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From the moment Miley mounted the black orb of destruction, the wrecking ball became more than a construction tool; it became a symbol of the foam finger queen’s legacy. “Wrecking Ball” opens with the powerful lyrics “we clawed, we chained, …

“For the first time ever Sonny Sings!” Who remembers this announcement for the promotion of the special, “Sonny with a Song”? It was the first time, excluding the theme song, “So Far, So Great”, that Demi Lovato’s character, Sonny Munroe, …

Five years after the release of “St. Anger,” thrash metal band Metallica has released a new album, “Death Magnetic.” When making it, Metallica chose to go back to their roots and create an album that was thrash metal, rather than …

There’s something about Mikey Wax that makes me know it won’t be long until his name is familiar in the households of many. In a nation of music-lovers and star-spotters, word of mouth is often sufficient when it comes to …

Juno Soundtrack An Indie Rock Soundtrack: An Instant Classic Juno is a Comedy/ Drama about a smart and witty teen girl who gets pregnant by her classmate/ best friend Paulie Bleeker. Juno was released in limited theaters on December 5, …

On November 17, 2009, Justin Bieber, a 15-year-old discovered on YouTube, came out with his first album. Island Records and the pop star Usher helped young Justin put together “My World.” Bieber has quickly won over the hearts of many …

Reel Big Fish is one of the most popular third wave ska bands out there. They’ve released some great albums including their most successful, “Turn The Radio Off,” and my personal favorite, “Why Do They Rock So Hard.” One Reel …

Ingrid Michaelson’s album “Girls and Boys” features simple lyrics and beautiful piano playing. Her songs have appeared in Old Navy ads and on “Grey’s Anatomy.” “The Way I Am” is quickly becoming a hit. I have seen it on many …

When Beyonce’s single ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ was released it went straight to number sixteen on the singles chart. It then crept it’s way up to number four. It has now been out for nine weeks and is now …

“Runaway Train” – Soul Asylum Soul Asylum has one of the hottest singles on the charts right now called “Runaway Train,” which comes off their CD “Grave Dancers Union.” This song is about kids who run away from home and …

From the beginning to the end of their self-titled debut, you find yourself sucked into the intoxicating music. The San Francisco Bay Area group’s album contains 14 songs: 10 co-written by the multi-talented lead singer Stephan Jenkins and the guitarist …

Rap artists around the world better watch out because Eminem is back! His last album, “Relapse,” was a huge disappointment, but after flushing the drugs from his system, Eminem has come out with one of his best albums yet, “Recovery.” …

The Black Keys have always posed an interesting conundrum for critics. On one hand, this is a band made up of two guys who went from riding around in a rust-bucket El Camino and earning dough performing in local country …

Leprous is a Norwegian progessive/Avant Garde metal group that seem to constantly change their style. So far they have released two EP’s and three LP’s including the one we’ll be reviewing today. When compared to more popular bands like Dream …

In a dark world of musical entropy where art is steadily going down the tube, there is very little light to keep us from falling entirely into nothingness. Once-respected bands are disgracing themselves by softening up and becoming radio friendly. …

Beating Heart Baby/by Head Automatica I’m outrageously in love with this song and band. I more then recommend it as the best song ever. It’s so unpredictable I cant stop singing to it, as well listing to it. Once I …

The front cover is Lady Gaga as a motorcycle, and above, it says “Born This Way”. On the back, it is Gaga in strange heels bending over. The inside includes pictures of her in hardly any clothes, or covered in …

The Bad Livers – “Delusions of Banjer” Living in a rural area and going to a small high school (with only about 250 kids), I find it very hard to find kids who share the same appreciation for underground music …

It’s a great feeling when the headline act is so good that the audience can block out the bad memories of the opening act. This was the situation with the sold-out Blur and Smashmouth show. Wearing their one-hit wonder title …

Some artists tour to share their music with the world.Others share their humor. Then there’s Weird Al Yankovic. Weird Al isknown worldwide as the king of musical parodies. His “Touring withScissors” tour proved that is not all he is limited …

I’m always gravitated to good music, I recently made a Pandora Radio account to expand my playlists and came across some amazing songs that I wouldn’t have known without serious digging through youtube. I came across Nuttin but Stringz a …

Nirvana – “In Utero” Nirvana’s third album, “In Utero,” was released on September 21st. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest music store to buy this incredible collaboration of music. You will not be disappointed. “Nevermind” fans beware: you will probably …

On a cold, snowy, fall night in Mil-waukee, Wisconsin, the band Smashmouth played to a near-packed concert hall. Before they appeared, Milwaukee/ Madison funksters, Little Blue Crunchy Things, attempted to get a lethargic crowd moving with their incredibly fast-paced songs. …

BBMak. What does that mean exactly? After attending arecent concert, I know exactly what the name of this up-and-coming band means.Harmonious voices, enthusiasm and “guy next door” appeal combined withraw talent all define BBMak. I had an amazing time at …

With song titles like “L’Via L’Viaquez” and “Cygnus … Vismund Cygnus,” The Mars Volta has put out their second full-length album, “Frances the Mute.” Both albums have been preceded by a tragedy that influenced their works. “Frances the Mute” details …

Welcome to the Masquerade Thousand Foot Krutch has always been the underrated band in Hard-Christian rock genre. What a horrible lie this is. They are able to pull off making songs that even the most skilled artists would have trouble …

My favorite musician, Kid Cudi, just released his newest album, A Speeding Bullet to Heaven. I hadn’t been listing to Kid Cudi to often lately although he was my idol in 2010. That was the year he dropped his debut …

This third album from the alternative rock band Linkin Park took a different step in their musical style, albeit not a complete change, the devoted fan and maybe even the occasional listener noticed their new approach in this new album. …

Artist: Circa Survive Album: On Letting Go Released: May 29, 2007 Circa Survive’s second release On Letting Go is definitely not a sophomore slump. This album is just as amazing as their first, and it definitely shows the band’s growth. …

The year, 1990; the month, August; the place, Seattle, Washington. The band formed by Layne Staley and Jerry Can­trell, Alice in Chains, releases its debut album “Facelift,” quickly becoming one of music history’s greatest turning points. From that year on, …

Piano Man Returns to Boston Garden It was eight o’clock on a Monday, and the regular crowd shuffled in. But it wasn’t until 8: 20 that Billy Joel took the stage for the final Boston appearance in his 1993 “River …

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Last fall, the progressive rock band Yes performed in New York City. The band features veteran vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and newcomers Ivan Khoroshev on keyboards and Billy Sherwood playing rhythm guitar. …