New Artist Alert – Lianne La Havas

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Lianne La Havas

This 26 year old singer/songwriter from London, England is making her mark in the music industry. Inspired by soul and R&B, her music reflects true lyrical genius.

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New Artist Alert – Alessia Cara

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Alessia Cara

This 19 year old singer from Ontario’s lyrics are beautifully written and are connecting to audiences all over the planet.

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by Mariah Flores
*I’m sorry if I seem uninterested…*
Alessia Caracciolo, otherwise known as Alessia Cara, a singer/songwriter whose strong alto vocals help her deliver lyrical masterpieces that covers topics of love to self independence.
Her most popular song to date is titled “Here”. In the tune, she sings about a terrible party full of people she cannot stand, and how she feels she needs to separate herself. As the song continues, she describes the ever relatable feeling of wanting be alone in a crowd full of people who don’t really care about you. Cara’s ability to deliver witty and sarcastic lines about life in general draws people in.

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New Artist Alert – Troye Sivan

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Troye Sivan

This 20 year old Youtuber turned singer is taking the music world the storm.

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by Mariah Flores
*My Happy Little Pill…
            Troye Sivan started his Youtube channel in 2012, and quickly garnered a huge following of adoring fans. Known for his quirky and outgoing personality, the Australian native expressed his musical skills early on, but it was not until more recently that his music became a “kind of a big deal”.

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#ThrowbackThursday: I Made You A (digital) Mixtape!

I might be showing my age with this post… who cares! The 80’s & 90’s were great decades to grow up in! I used to love buying blank cassette tapes, setting up my boombox on the floor in my bedroom, recording my very own (introduction only) “radio show”,  and then adding live radio music or other tapes to complete my segment of the day. It took great skills to release the pause and press both the play and record buttons simultaneously… skills I tell you!

ANYWAY… Times have changed.

Today with the advancement of digital music, from time to time I get nostalgic and miss old school cassette tapes. But, there’s still hope…

Milktape USB thumb-drive cassette tape, case and playlist insert.

Milktape USB thumb-drive cassette tape, case and playlist insert.

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Music To Know: The Global Edition

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The weekend is over and it is time to get back to the swing of things. What if I told you could go on a little vacation from the real world without having to ride an airplane or drive in your car. All you need is headphones, an electronic device, and your imagination. On this journey, you’ll be introduced to two major stars from two different parts of the globe.  Now close your eyes and open your ears to the wonders of music from all over the world.

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Music To Know: Special Edition

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Are you ready for new music and artists? Great, because this edition of Music To Know is extra exciting! In the music industry, many famous songs are actually covers, but the original song is usually done by lesser known musicians. From Youtube to Vine, many up and coming artists gain attention by these covers and are able to pave their own way in the industry. Now you may be wondering what this has to do with the new artists you are searching for this week and I am here assure you that it has everything to do with these following musical selections. Get ready to listen to two popular original songs covered by two indie duos. Though it may seem like a swindle, the musicians covering the songs add their own personal and unique flair while paying respect to the original version. Time to plug in your headphones…

 

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Music To Know: Part Two

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Are you tired of hearing the same Taylor Swift song playing over and over again on the radio? Now you can escape those catchy lyrics about heartbreak while listening to these powerful, yet seemingly obscure female vocalists. From duos to bands, to the individual singer, the world of music has never looked so great. Plug in your headphones and settle in for a ride filled with breathtaking female talent. Seriously, who runs the world? That’s right! Girls. Continue Reading

Music To Know: Part One

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Looking for some different and new music to add to your “Get me through Monday” playlist? Perfect. Tune into these three bands to delve into the rich depths of musical genius and genuine talent. These groups are not constant fixtures on the radio and that’s what makes them special. Let’s take a peek…

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The Great Gatsby – My Movie, Music, and Menswear Fashion Review

I have not been this excited to see a movie in awhile. It made me smile just to see all of the trailers, which I felt were so visually hypnotic… and so crazy good. As you now know this movie is now in theaters nationwide as of Friday, May 10th. I was originally going to write a post about The Great Gatsby before it came out, but decided I could speak to it better once I had actually seen it.

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April Blog Review!

Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye… we are literally getting that much closer to being halfway through 2013! Can you believe it? Well April, was actually a pretty “content consistent” month on here, so I thought it might be fun to list some of the top 10 highlights of last month.

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