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Mike Antonich
Madison Heights, Michigan
Full-time music addict, part-time music blogger
Interests: Music, concerts, movies, travel, shopping, NHL hockey, sporting events, Detroit Pistons basketball, Plymouth Whalers hockey, OHL hockey, bike riding
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I was introduced to Kevin Garrett's music two years ago to the date I am writing this piece. He opened up for the Canadian band Hey Rosetta! at The Ark in Ann Arbor and as you can see from my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Now It's On
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Matt Pond is a favorite here at Now It's On. Not just for the music he has released, both solo and with his group matt pond PA, but also for his determination and spirit in the face of an ever... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Now It's On
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Simon Green returns after almost four years with the sixth Bonobo album. His last release, 2013's The North Borders, was my favorite Bonobo full length to date and my #3 album of that year so Migration has a tough act... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Now It's On
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Christopher Taylor's first album as SOHN, Tremors, held the title as my favorite album of 2014. I was unfamiliar with Taylor's previous musical life, as Trouble Over Tokyo he released three albums and an EP, so Tremors was my introduction... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Now It's On
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It's early in 2017, a year where we are probably going to need a lot of help calming our nerves and soothing our souls. Music is always my go-to when I need to get away from the harsh realities of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Now It's On
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I first came across Seattle, Washington's Hey Marseilles in 2013 with the release of their second album Lines We Trace. Their mixture of orchestral folk, pop and rock earned that album a spot in my Best Albums of 2013 list... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Now It's On
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Based out of London, Mystery Jets formed in 2003 and featured both lead vocalist Blaine Harrison and his father Henry. To this day Henry remains an official member of the band, although his role is now more in the studio... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Now It's On
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Fossil Collective scored my #4 Album of 2013 with Tell Where I Lie, a beautiful collection of folk-pop songs swimming in the English duo's harmonies. Things have been fairly quiet with the band since the late 2013 release of an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Now It's On
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I was on the bandwagon for Until The Ribbon Breaks from the start, from the very second I first heard "Pressure" in 2013. At the time, the project was only one man, Pete Lawrie Winfield. I came across "Pressure" while... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Now It's On
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I was introduced to Steven A. Clark in 2012 when his self released album Fornication Under Consent of the King showed up in my inbox. The eclectic mix of R&B, hip-hop, electronic music, pop and rock won me over upon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Now It's On
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Prince released two HITnRUN albums in 2015. Unfortunately Phase One turned out to be my least favorite album he has ever released but that was quickly rectified when he surprised everyone by releasing Phase Two in mid-December via the TIDAL... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Now It's On
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Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Denai Moore relocated with her family to Stratford, England when she was 10. A string of EP's started getting the still teenaged Moore attention in the UK as a female version of James Blake with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Now It's On
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2015 saw Detroit favorites Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. shorten their name to just JR JR, then follow that with their third full length. Titled after their new band name, JR JR saw Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott continue to combine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Now It's On
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Any year My Morning Jacket releases a new album is exciting for me as that usually means a chance to see them live again. And in 2015 we got not one, but two shows in Detroit at The Fillmore. Not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Now It's On
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Pat Grossi first grabbed my attention in 2011 with his debut full length as Active Child, You Are All I See. As so often happens these days, I received a free mp3 of a track from the album, the glorious... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Now It's On
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I've been a massive supporter of One eskimO going back to 2007 when their entrancing song and video "Hometime" started making the rounds. There were then a lot of stops and starts before their debut album finally reached stores. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Now It's On
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Formerly known as Kopecky Family Band but now shortened to just Kopecky, these Nashville based pop/rockers released their sophomore album in 2015 and it grabbed hold of my ears instantly. Drug For The Modern Age is filled with catchy pop-rock,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Now It's On
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My biggest concert regret of 2015 was missing Lianne La Havas when she came to Detroit in October to play St. Andrews Hall in support of her second album Blood. La Havas enlisted the production help of Paul Epworth, Stephen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Now It's On
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Groeni is New Zealand producer/musician Alexander Green. His first release was a self titled EP from 2012 and this year saw his return with the February release of his second EP Hewn. This time around, Green took his music in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Now It's On
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Bear Lake has been a favorite local band here at Now It's On since I first came across their music back in the MySpace days. Things have been quiet with the pop/rock group since the release of their 2012 EP... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Now It's On
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I'm really liking this one from German band Bombee. Not exactly a sound you'd expect coming from Germany, but music should always teach us to surrender our expectations. "Clear Lines" is the second single from the trio's forthcoming 2016 album... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Now It's On
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Australian duo The Black Ryder returned this year with the follow-up to their debut album, almost five years after its American release. The Sydney based band is made up of Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper and their sound encompasses... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Now It's On
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In 2010 Mark Ronson helped make something happen many long time Duran Duran fans had been clamoring for, but never quite thought possible. The pop legends found the 'Classic Duran' sound again on the fantastic, Ronson produced All You Need... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Now It's On
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2015 has been quite the year for Loci Records. We've seen two Emancipator releases so far with his Dusk To Dawn Remixes compilation as well as his first live album, Live In Athens, recorded with the Emancipator Ensemble. And there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Now It's On
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It has been over four years since Findlay Brown's last album, 2010's Love Will Find You which was my introduction to the Brooklyn based singer-songwriter. That album saw Brown incorporate the influence of the likes of Elvis Presley and Roy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Now It's On