“Too Much Television”

“Too Much Television”

On the one hand, "too much television" inspired Bruce Springsteen's steamy, sultry, smokey, simmering "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" and on the other hand, long time Texas based Country alt-rockers Old 97's solution to "too much TV" is  a rollicking, frolicking,...

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Pop Punk Star MGK Sings “Bloody Valentine”

Pop Punk Star MGK Sings “Bloody Valentine”

Machine Gun Kelly (born Colson Baker), multi-talented singer/songwriter, rapper and actor, was only 10 y/o in 2000, when Blink 182's  #1 hit,  "All The Small Things," helped define Pop Punk. Today, MGK, as he's sometimes known, is a star with his own brand of Pop...

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Matt Maeson:  From Down in the Dumps to Hitsville

Matt Maeson: From Down in the Dumps to Hitsville

You’ve got to be pretty depressed to write these lines: ...I crawled back to the life that I said I wouldn't live in... Pushing past the limit Trippin' on hallucinogenics My cigarette burnt my finger 'Cause I forgot I lit it Last Jan. Boomer Music Update posted...

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Devon Gilfillian:  Soothing and Groovy with an Old School Vibe

Devon Gilfillian: Soothing and Groovy with an Old School Vibe

In 1965, Billy Stewart’s "Sitting in the Park" was everywhere, with a sound that's still around today, noticeably, in the silky-smooth R&B vibe of Neo-soul artist Devon Gilfillan’s "The Good Life," currently #17 on the Adult Alt chart. Singer/songwriter Gilfillan...

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Weezer Amps Up the Energy!

Weezer Amps Up the Energy!

“Hero” is Weezer’s newest single, and as lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Rivers Cuomo put it, their last album “didn’t have any guitars and this one is just all guitars.” And it rocks, in the way that the Foo Fighters’ top 10, 1998 hit,”My Hero,” rocks:  a driving...

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Full Disclosure:  We Love Mt. Joy

Full Disclosure: We Love Mt. Joy

True, it’s trite, but Mt. Joy are almost  “indescribable” (folk-indie-rock)–and "Strangers," their newest song, is almost indescribable, too—we're linking it to Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 “My Best Friend.”  Lyrically the two songs differ but sound wise and melodically,...

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I’m Not OK, Neither Are You, and That’s OK

I’m Not OK, Neither Are You, and That’s OK

In the early 90's the "alternative" format flourished, bursting forth with a creative force that led to a steady stream of massive hits from Nirvana's "Smells Like a  Teen Spirit" to Radiohead's "Creep" and "Loser," Beck's  first hit. Listening to "Not OK!" by...

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