Jodi Marxbury

You can say a lot of things about rapper and impresario DawgGoneDavis, but one thing you can’t say is that she gives up. “No More”, Davis’ latest concoction is a blending of killer melodic guitar riffs, passionate backup vocals and Davis’ whimsical spoken word/rap stylings. You might call her style and her image a bit
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Saying that 2020 has been a year of diverse output for the international underground just isn’t fair – when compared side by side with recent years past, 2020 has been a rainbow of rhythm and tonality that a lot of critics really couldn’t have seen coming. This fall, Canadian players like Chris Ning are gaining
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Even in despair and betrayal, singer/songwriter Tanille exudes grace. Her new song “Not This Time” plays out like a soap opera, but Tanille’s fierce voice and harmonizing leaves the listener to dream up only scenario – she took the high road. “Not This Time” is a love gone wrong story, but it doesn’t mean things
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Real versus fantasy? Looking past the outer shell, underneath the armor to discover the man within? What is the deeper meaning of “I, Don Quixote”? One man on a mission to interpret the legendary Broadway song is Houston’s Ricky Comeaux. His new album, If I Ruled The World features this piece from Man of La
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Peering out from behind a blanket of silence with a glimmer of melodic ribbonry, “Giants” slowly finds a route out of the darkness and into the light, eventually filling the air around us with an aural richness I simply wasn’t prepared to hear when I first sat down with Twin Flames’ Omen this past weekend. Strikingly different
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Industry without inspiration never leaves a lasting impact. Hard work and discipline often produce a reliable product but, without the spark of love behind its creation, posterity will take a dim view of its ultimate worth. Ten years ago, worldwide charting singer/songwriter, musician, and producer Stephen Wrench launched Musik and Film, LLC, henceforth referred to
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“I’m facing four walls / I’m going nowhere at all” complains a frustrated Jupiter in Velvet at the onset of the record-opening “And so the Earth Stood Still” from Punk Goes the Velvet, his vocal and its lyrics echoing much of the mood that will persist throughout the entirety of the tracklist here. Putting rebellion at
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Pop singer Giadora has been taking her time stepping into fame. Her first single, “Twisted,” was released in 2019 to more than a warm reception from critics and fans – it lit up almost sixty thousand streams in the wake of its debut, and immediately had the independent press sniffing around for the new and
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Driven by a giant bassline but hardly devoid of substance in its vocalist’s blistering rap, Chilleano’s “That Shit” is perhaps best described as being rapid-fire where it counts but executed with immense thought and self-control just the same. There are aesthetical contradictions in the track that immediately confront us in the intro – there’s a
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OG Cuicide has done a lot since his 2011 breakthrough single “Never Give Up” first hit record store shelves. He’s recorded numerous singles, dropped a couple of albums and appeared on quite a few collaborative projects, and in his latest release “Keep it G,” he brings his wealth of experience to the writer’s room and
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The rhyme, the look, the beat, the poetry, the intensity, the artistry, the creativity, rapper Nate Soundz has got it all. Almost from out of an abyss, he’s arrived on the scene in full effervescence and dazzle, owning his unique and edgy soliloquy. Already a sparkling producer, Nate Soundz has a soundcloud repertoire including tracks
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Categorizing an artist like HeIsTheArtist isn’t easy when trying to use the standard labeling that applies to most performers in 2020. When listening to his new EP, Adam & Eve, there’s a general sense of continuity to the music we hear in tracks like “Boom – The Explosion,” “Sometimes / I Want You Around” and “Boom
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Folk and rock have a hybrid together on the new Psychopath Etiquette – Rough Draft EP. The band are a duo out of southern Main, consisting of David Sprague and Paul Sprague, two fine musicians who’ve been at it with various projects over the last decade. The first EP features “When Anxieties Attack” and they
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The characters in The Little Wretches’ songs are so real, so close to the listener it’s like you can almost picture them crossing the train tracks. They’re putting out a smoke, chucking a pebble or looking up at the Pittsburgh sky trying to see the stars beyond the airplane lights. Robert Wagner, lyricist and lead
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From one verse to the next, there’s not a stitch of inauthenticity for us to look past in the new single “Hurt Me” from Taylor Colson – if anything, there are so many raw lyrical barbs being thrown in our direction that trying to evade them becomes next to impossible by the completion of the
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Chilling and ominous in its strut, the beat we discover beneath the melody and vicious rap in “Off the Block” is arguably just as big an agent of evocation as Livefromcedargrove’s lyrics are. The North Carolina-born hip-hop artist isn’t pulling any punches in this all-new single; instead of retreating from the sizzle he set off
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The magic between songwriter Bonnie Warren and crooner Manny Cabo is lightning in a bottle – especially when it comes to the new ballad “All Night Again”. Cabo, a rocker with a strong sense of sensitivity, bleeds Warren’s words into a moving tune for our times. Inspired by the front line care workers during an
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