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    Lauren Hoffman - The Secret Storm

    Occasionally a song comes along which attacks your senses like an electric shock. I’ve just been hit by a few thousand volts pulsed from some London internet radio station. Sender of this power surge “The Secret Storm”, song in question “The Dragon” The song has a slow sultry gothic opening, atmospheric screaming, screeching violin strings take over, leading into a...
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    NAMM 2016 Wrap-Up by George A. Paul

    Each January, music industry professionals from around the world descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California for the winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show. It is one of the biggest trade shows in America, with displays of all the latest music gear and technological advancements, performances by rising and established...
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    Postblue - I Hope They're Praying For Me

    Not many people take kindly when a band they dig shift gears when it comes to their sound. Could you imagine if AC/DC announced that they were moving into synth pop territory? You’d have Angus Young duck walking across the stage, twiddling a keytar. Actually, that sounds amazing, that should definitely happen this year. But let’s be honest, all the horn-headed purists...
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    Confessions of a Music Supervisor

    Ever wondered what music supervisors are really thinking? We can help. We've invited an established music supervisor to give you that insight with the condition that they remain anonymous. Read this blog post for the inside scoop. Hi. I’m a music supervisor. My confession? I’m an “anti-music” music supervisor. I don’t want the best song for my film and I don’t even...
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    If Kevin Parker and Mac Demarco Had Twins They Might Sound a Little Like Toledo Springs

    Spun out of collaboration between brothers Nico and Isaac Fitzpatrick after both parted ways with previous bands, Toledo Springs has been kicking around Auckland since 2013. With Nico acting as a frontman and Isaac taking up duties as bassist the pair have also recruited synth wizard Josh Nightingale and percussionist Michael Bullen to round out the band. For their...
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    Capital Coast - Spacehead

    It’s become blatantly obvious recently that there’s no shortage of musical talent in Wollongong. The past couple of years have seen the south coast pump out some of the most incredible acts floating around at the moment; The Pinheads, The Vanns, Shining Bird. I could rattle off a page full more, but I think you get the gist. One of the more recent additions to this list is five-piece outfit Capital Coast.
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    Chris Carmack - Pieces Of You

    For a guy who is one of the stars on a show called “Nashville” one might expect its first cast member’s solo record produced by Dan Fowler and recorded at Blackbird studio to be a country album. But on Chris Carmack’s debut EP, “Pieces Of You” there is disproportionately less Music City influence than might be expected. Upon deeper investigation of his career, Carmack’s wide range ...
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    Art vs Science - Off The Edge of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever

    With 2015 being such a massive year for new and exciting Australian music I for one found a lot of seasoned acts flying under my radar. I totally missed the release of Cosmic Pyschos’ return to fine form but more importantly I completely missed the boat on the long awaited second album from Art vs Science, a band that I have had an incredible soft spot for since day one.
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    2016 Sees Release of Eclectic Field of New Titles

    Listeners with an eclectic-minded approach to seeking out new music will love the wide-range of releases released in early 2016. Artists: Various. Title: Music From the Motion Picture Joy (ABKCO). You might like if you enjoy: Cream, Ella Fitzgerald, Bee Gees. Tell me more: Whether or not listeners have seen the David O.Russell film "JOY" (starring Jennifer Lawrence), all will enjoy...
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    Rosie Lowe Takes a Stand with Her Powerful Woman

    England’s Devon County offers much more to the world than its picturesque views and medieval towns; it has gifted us one of 2016’s biggest musical anticipations, artist and feminist, Rosie Lowe. With a trail of acclaimed tracks to her name, Lowe is set to win the hearts of those who are yet to hear her vibes on February 19, with the release of her debut album, Control.
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    Moonbase Commander - Southpaw

    At the end of 2015 Sydney producer Moonbase Commander released a four-track EPSouthpaw, and if you like any form of trap or EDM, this is one not to be missed. Nick Luke has been around making club bangers as Moonbase Commander for a couple of years and all that experience is not wasted here. Recently, he did a triple J mix up exclusive and has two of his...
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    David G. Smith - First Love

