Grimes “Oblivion” Reviewed

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As I write this review, an additional adjective comes to mind: infectious. When first listening to this song, I did not at all like it or Grimes’ style. However, after hearing it 4 or 5 times more, I was hooked and am now listening to this song almost every day.

Boy “Eyes Wide” EP, Reviewed

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Even saying that I have a favorite song from Eyes Wide feels inaccurate considering the whole EP is really fantastic and doesn’t deserve to have favorites chosen from it. While I barely know anything about Boy, I still really love the music they left us with.

Trapdoor Social, “Away”, Reviewed

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In addition to being amazing performers and song writers, Trapdoor Social is heavily involved with green technology companies Farmscape and Agrisaurus, and in the development of an awareness campaign around solar and other renewable energy

Latest Warped Tour Band Announcements!

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Alvarez Kings, Chiodos, Young London, We Came As Romans, Reel Big Fish, and Beebs And Her Money Makers. Personally I can’t wait to see the show Reel Big Fish will put on, and my excitement at seeing Beebs and Her Money Makers is as boundless as the sea.

Latest Warped Tour Bands Announceme​nt!

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My Warped Tour Tip for this post is something the tour’s Facebook page posted earlier today: “Buying earlier this year, you’ll pay less. Buying later, you’ll pay more”. If you haven’t already got a ticket, they’re available for all dates in all cities except Las Vegas

Warped Tour 2013 Bands

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This latest announcement shows, I think, the great thing about Warped Tour: little known groups like For The Foxes play alongside well established bands like Goldfinger. It’s this aspect of the whole “discovering new music at Warped”

Ke$ha “C’mon” Video, Reviewed

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It is in this sheer explosion of song and dance that make me love the video, song, and artist even more. There is very little that is poetic about the song, obviously, but it needn’t be – considering the song itself is fantastic enough that I blast it any and every time I party.

VersaEmerg​e “Burn”, Reviewed

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VersaEmerge’s sound has always been to me a hauntingly grungy rock that is fantastic mood music. “Burn” however is a clear step away from their previous music, but it is a step in a great direction.

Ke$ha Warrior Album, Reviewed

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The first two singles off Warrior were “Die Young” and “C’mon”, released on September 25th and November 16thof 2012 respectively and, while both were big hits, they were essentially the same Ke$ha the world has always heard.

Future Relative “Deep End”, Reviewed

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Behind the chorus’ lyrics of “I, am a lonely hunter” is a passionately strained voice that expresses the darker emotive forces of a grunged out song like a Nirvana hit and with every fluctuating, alien-like electro melody one feels transported to a different dimension of flashing lights, lava lamps, glow sticks, and the copious usage of bongs.

Rihanna “Diamonds” Video, Reviewed

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At one point there is a horse running through a desert and then it’s rearing back on its hind legs, then it’s laying on the ground, then it finds it’s horse soul mate I guess and they run off into the sun set

The Cinema “Picasso”, Reviewed

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This sort of musical project is one the likes of which I haven’t ever seen and it’s unique sound makes The Cinema all the more impressive to me. Thus, I shall eagerly await news from The Cinema

The Royalty "I Want You" Video, Reviewed

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trippy video effects, odd lights, and black and white clips of beach and dance parties popping up in the background, “I Want You” is an unyielding onslaught of musical expression. As video effects make the band look like they’re playing in an old movie, a super-imposed, tri-colored Nicole glides back and forth across the screen while playing the shy girl very well. If you just listen to the song by itself, you feel colors and static

Nicki Minaj ft. Beenie Man “Gun Shot” Reviewed

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While “Gun Shot”, off of Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, isn’t really designed to get everyone going nuts on the dance floor, Nicki and Beenie Man’s sound in this song is something really fantastic. With a chill vibe and lyrics almost entirely in Patois, you don’t get caught up in the stupidity that Nicki Minaj songs tend to be

fun. Campus Consciousn​ess Tour

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I would hope that all the schools on the tour are school’s that could really use the education about LGBTQ and that can take full advantage of everything the tour has to offer.

Sammy Adams “All Night Longer”, Reviewed

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I had never heard “All Night Longer” before last Friday night but now it’s constantly stuck in my head and I’ve got no qualms about it. My friends have even told me to stop singing “Tell the bartender make that motha fucka stroooonger” because I’m always singing the song’s fantastic hook.

The Brian Buckley Band “I Am Human” Video, Reviewed

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This kind of lyrically reflective performance is exactly the kind of thing that music videos are for. Well, that and to show the artist performing their song. In this case, the Brian Buckley Band achieved both. “I Am Human” is off the band’s latest album Hysterical Blindness

Karmin “Hello” Video, Reviewed

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I don’t know. And frankly I don’t really care. The song and video are both bland and annoying. When, or if, there are videos for the other songs on Hello, I won’t be expecting much better. If Karmin peaked with “Brokenhearted”, they’re going to need to do a lot better than the “Hello” video to get some popularity back.

Can We Talk About Labyrinth?

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“You remind me of the babe”, and people were instantly liking the status and commenting with the next few lines of “ ‘What babe?’ ‘The babe with the power.’ ‘What power?’ ‘The power of voodoo’ ‘Who do?’ ‘You do’ ‘Do what?’ ‘Remind me of the babe!’”.

Big Boi, Camp Bisco 11, Friday July 13, 2012

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He put energy behind every word which is not something you can say for many rappers. Even if when you couldn’t quite hear him because of the sheer volume of the music and crowd, Big Boi just kept up the energy and got louder so you could hear his sharp lyrics

Camp Bisco: A Whole New World

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When you’re in an enormous crowd, in the middle of the night, with bass vibrating in your bones and laser lights burning colors into your retinas, it’s hard not to feel like you’re having a life changing experience

P!nk “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, Reviewed

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If there was a perfect way to get the buzz started about an upcoming album, I’d say releasing “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” was it. This breakup song has that familiar “fuck you, we’re done” feel for which Pink has becomeso famous

Breathe Carolina to Release Hell Is What You Make It: Reloaded

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Layna Cloud and I got the chance to talk to lead singer David Schmitt and he seemed completely blown away by how successful “Blackout” and Hell Is What You Make It had become. Now,this incredible electro rock sensation is going to do it again with there-release of Hell Is What You Make It under the name Hell Is What You Make It:Reloaded.

Trey Songz “Heart Attack” Video, Reviewed

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With shots in the beginning and end of the video of Trey(shirtless) on a gurney with a defibrillator on his chest, one assumes that he’s been hurt and that this might explain why he knows what a heart attack feels like

Freezepop “Doppelganger” Reviewed

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Freezepop has continued their tradition of creating bland synth pop music but on their new EP, Doppelganger,they show that, once remixed by other artists, their songs can be more than mediocre. It kinda makes me feel bad for Freezepop but hey they’ve somehow become pretty popular with their electro fuzz when it isn’t remixed.

Slow Club “Beginners” Video, Reviewed

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The sadness is clear in every move the man makes and the passion of the song is shown in the way he mouths the lyrics like a man with a broken heart. At one point, while Rebecca sings “Oh, I’ve told you, oh, to be older.You know I’m right”, Dan hits a pole and then rests his forehead on hit and it’sa moment where I really felt the emotion of the song.

Afrobeta “Do You Party” Video, Reviewed

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It is hilarious watching clips of Lamb Chop rearranged, slowed down, or sped up to have the puppet’s mouth move along to the words of the song and seeing Lamb Chop dancing around as both a puppet and a full body costume suit.