A Woman’s Place in Rock Music

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I’ve loved rock ‘n’ roll since I was a little girl. And back then I was happily unaware of the segregation that exists between women and men in the music industry. As a kid, I had never heard of gender roles or discrimination of women or even feminism. I just thought it sounded really cool with distorted guitars, and James Hetfield singing “Sad but True” on MTV was the most … [Read more...]

How Overcoming Body Image Issues Has Helped My Career

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Naomi Mercer, singer, rapper and performer shares her thoughts about her self image issues and how overcoming judgments regarding her body has helped her career. By Naomi Mercer I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle ten years ago with a so-so body image. If I was exercising and eating right, I felt better and like my body looked the way it wanted, so I should rock it. I’d … [Read more...]

Dreams: My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis

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In celebration of World MS Day yesterday, MS patient advocate and singer/songwriter Kristie Salerno Kent launched her new memoir: Dreams: My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis. The book uncovers Kristie’s journey to overcome denial, fight MS and achieve her lifelong dreams of performing and becoming a mother. Her book is now available as a free download at … [Read more...]

Eight Tips For An Awesome Concert Experience

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If this is your first time going to a concert, you may be a little apprehensive about what to do. You certainly don’t want to look like you are at your first concert, because that is simply not cool, right? So how do you know what to bring? If you don’t have everything you need, you will look inexperienced. If you have too much, you will look inexperienced. The right balance is … [Read more...]

Landfill Harmonic – The Recycled Orchestra

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The world sends us garbage. We send back music. ~ Favio Chavez, Orchestra Director By Pam You have heard the saying that one person's trash is another person's treasure? In this case the treasure is the pleasure of playing an instrument and performing lovely music. Landfill Harmonic is a documentary scheduled to be released in 2014 about a extraordinary orchestra in … [Read more...]

Addiction To Sound: Best Albums of 2012

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By Adam Hook With so much good music out there, it’s hard to condense the overflowing talent into small categories, but 2012 has been a remarkable year, so I had to make a ‘best of 2012’ list in order to capture some of those bands that would normally be under most audience’s radar. We all have musicians that we follow and wait with baited breath for them to release new … [Read more...]

Streaming Music Services Reviewed

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By Adam Hook Streaming services are getting more popular and it’s not hard to understand why. Having millions of tracks at your fingertips, for a low monthly fee, appeals to those of us that would have empty bank accounts (and upset spouses) otherwise. But the amount of services available to consumers can be daunting. So, I’ve decided to write a review on which service I … [Read more...]

Firefly: Delaware’s First Major Music Festival

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Fans of live music enjoy an embarrassment of riches each summer, as the largest concert promoters in the world put on a wide array of jam-packed outdoor festivals. Many people tour the country, hopping from one to the other, joining thousands of other die-hards in the enjoyment of dozens of top-tier acts. Until now, not one of those massive festivals ever happened in the state … [Read more...]

Ten Great Break Up Songs

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  By  Steven Cobb "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", bellowed Neil Sedaka back in 1962. He was right, of course, and while that song has passed the test of time, it didn’t make the cut for this list of ten of the best break-up songs of all time – as if a list of only ten could do justice to the failed relationship, one of the great inspirations in pop music. Anyway, … [Read more...]