    On First Love, his sixth CD in as many years, David G. Smith reinforces why it’s a good thing there’s an “Americana” designation in the music industry. Because, like any number of artists from Joni Mitchell to Tom Waits, Smith doesn’t really fit a format. It’s hard to compare him to people like James Taylor, Steve Stills, Amos Lee, and other acoustic singer...
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NAMM 2016 Wrap-Up by George A. Paul

Each January, music industry professionals from around the world descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California for the winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show. It is one of the biggest trade shows in America, with displays of all the latest music gear and technological advancements, performances by rising and established......

 
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Confessions of a Music Supervisor

Ever wondered what music supervisors are really thinking? We can help. We've invited an established music supervisor to give you that insight with the condition that they remain anonymous. Read this blog post for the inside scoop. Hi. I’m a music supervisor. My confession? I’m an “anti-music” music supervisor. I don’t want the best song for my film and I don’t even......

 
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SoundPress.net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note for January 2016

This month, it's all about new beginnings. Team SoundPress.net officially starts our first full calendar year living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. With that being the case there's no better way to begin than with one of Music City's most legendary and iconic performers. 1971 was a good year for Johnny Cash. He was hosting a popular......

 
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5 Ways To Finish the Song You’ve Been Working on Forever

Sometimes songs come easy. You sit down and the whole thing pours out of you almost as if you're simply transcribing it as it's handed down to you from the heavens. Those are great but I've learned you can't always count on it working that way. The other side of the coin is when songwriting more closely resembles the extraction of a particularly reluctant wisdom tooth......

 
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The Pros & Cons of Signing A Publishing Deal

For most songwriters in the early stages of their careers, the idea of being hired as a staff songwriter for a publishing company is close to the Holy Grail. It represents that most coveted prize of industry recognition and validation of your talent along with a gateway to cuts, movie placements and any one of a number of other exciting possibilities. However, keep in mind ......

 
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Lauren Hoffman - The Secret Storm

Occasionally a song comes along which attacks your senses like an electric shock. I’ve just been hit by a few thousand volts pulsed from some London internet radio station. Sender of this power surge “The Secret Storm”, song in question “The Dragon” The song has a slow sultry gothic opening, atmospheric screaming, screeching violin strings take over, leading into a......

 
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Postblue - I Hope They're Praying For Me

Not many people take kindly when a band they dig shift gears when it comes to their sound. Could you imagine if AC/DC announced that they were moving into synth pop territory? You’d have Angus Young duck walking across the stage, twiddling a keytar. Actually, that sounds amazing, that should definitely happen this year. But let’s be honest, all the horn-headed purists......

 
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If Kevin Parker and Mac Demarco Had Twins They Might Sound a Little Like Toledo Springs

Spun out of collaboration between brothers Nico and Isaac Fitzpatrick after both parted ways with previous bands, Toledo Springs has been kicking around Auckland since 2013. With Nico acting as a frontman and Isaac taking up duties as bassist the pair have also recruited synth wizard Josh Nightingale and percussionist Michael Bullen to round out the band. For their......

 
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Capital Coast - Spacehead

It’s become blatantly obvious recently that there’s no shortage of musical talent in Wollongong. The past couple of years have seen the south coast pump out some of the most incredible acts floating around at the moment; The Pinheads, The Vanns, Shining Bird. I could rattle off a page full more, but I think you get the gist. One of the more recent additions to this list is five-piece outfit Capital Coast....

 
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Chris Carmack - Pieces Of You

For a guy who is one of the stars on a show called “Nashville” one might expect its first cast member’s solo record produced by Dan Fowler and recorded at Blackbird studio to be a country album. But on Chris Carmack’s debut EP, “Pieces Of You” there is disproportionately less Music City influence than might be expected. Upon deeper investigation of his career, Carmack’s wide range ......

