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Beau James: “Landmarks” – one of the best things to come down the pike in many a moon

From the opening track, “Broken Hearted Past”, you realize that the brand new recording by Beau James – “Landmarks” – is no ordinary EP. It is one of the best independent Americana EPs in years. It has touches of classic Americana, rock and roots flavors coupled with a polished production. Each track offers great engineering, amazing vocals and a very talented group of musicians. After listening to this EP, you’ll begin to hum the tunes, which is always a great indication of how deeply music has impacted the listener out of the blocks. The musicians along with Beau James’ spot

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Kataztrofee: “Now” – a frolicsome and effervescent type of approach!

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Eric “Victory” Johnson and Shannon “Mr. Arrogant” Speed make up the dynamic and colorful Hip-hop duo Kataztrofee. The two approach their craft with 360° vision – it’s about the art, but they know music is a business too. So they’ve built their very own music and film studio which they called ‘Trofee Styyle Studios’, and backed that up by launching the independent record label ‘Trofee Styyle Records’. They didn’t stop there though, as Johnson and Speed are involved in various other endeavors, both creative and commercial, which not only benefit themselves but also their local

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DEANA MARTIN RELEASES HER 5TH MUSICAL ALBUM – “SWING STREET”

The Road to Her Trademark of Excellence and Charm is Paved to “Swing Street” Hollywood, Calif. – World-class entertainer, vocalist, and New York Times best-selling author Deana Martin shows why she reigns as the Queen of Cool with her 5th musical album, Swing Street, available now via Big Fish Records. It is the follow-up to Martin’s 2013 top selling album, Destination Moon, a compilation of her favorite jazz and pop songs, plus a duet with her father on True Love. Swing Street features several covers of swinging classics as well as five new songs by Patrick Williams. Among the classic tunes are Bye Bye Blackbird, Georgia On My Mind, Quando, Quando, Quando, and Who’s Got The Action made

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Stig Gustu Larsen: “Lifelines + Echoes” – seamless and full of hard-hitting urgency

Stig Gustu Larsen started his professional career as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the rock band “GUSTU” who toured Europe and Asia as well as releasing two successful EP’s, including the minor hit “Love/Hate Collide”. After eight years with the band Stig took on a solo career and released his first solo EP “Finding Home” in November 2014 which debuted at number 5 on the Norwegian iTunes charts. The title song also got airtime on radio stations across the globe. Since the release of the debut record, Stig has toured all over Norway and has been invited to play

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Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “All That I Need” – Musically the duo is in a different league

The latest single by duo Roger Cole & Paul Barrere, entitled “All That I Need” is so well composed and executed that it will easily stand the test of time. It is good music through and through; clever, exciting, beautiful and moving. These guys really know what they are doing and boy can they play. Roger Cole & Paul Barrere don’t appear to be too much swayed by music fashions or commercial pressures of the music business when they record their tracks and that is one of the reasons why just about all their releases, including “All That I Need”, will

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Maverick Hill: “Mythology (The Electric Gemini Mix)” -a forward-thinking approach

To run through Maverick Hill’s curriculum would take a couple of pages suffice to say Hill was the former Promotions Manager at Prince’s Los Angeles “Grand Slam” Nightclub. He is acquainted with several celebrities such as: Mark Wahlberg, Carmen Electra, Mario Lopez, Eddie Cibrian, Kristoff St. John among others.. Maverick, who is currently busy working on new music as well as writing film scripts, takes his influences from Prince, Jeff Buckley, U2, Lenny Kravitz, 2Pac and Nine Inch Nails. Recently Maverick dropped a couple tracks that have been making waves amongst the public and along industry corridors. Two of these

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Omar Bowing: “Creature” – Rich sonic landscapes crafted with organic elements

Omar Bowing is an independent artist and songwriter located in Austin, Tx. His peculiarity is that he plays an innovative instrument called the GuitarViol which is a guitar with cello strings so it can be bowed. In this new single “Creature” featuring alongside Bowing, is Tyson Yen on vocals and Martin Motnik who plays bass guitar. The first thing that must be said about this track is that the performances given by the featured members are all absolutely awe inspiring. Omar Bowing’s song writing ability is second to none; Tyson Yen’s vocals are better than ever before; Tyson Yen is

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Preacher Stone: “Remedy” – wrap its big dual-guitar sounds around your head

