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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Review: “Oh Hiroshima – In Silence We Yearn”

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Örebro, Sweden is home to 4 piece Post-Rock band Oh Hiroshima. Formed by Leif Eliasson and Jakob Hemström, these two friends created atmospheric vision and interpretation on modern contemporary society.  With airy soundscapes of vocals and texturing guitars and subtle instrumentation from electronics, Oh Hiroshima is a abstract music project with…

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Not A Planet “About Being Human”

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On Contrast CTRL we always love jumping inside the artists thought process on their music, life, and everything in between.  This time around we take a look at Not A Planet, a 4 piece band that comes from all around the country to establish their home in Kansas City. Not…

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Grandmother Corn – Finland Blues

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Finland, a country that is commonly known for it’s darker influences on fashion and music. Much of the goth scene has been inspired by the lore of the country and the musicians who present an abstract yet familiar since to music and art and film.  Finland features so many unique…

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Cassandra of Paralandra – Perfect Timing

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It’s not everyday perfect timing can happen. From finding each member at the right time, playing music with your father and ending up number one on a Billboard Chart, it’s all Perfect Timing for Spindfiled, MO‘s own Paralandra! Comprised of Cassandra Carson – Vocals, Paul Carson – Lead Guitar, Nick…

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Julian of Faceless Ones – Tomorrow Never Comes

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Introductions are the norm here at Contrast CTRL. We like to introduce forward thinking minds and people who strive to create deep and positive messages in audible format.  Julian Coiner of Faceless Ones is a very creative mind and driving force for his band. Growing up in the Maryland area…

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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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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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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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P.O.D. – The Awakening – Review

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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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