EP REVIEW: Exploring Birdsong – Dancing in the Face of Danger


 

It’s uncanny when a new band emerges on the scene with as much vigor, talent, control, and singularity as it would from a seasoned act. Somehow, the Liverpool trio catapulted themselves into immediately noteworthy status. Piano-driven and guitar-less, Exploring Birdsong brings essences of progressive rock, eighties nuance, indie, and alternative pop together to create a sound that is solely their own; they’re uncategorical.

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Sir George Martin, Legendary Beatles Producer, Dies At Age 90


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Sir George Martin, often credited as “the fifth Beatle” for his production work with the group, has passed away at age 90, according to published reports. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr broke the news first in a series of tweets earlier today. It was Martin who actually got the Beatles their record deal, on the urging of manager Brian Epstein in the first place in 1962, which led them to be forever linked to eachother. Although he was a giant of the music world, he often shunned the spotlight and gave credit to others whenever possible. Credited with hundreds of albums produced, his innovative studio work, countless number one albums, hit singles, Academy Awards, soundtrack work (The James Bond films in particular), and comedy albums, Martin leaves an indelible legacy on the music world.

 

 

 


KISS To Receive ASCAP Founders Award at 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards


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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present KISS with the ASCAP Founders Award at their 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29, 2015 at The Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The event is invite only. The ASCAP Founders Award goes to ASCAP’s pioneering songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Past recipients include Sir Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.