Troy Johnston

Rock music, in every incarnation, respects no national border. Though marquee Hall of Fane acts typically hail from England and the United States, there are a number of talented and legendary acts hailing from an assortment of other European countries. Tom Tikka’s Scandinavian upbringing exposed him to rock music at a relatively tender age and,
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Exotically Caribbean-flavored and driven by a pulsating percussive force as bold as any lyric ever could be, the beat we encounter in “Dream of Me” is arguably one of the most relaxed singer/songwriter Whitebeard has ever worked with. In this all-new single and music video, Whitebeard experiments with grooves as a means of expression, but
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At first deceptively minimalistic and quickly as synthetically symphonic as its tracklist neighbors are, Heartour’s “Dear Future” is certainly one of the more melodically spellbinding songs on the new album, R U IN. Joined by colorful, drum-born eruptions of catharsis like “Refill the Fountain” and the crushingly heavy “The Persuadable One,” “Dear Future” is definitely among
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In the last two decades, rock music has changed more than probably any other genre on earth, with many of its most lauded aesthetical hallmarks being abandoned by a young generation of experimentalists. Walker’s Cay aren’t looking to change the recipe for making spicy rock riffing in their new singles “Tell Me” and “Why Oh
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Stained with the sort of emotion that comes with loving an artistic medium more than life itself, the vocals we hear in songs like “Wish the Wars Were All Over,” the brittle “Hard Times Come Again No More” and surprisingly warm “Tribulations” shape the mood of the music as much as any lyrics do on
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In the new aural adventure Marry Me Margaret, Randall Wheatley explores the emotional connections shared between intriguing, somewhat neo-beat generation-like characters whilst imparting a big piece of his own heart into the story. Coming to a set of speakers near you this coming June 19th, 2020, Marry Me Margaret is one-part On the Road and another part “Late Lament,” with
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While we isolate ourselves, one song that could be a great first step in bringing us closer is Cary Park’s “You Matter To Me”. Wise words from a seasoned music industry veteran, Park’s songwriter and singing skills are at the same level as his virtuosic guitar playing. Bridging the gap between Americana and adult contemporary,
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What an opportune time to hear motivating words, and an inspirational voice. Beautifully presented and enchanting from the start, Luanne Hunt’s “We Rise” is the chicken soup of song we as humans need. While her fans might be used to hearing her in the country genre, “We Rise” rises to the occasion fulfilling the Christian
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Bright and chirpy on one channel, oddly rustic and cripplingly raw on another, the guitar parts we encounter in the new single from Des Cox, titled “My Internet Lover,” are definitely the bread and butter of the song’s signature harmony. They’re consistently playful and sweet in a fashion that mere lyrics could never be on
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Seattle’s Eddy P is a hip hop artist with more than a message. With a prolific song catalog already, his five-song EP. With plans to release a full album in Fall 2020 independently, Eddy P has the makings of being the voice of a generation. A master storyteller and wordsmith, Eddy P spins wild beats
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“We Got The Summer” is a new song from country – pop duo, Wild Fire. Raised during the age of Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, it’s no wonder these sisters resemble the confident songwriting and singing skills. Wild Fire’s “We Got The Summer” is sure to roar its way to the top. Wild Fire is
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Welcome Nice Ghost! Thank you for your time We would love to learn more about you – Describe yourself in 5 words or less Unapologetically genre-bending artist-weirdo. Tell us what is in store for you with the rest of 2020?  On August 28th, a full-length album called “Digital” hit all the markets, along with other
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The Bronx does it again. Great hip hop that is – home to some of modern music’s most interesting emcees, Bronx resident and star on-the-rise, Shemie Rozay has unleased yet another killer track called “City Drop”. Adding from his already fierce and impressive arsenal, “City Drop” sets the stage for Rozay to catapult from his
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Those of us who can’t get enough of a thunderous blues groove are guaranteed to have a good time with the 2019 record from Izzie’s Caravan, Leo’s Guitar, and I don’t think I’m the only critic saying so. Comprised of four songs built on the back of blue-hued harmonies and beats that could cause an earthquake
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Turn the key and get that motor running – Project Grand Slam’s East Side Sessions is a helluva driving force in the jazz, Latin, rock and pop genres. Slick saxophones, precious piano and of course, undeniable bass lines, East Side Sessions contains 12 scorching tracks. Ready to roll from the get-go, East Side Sessions doesn’t
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“Habibi” is the new single from Boston’s ILYAH, a singer and musician of Moroccan descent who has parlayed a small but intensely loyal YouTube fan base into a burgeoning musical career. The former contestant on the immensely popular television competition The Voice has recently joined Jeff Timmons’ new boyband Overnight, but let’s hope he continues
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You can see the personality embodied in AV Super Sunshine’s latest single “Smile” when you view the song’s video. He is quirky, boundlessly creative, life affirming, and obviously harbors deep emotions that the straight forward lyrical content for the song only scratches the surface of. The video doesn’t tell any sort of story, per se,
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Hey Kopo! So excited to be chatting with you! Can you tell us a little something about yourself? I am a singer/Songwriter and sound Healing. Most of my life is music. It’s all I think about. What inspired you to pursue music? I started playing piano as soon as I could reach the keys and
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