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Jack Manley Reveals the Heart-wrenching Course of His Healing Journey in “Save Your Own”

Building yourself back up from a broken place is a crucial and universal part of being human. Though we experience our lowest points in a myriad of ways, determined by an array of circumstances, a unification occurs in understanding that we can materialize a positive future through expression, connection, and creation. Art is often an […]

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Singer-Songwriter Maxie Mandel Makes a Magnetic Impression With “Someone You’d Love”

Emulating the crisp and captivating vocals of her inspirations Sara Bareilles and Carole King, with lyrical parallels to Taylor Swift’s Invisible and Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises,” 19-year-old Maxie Mandel captures listener’s hearts in a single melody. Her vivid lyrics detailing an all-too-relatable high school unrequited love compounded with empowering instrumentals instill in her listeners the courage

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Griefcat Talks New Album and The Idiosyncratic Joy of Musical Comedy

After meeting at a DC-based variety show in 2015, Annie Nardolilli and Louisa Hall quickly realized they had a lot in common despite their drastically differing backgrounds. With the two working in high-stress level jobs, Louisa as a tech employee and Annie a now-former sheriff’s deputy, an amalgamation of frustration, mistreatment, and most importantly a

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Whimsy Indie Band Söūp on Their Electic Style and Upcoming Show

So many newborn bands have an excruciating time crafting and articulating their aesthetic, especially in an industry that typically encourages conformity. Whimsical indie-rock band Söūp understands the elusiveness and versatility of genre in a way that not all can grasp. Their emphasis on utilizing imagery of the sea and the cosmos, melding the two with

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Brian K & The Parkway Stress the Necessity of Connection in Their New Single “Straight Through”

Hailing from opposite sides of the East Coast, Brian K. Pagels and Stephen Russ of the coastal heartland rock band Brian K & The Parkway, are stark advocates of the importance of friendship and connection, whether it be near or far apart. The lyric video for their latest single “Straight Through” featuring the vocals of

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Gabe Rivera’s “The Mist” is The Perfect Song for Those Without a Valentine

Chocolates, teddy bears, and sharing a meal with a special someone isn’t the reality for everyone’s Valentine’s Day, and Gabe Rivera’s new single “The Mist” encapsulates the feeling of alienation and loneliness that can come with the holiday. The song, released on February 9 balances a brutal lament with ghostly rhythms that evoke a lingering

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Back to June Plays Their First Live Gig at The Stone Pony to Astounding Success

At The Stone Pony’s January 14th Sunday Showcase, Manchester local band Back to June performed their first live gig with impeccable energy that would have you believe they’ve been around for quite some time. Formed by a passionate group of students from both Ocean County College and Manchester Township High School, Back to June as

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Indie Rock Musician Gabe Rivera Announces Tour Dates Across New Jersey

New Jersey native Gabe Rivera has been deadset on taking his indie rock career from his bedroom to various stages throughout the state. After working on an array of projects that include new music, Rivera is inundating himself with a new era of creativity. From January to February, Rivera is hitting some iconic spots with

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Jeremy Fury’s Songs for Hanukkah Ignites a Spark in Listeners 

Interview with Jeremy Fury of Jeremy & The Harlequins The holidays being at the end of the year are a time for relaxation and preparing for what’s ahead in the coming year, but it can also be a great time for reflection. With fervent unrest in the world, it can be difficult to look back

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Rehya Stevens Marries Old and New Holiday Joy with the Deluxe Edition of Santa’s Takin’ Over The Town

2021 may not have been the most cheerful year, but that didn’t stop singer/songwriter and holiday fanatic Rehya Stevens from delivering some well-needed holiday spirit. Her Christmas album ‘Tis The Season released in 2021 featuring 11 carol-worthy songs is now being reintroduced into the Christmas canon along with 10 all-new festive tunes off of her new album Santa’s Takin’

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Rehya Stevens Gives a Show-Stopping Voice to The Soundtrack of Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny

Review of Rehya Stevens’s songs in Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny   The new Lifetime drama Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny doesn’t only portray a riveting story about a young woman desperate to save herself from the dangerous inner circle of a glamourous superstar, the film also features an eclectic soundtrack fronted by the lively

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Luke Boor Savors the Sorrows of The Post-Breakup Process in His New Single “Queens”

Part of one’s musical journey often relies heavily on location and the places the heart and soul travel to for inspiration. From Texas to Tennessee to New York, indie-rock musician Luke Boor has reflected deeply on each home he’s had over the years and how they’ve contributed to his creative endeavors from music to writing.

