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CD REVIEW: Divide Avenue by Thomas Nordlund

Guitar-driven instrumental albums have historically enjoyed scant popularity. The emergence of fusion in the 1970’s saw bands like Mahavishnu Orchestra and guitar icons like Jeff Beck releasing seminal full-length instrumental albums garnering critical acclaim and retaining a strong cult following through present day. The subgenre faded from mainstream notice during …

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INTERVIEW: Rick Envy

Hi Rick, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? I have been well, thanks for having me. Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song? My life dreams and struggles is what inspired the song. “Pot of Gold,” means getting out of your dreams and going after …

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PANG! Show Their Skills With “One Big Laugh”

Definitely an act who look as though they are going to make serious waves in 2016, the Swedish duo PANG! have just released their brand new single. It comes out through Ultra Music, who obviously also feel strongly about their studio prowess, and is titled “One Big Laugh.” This tune …

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INTERVIEW: Shot of Hornets

How have you been? Yeah we’ve all been really good, working hard writing and gigging whenever we can! Can you talk to us more about your single “Corrosive”? It was originally a really downbeat melancholic sort of tune, but we really liked certain aspects of it so it got reworked …

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INTERVIEW: Wave Magnetik

Hi Donald, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? I’ve been great!  Just working on music constantly! Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Guide Me”? Well… “Guide Me”  is a song I co­wrote with Sandra Small of the Smallworld Band.  For the last album and this …

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CD REVIEW: Foxy Eyes, Whale Heart by Bobby Jo Valentine

Few songwriters look to communicate more than Bobby Jo Valentine. This drive to share his innermost thoughts with the world has led to his music appearing on radio, television, and film. He has accepted invitations to appear at a number of festivals – among them, The Wild Goose Festival, the …

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CD REVIEW: Freak Soul by Rebecca Moreland

Rebecca Moreland’s debut album called The Human Experience, not released as of this writing, promises to be a concept album exploring the vagaries of human experience, how they affect lives, and our interconnectedness as conscious souls. It is an ambitious effort by any standard, but Moreland won’t strike anyone as …

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CD REVIEW: Cottonfields by Herrick

Herrick’s sophomore effort, Cottonfields, represents a consolidation of the virtues heard on their debut. This is a band thoroughly committed to recording and releasing modern music that, nonetheless, draws from the deep well of the past without ever merely regurgitating it. Invoking traditional forms can be a cul de sac. …

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SINGLE REVIEW: What I Can Change by Tucker

Tucker is a multi-instrumentalist and a prolific songwriter who’s played and toured with Eric Durrance on the Jason Aldean (2008 CMT Tour), Jimmy Wayne, James Otto, Ashley Cleveland, Guy Penrod, Rick Derringer, Michael Peterson and more. When he’s not indulging his love of music, Tucker indulges his passion for cars; …

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