Gedeon Luke Keeps the Soul Train Moving ; Viv and the Revival Breaks Your Heart

We live in a self-absorbed, selfie-obsessed world, but I still believe music still has the power to breakthrough no matter how self-involved or how communication-reliant we’ve become. It can inspire, change, and heal, and I bet Gedeon Luke agrees. Have a listen to his music, and you’ll instantly at peace with all the outside noise. ..

“Smooth” Stylings of Vinyl Thief; Spencer Sutherland Tugs at Your “Heartstrings”

If you’ve seen electro-rockers Vinyl Thief live you know their shows are highly energized and boisterously awesome. Last month, the Nashville band treated me to the antithesis of that by playing it acoustic and laid back at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, where “this guy” (I’m pointing to myself) filmed an A-Sides ..

Meet the MisterWives; “Dream” with The Prettiots

Dear Apache, Jump on this. Love, Jon MisterWives are a New York-based band are probably the next band you should be getting behind. That’s what she said. Anyway, the New York City band (Mandy Lee, Etienne Bowler, Will Hehir, Marc Campbell, Dr. Blum, and Murph Dawg) released its debut EP Reflections late last year, and ..

Pre-Live Tweeting the 86th Annual Academy Awards: The Gravity of Living in the Moment

Video killed the radio star decades ago. Internet killed everything else. Personally, it utterly destroyed living in the moment. Too often, as I watch my favorite television shows or awards shows I’m either “status messaging” on Zuckerbook or “live tweeting” on Twitter as the action unfolds. It’s a wonderful interactive way of experience a show ..

Charli XCX Gets “Real” on Lorde, Life, Biebs, and Being “in Charge”

A few weeks ago, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and overexposure for Lorde. OK, that latter statement isn’t true but it certainly feels like it. All the praise – the Rolling Stone cover, the Grammy – is warranted for the talented teenage Kiwi, but it’s time we stop drinking the Kool-Aid for ..