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Rock Revival pt 3 - Davina Robinson
By James Moore - 11/25/2011 - 02:31 AM EST

In my 3rd installment of "Rock Revival" I was treated to a very detailed and in depth conversation with the powerhouse voiced and very driven Davina Robinson, who's new album is appropriately titled "Black Rock Warrior Queen". Davina can relate to the independent artist's struggles and concerns, and I'm confident this interview will provide a wealth of encouragement to any musicians out there looking to share their music with the world.

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How Radiohead Got it Right, and Your Band Can Too
By Draven Grey - 11/22/2011 - 06:35 PM EST

Stop struggling with your marketing.  A brief look at how you can use Radiohead’s successful marketing tactics for your own band.

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CD REVIEW: Sultans of String - Yalla Yalla!
By Don Sechelski - 11/22/2011 - 03:36 PM EST

World

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CD REVIEW: Poplord - Poplord Vs The Universe
By Don Sechelski - 11/21/2011 - 07:51 PM EST

Pop/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Charley and Jesi - Charley and Jesi
By Cyrus Rhodes - 11/16/2011 - 10:36 PM EST

Alternative R&B

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CD REVIEW: Brandon Michael Williams - A Good Balance
By Cyrus Rhodes - 11/16/2011 - 12:31 AM EST

Pop/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Peter Galperin - Perfect World Today
By Cyrus Rhodes - 11/15/2011 - 12:39 AM EST

Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

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BACKSTAGE WITH THE BAND-AIDS: EMERALD
By Cheryl Mullen - 11/12/2011 - 12:59 AM EST

Soon after I published “THE GOOD GROUPIE’S TEN COMMANDMENTS” in 2008, I started getting emails from groupies seeking my advice on how to handle certain situations with their bands. This was absolutely the most serious one I received.

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CD REVIEW: Karl Young - Lost in the Woods
By Cyrus Rhodes - 11/09/2011 - 12:59 AM EST

Acoustic jazz

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CD REVIEW: Stephen Su - City Lights
By Dan Cohen - 11/08/2011 - 03:47 PM EST

Electro-Jazz, Acid Jazz and Post Bop

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Rock Revival pt 2 - Danger Van Gorder From Countless Thousands
By James Moore - 11/08/2011 - 05:33 AM EST

In the 2nd installment of "Rock Revival" I spoke with the very talented and hard working Danger Van Gorder, lead man of the stellar alternative/punk band Countless Thousands. Van Gorder is a perfect subject to discuss music marketing with. He is passionate about his craft, first and foremost. He also works very hard promoting his music, and he uses a variety of tactics to do so. While may bands waste precious time on social networks, Countless Thousands perfect their song-writing craft and aim for real press. I believe that hard work and a positive attitude both generate results, and he certainly has both.

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Pitch Problems???? - Breathe!
By Beth Lawrence - 11/07/2011 - 06:58 PM EST

If you are supporting your tone with a relaxed but engaged belly breath - a breath that seems to fill your whole body, this will create a firm 'platform' on which your tone rests.  When a singer is under pitch, it is almost always simply because they aren't engaging enough vital breath energy that then becomes firm breath support for the voice.

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CD REVIEW: Rich Pellegrin Quintet - Three-Part Odyssey
By Dan Cohen - 11/07/2011 - 02:08 PM EST

Acoustic jazz

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What Did We Know and When Did We Know It?
By Bill Pere - 11/06/2011 - 06:37 PM EST

"What did he know and when did he know it?" This key question from the Watergate era brought down a President. It can also bring down – or elevate – a song. The presentation of a song by a writer to a listener is a social interaction – a conversation of sorts. Like any communication, if the songwriter cares about his/her message, the goal of the interaction is to forge a connection between singer and listener, so that both are on the same wavelength with common understanding. This article gives you some do's and dont's.

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Rock Revival pt 1 - Death Valley High Talks Independent Rock
By James Moore - 11/06/2011 - 05:54 PM EST

I decided to interview some hard working independent rock bands about their thoughts on music marketing. It's my contribution to a "rock revival". This first interview is with lead singer and guitarist of the very impressive alternative/punk/metal act Death Valley High, Reyka Osburn.

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