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Album Reviews Neck of the Woods by Silversun Pickups

Californian alternative rockers Silversun Pickups are certainly the toast of the rock world at the moment. They exploded onto the scene with two albums, Carnavas (2006) and Swoon (2009), that took the world by the storm… in fact the only market that didn’t seem to warm to them was the …

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Pop Culture Snobs

I sometimes confuse people, because they want to pigeonhole me (as we often try to pigeonhole people) but find the task daunting. Often, the confusion arises when they realize that I love Tori Amos, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Peter Gabriel, and Kate Bush, but also Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Pink. …

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Concert Reviews Martina Mcbride at the Harv Theater Chester Wv

Martina Mcbride was introduced at this year’s CMT awards as “one of the greatest voices created by God.” She brought her Shine All Night tour and stunning four octave range to the Harv Theater at Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino last night. While debatable that her voice is the result of …

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How Rhythm is used to Create Tension and Repose in Music

Rhythm is everything that has to do with organization of musical elements in time. Rhythm includes pace, tempo, meter and an almost infinite number of ways in which long or short durations of sound and silence make up patterns in time. These manipulations of meter to form patterns are important …

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What is Marvin Hamlisch doing now

On a cool, clear Friday evening, Marvin Hamlisch, composer extraordinaire, conductor, pianist and humorous host, earned standing ovations from a full-house audience at Progress Energy Center For the Arts – Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront area. This versatile musician-composer conducted the Florida Orchestra, alternating between the baton and …

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Chris Daughtry

With his first self titled album Daughtry, American Idol non-winner Chris Daughtry had the last laugh by creating an endlessly listenable record that wound up selling millions of copies. Take that Taylor Hicks (he won Chris’ year on Idol) you pasty faced and talentless yokel. So what happened this time …

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Amanda Nagurney

Amanda Nagurney is one of the rising stars of country music in the United States of America. She is also becoming an alternative to the mainstream music scene of New York, Hollywood, and Nashville with her down to earth personality and heartfelt interpretations. Ms. Nagurney recently released her latest album …

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Reasons to Play the Piano

It was April of 2001, just four short weeks before my high school graduation. I had rehearsed my piano piece for months in order to participate in an area-wide school competition, and I had been dreaming about the moment I would stand before my peers and claim my first place …

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Kerrang Magazine Review

The Magazine That Built An Empire Advantages: weekly mainstream rock and metal news, reviews, interviews and live features Disadvantages: some bands need to be covered in order to sell copies, which may anger a lot of fans Kerrang! Magazine for most people is a household name. You will either relate …

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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury, A glam rock revolutionary. A natural showman with many imitators. A highly respected and much missed man. I am only 17 years old, therefore I missed out on Queens golden era. If I could go back in time, I’d want to go and see Freddie and co in …

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