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For all you Game of Thrones fans, if you were Jon Snow, the former commander of the Night’s Watch and the bastard son of the deceased lord Ned Stark, what kind of music might you listen to if given the chance? For the indie/alternative pop artist FBP, she’s making a …

When it comes to musical tastes, sometimes it’s fun to ask hypothetical questions about your favorite artists. It at the very least spurs some lively conversations with fellow music lovers. For example, one hypothetical that’s particularly interesting to explore is the “would X band or artist sound just as great …

Chill. Some have buckets of it pouring out of their ears, while others are sorely lacking. It can be futile trying to put your finger on what defines someone who’s chilled out, but you know it when you see it, or hear it. The Seattle-based group The Sundogs have some …

Rock n’ Roll is dead. Long Live Rock n’ Roll. These days it seems that in order to put out a rock album, you need to pair each song with a complementary genre such as hip hop or folk or jazz or classical even. If you don’t do that, you …

The band Crooked Flower likely puts on an amazing live show. They’ve got a talented, sexy lead singer in Angelina Dang and a strong core of musicians around her in guitarist Dan Ingberman, bassist Daniel Erik and drummer Patrick Shields. Their songs have a political bite to them that you …

On his new single “Jellyfish,” solo artist Galapaghost, real name Casey Chandler, tells a compelling story that uses both the song and the video and leaves plenty of blank spaces that almost dare the listener to fill with their own ideas.   Music should always tell a good story, although …

Reviewing new age music can be a challenge for a writer — simply because it’s not always the type of art that lends itself to verbal criticism. There’s a certain amount of emotional currency, for instance, that might be worth more, or less, to you than to me. Anytime there’s …

Some musicians bleed through their songs, releasing pure emotion through every note, and then others instead focus on getting the sound just “so.” Indie singer/songwriter Kevin Thomas is the latter. He won’t blow you away with that raw emotion that overpowers everything upon first listen, but, that’s not his bag. …

Traveling to a new city can be both eye-opening and filled with wonder. There’s so much to take in, and it can hit you all at once. Where do you go to eat? Where’s the best place to meet people, what’s the touristy places that you’ll want to check out …

Comparing yourself to The Beatles, or trying to capture the sound that made the Fab Four international icons is no small feat. The fact remains, as well, that many have tried but few have succeeded. Especially those who create their own songs that borrow from them rather than the artists …