Saturday 25 February, 2017
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Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron Broadway in Chicago brought lights, song, and the ultimate tribute to Whitney Houston in Chicago with its take on “The Bodyguard”.  This show, which may have been underplayed in the media due to the...

This past Tuesday, The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter’s held their 2017 Grammy Nominee Reception and Membership Celebration at the Chicago Athletic Association.  This event welcomed the Midwest’s best nominees from all categories,...

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By Parul Lahoti on Jan 26th, 2017

Hip Hop recording artist BD Miguel is starting 2017 with a new track that is gaining traction. BD is a label visionary. He is also a talented artist representing Washington state. He heads up a Washington based record label with a solid...

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By Belinda Ware on Jan 16th, 2017

David Bowie has been nominated posthumously for a Mercury Prize for his final album Blackstar. The Guardian reports that this is Bowie’s third nomination after Heathen in 2002 and The Next Day in 2013. Blackstar marked the end of both the...

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By Record on Aug 9th, 2016

Coming seven months after Electronica 1: The Time Machine, the second volume of the 67-year-old musician’s ambitious collaboration project, six years in the making and featuring duets with some of the biggest names in popular music, is...

By Adrian Peel on May 17th, 2016

The list of popular figures from the entertainment world we’ve lost in 2016 just got longer, as news filtered through that Merle Haggard, a genuine hero of American music, passed away Wednesday morning – his 79th birthday –...

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By Adrian Peel on Apr 6th, 2016

Described as a “true one-man rock ‘n’ roll machine,” South African-born Garett van der Spek knew from an early age where his destiny lay. Weaned on a diet of Beatles, Bowie, Hendrix, Kinks and Sabbath – as well...

By Adrian Peel on Mar 28th, 2016

This album from one of country music’s most revered female artists has been quite a long time coming, in that it is her first LP of original material since 2003’s What the World Needs Now Is Love.  I was keen to see if this new...

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By Adrian Peel on Feb 28th, 2016

Shields are from the north east of England and tend to define their music as “alternative pop.” The quirky five-piece have been busy building up a live following for quite a few years now – supporting, among others, Placebo...

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By Adrian Peel on Jan 11th, 2016

Hailing from Orange County, California, there is a certain Beach Boys vibe to some of The Gromble’s indie-infused electronica. In February 2016, a collection of 14 of their songs, recorded mainly in the five members’ homes, will...

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By Adrian Peel on Dec 21st, 2015