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  Well, Kickers, it’s about that time again: the year’s end is drawing neigh, and we get to contemplate the greatness of the music that has made its way to our eager ears this year. Here are the albums that left me enrapt as we rap up 2013! Here’s hoping you enjoyed them as much as I did!!! If not, there’s always Scott’s list. hehe   HEAR THE PLAYLIST ON   Read More ...

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Greetings, kickers! It’s been a while, but I’m making some inroads back into your loving… eyes… and … ears… and I come complete with auditory offerings of peace to make up for my prolonged absence!   For fans of synth-rock recording mastry, Toy Cities is an absolute must listen. “Nostalgia Kills,” is the first single from the Brooklyn-based indie group’s debut EP, Setting Son (which you can find via BandCamp).   Read More ...

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In the music industry, awards do seem somewhat arbitrarily allocated. The general consensus is that important milestones are reached when you gain the approval of knowledgeable individuals… ones with genuine understanding and appreciation of the craft. It is in that vein that Record Store Day (yes, the folks who bring you the Big Event every year in support and celebration of Independent Record Stores worldwide) bring you the ADAPTER PRIZE,   Read More ...

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If there’s an intended message that North-Carolina singer/songwriter Michael McFarland wants to impart with his latest release, A Failed Breakup, it’s that, “…some stories are not meant to end.” To compound the impact, he crafted an album that you, as a listener, won’t want to end either.   There is no more fertile soil for artistic inspiration than that contained in the craggy fields of interpersonal relationships. The art forms   Read More ...

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Soulful powerhouse singer/songwriter Nicky Egan announced a collection of new material titled The 45 Homestead Project yesterday. The unique series will be comprised of three digital 45’s that will be released over a three-month span. Each digital 45’s will have an A/B side with a music video accompanying each A side track and a live performance at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. At the end of the   Read More ...

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  Last month New York’s rising soul-siren Kendra Morris announced her sophomore LP, Mockingbird, which finds Morris giving a soul-infused makeover to 14 classic songs that span the past five decades. With that announcement came the first offering – Morris’s “soulful spin” (Wall St Journal) on Radiohead’s, “Karma Police.” Today Kendra and her label, Wax Poetics Records, are thrilled to unveil the second single, “Miss You” (originally by the Rolling   Read More ...

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Good day, Kickers!!!   Amazing news from Swear and Shake, a New York quartet self described as a “Folk with Indie Cred.” The group has just released a new single, “Brother,” and to commemorate the joyous event are sharing it with you lovely folks (via we awkward-looking folks) FREE FOR NOTHING!!! All you need to do is click on the image below, and you’ll be magically transported to a realm   Read More ...

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For Fans Of: Jack’s Mannequin, fun., Augustana, The Fray   Gilbert, Arizona’s Lydia has endured a bit of a tumultuous existence to get them to where they are. From a revolving door of band members, a hard drive crash destroying live concert footage for a planned DVD release and having to overcome a prolonged hiatus, the group has admirably coped with their hardships by doing what they do best: produce   Read More ...

If there’s anything I know about Michael McFarland, it’s that the man certainly knows how to publicize. The North Carolina native singer-songwriter (and self-described two-wheel troubadour) has been churning across North America with his own rock-and-roll re-enactment of The Motorcycle Diaries, bringing his unique brand of Alt-Pop to the masses. I have been lucky enough to share a stage with him on several occasions, and have thoroughly enjoyed every experience.   Read More ...

Categories: Music News, Music Videos

There is something to be said of blissful ignorance when you’re writing music reviews. I’ve been abstaining from listening to the radio for well over two decades; this is not due to sheer snobbery, but more that I’m obsessive about dictating the material that meets my eardrums. Thus, there are certain trends that I get to be an outside observer on… and it also means I enter into most listening   Read More ...

One of the major benefits of music advocacy is dabbling in genres that aren’t normally your primary listening focus. I’ve truly loved many of the Punk and Thrash submissions we’ve received, as well as Scream-o bands and Art-Rock artists I never would have heard otherwise. However, with this post I’ll be breaking some new ground for AK- but thankfully I’ll be doing so with an individual I’m profoundly familiar with.   Read More ...

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