Ky & Stevie of Stagger Moon Band – Tennessee Homegrown

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In a ever enthusiastic effort to support local music, Contrast CTRL has had the recent pleasure of listening to The Stagger Moon Band. Comprised of 4 middle TN Musicians, Stagger Moon incorporates 90s rock and southern blues flare.  With a live EP from 2014 under their belts, Stagger Moon is…

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Michael Meinhart of Socionic – Empowered and Passionate

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Socionic is a 4 piece band from LA [Los Angeles] that creates music that is insightful as much as it is heavy in tone and harmonic in vocal melody. Based off the study of human purpose and ones role in life, Socionic took to the name of the scientific study…

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Red Line Tragedy – Learn To Fly [Review]

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Music for me and many others is about finding true meaning in the audible frequencies and digging deep to present a piece of one’s self for the world to love, or criticize.  That said, music can provide insights into the artists that often can be overlooked for the looping bass…

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Tony Grissom of As Yourself – Living Proof of Overcoming

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As persistent as ever, Contrast Control loves sharing messages of motivation and hope for a better tomorrow through music that ALL in the family can enjoy and share with one another. This go around we present some Tennessee homegrown music in this article. As Yourself is a 4 piece band…

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Imaginary People – Dead Letterbox [Review]

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  Post-Rock is an odd genre of rock that is influenced by traditional rhythms and splashed with a strong presence of texture. The odd thing about Post-Rock is usually it’s music conveyed without lyrics, the instruments do the talking. Now bringing to mind Post-Rock influence with a splash of punk…

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Daynon Lato of A Toi MeSHen – “Toys In The Machine”

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Coming from Orange County, CA is A Toi MeSHen. Pronounced ‘A Toy Machine’, ATM is made up of 5 musicians who take their views of the world and combine them into audible storytelling experiences. ATM have released their debut album already that is made up of 10 songs that are…

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Gary Clark Jr – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim [Review]

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The lone star state of Texas is known for many things throughout the world, one notable thing that brings this state to mind is the acts it has brought to the center stage over the decades. From Stevie Ray Vaughn onward, Texas has coined its own unique niche in the…

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Top 10: Rainy Day Songs

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We all end up at one point inside our homes during a downpour of h20. Sometimes the sound of rain hitting the roof can be calming, or an overall annoyance. If you are much like me, it’s the perfect time to slow down a playlist and change the mood. Here…

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Gianni Gibson of Future Thieves – If You Have a Heart, You Have Rhythm

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    From Indiana, Kentucky, and Los Angeles come the next biggest name in music. Now based in Nashville, 4 piece Indie/Americana rock band Future Thieves are gaining heat day by day with their grass roots and natural sound that is sure to appeal to any top 40 lover of…

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Kirt Debique – Things Left Unsaid – Review

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This album review brings us to a talented singer/songwriter and record label owner Kirt Debique. From Pacific Northwest by of Trinidad, Kirt Debique brings us his 8 track masterpiece of dark electrical soundscapes entitled Things Left Unsaid. The foundation of Things Left Unsaid is based on a series of letters…

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Kama Sutures – Self-titled – Review

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  Contrast Control has previously featured an amazing talent called Kama Sutures [Click here for Interview] in an interview where we tackled their name, and interesting approach to music. After many months of personal anticipation, I have received a copy of the Self-titled album that is comprised of the passion…

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‘LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… MR B.B. KING’ ON 2LP VINYL – Press Release

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  ‘LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… MR B.B. KING’ ON 2LP VINYL USM are pleased to present ‘Ladies And Gentlemen…Mr. B.B. King’ on 2LP 180g Vinyl. It was with great sadness last month that we learned of the death of B.B. King. Here we celebrate the life and work of the great…

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Shinedown – Threat To Survival – Review

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Jacksonville’s very own Shinedown are back again with their fifth studio effort entitled Threat to Survival. Over the year’s Shinedown has transformed from a grunge heavy influenced band to a poetic monster pop hook hitter machine. I love when bands keep it together over a career of 10 years and…

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