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Ten Foolproof Ways to Do Your Own Song Critiques

Early on in my songwriting career, I considered it a minor miracle that I could write a song in the first place. However, once I got a little more used to performing that particular magic trick, it became necessary to start to refine my process a bit further. In other words, it was no longer enough just to have created a song. Now I had to go back and tweak, edit, fix and otherwise polish my...
 

George A. Paul’s Best Bets for Stagecoach ‘16

The 10th annual Stagecoach – California’s Country Music Festival boasts another high octane lineup. All the headliners have served that duty in the past. Eric Church (whose “Mr. Misunderstood” was among the best country albums last year) battled heavy winds onstage in 2014; the same year Luke Bryan closed the proceedings. Carrie Underwood’s last appearance at Empire Polo Field...
 

Robert Kinsler's Stagecoach Preview

With two full weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival having just ended, the Empire Polo Club in Indio is now set to host California's biggest country music event, Stagecoach. The annual festival runs April 29 - May 1, 2016. The three-day festival always draws a diverse lineup of legendary tastemakers and groundbreaking newcomers, and this year is no exception. There are...
 

Six Band Reunions That Need to Happen - Pt.1

With so many bands breaking up and making up, it is hard to keep up. Some split up way before their time and others maybe milking it a little too much, it had us thinking. Here are just some of the bands we think should just bloody reunite and stay that way. With Guns n’ Roses back together, we feel like anything can happen in the world of music reunions. Here are 6 we really wish would happen...
 

King Gizzard Compilation of Songs from Each Album Into the Ultimate EP

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a group that require no introduction, so we’ll keep it short. Innovation, talent, versatility and full-blown-psychedelic-weirdness should sum up the most pivotal aspects of this fantastically whacky musical cohort. Long time curators of weird psych and whacked-out riffage, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard...
 

9 Reasons Tame Impala and Dem Covers Have You Sorted

Why shell out your hard earned coin on the things that groweth, when you can just listen to Tame Impala psychedelically cover a bunch of already left of the narrow garden path tracks? We love our originals songs. We love our covers. They each have a specific nook in the voluminous passages of our trilling heart. Yet, it is when covers start to take on a life of their own, as if somehow transcending...
 

Eight Music Moments That Made Movies Iconic

If manners maketh the man, then music definitely maketh the movie. A Music Supervisor is not often recognised outside of their own industry, but these are the people responsible for placing movie soundtracks. Believe it or not, that is an actual job. It’s actually my job – just on a smaller scale to these guys. So I am, effectively, a soundtrack geek, which is why we are bringing you...
 

Sans Parents - Can’t Stop Moving Video

Just as we thought summer was fading on us, Sans Parents administer CPR and Can’t Stop Moving is breathing the life back. Since the recent release of their epic single, the boys have come back with a video that’s taking the song places we didn’t expect… literally. The track has obvious, tasty nods to pop indie legends The Shins and Big Star with clear 1970s tones as well as some pretty...
 

George A. Paul’s Best Bets for Coachella 2016

As the first music festival out of the starting block, Coachella always sets the tone for the season. Held at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. (outside of Palm Springs), the event broke ticket sales records again last year, drawing 99,000 attendees over two consecutive sold out three-day weekends. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has gained a reputation...
 

David Gilmour Live at Air Canada Centre

Upon first glance at any artist’s set list, that contains 14 covers one might think there is ample time to grab a refreshment, hit the restroom or buy merchandise. Unless it’s David Gilmour, when cover means 14 of the most iconic songs of all time; known to nearly four generations of Pink Floyd fans. Touring in support of fourth solo album, 2015’s “Rattle That ...
 

Elvis Costello and Larkin Poe in Concert

Elvis Costello sure wastes no time sending fans into a frenzy. On April 5, the British rock veteran opened the 2 hour, 20-minute show at Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center with "Watching the Detectives," one of his best known tunes and first UK top 20 single in 1977. Strolling out onto the stage with an electric guitar, Costello was shrouded in darkness as he looped the eerie...
 

Capital Coast Make It Look Easy in Their First Ever Video for Inside Times

Music videos can be a tricky thing to master. Try to make a clip with a concept too simple or transparent and you may come away with a shitty and rushed looking video. Try too hard to make a clip that gives off the vibe that you’re a super suave charmer and God forbid you may look like a Pitbull wannabe. And… if you try to tap into you inner self and share a far too deep concept that only...
 

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

Spring is in the air. Daylight savings has returned in some quarters. Things are supposed to be light and airy. So, don't ask us to explain why our column this month is weighted to the heavier side of things. Judas Priest (www.judaspriest.com) are one of heavy metal's longest lasting hellions and their recent tour in support of Redeemer Of Souls was one of the most extensive...
 

The Greatest Theme Songs in TV Part 2: 1980’s

Popular culture has romantically transformed the 80’s from a best-forgotten world of shoulder pads and hairspray into the must have retro return. But one aspect of the decade never really fell from grace. 80’s TV shows marked the real beginnings of television as we know it, shaped our childhoods and broke ground over four channels! An era that boasted not only iconic TV shows, but also...
 

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Preview

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – better known simply as “Coachella” – is coming to Indio, California over two fast-moving weekends, April 15-17 and again April 22-24, 2016. Coachellagoers from around the planet are already planning their trips to the 17th edition of an event that has once again gathered up an eclectic line-up of artists from across the musical spectrum to perform...
 
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