladies a track with “Sarah (feat. Vader the Villin)” from Magazine Beach. Smooth yet textured vocals run-down business while tinkling mixes linger in the background. Rothstein isn’t sure what “A rapper is to do” when women are not into rap. Rothstein’s answer is to amp in the […] More

  • Northside Festival 2016 DeepHouse Electric Mixmasters
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    Northside Festival 2016 DeepHouse Electric Mixmasters

    Electric Mixmasters Spin Excitement   “Upswell” by Zula/annex from Water Pressure EP: “There’s something aggressively trippy about information rushing through these deep sea cables. Like a strong mushroom trip wrenching your body, the harrowing excitement of this technology comes from a rushing, raw friction. Data surges through the deep ocean. Though humanity and technology cannot […] More

  • Northside Festival: Flavors of Pop to Blow Your Mind
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    Northside Festival: Flavors of Pop to Blow Your Mind

    8 Alternating Flavors of Pop-Rock   Because Pop cannot be all Bubblegum and Sunshine, the Music Gods Granted Humanity with Sub-Pop… 1.  “Every Night You’ve Got to Save Me (Official Video)” by Mass Gothic: Stereogum premiered Mass Gothic’s video in January 2016. Chris DeVille said, “[‘Every Night You’ve Got to Save me (Official Video)’ is] […] More

  • Northside Festival: 4 Bubblegum-Pop Bands Dream-up the Festival echos of Garage-Pop
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    Northside Festival: 4 Bubblegum-Pop Bands Dream-up the Festival echos of Garage-Pop

    Pop Perfection Dreamin… 1.  “Free Time (Official Music Video)” by Teen from Love Yes: Dan Caffrey said, “’Love Yes‘ cerebral emotionalism works best when locked into a colorful groove. It’s not that I don’t want to think when I listen to TEEN; I’d just rather dance first, especially when the album opens with fuzzed out, […] More

  • Northside Festival: 5 Must-See Artists – Escalading Music with Expressive Art
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    Northside Festival: 5 Must-See Artists – Escalading Music with Expressive Art

    5 Must See Artists at Northside Festival 2016   1.  “Dead & Gone” by Revel in Dimes: Ted Rogen said, “[Dead & Gone] starts with a distorted bass and a steady kick, [that] provides the canvas, [in] which Warren sings upon. The chorus is damn near anthemic and feels huge. I loved the dynamics throughout […] More

  • Northside Festival: Gretchen Rubin and “Happiness” by The Steadies to Brighten Mood
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    Northside Festival: Gretchen Rubin and “Happiness” by The Steadies to Brighten Mood

    Embrace Collective Effervescence Happy Tracks and Fireside Chat 1.  Gretchen Rubin has a Fireside Chat scheduled with Design Matters’ Debbie Millman. Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home and Better Than Before share how to reduce fatigue and stress with tailored routine.   2.  Gretchen’s Fireside Chat is scheduled to speak Friday morning, 10 […] More

  • The Power of Friendship – Bev Zizzy makes Modern Jazz Shine
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    The Power of Friendship – Bev Zizzy makes Modern Jazz Shine

    “What a Friend Does” by Bev Zizzy: Track Review: Rolling with modern-jazz energies, “What a Friend Does” harnesses the positives found in friendship. Zizzy wraps music with experience. Here, she shows that the support of one’s friends assists in solving daily struggles of life. Bev Zizzy’s redirected-modern-jazz and velvet vocals display the evolving attributes of […] More

  • Half Waif Fully Loaded Probable Depths Review with Tour Dates
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    Half Waif Fully Loaded Probable Depths Review with Tour Dates

    6 Probabilities for Success Half Waif is Fully Loaded   1.  “Half Waif’s compositions have taken on a more immediate pulse live, rooted in the meeting of acoustic and electronic elements: booming drums & bass surging against a textural wall of pitched digital blips & sparkling synths” (BandCamp).   2.  Charles Innis said, “Plunkett places […] More

  • Young Jesus Void as Lob in Review with Tour Dates
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    Young Jesus Void as Lob in Review with Tour Dates

    “Baked Goods” by Young Jesus from Void as Lob:   5 Reviews to fill the Void   1.  “Baked Goods” confronts logarithms and existential crisis. The lyrics beg for answers – looking to numerous individuals. Reaching out to others, even to God, the music grips the listener. “Baked Goods” builds heavy tension, questioning life and […] More

  • “Female Vampire” from Jenny Hval’s Blood Bitch, Tour Dates 2016
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    “Female Vampire” from Jenny Hval’s Blood Bitch, Tour Dates 2016

    The Blood is the Life… Jenny Hval’s Blood Bitch 1.  Evan Minsker quoted Jenny Hval on sanguine meanings in Blood Bitch: “In a statement, Hval called the album ‘an investigation of blood.’ She elaborated that the album is specifically about “the purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white […] More

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