Review: Big Valley Mustangs

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Jumping right out of the gate Contrast CTRL has been a wholehearted supporter of local music and arts, so it’s with great pleasure to introduce you to East TN’s Big Valley Mustangs! Comprised of 4 members, Big Valley Mustangs is a Alternative/Country/Rock outfit that certainly lives up to the genres…

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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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New Found Glory – Sticks and Stones #TBT

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Coral Springs, Florida brings us the pop punk sensation New Found Glory, currently a 4 piece band that has been around since the late 90s. Considered by music experts as pioneers in the second wave of pop punk alongside Blink 182, you couldn’t miss their songs on radio stations and…

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Lauren Desberg – Twenty First Century Problems [CC Review]

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Neo-Jazz or Neo-Bop is a free form of Jazz that implements fusion, RnB, and can often feature soulful vocals. 23 year old Neo-Jazz singer Lauren Desberg creates songs from old school influences with modern day songwriting. Priding herself on making music meant for the solitary moments of life such as…

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Plain White T’s – American Nights [CC Review]

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Starting from humble high school origins in the great state of Illinois, Multi-platinum status selling band Plain White T’s are back with their seventh studio album, American Nights. Being band set on doing things their own way, Plain White T’s have left major labels in the past and went the…

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Starset – Tranmissions [CC Review]

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Science Fiction is a popular genre of media for its mystery, excitement, and wonderment that can captivate us from a movie, to a song, and even through books and art work. Starset is such a band that feeds on the Sci-fi universe to create their own sound and look. Transmissions is…

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Moulettes – Constellations Album Review

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  Ever wondered what Electronic-Dubstep-80s pop-Classical-Folk-Rock-Experimental-Orchestral-20s ballroom songs would sound like? Well…here are the Moulettes! Moulettes consist of: Hannah Miller – Lead vocals, cello, guitar Oliver Austin – Drums, guitar, glockenspiel, percussion, vocals Ruth Skipper –Co-lead vocals, bassoon, autoharp Jim Mortimore – Double bass, Guitar, vocals Eliza Jaye – Electric…

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Rekoncyle – Against All Odds Album Review

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Rekoncyle – Against All Odds Album Review New Brunswick, Canada hard rockers Rekoncyle are back with their latest release Against All Odds. Before getting into the review let’s take a look at the band lineup which consists of: Matt Lefait — Lead Vox/Rhythm Guitar Amy Munn – Keys/Back Vox Andrew…

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