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January 10, 2019

Originating from the Greek word plastikos, which means to mold and to form, plastic surgery has actually been around since 1600 BCE. But, many of the contemporary cosmetic procedures evolved during the 1900s, primarily from the pioneering work of Har...

January 4, 2019

my favorite song is “My Life,” in part because of its upbeat music and slightly more aggressive tone, which makes it stand apart from pretty much all of the other tracks on Singing You This Song. It’s got a quicker tempo and some cool sax in the back...

December 25, 2018

The track is certainly a unique take on a timeless classic. Leigh first had the idea to cover the song because she was interested in hearing a “gothier version” of it. With elements of darkwave that are hard to miss, this version of “Mary Did You Kno...

December 23, 2018

One of his more controversial works is Compression “Ricard” (1943), which consists of colorful pieces taken from different color cars that were then positioned in a hydraulic crushing machine, where the metal articulated itself in the strength and le...

December 20, 2018

“A young woman drives her lover out to the countryside to have him killed by her friends. We don't know why, if he knows what's about to happen, if he goes willingly or not, or what has happened between them...My inspiration for the film is t...

December 17, 2018

Over the last two decades, America has been involved in constant war. Shadow of a Stone - Songs of Remembrance by Geoff Gibbons is a beautiful record that honors the selfless sacrifices made by the brave men and women in uniform, who serve to protect...

December 7, 2018

It is no accident that musical trends are often born in bars and other venues awash in alcohol, but musicians and artists of all kinds haven’t limited their indulgence to liquid spirits. Because alcohol is a depressant, the use of cocaine and ampheta...

November 29, 2018

I am not familiar with even half of the musical catalogues of Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson or Ministry, but these are the very bands that popped into my head as soon as I heard PDS (Post Death Soundtrack); Furthermore, a lot of indus...

November 25, 2018

Joel Phil is back with a new single called “Monster,” a follow up to his 2017 debut track, “Rise Up.” The song has a nice beat and interesting melody, seems to be a combination of influences, and much like its title suggests, is lyrically on the dark...

November 24, 2018

Even as artists began to embrace modern and contemporary art, many struggled to separate their work from nature. Take Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist drip paintings, which many have argued are inescapable tributes to it. That’s because natur...

November 20, 2018

Cubicle Zombie, the recently released five-track EP from newcomer Weather McNabb, is an unusual fusion of alternative rock and electronic music paired with jazz elements and pop undertones. From the starting note of the first song to the last note on...

November 18, 2018

I love music that has a little speed and a great tempo - something I can dance, rock out, and drink to. Fittingly, Psychocide just released Hungover, a new EP inspired by at least two of these activities. Formed in New York City, the band is comprise...

November 9, 2018

The past decade has seen an increase in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning in American schools, but in the push to prepare our students to be competitive in the 21st century, and to measure accountability in K-12 schools, the...

October 25, 2018

In a complicated world that’s full of stress, difficulty, and uncertainty, there is also the music of Heather Gruber, the LA-based musician from Tennessee. Uplifting, positive, and – for the lack of a better word – sincere; her compositions, harmonie...

October 20, 2018

The just released EP, All The Water, by Seattle based singer-songwriter Deb Montgomery is simply wonderful. A fusion of folk rock and death pop, the EP also features thoughtfully articulated lyrics that are nothing short of poetry, resulting in somet...

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