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#songoftheday = THE PRETENDERS: “HOLY COMMOTION!”


Chrissie Hynde, otherwise known as The Pretenders, has teamed up with none other than The Black Key's Dan Aurerbach for a new album coming soon -- see press release below -- and the lead single, "Holy Commotion!" is fantastic. It kicks off with some serious beats before...
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#songoftheday = RED VELVET: “RUSSIAN ROULETTE”


The title track from K-Pop girl group Red Velvet's Russian Roulette is about as catchy as K-Pop gets... which is, as we say in Massachusetts, wicked catchy! It has a lovely melody, lively beats, an infectious chorus and adorable voices -- what more could you want from...
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MICHAEL SWEET: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW 2

interview by Michael McCarthy Earlier this year I finally had the opportunity to interview Michael Sweet, lead singer and co-lead guitarist of Stryper, after wanting to interview him for 20 years since I started doing music journalism. During the interview, Michael revealed the probable title of his forthcoming solo album, One Side War....
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DANIELLA MASON: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

by Michael McCarthy If you’re a big fan of singer/songwriter fare then you might already be a fan of Nashville’s Daniella Mason, whose touching song “Sleep” was posted on Youtube approximately five years ago and has since been watched over 26,000 times. It was followed up with such emotive songs as “Shade of...
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#songoftheday = DAWN RICHARD: “CALI SUN”


D∆WN, better known as Dawn Richard, veers in a mainstream R&B/pop direction with her new single "Cali Sun," which hails from her third album, Redemption, which is said to be the "final installment in the trilogy." I was a big fan of the two previous...
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JUST WRITE: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK

interview by Michael McCarthy When I lived in Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles, a decade ago, I went through a long period of being anorexic. During this time, I read every eating disorder related book I could find. I suppose I read some of them because they were triggering and encouraged me...
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