Review: Blacktop Mojo “Under The Sun”

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Palestine, TX native’s Blacktop Mojo are geared up once again with a 3rd album successfully crowd-funded that brings a new flavor and adventure to this bands Journey. Contrast CTRL has been a huge supporter of BTM for quite some time, and it’s very apparent why. With each album we see…

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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: 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: ‘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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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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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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