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Our Top Picks for the Best Music Videos of 2016

There’s no denying that 2016 was quite a year, especially in the world of music. Yet, ever since the dawn of MTV and “video killing the radio star,” music videos have been an experimental zone of innovative and originality for a slew of artists to best illustrate their beliefs and make a statement on our climate […]

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Our Top Picks for the Best Albums of 2016

In what might be a major sigh of relief around the world, 2016 is finally wrapping up. But one of the better things to come out of this past year was its amazing release of albums every single week. With a year of surprising headlines and shock came along with it a trend of musical releases from […]

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The Best of 2016 Christmas Albums

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means it’s now socially acceptable to start playing holiday-themed music as you countdown to December 25! From fresh takes on traditional classics to the introduction of new contemporary originals, there’s never a shortage of creativity when it comes to introducing new Christmas songs to the music listener’s repertoire. With the […]

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Album Review: The Voice’s Barrett Baber Stands out In “A Room Full of Fighters”

If you’ve ever wondered what country music is all about, you could have tuned into the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Awards last week and you would have figured it out pretty quickly. Alternatively, you could listen to Barrett Baber’s album “A Room Full of Fighters” and you’d get the same impression. The country […]

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OneRepublic’s New Album Makes Fans Say ‘Oh My My’

It’s only natural for a foodie and music lover like me to compare the two: Imagine you’re at a restaurant you’ve never been to. They bring you the menu and you see your favorite dish on it: fettuccine alfredo. You order it because you know, roughly, what you’re going to get. No surprises. They bring […]

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Concert Review: The Future is Now with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas

On August 25th, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas brought their Future Now Tour to Rogers Arena in Vancouver. This package deal of a concert starring the two young pop singers’ promised to be a treat for joint fans of the dynamic duo, reviving nostalgia from their Camp Rock origins and showcasing their developed artistry in the present day.

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Concert Review: Kacey Musgraves Sparkles on The Rhinestone Revue

On August 2nd, The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue tour made a stop at the historic Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. For one spectacular (and very sparkly) evening, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter showcased that enthralling blend of classic country-inspired sounds and progressively thought-provoking lyrics which has made the country renegade the one to watch out for within the traditionally conservative […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: July 2016

With summer holidays in full swing, it feels like the months are flying by, but Idol‘s cast of alumni is busier than ever with new albums, new music videos, and other news so let’s get right down to it.

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Album Preview: Karmin’s Future is Bright With “Leo Rising”

Concept albums are always a gamble. In one sense, the pay off can be big and define an era in artist or band’s career. This was the case with Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and Green Day’s “American Idiot,” both of which also had strong songs which could standalone as radio singles. They can also serve […]

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Concert Review: Adele Says “Hello” to North America

On July 20th, the one and only Adele performed at Rogers Arena in Vancouver—the first of two sold-out concerts in the Canadian metropolis, as well as the fifty-eighth show along her sold-out 2016 world tour, which now has the global phenomenon traveling throughout North America.

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Album Review: James Durbin leads the “Riot on Sunset”

One of the most exciting parts of being a music fan is following a band or singer’s career and hearing the ways their sound and lyrics evolve from album to album. When James Durbin rocked the Idol stage back in Season 10, he was known for his slogan “Keep Metal Alive,” having brought songs by […]

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Concert Review: Steven Tyler Goes Out on a Limb

On July 10th, Steven Tyler played to a sold-out crowd at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver during a stop along his …Out On A Limb tour. The Aerosmith frontman is out on the road all summer long throughout North America in promotion of his newly released solo project, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, which is the living rock legend’s […]

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Mind of Malik: Zayn’s Debut Album Aims Too High To Please

Full disclosure: I am a Directioner. If you’re unsure, that’s a ride-or-die, ‘til-the-end One Direction fan. On March 25, 2015, I (along with the most of the 1D fandom) was confused, saddened, and angry after learning one of the band’s founding members, Zayn Malik, walked away from the group. Fast forward exactly one year later: […]

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Don’t Panic… Panic! at the Disco is back with “Death of a Bachelor”

Panic! at the Disco has undergone some major changes since the Vegas-based group’s formation in 2004, but with Brendon Urie as the only remaining original member at the helm, the band is in capable hands. The band’s latest effort, entitled Death of a Bachelor released January 15th and may signify yet another change in the band’s sound—following […]

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David Cook Rocks Seattle on His ‘Digital Vein’ Tour

On Sunday October 11, David Cook played the Tractor Tavern in Seattle as part of The Digital Vein Tour in support of his new album of the same name. Cook’s last show in Seattle was about four years prior, but the enthusiastic crowd proved that he still has a significant fanbase in the Pacific Northwest. […]

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