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

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: Marisa Nikole “Warrior”

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

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!

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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Review: Big Valley Mustangs

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”

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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