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The Record Company And The Sophomore Slump

Categories: Articles, General, Music
What once was industry jargon and urban legend has more or less been proven by cold, hard statistics. In 2017, by way of elaborate algorithmic calculations music geeks compared the scores of 80 prized debut albums to those of their follow-ups, discovering that 68.25% of the time the grades dropped a ...
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The Fabuous Fratellis, Frankie Miller & The White Album

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Scottish blue-eyed soul singer  Frankie Miller made his name on the English pub rock circuit in the early '70s; and spent around a decade-and-a-half cutting albums of traditional rhythm/blues, rock & roll and country music. His recorded legacy as an avatar of American roots mu ...
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Wake Me Up… Avicii Dead at 28

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Swedish DJ Avicii died on Friday, his publicist confirmed. He was 28 years old—barely older than the members of the notorious “27 club,” a tragic and famous list of rock & roll stars who have died at 27 years old.It was the deaths of monumental rockers Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, ...
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Two Sides of the Beast… The Revelation of Michael “Hollywood Fats” Mann and Danny Bryant

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Los Angeles has always been a volcanic music town, with a steady series of eruptions that have launched a horde of rhythm-and-blues-informed talents to well-deserved prominence. Characteristically due to their hometown, their styles span a wild spectrum, from pop to soul to rock & roll, but each ...
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Pop Evil Roars With New Album

Categories: Articles, Concerts
Pop Evil are my favorite band, so writing this review is a labor of love! They’ve been around for over 10 years and I’ve been a fan since the beginning. Admittedly, I'm a "groupie". The new self-titled album is their fifth studio effort; recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles beh ...
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Maximum Rock And Roll..Ford Madox Ford

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Los Angeles was ripe for the onslaught of punk rock. Hollywood’s rife  gave rise to stories that only could be told effectively by its music… Sure there was The Beach Boys… The Doors.. . Van Halen..  Guns N’ Roses… ( I know I missed about a million great bands) but nothing ever matched t ...
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Palaye Royale.. When The Soldiers of The Royal Council Meets The Spider From Mars

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It was at the dawn of the '70s when guitar “assassin” Mick Ronson was introduced to folksinger David Bowie (via a mutual friend, producer Tony Visconti). Although Bowie had already enjoyed some chart success as a solo artist (na ...
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The Good, The Bad And The Fugly

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The hooky yet hard-edged, guitar-driven musical style known as power pop didn’t generate spontaneously. There were threads and uprisings—disconnected sounds that later combined into something like a movement—as early as the late ’60s, when some young rock-‘n’-roll fans were already start ...
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Now Yer Squawkin’: The Story Of Budgie And The Bad Flowers

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Since the early beginnings of rock music 3-piece bands have floored audiences with their powerful sound. It started with The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream who amazed fans with their synchronicity...  There is something “super” associated with power trio rock bands. The aesthetics and sound ...
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The Grievous Angels… Jesus Sons

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Erupting from the gutters and alleys of Hollywood in 1981, Gun Club became the seminal swamp ramshackle psychotic country blues-post punk band. Led by Jeffrey Lee Pierce who became an American underground cult music hero in his own right. Along with Pierce there was ...
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