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Mike Antonich
Madison Heights, Michigan
Full-time music addict, part-time music blogger
Interests: Music, Prince, Pet Shop Boys, Grandaddy, Faithless, concerts, movies, travel, shopping, sporting events, Detroit Pistons basketball, bike riding
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About the artist: Born Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson in the small village of Laugarbakki, Iceland, Ásgeir only uses his first name to record music under since widening his audience to an international scale. His first album, originally released in his homeland... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: Yppah, yes it's happy spelled backwards, is Joe Corrales Jr. Born in Texas, but now based out of Long Beach, California, Corrales started his musical career playing in rock bands in high school before branching out into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: Thomas Charlie Pedersen is the lead singer and guitarist of the Danish alternative rock band Vinyl Floor. Formed in Copenhagen in 2007, Vinyl Floor have released four albums to date with the last being 2018's Apogee. Thomas'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: It's the Pet Shop Boys! Neil Tennant! Chris Lowe! Dance and pop music legends. The most successful duo in the history of UK music. Since forming in 1981, PSB have scored 22 Top 10 hits in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Now It's On
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One of my favorites here at Now It's On, Kevin Garrett is back with a new single that, even better, serves as a preview of a new EP. After a string of singles and two EP's, Garrett finally released his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden officially started Gabriel & Dresden in 2001, a year that saw the San Francisco based duo produce remixes for such electronic music legends as New Order and Way Out West. Their first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Now It's On
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There isn't much information online just yet about Leaving Laurel, a new project on the Anjunadeep label. There's a short introductory video on YouTube that doesn't really tell you much about who is involved with Leaving Laurel, but dig deep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Now It's On
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After releasing his debut album as SYML last year, Brian Fennell continued putting new music out into the world with three new singles before the end of 2019. He wastes no time with more new music as 2020 is barely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Now It's On
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2019 was quite the year for the Armstrong family. Dido returned to the scene with her first album in six years, with a world tour that followed shortly after. Still On My Mind, a collaboration with brother Rollo who helped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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Since I first saw him as an opening act in 2015, Kevin Garrett has been an artist whose every new song has been eagerly anticipated. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Garrett has accomplished a lot since that first time I was introduced... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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I hesitate to call SYML a new artist as Brian Fennell, who records as SYML, has been making music for awhile. After releasing Safety Songs, an album under his own name in 2005, Fennell formed a band around his touring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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After starting as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. in 2009, a side project for the Detroit based duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, things escalated quickly. Their 2010 debut EP Horsepower caught on quickly with influential radio stations and music... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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I first saw Dido perform back in 1999, not too long after No Angel was released, before most people in America knew who she was, in a tiny club in Pontiac, Michigan called 7th House. I doubt there were even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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Formed in 1997, Elbow have always been lumped in with other English alternative rock bands I like such as Radiohead, Doves and even Coldplay. And for whatever reason, I'd never connected with their music until 2017's Little Fictions which went... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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Led by founding member Jason Swinscoe, The Cinematic Orchestra have been mixing jazz, classical and electronic music into their own unique sound for over a decade now. 2019 saw the group release their fourth proper studio album, the staggeringly gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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The brainchild of Timothy Showalter, Strand Of Oaks has seen a lot over the course of its first five albums. Critical acclaim has certainly been showered on the project, with 2014's HEAL making many critic's best of the year lists.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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Look, I'll admit it. When 2019 started, I was not expecting a Bruce Springsteen album to be among my favorite releases of the year. I've always respected the hell out of The Boss, liked some of his material and acknowledged... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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Copeland decided to call it quits in 2010 after releasing four albums, but the driving force behind the band, Aaron Marsh, reformed the project in 2014 with the release of Ixora. 2019 saw the Lakeland, Florida based trio release their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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Fronted by husband and wife Kyle and Gretta Miller, Tow'rs is a five piece band based out of Flagstaff, Arizona that first came to my attention with their second album, 2015's The Great Minimum. Their music blends folk and rock... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Now It's On
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After fronting the band Barcelona since 2005, Seattle based musician Brian Fennell struck out on his own in 2016 as SYML. His first EP, Hurt For Me, was released that same year but it was his 2018 EP In My... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Now It's On
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A new album from Dido was the first pleasant surprise of the 2019 music year. Nearly twenty years after the release of No Angel she is set to return with the release of Still On My Mind, her fifth album... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Now It's On
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Jess is back! I've been a huge supporter of Detroit's own Jessica Hernandez since I first saw her perform a solo set back in 2010 in Ferndale as an opening act. Upon hearing THAT VOICE, and picking myself up off... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Now It's On
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BT is a legend of electronic music. Never afraid to experiment or push into new dimensions, he's a true innovator of the genre. His 1999 album Movement In Still Life in particular is one of my favorite electronic music albums... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Now It's On
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Originating in Brooklyn but now based out of Nashville, Frances Cone may sound like a solo artist but is actually a duo consisting of Christina Cone and Andrew Doherty. A classically trained pianist, Christina Cone is the voice of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Now It's On
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Cary Brothers scored one of my favorite albums of 2018 with Bruises and he has followed that up with monthly new single releases. I've long been a fan of his melodic pop-rock, specifically his ballads. His January new single release... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Now It's On