This will be my fourth EP review and I couldn't be more happier! I appreciate Pat Ryan Key for allowing me the opportunity to talk about their EP titled New Old Stock. Per usual with any of my music reviews, I will be reviewing each song one at a time. This commentary is based on … Continue reading “New Old Stock” EP: Pat Ryan Key
Attention all players: the world you knew is no more. Are you ready to venture into an alternate fantastical nostalgic dimension? LOADING in progress... The art created by Stacy Pants taps into an otherworldly experience unlike no other. The artist does an excellent job of introducing the audience to "kidcore" culture, but also balancing the … Continue reading Y2Kidcore (Art)cade: Stacy Pants
Pushing the boundaries of what is deemed "appropriate," Casey Bourke aka Printgurl utilizes their art as a sounding board to reveal hypocrisies within society and promote awareness of the sex work community. At first glance viewing a Tetris-like stack of color doesn't make much sense to the eye and can seem disorienting. When standing back, … Continue reading Risqué On Point: Printgurl
If you needed more of a reason to believe that rock n' roll isn't dead, THE ALIVE gives it to you loud, proud and in your face. The set list from beginning to end was jam packed to the max with unique covers that showcase songs from a variety of bands such as KISS, The … Continue reading THE ALIVE: Rock Isn’t Dead!
Located right off of Main Street and the center of small town Americana, Garrett Cox has a dream of uniting Waldron, Arkansas with the core values of MMA. These values include self improvement, loyalty, perseverance, respect, discipline and self-control. This hits home for me because I too am from the same small town inside the … Continue reading BUSHI MMA/ASCA: Strengthening the Community
Starting from the beginning to where they are now, Trey Lewis is living proof of what pure determination can do in order to obtain success. It may come off as unexpected, but the story of this accomplished musician began at a halfway house recovering from addiction. By teaching himself to play guitar, Trey Lewis discovered … Continue reading Trey Lewis: Beyond “Dicked Down in Dallas”
Prepare yourself to enter a world that you may have never seen or experienced before. It might appear "strange or unusual." Trust me. It's fine. The Pevensie children had the wardrobe that led them into Narnia, Rick Sanchez formed Froopyland out of a collapsed quantum tesseract, but from the mind of Natalia Franco sprouts the … Continue reading Welcome to Goop World!
Going strong since 2015, this unique hard rock fusion band out of Northwest Arkansas knows how to energize a crowd while projecting an emotional connection. I appreciate the raw passion Endfall brings to the table as well as the "dad joke" style stand-up placed intermittently during their song transitions. Some may view it as annoying … Continue reading Endfall: On the Surface
At first glance, this hard rock group already looks like they can deliver a high intensity set backed with energetic lyrics. Due to the unconventional use of bass, this causes them to stand out from most bands I have seen in the past. Based out of Northeast Oklahoma, Fall Child is quickly making a name … Continue reading Fall Child: At First Glance
Though this band's name may appear to reflect carnage and horror, there is a deeper concept underneath. Throughout the lyrics and within the core of their music, Agony Incorporated brings mental health awareness to the forefront and provides listeners a sense of emotional belonging. The intense raw energy during their performance draws immediate attention from … Continue reading Agony Incorporated: A Glimpse Inside