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CONCERT REVIEW: PHANTOGRAM AND THE RANGE: BOSTON, MA 10/21/16

review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Joshua Bernard Electronic producer/artist The Range – real name, James Hinton – opened the show, taking to the stage at 8:05 with “New Lots.” He delivered a high energy set of songs mostly taken from his recently released sophomore album Potential and its predescesor Nonfiction. Although...
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An Exclusive Interview with Michael Clayton Arbeeny of Tyketto

interview by Michael McCarthy Tyketto is one of those bands who debuted in the early ’90’s and happened to be good looking, long-haired guys so they were lumped in with hair bands when in reality they were more like a Journey or Night Ranger or Styx. Of course, there were some similarities to...
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An Exclusive Interview with Chip Z’Nuff of Enuff Z’Nuff

interview by Michael McCarthy It’s no secret that Enuff Z’Nuff is my favorite band.  My favorite solo artist is Butch Walker, but my favorite band is easily Enuff Z’Nuff.  The band debuted in the late 80’s and had three modestly successful albums then you could say they vanished into obscurity.  However, they proved...
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THE RANGE ON THE LINE: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES HINTON

interview by Michael McCarthy The Range is the moniker of choice of James Hinton, a super talented quote “electronic musician.” I use the quotes because when many people think of electronic musicians they tend to think of sterile music that lacks the human touch. This is where The Range’s music differs substantially. Rather...
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AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH BELETH OF NOCTEM

interview by Michael McCarthy Back in 2014 we interviewed Beleth and Exo of Spanish extreme/black metal band Noctem regarding their brutal and mind-blowing album Exilium. Their follow-up album Haeresis was just released in late September and is equally brilliant, jam-packed with shrieked and growled vocals that come at you like a rabid wolf,...
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NIKKI YANOFSKY: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Nikki Yanofsky’s “Miss You When I’m Drunk” was recently a song of the day here on Love is Pop and we are now pleased to present you with the following interview with the woman herself. Nikki started off her career almost by accident when she performed at a jazz...
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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SARAHJANE GIBSON OF STREETS OF LAREDO

interview by Michael McCarthy On October 21st folk rockers Streets of Laredo will release their sophomore album, WILD, via Dine Alone Records. The album is a spectacular set of tunes rich in kaleidoscopic color with lyrics that are inspiring as they inspired. With several different percussive instruments, horns, bass, electric and acoustic guitars...
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#songoftheday / album review = TYKETTO: “REACH”


Today's #songoftheday, "Reach" by Tyketto, was released in late August, but we're featuring it now on October 14th because their new album of the same name was released today via Frontiers records and in my humble opinion it's the best album that's come out during the past couple...
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CONCERT REVIEW: ELOHIM AT THE SINCLAIR, CAMBRIDGE, MA: 10/11/16

This past Tuesday night, October 11th, 2016, I was fortunate to catch the young woman who calls herself Elohim live. The mysterious singer/songwriter/electronic musician is currently out on tour with EDEN, but I’d had insomnia the night before and was too tired to stay and check out his set. I was admittedly unfamiliar...
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#songoftheday = CHRISTIAN O: “LUCY’S LAIR”

Today’s song of the day, “Lucy’s Lair,” is the final song — but first single — from Christian O’s fantastic 8 song EP Shiva’s Dance.  I’m in love with its potent beats.  I couldn’t tell you if they’re programmed beats or live percussion because they sound like both, which I suppose is the...
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