SHAED’s “Trampoline” Is The Latest Pop Hit Smuggled Through Rock Radio

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SHAEDBecause my car is not new or fancy enough to display song titles and artist names when I listen to the radio, I sometimes find myself Shazam-ing while driving. Most recently, while blaring my local Top 40 station, I encountered a minimalist electronic pop song accented with finger snaps, sighing background harmonies, occasional outbursts of … More »

Behold The 1975 In 2019

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The 1975's Matty HealyWho are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of me, packed together closely with no easy path to the front. Granted, the Manchester band are huge in their native UK, and they’ve been playing Columbus from the beginning, working … More »

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

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Maren MorrisTucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »

T-Pain Wins The Masked Singer, Drops Surprise Album

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T-Pain-on-The-Masked-SingerOne of the big TV successes of 2019’s early days has been The Masked Singer, a truly bizarre cultural phenomenon that plays like a TV show that would be playing on screens in the background in a dystopian movie. So: Just right for 2019 America! The show, if you haven’t already experienced it, … More »

Watch A Preview For A Truly Ridiculous Reality Show About Robin Thicke And Singers In Crazy Masks

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The-Masked-SingerHere’s a fun and utterly absurd idea for a reality show: 12 singers compete against each other, with one being eliminated every week. The singers aren’t unknowns. They’re already famous. But because they’re wearing crazy and elaborate masks, we don’t know who they are. Neither do the show’s judges. We only find out the singers’ … More »