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'Elements' of Michal Menert

Michal Menert discovered the power of music at a young age — finding in it something inexplicable that resonates with shared human emotions.


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In 'Deep' trouble

Don’t get me wrong, Man Overboard rules, and pop-punk’s so-called rebirth has had some incredible offerings. But the first full-length LP from the U.K.‘s Neck Deep, “Wishful Thinking,” is nothing special.


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‘Rapping Up’ 2013

“I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. “ – Kanye West Since hip-hop has splintered into so many subgenres, regional offshoots and online curios, it would be impossible to tie it up with one neat, concise narrative for 2013.


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Wigged out?

Stephen Malkmus, former lead singer and guitarist of Pavement, is at it again with his new album “Wig Out At Jagbags.” Frequently cited as one of the most influential indie bands of the ‘90s, Pavement was formed by three University graduates in the early 1990s and went on to release five incredible albums.


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'Ceasing' the day

Refusing to take ridicule for making cheesy puns, I will say that Still Remains, the synthcore six-piece band from Michigan, still remains an asset to the metal scene. The band started living up to its name when it resurfaced in 2011 — coming out of a three-year hiatus.


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Weird music

Remember the days when musicians used to keep to themselves and genre-lines were always clear cut? Yeah, me neither, but it seems like these days especially, genres, labels and categories in contemporary music are in their most nebulous state; previously segregated styles are being mixed, and styles and trends are being imported and exported at an alarming rate.


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White Flag

This seems to have been the year of the comeback artist, even among the punk rock scene legends don’t want their veteran status to fade into the background. The latest offender is the highly-regarded Black Flag, who is back with their first studio album since “In My Head” from 1985.