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Apps that can change the way you use Spotify

Apps that can change the way you use Spotify

To this day, Spotify still polarizes opinion; whether it’s amongst music industry hacks or even just the casual listener. The Swedish-based company has grown its operations exponentially since its inception in 2006 and although it is revolutionizing the way people listen to music, it isn’t without its critics. Spotify now offers its customer base a … Continue reading

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Album Review

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Album Review

Follow @Ryan_Kantor Three years ago I posted this album review of Andrew McMahon’s last release, People and Things. It’s amazing how time flies and things change. Since then, I graduated from UGA, moved to North Carolina, and then just in the past few months moved to Atlanta for a new job in client-side marketing research. For … Continue reading

Glow by Royal Teeth – Album Review

Glow by Royal Teeth – Album Review

“Glow” marks the debut album for Royal Teeth, and it comes with decent hype as the album’s lead single, “Wild,” was featured on a Buick Verano commerical and received some radio play (on SiriusXM AltNation). The band also played on Carson Daily Live. Still, this is a group most haven’t heard of so I’m just as interested in … Continue reading

Andrew McMahon Performs in Asheville

Andrew McMahon Performs in Asheville

When Andrew McMahon formerly the head man of Something Corporate and then Jack’s Mannequin, disbanded the latter, I was disappointed, but not totally distraught. I had already wondered if his best music was behind him (and knew it wouldn’t be the end of him making music). Jack’s Mannequin’s most recent album (People and Things), although … Continue reading

Chatting With The Rocket Summer and Royal Teeth

I haven’t written a music post in ages, but I finally have some fresh content worth sharing. I previously wrote about The Rocket Summer opening for Switchfoot at the Georgia Theatre in Athens. As I’d written, his stage presence was phenomenal and I enjoyed the show, but was disappointed by the limited time he had … Continue reading

Living Things by Linkin Park – Album Review

In my previous blog post about Living Things and its lead single “Burn It Down,” I discussed how the new album would supposedly be an ode to the albums that made Linkin Park famous (i.e., Hybrid Theory and Meteora), and how the single had a new musical element–electronica–that I haven’t heard from Linkin Park before. I … Continue reading

Vertical Horizon Raises The Bar For Musicianship

Best known for their 1999 hit, “Everything You Want,” Vertical Horizon is much more of the technically sound, jam band than the (admittedly enjoyable) radio hit would lead one to believe. At Charlotte’s Fountain Plaza, Vertical Horizon lead singer, Matt Scannell, brought a stage presence that highlighted the emotion behind his music while never taking himself too seriously in … Continue reading