Album Review – Different Shades of Blue

by Gary Hays November 11th, 2014
At the age of 37, Joe Bonamassa is in the best musical shape of his life with the release of his very first collection of entirely self-penned songs, Different Shades of Blue. Influenced by such early British blues and rock masters as the Jeff Beck Group and Eric Clapton, he fuses his modern style of raunchy yet intricate guitar licks with his well learned teachings from the ancients, and the results are nothing short of sheer delight. According to the albums producer, Kevin Shirley, the album is not a mere collection of songs, but rather an entire
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U2: Causes, Crusades, and Commendations

by Ronald A. Rowe October 27th, 2014 | Featured Artist
Almost immediately after hitting the big time, the members of U2 – collectively and individually – have taken up numerous charitable causes.  From Band Aid to Live Aid to Self Aid, U2 has been at the forefront.  U2 has championed causes from famine relief to unemployment reform to AIDS awareness.  They have been vocally and publically opposed to war and apartheid.

U2’s activism has put the members of the band in contact with world leaders across the globe, from Nelson
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  • Bob Seger:Ride Out
  • You+Me:Rose Ave.
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  • The Game:Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf
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  • Artist Review – Chad Hollister – Meltin’ Snow

    by Gary Hays November 10th, 2014 | Artist Review
    The waters of the Indie Ocean run deep as the constant wave of those whom have been misguided by well-intended friends and relatives scurry to musical mecca’s such as Nashville, L.A., and the Big Apple, where the majority of hopefuls will be promptly sucked into the belly of a shark and spit back out on the shores of Mamma’s back yard, in search of a new career. A true artist has no desire to race rats, preferring the creativity of their heart’s passion over pats on the back from fellow “wanna-be’s” slugging it out among themselves in some over-crowded
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  • Prince — Art Official Age

    by Jason Lightner November 7th, 2014 | Album Review
    I used to be a fan of Prince. Prince and the Revolution were one of my favorite bands to listen to as a kid who grew up in the eighties. I had high hopes for his latest album, Art Official Age, after the single "Breakfast Can Wait" debuted with Dave Chapelle gracing the cover art, dressed in a full caricature of the pop icon. This harkens back to a sketch from an early episode of Chapelle's Show in which Prince bests a group of men in half-court basketball and invites them in for pancakes — one hilarious skit, and one worth seeking out.
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