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Action Bronson, is a native of the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, New York. His music is influenced by New York culture, his culinary background, and his affinity for Sports Cars.

Action Bronson’s “Lamb Over Rice”: Groovy but abrupt

December 9, 2019

New York rapper, Scorcese film starring actor and aspiring painter Action Bronson collaborated with long-time friend and producer The Alchemist for a new album, “Lamb Over Rice.” In his new tape, Bronson strikes all kinds of chords that fans love,...

Lil Peep's final album was released Nov. 12, 2019.

“Everybody’s Everything”: Lil Peep’s influence remains alive

November 20, 2019

“Everybody’s Everything,” Lil Peep’s posthumous emo rap album displays the talent that Peep held, and the career that could have been achieved. The late rapper's 19 song album is a compilation of unheard tracks alongside career defining son...

After 13-long years, Tool release their newest album early Sept.

“Fear Inoculum”: Tool makes a triumphant return

September 3, 2019

"Fear Inoculum" is proof that good things are worth waiting for; the album is an experimental masterpiece, with guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer weaving in and out and crashing together for tremendous breakdowns.  Tool broke a 13-year-long silence to release...

Cage The Elephant re-invents themselves and delivers one of their best albums to date.

Cage the Elephant overcomes self-loathing with new album “Social Cues”

April 23, 2019

The future of Nashville-based alt-rockers Cage the Elephant seemed uncertain in recent years when their lead singer’s life fell apart in the aftermath of his divorce, however the band members managed to come together and craft one of their best alb...

New York alt-rock band Sunflower Bean cracks open a fresh new EP.

“King of the Dudes”: Sunflower Bean’s bold attempt to save rock falls short

February 7, 2019

“King of the Dudes” is the latest four song EP from New York City based rock band Sunflower Bean. The album was released on Jan. 25 with a runtime of roughly 20 minutes. The band departs from their clean and glossy sound for a fast-paced, nostalg...

California punk band Fidlar returns with their third album

Fidlar struggles to break free

January 30, 2019

“Almost Free” is the third studio album from Los Angeles punk band Fidlar; it released on Jan. 24.  Band members Zac Carper, Elvis Kuehn, Max Kuehn and Brandon Schwartzel take some big risks to break free from their familiar punk identity. The ...

In The “Trench” With Twenty One Pilots

In The “Trench” With Twenty One Pilots

October 20, 2018

Released, Friday Oct. 5, “Trench” is the fifth studio album from alt-rock Grammy-winning Twenty One Pilots. This is their first studio album in the last three years and after a year-long silence on social media, it seems that they have something ...

Sleep will be performing live June 7 at the Warfield in San Francisco.

The legend grows with Sleep’s “The Sciences”

May 3, 2018

Not many bands can part ways, pursue individual careers, not speak to each other for years and reconvene 20 years later and release an album as hard hitting as Sleep’s “The Sciences.”   Released April 20th, metal innovators Sleep made...

Kylie Minogue experiments with country, EDM and pop fusion with her new album,

With new album, Kylie stays “Golden”

April 17, 2018

Emulating the likes of Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears and Madonna, Kylie Minogue revitalizes the sound of past pop divas into a fresh and modern new album.   Kylie Minogue outshines the rest in her album “Golden,” and redefines what it means...

Judas Priest again proves their relevancy with the breakneck tempo of

Judas Priest continues to lead the charge

April 17, 2018

Powerful, chaotic vocals. Growling, thunderous bass lines. Sharp, screaming riffs.   In their 2018 release, “Firepower,” their first album release since 2014’s “Redeemer of Souls,” heavy metal legends Judas Priest relive the glory...


The Sword broadens their horizons with “Used Future”

April 3, 2018

With their March 2018 album, Used Future, doom metal heirs The Sword step out of their comfort zone. Departing from the purity of heavy metal, the band takes a risk and strides into the world of hard rock. These risks make Used Future one of The Sword...

Justin Timberlake returns to his Tennessee roots while maintaining his established R&B/Pop style, for better or worse, on his latest project

“Man of the Woods” experiments but fails to deliver

February 13, 2018

Justin Timberlake’s new album, “Man of the Woods,” combines folk, country, contemporary pop and modern trap/R&B/funk influences into a strange experiment that is unbearable at the start, but may grow on you by the album’s close. “Man...

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