Review: Slant “With or Without You” [U2 Cover]

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In this review we take a look at the aspects of Mental Health awareness and a very surreal experience in a music video from Alternative Rockers ‘Slant’.  Originally released in 1987 by Irish rockers U2, With or Without you was the third track on their 5th studio album entitled ‘The…

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Video Review: Ric Zweig “Box”

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Louisiana based Ric Zweig is returning to Contrast CTRL in the feature of a review for the video of his latest single entitled “Box”. On the surface, Ric is always a smoother entertainer and ‘Box’ is no exception to the formula is a life of experience that only the voice…

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Music That Matters: Marisa Nikole “Warrior”

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Contrast CTRL is a website founded one many elements. However, one thing above the rest is the mission of this little spot on the internet. Sharing music that matters. So here we are with Colorado based singer/songwriter Marisa Nikole. A unique entity in the independent music scene, Marisa is a…

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Interview w/ Jacob Porter of State of Illusion

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  “The struggles and how you react to them is what defines you.” – Jacob Porter    From Greenville, South Carolina comes State of Illusion. A band that has been ran through the ringer and rebuilt themselves from the ashes and have since moved up in the music scene as…

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Review: When We Were by Sleepwar

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  Sleepwar is a interesting band that combines elements of synth-pop and new wave into an Alternative Rock sound that is heavy and vivid in context. From airy vocals to echoey guitars with a bit of crunch when needed this is a refreshing peak into a past when bands like this were a dime-a-dozen.  Hailing from…

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Review: Jakub Zytecki – Ladder Head

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Jakub Zytecki is a musician from Cracow, Poland that creates unique soundscapes that can echo, captivate, and transcend the traditional genres.  When considering a body of work and a one-man band operation, most often think of the impossible task of pure selfish creation from the artist. Jakub Zytecki however seems to create music not only he can enjoy but…

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Music That Matters: Cameron Blake

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Music That Matters: Cameron Blake From Grand Rapids, Michigan comes Cameron Blake, an introspective songwriter who balances personal experiences and poetry to mix the singer/songwriter within.   Bouncing from folk, rock, songwriter and other genres, Cameron Blake has created a sound that is truly pleasant to the ears. His latest…

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Review: ‘Everything All At Once’ by Sea In The Sky

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Redwood City, CA founded Sea in the Sky unleash their 10 track album entitled ‘Everything All At Once‘ onto the world to provide a bit of heavy, melodic, and whatever can fit in between.  Created in 2012, Sea In the Sky are currently a 5 man band that stretch out their musical knowledge and…

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Experiences That Matter: Blacktop Mojo Live!

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Contrast CTRL has Blacktop Mojo in the past so it’s no surprise they get another feature but this time from a live setting and interview! The first and hopefully not the last time this happens might I add.  Matt James of the band spoke with me about the recent tour and…

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Music That Matters: Ric Zweig

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      Previously featured via review on Contrast CTRL, Ric Zweig & Fresh Air [Click here to read the review!] created a very interesting and fun album entitled ‘More’ that was full of musical styles and overall had a tightly produced sound. Ric recently spoke with Contrast CTRL over the…

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Music That Matters: Willamena

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  From Kalamazoo, MI is 4 piece Midwest Rock n Roll outfit Willamena. In an effort to continually feature special artists and songs that can create an atmosphere of positive nature, Contrast CTRL got to interview Chad Hendrickson who has been with the band since their 1996 formation.  With that foundation in the band and so many…

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Music That Matters: Bianca Muniz

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Contrast CTRL has grown over the years into something amazing! Yet again we are at a place and time for change. With the new slogan “Music That Matters”, we will be turning future interviews into this segment of articles for your enjoyment.  First up is Bianca Muniz, a 22 year…

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