Jodi Marxbury

Coming into focus with a dashing beat, “Rollercoaster” sets the tone for what will soon occupy our speakers in full-color audio in Caterina J’s Reborn. The rising warmth of the instrumental melody in the foreground is beautiful, but as we brace ourselves for the first appearance of the vocal, it becomes quite obvious that the introduction
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There’s a mischievousness to the synthetic melody that initially greets us at the introduction to the new single “Kamala” from Darrell Kelley that is immediately broken up by the spoken word verses Kelley delivers just moments into the song, and yet the tone here will influence every striking juncture of the track’s 3:25 length. There’s
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It can be very easy sometimes to write off country music. In a time where pop and hip hop dominate the genre and country music has been following the trends created by such, sometimes people forget that country was and can still be an effective method for storytelling beyond what most people think of (IE:
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In a year that has forced us all to recon with our own mortality, Leo Harmonay has crafted a cathartic melancholy masterwork with his album Astoria. Harmonay, a folk singer based out of Hudson Valley, New York is no stranger to covering heavy subject material. Across his four album releases starting from his debut “Somewhere
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Debut records, regardless of their length, are more often wrought with unfocused passion and hesitant execution than they aren’t, but this certainly isn’t true of Izzy Outerspace’s Amazon. Consisting of eight simple but thoroughly engaging compositions, Amazon is an EP that runs 28 minutes in total – making it more of a miniature album than it is a
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Remember in March when we all said to ourselves “oh, this is weird. I’m sure this’ll only last a few weeks.” Now it’s March 292nd and we still don’t have any concrete idea when this will be over. Also at the time of this writing, a new Covid-19 strain has been detected and is currently
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Nick! “Spread Love” is so inspirational! Tell us what was the theme for that song and when is the official drop?! I really appreciate that thank you! The legit motif here is we are all in this together and we all struggle with our own personal issues and it’s important to be kind to all
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Your voice is incredible in “Under the Mistletoe” Peter! How did you prepare for this recording of this song? I got my old CD out and sang along with myself in my truck while driving around, doing my Christmas shopping. Was there anything challenging about doing a collaboration album? The more the merrier!  We had
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Kehan, “How I Wish for Christmas” just makes us LOVE the holidays more! Was this holiday single inspired by any records past? When I was a little kid, our house during the holidays was filled with Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole and Elvis Presley.  While Elvis was a favorite
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Relaxing beats have been strangely hard to come by in 2020, but if you look at the music of one Nathan Harrington this December, you’re going to find where they’ve been hiding for the better part of the year. In his latest release, the all-new single and music video “Over the Mountain,” Harrington eliminates the
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Rising indie rock band Everything but the Everything’s songs all seem to be ethical questions, wrapped up in deceptively materialistic lyrics and Generation Me-styled guitar riffs, drum rolls, and pounding melodies on a 90s-style keyboard or, God forbid, grand piano. Yet the music works, and a key component to its working is the depth involved
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Hi Beth! Thanks for being here! You only get three words to describe yourself, what are they?  Dedicated, caring, and fashionable. Have you celebrated any recent victories? If so, tell us! Making it through 2020 so far. How do you feel about holiday fashion? I love all the rich colors of holiday fashions. Do you
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I don’t know for sure if it’s the way she’s saying it or the melody backing her words up that does it, but when Ava Maybee is crooning “Saturday Night… Saturday Night…” almost in a half-whisper in her debut single “Lay Low,” it’s hard for this critic to fend off the chills. She’s only one
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Hi Kendra! Great to have you here! Thanks so much for inviting me to interview! Tell us about your latest music release! What was the creative process for this song?  I am really excited about my recent single release. It’s my first-holiday song to ever write and release. Additionally, I recorded it in conjunction with an
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2020 has required a lot of patience from us all, but if you’re looking for some consistency amid all of the changes this year has put us through, the smooth sounds of Ronnue’s new record Covers could be exactly what your ears need this winter. Made up of songs like the unforgettable “Sex Shooter,” “I Can’t Tell
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Melding influences from across both folk and rock spectrums to make a uniquely modern sound is what Scythian are known for, and in their new album Roots & Stones, the group continue to build on the foundations of their early work with a signature approach to songcraft. Whether it be the vibrant string-born grooves of “Fire
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The last two years that have gone by since King Swigg’s “Tattoos & Jewelry” first hit record store shelves have kept the up and coming rapper plenty busy in the studio, and while 2020 hasn’t been the landmark touring year most of us had hoped for, it isn’t slowing this cat’s momentum for anything. King
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Thank you so much for having me! What was your first CD?  I honestly don’t remember. It would have been something like Bow Wow or Ludacris or something but I listened to so much music growing up that it all kind of runs together. What song are you currently listening to on repeat?   My new
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In today’s fast-paced world, the most provocative individuals among us tend to be the multi-hyphenates, and in the case of author-motivator-model-entrepreneur-actress (and proud New Yorker) Sharon “Champagne” Terry, covering all the bases has never been optional. Champagne’s most recent work, a pair of urban fiction releases in The Goddess of Lust, Love & Infatuation Part 1 and Blissful
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The best thing about Greg Hoy’s – Cacophony 1 is knowing there is a second helping coming after it, but not before I got an earful of this EP and delved into more of Hoy’s work to get me there. If the Bay Area has more rock ‘n roll secrets of the same class order,
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