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Ryan’s Top 30 Albums of the Last 10 Years (2004-2014) Pt. 3 of 3

It’s come to this. Since I’m usually on about something completely ancient, I’ve decided to compile a rough list of my favourite albums over the last ten years. I’ll warn you, there are thirty of them altogether and they span a few different genres. The list is presented in absolutely no particular order. While I’m sure I could… Read More ›

Wave Maker Magazine goes to Edgefest 2013

It was a bold experiment: send a stuffy prog man into the heart of a notoriously mainstream summer rock festival and see what happens. The truth is, I went in extremely open-minded, as one probably should to something one knows little about, and I came out rain-soaked with a big smile on my face. Hey,… Read More ›

ALBUM REVIEW: The Lumineers – The Lumineers (2012)

Better late than never. I’ll admit I’m not the most ‘with it’ of people. I don’t listen to the radio unless someone else has it on. I don’t have cable, because I hate most of what modern television has to offer (and I strongly dislike being bombarded with commercials). I don’t really read other magazines,… Read More ›

No Lies: Spotlight on Scene

Every once and a while, absolutely fantastic new music comes straight out of nowhere and lights a signal fire to remind me that the future of music isn’t all that bleak. The feeling of excitement I get when this happens is what reinforces my faith and keeps me passionate about music. I mean, one can… Read More ›

ALBUM REVIEW: Beady Eye’s “BE”

The gear’s different and Beady Eye sure aren’t speeding this time out. Not a bad thing, really. Far from it – if anything, BE, the brit-rock quartet’s follow-up to 2011’s impressive debut LP finds the Liam Gallagher and co. flourishing while moving into ambitious new sonic territory. Okay, yes, the LP’s 11 numbers are very… Read More ›

ALBUM REVIEW: The Knife’s “Shaking The Habitual”

The Swedish sibling duo of Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, together known as The Knife, have had a hand in turning the music industry on its head in the post-millennium despite having long gaps between releases or even undisguised appearances. Forsaking the smiling and handshaking that perpetually opens doors in the popular music industry,… Read More ›

What About Me: 12 Richie Havens Tunes You Should Hear

I know I usually write about prog, but please indulge a momentary lapse so that I might introduce you to (or remind you of, if you are a fellow listener) Mr. Richie Havens. There are few artists out there whose work I have collected over the years who possess an amount of raw soul even close to… Read More ›

MUSIC VIDEO: The Rest – Who Knows

ABOUT “WHO KNOWS” This is the fourth video in a series of ten, which will cover every song off of The Rest’s album SEESAW.  The video features a mental institution, geometry, Adam’s twin brother, 3D printing, hugs, science, birds, and explosions! You might be thinking, “… of course it does”, but The Rest swears that it’s… Read More ›

MUSIC VIDEO: Air Marshal Landing – Little Town

 ABOUT AIR MARSHAL LANDING Three brothers, not fraternal, but brothers nonetheless. Music that is instantly recognizable, yet different. A mix ofmidnight optimism and afternoon bitterness, where daydreams and reality meet for biscuits and tea. Love, lies, humour, uncertainty, and confession – a soundtrack to our lives … continue reading ABOUT “LITTLE TOWN” “Little Town” is a… Read More ›

SONG REVIEW: Rowland S. Howard’s cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Nothin'”

Hopelessness is probably the most arresting sentiment to pull across in a song. Usually undertaken alone, it must bleed through in prose, mood, and the overall structure of your discontent. This need to document despondency, and ultimately throw it out upon the common culture, is an attempt to exorcise emotion and offer it up to… Read More ›

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