Indie Artist Spotlight: Aaron Kusterer

The guitar is an amazing instrument. In the right hands, it can create an endless array of sounds and voices. Aaron Kusterer is one of those players who knows how to draw out the guitar’s true voice and make it sing. Kusterer’s six-string journey began in a downtown St. Louis music store where he he got…

Nickelback Roars Back to the Stage With a Huge North American Tour

Regardless of how you feel about Nickelback, it’s hard to dispute their impact on the music industry. Since their 2001 breakthrough hit song “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback has sent 20 singles rocketing onto various Billboard charts. In 2009, Billboard Magazine also named Nickelback “Top Group of the Decade.”  Their now classic album “All the Right Reasons” spent a staggering…

Coachella Announces 2012 Festival Lineup

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, commonly known as Coachella, has announced the 2012 lineup. Headliners include: The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The multi-day annual music and arts festival, organized by Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live) and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Inland…

New Music Releases 01/10/12

ROCK Nightwish – “Imaginaerum” (Roadrunner Records) Snow Patrol – “Fallen Empires“ (Universal Music Group) David Crowder Band – “Give us Rest” (Six Step Records) Red Wanting Blue – “From the Vanishing Point” (Fanatic)   COUNTRY The Little Willies – “For the Good Times” (Milking Bull/EMI) JAZZ Charlie Haden & Hank Jones – “Come Sunday” (EmArcy)…

Free Music Download: “body to rest” by heroine.

“body to rest” by heorine. is a hard-driving rock song that will definitely move you. At seven minutes and fifteen seconds, this song manages to keep you engaged with Bethany Sylvex’s stirring vocals and Brett Oh’s structural changes. At the end of it, you’ll be longing more more. If you like this song, visit heroine’s…

Album Review: “Path of Totality” by Korn

Artist: Korn Title: Path of Totality Label: Roadrunner Records Release Date: 12/06/11 Rating: 1 out of 5 Stars Korn’s 10th studio album, “Path of Totality” introduces a brave new side of Korn. Korn does dubstep. Wait…what? Teaming up with various dubstep artists, Korn made an attempt to swirl their own sound with electronic drums and…

Desert Island List: Henrik Hytteballe, Musician

In 1986 Henrik Hytteballe and Sokomo formed the duo haiku. Their 2006 debut album, “haiku,” mixed guitar rock and ambient music to create the perfect soundtrack for reflection and relaxation. Hytteballe released “flow,” a solo project, in 2009. The music is ambient electronica and meditative music. Hytteballe, a music enthusiast, shared his 10 favorite albums.…