If there were a GPS that directed you to ultra-cool rockers based in New York City, you’d likely be directed immediately to Jeremy and the Harlequins. Obviously, I say that s assuming you’ve updated your satellites. Speaking of which, is that still a thing? I use my phone. Anyway, the ever-so-retro Jeremy and The Harlequins […]

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AWOLNATION’s “Sail” had a boomerang effect on radio. It was released in early 2011, killed it on alt-rock charts months later, hit the mainstream Billboard charts by year’s end, dropped off of the countdown some five months later, and stormed right back a year later en route to going six-times platinum. Not every song has […]

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    Talk to reggae icon Shaggy for three minutes or less, and you’ll realize three things: A) he never stopped making music despite terrestrial radio in the states cutting his airplay B) his charity work will always come first, and C) he doesn’t care about “A.” You’ll also learn right off the bat he’s […]

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I’m not about to go all Inception on you, but dreams, as we all know, can float all over the place. One minute, you might be dreaming about sand on the beach, and the next you could be at a bar doing jello shots with a zebra and Tom Hanks. Just last night, I had […]

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“She want neo-soul, this hip-hop is old She don’t want no rock’n’roll” – The Roots, “The Seed 2.0.” The Jack Moves are a soul-pop group out of New Jersey that are too cool for school. I say that since, after all, I filmed their A-Sides session within a classroom at the Music Conservatory of Westchester […]

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The “sophomore jinx” thing is very real. Arthur 2: On the Rocks immediately comes to mind for some unexplainable reason, but I’ll deal with that on my own time and perhaps with my therapist. The reason I bring this up is successful and hyped musicians often fail to deliver creatively and commercially on their follow-up […]

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  It all started in mid-1800s Great Britain and it hasn’t let up since: the flowers, the bottomless chocolates, and the diamonds (or cubic zirconia depending on your budget.) It’s a “holiday” for cheesy cards that either say what you want to say but can’t or say what you think your significant other wants to […]

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Toddlers and runny noses. Beck and artistry. Taylor Swift and awkward award-show courtside dancing. Yep, some things just effortlessly go together. Take the Franco-Finnish duo The Dø who are about to have their “damn right” moment and I’m saying that in my best Isaac Hayes impression (probably someone’s worst). The tandem of Dan Levy and […]

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Ariana Grande seems to be everywhere. She’s got more singles out there than a J-Date mixer, just showed up on The Grammys, and I hear Starbucks will soon introduce the Ariana Grande-sized latte. OK, that last statement is a lame sense of humor, but let’s face it the 20-something hottie is all over the place […]

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If you have a short attention span when it comes to pop culture news, you probably think Justin Bieber got arrested at Brad Pitt’s wedding while simultaneously posting naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence on the Internet. If you’re alt-rock and music knowledge and taste last longer, however, you know Twin Atlantic is gaining more and […]

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