Lady Gaga

by Jason Lightner November 19th, 2015
While pop music has never been my area of expertise, I do find value in the genre as a whole. Sure there most certainly exist a plethora of "performers" who exude much less an aura of artistry than they do an aura of artifice. It's rare to find an
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Ellie Goulding

by Louise November 12th, 2015
Ellie Goulding has come a long way since her name first started making waves in the U.S. as she rode in on the success of "Lights." "Lights" was the title track of her 2010 debut album, despite its actually being an added track for the album's re-release as Bright Lights. Ultimately, Lights was the source of six singles, beginning with the release of "Under the Sheets" on November 9, 2009, and ending with "Lights" in March of 2011.

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A Band of Death

by J Frazzetta November 5th, 2015
During the early 70’s Detroit became a hotbed of proto-punk bands.  The most infamous pair to leave that area were the Stooges and then the Motor City Five, or MC5, blasting out nihilistic anthems for a hungry audience.  If you happen to dig just a little bit deeper, you’ll come across a band comprised of three brothers that released a few singles, then went into hiding for three decades.  These are the fun bands to discover, Avid Reader, and
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  • Musings on Connections and Creation

    by Jason Lightner October 29th, 2015
    I've been giving the idea of pulling together a new band a lot of thought lately and, while Philly is a hotbed for the musically inclined and artistically talented, it is not exactly the easiest city in which to make solid connections. The few connections I've been able to make have had their own ups and downs, and most of them have occurred by happenstance. A few of them
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  • Alright Junior

    by Jason Lightner October 22nd, 2015
    Philadelphia is home to one of the most organic and culturally thriving music scenes in the United States. Featuring a vast array of bands, artists, performers, and producers, Philly is one of the greatest cities to live in as a fan of live music. Recently I was fortunate enough to attend a show that, while not in Philadelphia, showcased a Philly band as they opened for alternative rock stars
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  • Karmin

    by Louise October 15th, 2015
    Karmin, which consists of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, is a major label recording artist with YouTube roots. As often happens, it all started with a viral video or two. Maybe you've seen this cover of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now"? If you haven't, it's worth a glance, especially if you're familiar with the original. Heidemann impresses the viewer with her somewhat crazed take on the song. It's
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