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Nine Inch Nails: Add Violence

Nine Inch Nails Add Violence (The Null Corporation) At this point in the game, Nine Inch Nails doesn’t really have to do anything outrageous. They pretty much drove the definition of a genre, and inspired a generation of angry kids to don fishnets and buy Casio keyboards. Trent Reznor and company have been moving in some shape or form for 25+ years More...

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By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Interscope Records) Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated Lust for Life starts off strong with two back-to-back singles. First is the gently swaying and summery “Love.” It’s lush More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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THE SEX FILES: Catching Up With Savanna Samson/Natalie Oliveros

When I last caught up with Savanna Samson she was being inducted into Vivid’s Entertainment Hall Of Fame (see here) at a ceremony at Vivid Cabaret, New York. And though the lady did build a considerable notoriety More...

By Short and Sweet NYC On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Syntronik is a Virtual Synth Behemoth

For those that like to collect vintage synths or don’t have a clue where to start in choosing one, be prepared to be rocked hard. IK Multimedia’s Syntronik, a virtual synth for MAC and PC, offers up a staggering More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Quiet Riot: Road Rage

Quiet Riot Road Rage (Frontiers Music SRL) Quiet Riot’s new album, Road Rage is a commercial rock gem. Drummer Frankie Banali, guitarist Alex Grossi, bassist Chuck Wright and new singer, American Idol-alum James More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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THE SEX FILES: RedTube Goes Down On New York

This past June, probably without you noticing (I certainly didn’t notice) the New York Court of Appeals reinstated a handful of regulations that bar any NYC city establishment from “live performances characterized More...

By Phoenixxrocks On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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SZA: Ctrl

SZA Ctrl (Top Dog Entertainment/ RCA Records) I hate to start off this review bragging, but I have a confession. I’m convinced, I have to be the second coming of Quincy Jones or Sean Combs. Why am I tooting my More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Daley: The Spectrum

Daley The Spectrum (BMG/ The End Records) The Spectrum begins with the appropriately named “Introlude.” Simple synths and layered vocals crescendo to establish the atmosphere and lead into the album’s first More...

By Phoenixxrocks On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Talib Kweli and Styles P: The Seven

Talib Kweli and Styles P The Seven (Javotti Media/ 3D) I’ve had a personal experience with Talib Kweli, so I’m probably subconsciously biased. He’s also a fellow Brooklyn native. That makes me super biased More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out Mister Mellow (Stones Throw Records) Singer/ songwriter/ producer Ernest Greene (better known as Washed Out) really lives up to his chillwave and dream pop labels on Mister Mellow. It starts off a little More...