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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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What’s worse: losing a significant other or a best friend? What if it’s both? I’ve been contemplating this question, searching for an answer for over a month now, and I just can’t seem to find an answer. I guess I should consider it a blessing,

David Guetta | Better When You’re Gone | Single Review

Parlophone Records Rating: Thumbs Down David Guetta’s new single, “Better When You’re Gone,” featuring Brookes and American pop duo Loote starts strong but slowly loses potential throughout its runtime. “Better When You’re Gone” begins with slow and subtle electronic keys and pitches so that the

Anderson .Paak | Oxnard | Album Review

Aftermath/12 Tone Music, LLC Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Anderson .Paak returns for his first solo full-length since his critically acclaimed Malibu with the groovy and dense Oxnard, full of infectious grooves and a whole cast of impressive features.  Oxnard takes .Paak’s unique blend

Tiny Meat Gang | Locals Only | Album Review

TMG Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Duo Tiny Meat Gang debuted their first comedy rap album in late 2018, continuing their online comedy careers with a string of singles culminating in their album Locals Only.  Tiny Meat Gang consists of creators and internet personalities,

Broods | Don’t Feed the Pop Monster | Album Review

Neon Gold/Atlantic Rating: 2.5 out of 5 New Zealand alt-pop duo Broods’ latest record, Don’t Feed the Pop Monster, is a powerhouse of vulnerability and authenticity, providing a still-life perspective to their music-making experience. Underneath the emotional nature of the record though, it does exactly

Blues and Bloodies at YMH

A nod to Black History Month The versatile band Mad Dog Blues played Your Mom’s House’s afternoon event Blues and Bloodies with Mad Dog Friedman on harmonica, Stevie D. and Sean Bennight on acoustic guitars, Clark Chanslor on the stand-up bass, Jeff Becker on the

The real magic behind the Grammys

An inside look with Professor Storm Gloor To many outside of the music industry, winning a Grammy doesn’t hold a great meaning. At a glance, the 61st Grammy Awards seemed to be nothing unusual, but a spectacle of a three-and-a-half-hour  concert can’t convey how individual


In the Spirit Antonio Stradivari was born in Cremona, Italy in the middle of the 1600s. Over the course of his career, he made around 1,116 instruments. The majority of which were the violins for which he became famous. Owning a Stradivarius is something akin