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The Funeral by Band of Horses


South Carolina’s indie rockers Band of Horses know how to tune struggles to music. With Ben Bridwell, Tyler Ramsey, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett, and Bill Reynolds in ear shot, listeners conjure elements of yesterday’s Neil Young, 1990s-era The Flaming Lips, and today’s Jim James from fellow indie band My Morning Jacket. Guitar drenched melodies, mellow [...]

Black Swan by Thom Yorke


When Thom Yorke, a singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the highly popular British alternative rock band Radiohead, branched out on his own for a solo career, crowds cheered. As the leader of one of the most prominent bands for over 25 years, his experiences as a member paved the path to success for his side [...]

Bully 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, her place as an invincible voice in music [...]

God of Wine by Third Eye Blind


Stephan Jenkins, Kevin Cadogan, Brad Hargreaves, Kryz Reid, Alex Kopp, and Alex LeCavalier formed Third Eye Blind during the late 1990s not knowing the massive success their alternative rock/pop band would be. With over 16 years of live shows, studio albums, and commercial success backing the group, these rockers know how to reach full well [...]

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynryd


In 1964, Ronnie Van Zant, Johnny Van Zant, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Larry Junstrom, and Bob Burns united their musical genius, they established themselves as the fathers of Southern hard rock with a band which would evolve to be Lynyrd Skynryd. Within just six years, the band and their signature style of streaming guitars, regional [...]

Love is Lost by David Bowie


For over 40 years, eclectic and electric rocker David Bowie has entertained fans and critics with his powers as an iconic singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and actor. With twenty five studio albums brimming with Bowie’s customary brilliance, his latest release is beyond stellar. As one of the most commercially successful contemporary performers, David Bowie is [...]

Set The Fire To The Third Bar by Snow Patrol Featuring Martha Wainwright


With almost twenty years of music making and a windy path to success, Gary Lightbody Jonny Quinn, Paul Wilson, Nathan Connolly, and Tom Simpson have slowly risen to be one of the most commercially successful Northern Irish/Scottish indie rock bands of modern music. Their dedication to their craft, musicianship, and intentions provided the space for [...]

Every Man Gets His Wish by Lana Del Rey


Twenty six year old model turned singer and songwriter Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is a wildly feminine, eccentric, and highly unique performing artist. Upon gaining prominence in New York’s underground music scene and adopting her stage name, Lana Del Rey swept through the hearts of her fans and critics. Her self titled and self produced debut [...]

Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron and Wine


The conglomerate mix of indie, folk, country, rock, Jamaican, and African brought to life by Sam Beam leading the band Iron and Wine has a powerful effect on the mind and soul of listeners. Weaving melodies laced with themes of religion, intimacy, lost love, idiosyncrasy, engagement, into experimental arrangements has forged a ten year path [...]

Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen


American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen is one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Since he began playing at the age of 13 on a $60 dollar Kent guitar, The Boss and his E Street Band have sold over 120 million albums by inspiring fans with powerful lyrics depicting [...]