 
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Chronicling Larry “Fuzzy” Knight’s Long, Colorful Music Trip

"Blowin' Smoke conveys a welcome reminder to all people with a beating heart that putting a smokin’ 4-horn section alongside a burnin’ rhythm section, then layering three charismatic and powerful vocalists, The Fabulous Smokettes, on top of that - all live, intense, soulful, sassy, and powerful – this is music at its most enriching moment. Bandleader Larry "Fuzzy" Knight and......

 
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Dirty Deuce: Rock-Tinged Alt Country From The Frozen Tundra

Dirty Deuce is a Sturgeon Bay, WI-based band consisting of 'Reverend' Rob Atwood on guitars and vocals; Zach Vogel on bass; and Jamey 'J-Dirt' Clark on drums. The Dirty Deuce sound is best described as rock-tinged alt-country with a strong melodic base, as heard on such tracks as "100 Years" and "Body Is A Temple". You might also hear such varied influences ranging from 70's Brit......

 
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Crooked Eye Tommy: Going Straight to The Top of The West Coast Blues Scene

When Tommy Marsh and Crooked Eye Tommy released Butterflies & Snakes in August of 2015, little did the Ventura County-based blues musician realize how well the band's debut album would be received. To date, B&S has been the recipient of dozens of stellar reviews, while charting high on numerous international and domestic radio charts. In January, Butterflies & Snakes represents......

 
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E^ST’s Dream Collaborator? Jeff Buckley Of Course

E^ST (aka Melissa Bester), is the NSW Central Coast 17-year old who continues to captivate us with a signature sound proudly burdened by sweeping stories of defeat and encouragement – it’s authentic and anthemic, proving to us that age has no limits in creating something timeless. We caught up with E^ST to find out more about the processes behind her music, the relationship......

 
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Blues Musician PEACH Finding Her Musical Nirvana in Denmark

peach_dec2015Blues artist PEACH at the forefront of female-fronted blues acts performing both modern and old-time blues, whose (U.S.-based) PEACH Blues Band has included top talent like keyboardist Ken Stange (Joe Cocker); guitarist Jamie James (Jamie James & The Kingbees, Steppenwolf); bassist Jervonny Collier (Bruce Hornsby, Pointer Sisters); and legendary drummer James Gadsen......

 
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Gary Hoey Brings 20th Anniversary 'Ho Ho Hoey' Tour to San Juan Capistrano 

An acclaimed electric guitarist since the early 1990s, Gary Hoey has been one of the few contemporary six-string virtuosos to score a Top 5 Billboard instrumental rock hit (his 1993 cover of the Focus hit "Hocus Pocus") and create an expansive discography on his own terms. But of all Hoey's achievements, most bright are his trio of '90s holiday releases and his......

 
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Ron Sexsmith at The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Few songwriters have earned the level of well-deserved praise afforded Ron Sexsmith even while continuing to work mostly under the radar. Though the multi-Juno Award winner has earned notice from the celebrated likes of Elvis Costello, Elton John and Paul McCartney since releasing his solo debut album in 1995, the Canadian tunesmith has continued to perform at relatively small......

 
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Hozier in Concert - Atlanta

Irish musician and singer / songwriter Hozier brought his unique musical style to the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, where he performed for a packed venue of fans. Hozier came to prominence with the release of his debut album, Take Me to Church, in 2013. In just two short years, he has garnered dedicated fans around the world and released......

 
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Tesla in Concert - Atlanta

Hair Metal rockers Tesla made a stop on their tour at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, where they rocked the house with their hits including "Comin' Atcha Live", "Gettin' Better", "Modern Day Cowboy", and "Love Song". Comprised of Jeff Keith on lead vocals, Brian Wheat on bass, guitarists Frank Hannon and Dave Rude, and drummer Troy Luccketta, Tesla has......

 
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The Doobie Brothers, Don Felder and Pat Simmons Jr. in Concert - Alpharetta, Ga

It is a clear sign of continued success when, year after year, The Doobie Brothers pack venues with fans while performing a nearly identical show on tour to the one a year earlier. That's exactly what happened Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Encore Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Ga., when the legendary rockers, along with The Eagles founding ......

 


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