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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
 

5 WTF Facts About Randy Travis


These are true, amen.

By Rod Lott April 26th, 2011
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Rest assured that country superstar Randy Travis — who plays 8 p.m. May 7 at Lucky Star Casino in Clinton — is going to love you forever and ever, amen. That much, we know.

But did you know this about the man who “Ain’t Made of Stone”?

1. His real last name? Traywick, which sounds more cafeteria than country.

2. He credits his manager, Elizabeth Hatcher, for turning his focus from drugs to ditties. (They married in 1991, despite her being two decades older, only to split last year.)

3. He has only three Grammy awards to his name, yet seven appearances on the TV series "Touched by an Angel." Believe it ... or not?

4. His most believable film performance? Playing himself in the "National Treasure" sequel. (Runner-up? Ummmm, we’re going with Control Room Technician, "Baby Geniuses.")

5. He once shot down tabloid rumors of homosexuality with, "Someone in Nashville is quoted as saying, 'If Randy Travis isn't gay, then my grandmother is Willie Nelson.' The person that made that statement better tell your grandmother to buy a red wig, get a bandana, and learn to sing through her nose." —Rod Lott

 
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04.27.2011 at 01:51 Reply

Wait. Randy Travis has THREE Grammys? That's effed up.

 

 
 
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