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Frally Reminds Us “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

There’s something so special about hearing a song you’ve heard a thousand times before completely reimagined. Frally, a cinematic folk artist turned an 80’s classic on it’s head with their rendition of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun (feat. Rufus Wainwright).” Beautiful and haunting, Frally has taken a completely new direction than the upbeat bop […]

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Markoff and Lazzara ‘You Raise Me Up’

Enjoying songs that we have come to love in alternate ways is always refreshing. Many artists cover their favorite songs. Our friends Steve Markoff and Patricia Lazzara have been doing this for a while. They have taken well-known classics and modern songs and turned them into beautiful concert pieces with their instrumental flute-first style. They […]

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308 Ghost Train Bring Us To The ‘Eve Of Destruction’

Music is a cyclical thing just as everything else is. Styles and genres will fade away only to return later with a little twist and seem as fresh as ever. This is why classic songs will always come back to mind. There are tons of cover versions out there but when a band takes the […]

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Michigander Won’t Be A “Let Down”

Rising indie rock artist Michigander, the sonic alter ego of Michigan native Jason Singer, has released an acoustic version of his current single “Let Down.” “Let Down” “Let Down” has been making waves at Triple A radio stations across the country, where it has broken into the Top 20, in addition to its immense support and playlisting from Apple, Spotify and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. “Let […]

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Vargen channels Bob Dylan on ‘Love/Leave’

We are all heavily influenced by the music we grow up listening to. It is our duty to further these influences and create new music. Musicians must also remember to give thanks to the past and its effect on their sound. Our recent discovery of Vargen shows how an artist can respect their influence and […]

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JACQ Shows Us His Own ‘Starlight’

Doing cover songs will always be relevant. It is an often easy way to grab an audience’s attention and provoke them to listen to more of your own music. The best advice is to make the song your own and add your own style to make it unique but still close enough to the original […]

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Black 9 Demands ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’

Unlikely covers are the best. It’s in these moments when you get a glimpse of an artist’s creativity unavailable in their own original material – the cover supplies the colors and template from which the artist draws from and we are privileged to hear how they re-invent otherwise stalwart tunes. Penned by Tom Petty as […]

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Megosh Give Selena Gomez’s ‘Wolves’ a Post-Hardcore Makeover

Megosh took a pop song and completely turned it punk. The chill, emotional track “Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmallow now contains heavy guitar and the intense dynamic vocals of the metalcore genre. Lead singer Josh Grosscup expresses enviable soprano notes that enhance the intensity of the dissonant instruments. Megosh recently teamed up with New […]