Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown

  • Stevie James: Back to the Future

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    The new vocalist for Cleveland metal band, Fallen Captive, is not really new at all. Stevie James began his career years ago doing unclean vocals for Fallen Captive when they were all still in school. Today he joins Jim Bergmann (guitar), Rob Warmuth (guitar), Jay Verbic (drums), Brian French (keys) and Morgan Patterson (bass) once…

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  • What to Look for at Jazz Fest 2016


    The first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was in 1970, 46 years later it is┬ástronger than ever. It brings music and culture of all backgrounds, not to mention the incredible food. The lineup this year includes Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Beck, Van Morrison, Nick Jonas, J.…

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  • “Get In Formation” – Beyonce’s Statement


    All week, I’ve been listening to a Rage Against The Machine playlist that Apple music suggested me. Damn, it’s been about sixteen years since we got a studio album from them. Their 1992 self-titled debut album, not only sounds like it’s hasn’t collected any dust, but also is probably more relevant than ever. Chalk it…

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  • Hot Take: Deftones – ‘Prayers/Triangles’


    Throughout the Deftones twenty-plus year history, you can never say that they rested on their laurels. Since their 1995 debut, Adrenaline, the band is always sought to push their opposite ends of their spectrums further. The main thing that has always kept me interested in this band is their propensity to make songs that could…

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  • MEB Grammy Preview: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    The six trophies for Adele are displayed backstage at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/  FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)

    On this edition of the MEB 2016 Grammy preview, we will dive into the rabbit hole of the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.   THE NOMINEES Florence + The Machine – “Ship To Wreck”: I feel that the whole How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful album is hard to categorize. It’s an amazing album as a…

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  • Lionheart: High Energy Hardcore, Tours, & New Music

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    Staying in good physical shape is a constant struggle on tour. The hours are late, it is difficult to tell where you are at times, and eating fast food does not add up to a healthy lifestyle. But it is all in a days work for Rob Watson (vocals), Jay Scott (drums), Nick (guitar), Brandon…

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  • Total Unicorn: More than EDM

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    Labeling Total Unicorn as an EDM group is misleading. Lyman Hardy, Stephen Fishman, and Lindsey Taylor are accomplished performers that combine art and music in an updated and stunning explosion of performance art for the new millennium. Music is infinite. Total Unicorn incorporates music into performance much like an orchestra that plays with a ballet.…

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  • Justin Lab: Learning the Ropes

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    A small town in Northeast Ohio may not be the perfect place to learn about music, but Justin Lab (guitar) is making it work. Together with Kyle Barbuto (bass), Anthony Looby (guitar), and Alex Looby (drums), they have formed Vollstin, and are finding their place in the Cleveland metal scene. Do it yourself. Even though…

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