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


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]


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


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


    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


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


  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 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


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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P.O.D. – The Awakening – Review


Sometimes you have to hit bottom before you can rise high above your personal demons and inner struggles. Drug abuse and the effects it takes on one man and those around him is the main theme that drives The Awakening by P.O.D [Payable On Death]. The Awakening marks the official…

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Gilmore & Roberts – Conflict Tourism – Review


Gilmore & Roberts are an eclectic duo from South Yorkshire. Their ability to change from acoustics, fiddle, mandolin, and various percussion instruments along with bass set that statement that this isn’t your average musical duo. In this review, we are exploring the 4th album from award winning Gilmore & Roberts…

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Left in the Dark – Shadow Glass – Review


The brainchild of front man and keyboardist Josh Schaurer, Left in the Dark is a 4 piece Alt Rock/Metal band from Englewood, Ohio. There attraction to ambience in the intro Shadow Glass more than sets the proper tone for following 12 songs. Coming from a dark place to firm hold…

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