Jodi Marxbury

Like a glimpse from beneath heavy eyelids, “FOOTPLATEMAN” teases us with the promise of something beautiful on the other end of darkness if only we’re strong enough to seek it out. The same can be said for the structurally conflicted “Chester’s Thing” as well. Truth be told, scarcely does it feel as though we’re not
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Arina Sakoun is taking Hollywood by storm in the indie film producing arena. Moving to the United States from Russia, Arina is pursuing her passion of becoming an A-List Hollywood producer. Her most recent project “The Ballad of Sadie LeBelle” is starting it’s festival run soon, and it sure to be a smash hit. Directed
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Vineet Singh Hukmani’s “Run Run Run” is, at its heart, an irresistibly catchy pop song. The electronic instrumentation and accompanying visuals are attractive window dressing increasing the allure of his new single, but it’s solid songwriting fundamentals with mass appeal ultimately driving the train. It heralds yet another new chapter in the career of a
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ViennaCC’s latest offering “Cabriolet” is a thrilling ride into the uncharted territories of pop-rock music. This Austrian outfit, led by the charismatic Pop Daddy, has been carving out their own path in the music scene for years, infusing their sound with a unique blend of rock, pop, and electronic music that’s as compelling as it
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You Me Future Now is the third and newest release from Philadelphia-spawned quartet The Brian Shapiro Band. I can write with confidence that Shapiro isn’t out of place, as a songwriter, in the autobiographical confessional school of song lyricists. Even a cursory listen to the band’s preceding albums and the songs included with this new outing
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Jesse Lynn Madera’s new single “Unchained” has been garnering attention from music lovers across the country. Madera, a singer-songwriter whose music fuses pop, folk, blues, Americana, and jazz, offers a new take on Johnny Cash’s 1996 track of the same name. The single’s accompanying lyric video features imagery of flowers growing through cracked pavement, a
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Sporting a level of strength that will power the likes of “Bonesaw” and “Pornstar” out of the speakers and into a nocturnal backdrop of the darkest strain like nothing else possibly could have, to say that the vocal DEVORA offers us in her new EP God is Dead is potent wouldn’t be doing it justice. When she
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Musician and composer Louis Siciliano returns with his latest release entitled Ancient Cosmic Truth. The four song EP features a stellar cast of supporting musicians such as trumpet player Randy Brecker, tenor saxophonist Umberto Muselli, former Weather Report percussionist Alex Acuna, and drummer Claudio Romano. This impressive lineup plays exceptionally well with Siciliano’s customary assortment of
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Pete Price’s Department of the Interior is a solo release from the longtime guitarist of The Fries. Price has played with the band over three decades and fuels their music with inspired guitar playing that embraces the melodic rather than empty showboating. The same principles drive Department of the Interior. Songcraft is always first on Price’s artistic agenda.
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In order to cultivate a strong sense of artistic originality, it’s important for an act to take a step back and consider what matters the most to their profile. Whether it be melodic detail, compositional wit, or perhaps expressing heartfelt emotion for nothing more than the medium, priorities are everything in thought-provoking music – particularly
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In her new single “Over Time,” singer/songwriter Queeva works a classic club beat with an added electricity not commonly found among modern crooners by any measurement. Although this is hardly the first occasion on which Queeva has strutted through the studio with a powerful command of the lyrics rivaling the best in the industry, there’s
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In “Hate Being Human,” the latest single from Dark Below, the band’s melodic driving force marvelously melds Tool-style vocal harmonies with furious riffing that would appeal to casual rockers as much as it would serious alternative music aficionados with a discriminating taste for rebellious rhythm, and while it’s not the only indie anthem worth checking
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Jennifer Alvarado is an international recording artist from Vale, North Carolina and has amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify alone. Her first EP project titled ”Playing with Fire” was released in April 2021.  She released a country pop EP titled “Songbird: Part One” in July 2022.  “Songbird” is a two part collection of songs
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When you think of the sport of hockey, you generally think of nitty, gritty, hardcore aggression. There are maybe thoughts of figure skating or Disney On Ice sprinkled in, but for a majority of the folks out there, it’s all about that blood on the ice. Hockey is a pretty unforgiving sport, all things considered,
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A man of many hats including pastor, father, husband, and computing professional, David Raybuck didn’t play around when he added songwriter to that list. I am willing to believe that the fourteen songs included on his debut release The Prodigal aren’t the full extent of songs Raybuck has at his disposal for this collection. The fecund creativity
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Self-described hard rock outfit Messer lay down a chest-pounding metal-inspired anthem in their latest single “Unfvckwitable,” and it’s garnering some notable attention from critics and audiophiles this autumn. Right from the jump, Messer is firing off one gargantuan riff after another with a sense of urgency that is driven by both the intensity of the
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It’s been stated that Australian band Bloom has the distinct ability to make personable moments onstage that resonate with audiences, crafting intense crowd pleasers with a distinct sound, and on their newest track Elevate from their album of the same name, it’s clear why they’re a master of that delicate thread between the artist and
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MUMEx Duo’s latest set of studio recordings, titled Heat the Silent, consists of songs like the noisy but endearing “Heat the Silent” and the synthetic fusion offering “Joe’s Island.” It emits colorful tones in “Thelonious” and abstract groove-driven swagger in “Beyond the Eight Door.” We find an unspoken darkness amidst the foggy melodies of “Variazione Senza
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Music and materials have always gone hand in hand. From Kanye’s “Gold Digger” to the obvious Madonna classic “Material Girl” it’s an inescapable theme that only grows more relevant with each passing decade. We’re at the height of decadence, with buying things easier than ever with the rise of corporations like Amazon and the slow
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