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RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, play guitar, music geek, movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

CD REVIEW: No Good Deeds by Blister

Blister’s “No Good Deeds”, release released just last year, says it consists of such genres as punk, rock, metal, hard rock, garage rock, but when listening in you can hear some traces of metal, but it is purely all rock n’ roll based material. Which makes this album work rather …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Trapped by Ashley J

Orlando Florida’s Ashley J springs back with “Trapped” and that is not all. After a chance meeting with legendary songwriter/producer and multi-platinum Grammy and Emmy winning Narada Michael Walden, she convinced him to produce this single. And no place better than to do it at his famed Tarpen studio complex. …

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CD REVIEW: I’m Alright by Downie Streahl

To those or for those who are not in the know, Adult Contemporary or AC is a form of music yes it is a genre, and in short it refers to the more popular forms within the music scene. So for popularity to take effect that has to mean an …

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Forget My Silence Release “Fall To Rise” Music Video

Russian metalcore outfit Forget My Silence has released a new music video for the title track off their upcoming record, Fall To Rise. The new single produced by Cameron Mizell (Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire) brings out melodic but powerful riffs and shines on a mix of soulful yet …

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A Nashville Resistance Compilation featuring Mary Gauthier, Derek Webb, Steve Poltz, Matt Haeck, Wild Ponies, Will Kimbrough, Tim Easton, Rorey Carroll, Phil Madeira, Rod Picott, Radney Foster, Rayvon Pettis, and Devon Gilfillian

Nashville-based Americana songwriter Matt Haeck was still in shock last year after Trump’s election when a new song from an artist whose album he was producing, Rayvon Pettis, shook him out of his stupor. “Lailly and Abdullah” is the heart-breaking story of two young Aghani lovers torn apart by war, …

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SANKOFA.ORG ANNOUNCES “HANGING TREE” VISUAL STARRING GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER ELIJAH BLAKE

Today SANKOFA.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, has announced their official visual collaboration with Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter, Elijah Blake, – a striking and controversial music video to the single “Hanging Tree” which will be available exclusively on VEVO June 1st. You can watch a snippet of “Hanging …

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INTERVIEW: Julia McDonald

Hi Julia, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? – Hi! I’ve been really good! Can you talk to us more about your song “Gravity”? – I had always written songs, from a really young age, but Gravity was the first song that I really remember being proud of and …

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THE HOUSE OF SONGS EXPANDS TO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS’ OZARKS

Austin-based international music organization The House of Songs is thrilled to announce its expansion to the Ozarks region in Northwest Arkansas, which it’s celebrating with the release of a newly recorded song and video and a June 8 performance at the Kerrville Folk Festival. The House of Songs, which pairs …

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