Posts Tagged ‘ Kenneth E. Oquist ’

Thompson Square Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

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February 16, 2011
Thompson Square Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

The single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” is a good song and in heavy rotation on country stations. Don’t make an assumption based on this one song. The husband/wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are considerably deeper than this song suggests. Sure, it’s the kind of song we get on the...
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The Grammy Award Winners

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February 13, 2011
The Grammy Award Winners

The Aretha Franklin tribute was a huge part of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards tonight. With a star studded tribute and a cameo appearance by The Queen Of Soul, the Grammys deliver old school heaven. Arcade Fire’s ’The Suburbs’ was a huge surprise as Album of the Year. I have to admit I thought this...
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Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

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February 4, 2011
Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

Super Bowl XLV (45) will air on Fox on Sunday, February 6th at 6:30 ET. This year’s matchup is The Green Bay Bay Packers vs. The Pittsburg Steelers. The Black Eyed Peas will be performing on the half time show. There will be commercials and some football sooner or later. Anheuser-Busch, Audi, and Hyundai...
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Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

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January 25, 2011
Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes finds Social Distortion, the long time Punk Rock group, in fine form. The group was formed in Fullerton, California in 1978. The single “Machine Gun Blues” is a fine example of how catchy Punk Rock can be. The song “Bakerfield” is slower, yet hard driving, with a stellar guitar....
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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

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January 24, 2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

To be perfoming at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards are The BBC favorite Justin Bieber (yeah right), Bruno Mars, B.o.B., and all five Album Of The Year nominees Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminen, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire. I’m pulling for the dark horse Arcade Fire on this one. More performances are Usher with...
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The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

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January 18, 2011
The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

The single “Down By The Water” from the Decemberists’ new album The King Is Dead has an obvious single feel to it, that and it is simply just a darn good song. The two bareboned songs “January Hymn” and “June Hymn” have a drowsy feel to them. “Don’t Carry It All” instantly reminded me of...
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Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

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January 11, 2011
Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

If you just can’t wait until March 8th to hear Avril Lavigne’s new album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’, the new single “What the Hell” is available right now. Right away this song emits a good girl gone bad attitude. This is a real good example of the sound we are getting here and now. The unusual keyboard...
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Wire Releases ‘Red Barked Trees’ on January 11th, 2011

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January 10, 2011
Wire Releases ‘Red Barked Trees’ on January 11th, 2011

The alternative band Wire’s latest release ‘Red Barked Trees’ shows why the band, formed in London in 1976, has stayed in the music business so long. Taking long breaks and staying fresh, rhythm guitar/vocalist/music writer Colin Newman, bassist/lyricist Graham Lewis, guitarist Bruce Gilbert, and drummer Robert Grey are in fine form here. If you like...
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Sneaker’s Debut Album Reissued

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January 7, 2011
Sneaker’s Debut Album Reissued

Sneaker’s debut album is a sensational under the radar classic. Having the album for years, I purchased this as soon as I found out it was available as a digital download. The stand out song is the single “More Than Just The Two Of Us”, which peaked at #34 in 1981. “Looking For Someone...
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David Banner & 9th Wonder’s ‘Death of A Pop Star’ is a True Classic — 4 1/2 Stars

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January 2, 2011

A departure from past recordings, David Banner & 9th Wonder’s new release ‘Death Of A Pop Star’, although short, is a classic. From beginning to end, a captivating recording. Past efforts were basically gangster rap. This release leans more toward social issues, which usually makes for more compelling listening than shock value. It also...
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