The Charlotte, NC, area-based rock band Preacher Stone, was formed in January of 2008 by Sesac Songwriters / Publishers Marty Hill and Ronnie Riddle.  The band has had plenty of national and international attention for their Classic Rock and New Country vibe, and hardcore fans of Preacher Stone refer to themselves as “The Congregation!”. As an old rocker from way back I prefer classic rock over today’s newer bands, but these guys sound just like those old legends with their kick ass, southern fried vibe. They’re like a combination of Southern Rock ala Lynyrd Skynyrd and Classic Rock ala Bad Company,

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Jonathan Burkett: “One Life” ft. Ambelique – bringing a blend of Hip-hop and Reggae music to a whole new light

Jonathan Burkett is such a unique and gifted artist. I love the impacting, meaningful lyrics of his songs, and he once again repeats himself on “One Life” ft. Ambelique – “Even though it’s difficult times right now / We live with that strength for that battle / That wisdom for that decision / So don’t fear / Cause my brothers and sisters / He’s everywhere.” It is not a performance, it is an experience. It is so powerfully uplifting and entertaining. Your heart will soar. Jonathan Burkett brings the love to the world that we all need – through music and his great big heart!

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Rising Music Artist Trey Connor to Launch Debut CD “While Everything Is Now”

Trey McLaughlin Music (TMM) announced today that Trey Connor’s debut CD release will be launched by an Online Listening Event taking place at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16th at Cave Radio Broadcasting (CRB) in Redford, MI. One of Metro Detroit’s fastest rising indie pop/rock artists, Trey Connor will unveil his debut EP “While Everything Is Now” on CRB’s weekly Friday night show “The A List”, hosted by Aimée List and Ron Russell. The event format will include airing and discussing the EP, as well as live acoustic performances by Trey. Listeners tuning in will be among the first to hear the

Chaos Theory: A Blistering Assault On The Ears

Chaos Theory, is fronted by singer/songwriter Rock Johnson, who along with members Lex Coulstring (guitar/vocals), Scott McKenzie (lead guitar), Tim Garagan (bass) and Craig Brown (drums) complete this melodic rock and alternative metal band.

Chaos Theory’s self-titled debut album, hit stores to praiseworthy reviews and critical acclaim, and it’s easy to see why. This album is pure “energy rock”, it displays all of the band’s technical strengths, adding mature and reflective lyrics to  melodies filled with anger, frustration, a building rage, and an overall intensity. Front-man Rock Johnson adds the final ‘cherry on top’, as he tears the lyrics apart from the depths of his being.

I listened to the entire album, track-by-track, and didn’t once have the urge to switch off or skip one single song. It’s a rare thing for that to happen, so I applaud these bad-ass boys for crafting such a strong, unified debut album. The songs are all masterfully crafted, drawing on Chaos Theory’s strengths; its strong powerful vocals, dirty cranked-up amps and driving rhythm section. Many of the songs hit you like a runaway train with their powered guitar riffs.

Straight-off “Remind” is a blistering assault on the ears, and Rock Johnson confirms how uncannily close, to a mix of Ozzy Osbourne and Sammy Hagar he sounds. Likewise, “Save Yourself” and the fierce and nasty “Afterthought”, are both venomous yet catchy and downright crunchy. “Silhouette” is also a rollicking affair, and the inclusion of “Dead Inside” keeps the album’s intensity genuine. But most surprising is the swirling, brooding “Broken Dream” and “Scarred” with its dreamily powerful ambiance and melodic vocals.

Make no mistake though, most of this album is meant to please the heavy rock and metal fans who like the harder side of Chaos Theory. It contains some of the heaviest songs written, and a couple of atmospheric tracks that complement the album nicely. Moreover, the album possesses the best assets of this band; fierce, crunchy alternative-metal, representing the brutal beauty of their music, bared for all to see.

Chaos Theory leaves the best for last, as the penultimate track, “Hollow Heart”, is perhaps the most powerful, radio-ready hit song on the album. Overflowing with crunchy riffs, hooks, solos and unbridled energy; the twin guitar sound, drive this song like a hurricane, while the vocals soar high above the pounding drum- and-bass engine-room.

Chaos Theory close the album down with a solitary piano theme, almost as if to allow you to recapture your breath and runaway heartbeat, after eleven tracks of awesome power, raw energy and great musicianship.

It is clear that the angry vocals with crunching guitars, great basslines, and quick-wristed drumming are definitely going to establish this band as a rock solid outfit!

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