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Solar Bloom’s Matt DeVoti on Creating the Vibrant Atmosphere for New Single “This Tiny World”

Known for his funky electronica technoscape aesthetic, Matt DeVoti of Solar Bloom is immersing fans in his rhythmic exploration of communication with his new single “This Tiny World”. With an artistic blend of synthetic beat and meticulously layered vocals, achieved through the usage of both analog and digital instruments, “This Tiny World” delivers a nostalgic

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Georgia Weber and The Sleeved Hearts Explore The Beautiful Imperfections of Love With “Kintsugi”

Though her musical roots lie in the eclectic world of jazz, Australian musician Georgia Weber of The Sleeved Hearts has always retained an interest in a variety of musical styles and how they differ across multiple cultural landscapes. The group’s latest single “Kintsugi” pays homage to Georgia’s adoration of Japan and the prevalent intersection between

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Andrew Adkins Defies the Construct of Genre With His Experimental EP “Birdcage Boy”

Interview With Andrew Adkins  Andrew Adkins has never found himself subscribing to conventional notions of genre. Instead, the Nashville singer takes an introspective approach to his music, finding what speaks to him and then emulating it through his own unique perspective and combination of sounds. His latest EP “Birdcage Boy ” follows this eclectic marriage

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Rehya Stevens Celebrates What Makes Us Unique With “Love Party”

Being a session singer, Rehya Stevens has mastered the art of being able to adapt vocally and creatively to whatever task she’s assigned. Her songs have been featured in an array of films, video games, and TV, including her Christmas song “Jingle Jangle” which has been used in eleven movies to date. Though emphasis has

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Cold Equations Lead Singer Drew Kohl Shares How They Found Their Unique Sound

Finding yourself in the music industry is already a difficult task, but trying to find yourself amidst a traditional musical landscape with a heavy set of expectations is even more challenging. This is what Drew Kohl, the lead singer of indie-rock band Cold Equations learned during his time in Nashville. While an iconic place for

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The Tracys Talk Their Farewell Album Welcome To The Land of Nothing

Throughout turbulent times, punk rock has always remained a constant in providing an outlet for artists to produce angsty, evocative music-something known all too well to Brooklyn pop-punk band The Tracys. Consisting of Matt Ernst, Dave Klym, John Payne, and Larry Mancini, The Tracys is dedicated to everything punk stands for-which is why it’s so

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Emmrose Explores the Horror of Panic Attacks and Importance of Mental Health Support With “Falling Again”

Review of “Falling Again” by Emmrose    Anxiety is a feeling many are familiar with and yet it can be so hard to describe and illustrate. New York-based singer Emmrose has given words to this potent feeling with her new single “Falling Again” which was written during a panic attack.  “I wrote Falling Again in

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Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” Illustrates Emotional Intensity but Delivers Musical Mediocrity

Review of Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” Swifties have been riled up since the announcement of “Midnights”, Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album. Swift also fueled the excitement with “Midnights Mayhem”, a series spanning across her social media accounts that featured her revealing a new title track out of the 13 songs on her latest project. Now, “Midnights”

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Television Overdose’s Tyler Talks New Single, and the Importance of Having Fun With Your Art

TVOD’s Tyler Talks To PCM Alt rock band Television Overdose or “TVOD” for short, has just released their new single “Alien” and they’re ready to party. Hailing from New York and gracing many venues around town with their craziness and electric energy, tonight they’re returning to the familiar faces at Our Wicked Lady which is

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Emily Gabriele Shares The Inspiring Personal Story of her Debut Album

NYC-Based Singer Emily Gabriele Shares Her Musical Story  Alt-pop singer/songwriter Emily Gabriele is gearing up for her debut album “Omega Man” premiering on May 27th 2022. She melds many influences in her music and stresses the importance of sound and lyrical rhythm in her emotionally fluid songs. After facing a deep, personal tragedy in 2019

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