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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. 

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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.
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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
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Texan's cover of Hosty song irks some fans

Heather Caliendo June 21st, 2007

Rockabilly-blues artist and one-half of the Hosty Duo, Mike Hosty, wrote "Oklahoma Breakdown," but the voice behind the No. 1 radio version is country artist and Texas native Stoney LaRu...


Rockabilly-blues artist and one-half of the Hosty Duo, Mike Hosty, wrote "Oklahoma Breakdown," but the voice behind the No. 1 radio version is country artist and Texas native Stoney LaRue. His version of the song is seeing much success ... and a little controversy among territorial Hosty fans.

As he put it, "Who the F is 'stoney larue' ... ?"

"The song has awesome melody and amazing writing," said LaRue. "Never thought it would be a No. 1 hit, but it turned out everyone dug it so much. I was like, 'Hell, yeah, it is a good song.'"

Hosty also feels LaRue's take on his song is good, and he's not surprised a tune with Oklahoma in the title is so popular in Texas.

"No matter what the subject matter is, if music strikes a chord with people, they sing along, even in Texas," said Hosty. "OU kids can go back to Texas and say 'That's a Hosty song.' It's some Okie pride."

Though Hosty is happy with the success of LaRue's version, some Hosty fans aren't thrilled.

April Collins, 22, said feels Hosty isn't getting the credit he deserves.

"For a Hosty fan, it's pretty insulting for loyal Deli fans who hear 'Oklahoma Breakdown' every Sunday to not hear, 'This is from Mike Hosty from Norman, Oklahoma.' It upsets me," she said.

Allen Cotner, 26, said he's been a Hosty fan since 2002. At a concert last September, Cotner saw LaRue perform his version.

"He does the song justice," he said. "Imitation is the best form of flattery. I think the more people play the song, the better it is. Gets (Hosty) out there as a songwriter, not just a musician." "Heather Caliendo

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