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Month: November 2022

Breaking Waves: Pantheon 2022, vol 1.
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Breaking Waves: Pantheon 2022, vol 1.

Listen up, folks: we are but a mere day away from North America’s biggest wave music festival (ever!): Pantheon 2022. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, or if you find yourself a bit overwhelmed by it all, then this special Pantheon edition of Breaking Waves is just for you!  In this first volume, we are going to check out some of what the promoters have been up to in preparation of this event, and do a quick dive into the artists featured on "Day 0." We will cover the 30-odd artists playing through the rest of the weekend in a subsequent edition. Stay tuned! So... Pantheon? Like in Greece? No–in Seattle, WA. This 'Pantheon' is a three-day wave music event spearheaded by prominent US-based figures–Djedi of vibe.digital, RamonPang of Soul Food Musi...
7 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar For 2023
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7 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar For 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a great year for new music. Here's a sneak preview of seven albums that should be on your radar in the new year. 1. MÅNESKIN - RUSH! Release Date: January 20th RUSH! is the third studio album from Italian alt-rockers MÅNESKIN and is their first new music since 2021s Teatro D’ira: Vol. I. Check out their new song "The Loneliest". Artist links: Website, Instagram & Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odWKEfp2QMY 2. You Me At Six - Truth Decay Release Date: January 27th You Me At Six got our attention earlier this year with the release of "No Future? Yeah Right". Truth Decay is the band's eighth studio album and first since 2021s SUCKAPUNCH. Check out their latest single "Mixed Emotions" and the accompanying (expanded) music vide...
New Metallica Single & Album Announced
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New Metallica Single & Album Announced

Rock icons Metallica have released a new single along with details on their highly anticipated new studio album. 72 Seasons is the band's 12th studio effort and will be released April 14th, 2023. The 12-track album is Metallica's first album since 2016s Hardwired. The new single "Lux Æterna" is three minutes and thirty seconds of the band at its best. The song is a short and sweet sonic blast that draws on influences from throughout their four decades in action. 72 Seasons will be available in 2 LP vinyl and limited edition versions as well as CD and digital formats. Pre-orders are available now. 72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kin...
Catch the 13th Annual DOC NYC Festival Virtually
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Catch the 13th Annual DOC NYC Festival Virtually

DOC NYC has wrapped up its 13th year of in-person screenings, but the virtual edition is running now through Sunday, November 27. For just $125, you can buy an online film pass that will give you access to over 90 feature films and 100 shorts, easily streaming to anybody in the United States. Don't think you can make it through that many movies? No worries! Individual screenings are $12 or you can buy a 5-ticket pack for $45 and a 10-ticket pack for $80. Last year, I opted for a 5-ticket pack, but this year I knew I had more time on my hands and went for the 10-ticket package myself. What to Watch Here are some of the highlights of my viewing over the last week that I recommend you check out: Queen of the Deuce - Chelly Wilson's life from being a young Jew escaping ...
Handheld Drops Video For “Flip The Scrip”
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Handheld Drops Video For “Flip The Scrip”

Canadian punk rockers Handheld recently released their first studio album in 14 years. They've just dropped a music video for their high-octane new single "Flip The Scrip". Handheld was formed in the late 90s out of Ontario. They recorded and performed actively for a decade. After 6 albums and hundreds of concerts, they went on hiatus in 2008. They reformed in 2018 with the intent of performing a few reunion shows. Just as things were starting to heat back up, the world froze as the pandemic set in. Instead of performing live, they turned their focus to recording A Canadian Tragedy. New Music Video With the new video and temperatures starting to drop, the band wanted to revisit summer vibes and shine a light on all the fun they had performing. "It may be getting a little c...
The Stone Foxes Release New LP ‘On The Other Side’
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The Stone Foxes Release New LP ‘On The Other Side’

Modern blues/rock outfit The Stone Foxes are celebrating the release of their first studio album in nearly six years. The blistering new 10-song On The Other Side is available now. The San Francisco-based band is celebrating a number of 'firsts' with the project. It's the first time brothers Shannon and Spence have been the primary songwriters on each track on a Stone Foxes release. It's the first time Shannon has sung lead vocals on every track while it's the first time Spence has been the main bass player. In The Studio On The Other Side was recorded at various locations. The Stone Foxes worked everywhere from The Complex and New & Improved Recording to a series of living and bedrooms across the bay area. The result is a cohesive cinematic audio experience with a twi...
ICYMI: Alt Rock Band Autopilot Dropped a New Video For Their Energetic Single, “Feverish Dreams”.
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ICYMI: Alt Rock Band Autopilot Dropped a New Video For Their Energetic Single, “Feverish Dreams”.

Today, Canadian alt-rockers Autopilot surprised us with a cool new video for their latest single, "Feverish Dreams". The band is currently on tour in North America, but their busy schedule certainly isn't getting in the way of their creativity! Check the video out on YouTube, below. Autopilot's "Feverish Dreams" official music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K3tHkPCnNU While the single was originally released back in October, it's always a treat to see continued support and media coming out for a song after it drops. I especially loved all the creative camera angles and close-ups the band chose to play with throughout the video. It really let us get up close and personal with their performance and think on all the little details they chose to inc...
Singer/Songwriter Maggie Cubillos Releases Debut “Old Shoes”
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Singer/Songwriter Maggie Cubillos Releases Debut “Old Shoes”

Talented singer-songwriter Maggie Cubillos has released her debut single. Although "Old Shoes" is her first official release, she spent a good deal of her life on stage in a variety of capacities. She is currently a junior at Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. "Old Shoes" is a relatable mid-tempo number that draws on influences from singers like Phoebe Bridgers, Gracie Adams, and Taylor Swift. Each artist that Cubillos has cited as having drawn inspiration from. When it came to the meaning behind the song she had this to say. ““Old Shoes” is about embracing change and moving forward. I wrote it at a time in my life where I felt like everything around me had shifted and I had to decide whether I should stay afraid or embrace it and grow with it. I think writing ...
Breaking Waves: ‘On Ephemeral Wings’ is the latest EP I can’t live ‘w/out’! [review]
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Breaking Waves: ‘On Ephemeral Wings’ is the latest EP I can’t live ‘w/out’! [review]

Seldom does an artist make such an impression on me that their release dates get written on my literal calendar... and I will openly confess that I wrote down the release date for On Ephemeral Wings as soon as w/out announced it. There wasn't a chance in hell I was going to miss this one, and I made it my mission to ensure that you wouldn't miss out, either. Even if electronic music isn't your usual cup of tea, you should make an exception for this EP. Read on to find out why. On Ephemeral Wings by w/out, now streaming everywhere. On Ephemeral Wings by w/out is a 6-track EP released by Perfectly Imperfect on November 17th, 2022. In anticipation of its release, the artist teased audiences of what's to come with two singles: "Cloud Angels" and "Feeling of The Win...
‘Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues’ is Remarkable Portrait of Jazz Legend (Review)
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‘Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues’ is Remarkable Portrait of Jazz Legend (Review)

Louis Armstrong was one of the founding fathers of jazz, rising to great prominence despite the obstacles of early fame during segregation. Wayne Shorter narrates this revealing new documentary from Sacha Jenkins ('Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James'). Nas also adds his voice to narrate sequences as Armstrong. Louis Armstrong in 'Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues,' now streaming on Apple TV+. Louis Armstrong's life and career is traced back to his early days in New Orleans and follows him to Chicago and, ultimately, New York. The film illustrates how fame did not protect Armstrong from prevalent racism. Armstrong discusses playing sold out shows for white audiences but not being allowed to come in through the main entrance. Fellow New Orleans musician Wynton Marsal...