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Eliot Sumner – Information

Words: Ryan Getz Eliot Sumner you may not know, but you know their dad, Sting. The new wave singer doesn't identify as any particular gender, so if you have any questions about our use of pronouns in this review - there it is. In the age where gender and lack thereof are hot button issues of ...

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Jack the Radio – Badlands

Words: Ryan Getz Never did it occur to me that I'd find a band that mixes my two two favorite musical vibes with a genre I typically avoid. Jack the Radio is that band I didn't know I was looking for. And their album Badlands is probably catching many people by surprise. The last time I've heard a ...

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SETTLE YOUR SCORES-THE WILDERNESS

I love how I come to know of bands at times. Settle Your Scores is one of those bands. Before September 6 of last year I had never listened to this band, I had heard of them but never gave them a chance. On that day I had plans to go see Taking Back Sunday, one of my all-time favorite bands. A show I ...

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How I gained “Hyperspektiv” on life (app review)

Words: Ryan Getz It's not too often I write about an app on here, so you can bet your butt it's music related. A few weeks ago, I was pitched via email the chance to access a beta version of Hyperspectiv, a new photo manipulation app designed by an expert team, including Justin Boreta of The ...

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Favorite Tiny Desk concert entries (part 2)

Artists at the Sanctuaries - "Hunger": This organic yet polished song meshes jazz, folk, and hip hop into one natural sounding fusion that definitely isn't contrived. A quick read of the website of this collective reveals that this is a hub for creatives regardless of background or identity, and hence ...

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The Duality of Deafheaven – a live review

Words: Ryan Getz I haven't been as entrenched in the Deafheaven hype as a lot of folks. Yet, I was intrigued enough to check out their live show in a former bank turned concert hall. Prior to this evening, the most extensive experience I had with the band was watching videos of them performing at ...

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Daymare – self-titled EP

Words: Ryan Getz Daymare brings to the table a sound more massive than the approachable, personable demeanor of frontman Dustin Rinehart. I mentioned in an earlier write up that Daymare presents itself as a hard rock band for those who are in dire need of some good old fashioned loud rock and ...