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Maybe Not by Cat Power

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American songwriter and musician Charyln “Chan” Marshal’s twenty year career is an inspiration to those who not only listen to her haunting songs but also to those as they fight similar battles on the path of life. Though most know Chan by her stage name, Cat Power, he place as an invincible voice in music [...]



The Part That You Throw Away by Tom Waits

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A husky low growl, a melancholy piano, and brutally honest song writing are the staples of Tom Wait’s forty one years (and counting) as a singer, songwriter, composer, and actor. His rare blend of vaudeville humor, distinctly original guttural sound, and jazzy blues brings to life the raw reality of experiences that many don’t share [...]



Slipping Husband by The National

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Brooklyn based and Ohio formed Indie rockers The National have been on the music scene for over twelve years but friends much longer. When heady baritone and lead Matt Berninger, guitarist Scott Devendorf, drummer Bryan Devendorf (Scott’s brother), bassist Aaron Dessner, guitarist Bryce Dessner (Aaron’s brother), and regular guest keyboardist Padma Newsome joined forces, they [...]



Exit Wounds by Placebo

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Identity, love, loss, failure, and challenging conformity are the staple components of songs by the British alternative rock group Placebo. Consisting of Brian Molko, the group’s openly bisexual lead singer, Stefan Olsdal, an openly gay guitarist and bassist, and (since 2008) Steve Forrest on drums, these Londoners have been on the music scene for nearly [...]





The Pretender by the Foo Fighters

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David Groh’s status as an American rock icon was declared during the early 1990s through his reign will continue long after he is gone. Grohl’s contributions to the iconic Seattle area band Nirvana from 1987 until Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994 infinitely secured his legacy as one of the best rockers of all time. Though [...]



All of Me by Matt Hammitt

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Matthew Daniel “Matt” Hammitt is an American contemporary Christian singer and performer. As a founding member of the Toledo, Ohio, based group Sanctus Real, he and his bandmates forged into the hearts of their fans with three independent albums and three major studio albums since formation in 1996. Having earned a GMA Dove Award and [...]



Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls

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In 1986, American Rockers John Rzeznik, Robby Tukac, and George Tutska (replaced later by Mike Malalin in 1995) helped put the unique sounds of their native Buffalo, New York, on the map when they began playing in their band the Goo Goo Dolls. Over the years, the combination of a solid legion of fans, nine [...]



To Let Myself Go by Ane Brun

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Norwegian singer, guitarist and songwriter Ane Brun has a career spanning a decade based upon her passion for creating, playing, and producing music under her private label, Balloon Ranger Recordings. As the daughter of her lawyer father Knut Anker Brunvoll and pianist/jazz singer Inger Johanne Brunvoll, Ane’s eloquence and talent are as inherently organic as [...]



Jonathan by Fiona Apple

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American singer, pianist, and songwriter Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart is back! In 2012, after a seven year hiatus, Fiona made waves and began touring to promote her latest album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Her rise during [...]



Everything Reminds Me Of Her by Elliott Smith

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Steven Paul “Elliott” Smith was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist well known for his band, Heatmiser, and his solo career. His ability to use multi-tracked, layers of vocal texturing and melodic harmonies combined with his abilities as a instrumentalist distinguished him as one of the more prominent artists of the 1990s. His seven studio [...]