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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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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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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Kama Sutures – The Way to Mend [CC Exclusive]

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Coming from Los Angeles we find Kama Sutures, a band that looks to heal and create new doorways to music through their music. A 3 piece band currently that pushes a vibe of 90s alternative rock and avant-garde imagery and fashion to create an unusual yet inviting experience. Engineer and…

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Northern American – Modern Phenomena [CC Review]

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Imagine yourself after a long trip arriving to your vacation destination, sitting in the lounge chair near the pool and a nice ice cold beverage to signal the start of your relaxation and enjoyment of time to reflect on life and create new moments. Much like that imagery above, Northern…

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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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Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia [CC Review]

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Coming from a town called Hoorn found in the Netherlands is Jacco Gardner, a talented musician who takes orchestral instruments of many shape and sound and overlays a psychedelic effect over them while implementing old school recording methods. Hypnophobia consists of 10 trippy tracks and artwork to match, as well…

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Ruth Willow – A Soulful Introduction [CC Exclusive]

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The Beatles, Elvis Costello, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood are but a few of the most notable and popular bands from Liverpool, UK. Liverpool has produced many a great musician and band. As the generations of music pass on from one voice to the next we find more interesting takes…

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