[MONTHLY] be.human.again- best.sounds 12.2014

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  Back in the day when I first started dotting out these dark fuckbuddy moments with music on the page, it felt like my hand and the keyboard were fusing into a bit of a saviour complex sword that they’d hold against my neck. Sit down. Be a good little human. Which was ironic, because […]

[END OF YEAR] Hipster Had A Mainstream Baby: Best Pop 2014 (James Kabat and Kavi’s Pop Powers Unite)

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  The bones of a song are good. Sometimes, even, no matter whose mental vagina it crawled out of. Mainstream does not equal low quality, just so long as all the accouterments of the modern studio  are put to use carving a track to its heart. Not acting like child proofing, saving us from anything […]

[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: In Flames

[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: In Flames

  On December 3rd I was treated to finally being able to see a band who I discovered through Guitar Hero. Swedish metal group In Flames kicked off their current US tour in Chicago at The Riviera Theatre, and they truly brought the house down. I watched In Flames’ 2006 Rock Am Ring performance of […]

[END OF YEAR] Cos I’m a Foreigner To You: Best Dark Indietronica 2014

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  Dark indietronica is my voice. Sometimes it’s the only way I talk. An amalgamation of dark pop, dark r&B, chill trap, and chillstep–dark indietronica is one of the most diverse genres musically. But what makes dark indietrpnica is the feeling. It’s music that carries you on a journey. It abandons you in its world […]

[INDIE/ELECTRONIC] Petite Noir – “Chess”

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  “That’s the real shit right there” – an anonymous background vocalist exclaims a little over a minute into “Chess”, seemingly on the receiving end of your telepathic transmissions. How did he know what I was thinking? In any case, it’s the real shit in all its positive connotations – that catchy beat driving a […]

[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Slipknot’s “Prepare For Hell Tour”​

[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Slipknot's "Prepare For Hell Tour"​

  I have never been to a bad show. Bottom line. Every show I leave happy that I was able to attend, photograph, or just experience the energy that the artists bring to the stage. However this past (black) friday, I think I experienced by far the greatest show I have not only shotm but […]

[MONTHLY] Keep Me Alive: Best of 11.2014 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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  Keep me alive. I regularly search for the answer to that one. I wrack my brain, I walk countless midnight miles looking for a reason to keep going. I’m a bit temptuous, more than mercurial. But I’m also someone with high standards for my life. In tandem, I’m someone that holds a sycthe to […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] On The Phone With Indie Pop Icon RAC

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  André Allen Anjos, the mastermind behind RAC, is ready for a break. After touring almost non-stop for 5 years, releasing some of the biggest remixes of the last couple years, as well as writing and recording his debut album, Strangers, this year, he could use some R&R. But don’t worry fans, André isn’t going […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] BenZel (ft. Cashmere Cat)- Just A Thought

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  And there’s those times when all you really want to say is, Baby, you’re nothing at all. Because, really, these days I’m a ball of uncolor, a smack of black and white sucked free of life by cuddles and cuts to my dick from your toothy grin. I’m stumbling on the dancefloor because you […]

[DARK DANCE] Ben Howard does Kiesza’s “Hideaway” + Gryffin Reimagines Maroon 5’s “Animals”

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  So we were sober.  And I was swimming away from you in the Indian Ocean, because you’d asked me to meet your soft lips without shouting into the end of a bottle first.  And we raced  around those tides, until you caught up to my hand like a shark and held it, asking me to […]