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If the mainstream music industry was the only template ever used to release music, Sam Fishman’s latest album “End of Time” would never exist. Why? The mainstream music industry has certain strange beliefs that permeate the way musicians do things, even though it’s never the only way to find success. …

When it comes to modern artists who make the decision to record Christmas songs, more often than not they’ll re-record one of the classic Tin-Pan Alley tracks — and with good reason as they’re among the most beloved holiday songs. Plus, everyone who celebrates the holiday knows and remembers them …

The best way I’ve found to describe Todd Warner Moore’s sound is this — he plays songs you want to hear when you’re sitting around a campfire with friends on a relaxing summer evening. Even if you’re nowhere near an open flame, put on Moore’s new album “Spark” and you’re …

Listening to “Nothing’s Wrong,” the new album from Canadian singer/songwriter Eliza, the feeling I kept circling back to was one you feel when you’re at home late at night watching a thunderstorm blanket your neighborhood. There are other feelings, too, that are just as hauntingly melancholy but, if you’re like …

You might not recognize Heather Gruber’s name, but once you hear her, you’ll know just the kind of sound you’re getting. Which, depending on what you’re seeking, can be a double-edged sword. “Dance Into the Desert,” Gruber’s debut album, drops a collection of uplifting, positive songs that’ll have you thinking …

The Back Alley Pub presents an evening dedicated to local creators at the second annual fashion show, local market and music event on Saturday. Come get your holiday shopping started and stay for a night of rock music to boot. The evening kicks off at 6 with the local market …

Nearly any college graduate knows that finding a job right out of school can sometimes be a daunting prospect. For me, it took at least six months to find a job, and it took at least four or five interviews before I landed it. Others can spend even longer to secure …

By now you’ve likely heard the news that Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, most notably, died at age 52 of an apparent suicide. If you haven’t I recommend checking out the eloquent obituary in the New York Times here. I don’t have any personal connection to Cornell, …