Tag: influences

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Influences: American High

As someone whose top five bands include both the Beatles and Green Day, I have a special spot in my heart for musicians who also recognize...

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Influences: Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi

With the goal of taking listeners on a world tour of sorts, Intercontinental Concerts and founder Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi combine...

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Influences: Ivan Beecroft

Australian pop-rocker Ivan Beecroft shares a wealth of similarities with many classic-rock artists. He comes from a working class...

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Your President’s Day Playlist by Americana Duo Steve Eddy and Jake Hussey

Even if you’re protesting today, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the time off, kick back, and relax with some...

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JahkR Draws on Trance, Classical, and EDM for His ‘Catharsis’

JahkR has always been an outsider. Bullied at a young age for thinking and speaking differently than his peers, he poured himself into the...

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5 Songs That Influenced April Martin’s Emotional Take on Americana

In the storied tradition of powerful female Americana artists from Roseanne Cash to Gillian Welch to Carole King comes April Martin, a New...

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Psychedelic Hip-Hop? Wordsmith and Rapper WiseProof Explains

Although I’m a fan and sometimes-student of music, I’m quick to leap at the chance to explore genres I’m not familiar...

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5 Songs That Inspire Musician and Social Commentator Vince Grant

When I first told you about Vince Grant almost a year ago, he’d just release his album, My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me, a...

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The Five Songs That Shaped Vein’s Pop-Infused EDM Sound

Miami EDM/pop artist and producer Vein, otherwise known as Gavriel Rafael Aminov, counts Pitbull, Ashanti, Belinda, Enrique Iglesias, J...

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5 Songs That Shaped Alt Rockers Bad Reed’s Signature Sound

Music is a melting pot, and any one band can draw influences from all over the place. Canadian rockers Bad Reed crack a couple of...

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Books, How Bad Can It Be?

How Bad Can It Be?: “Devil Dinosaur Omnibus”

If it's Friday, it must be How Bad Can It Be? -- and this time, Jack Feerick is leafing through the pages of Jack Kirby's Devil Dinosaur...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 5/01/09

Jeff Buckley – Kashmir from Live at l’Olympia (2001) The Tea Party – Save Me from Splendor Solis (1994) Orchestre...