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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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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
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Little People is the work of Laurent Clerc, a producer who grew up in the Swiss Alps and through his various travels has incorporated all the sounds he's picked up along the way into his music. Hip hop was an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Now It's On
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Yes, Old Sea Brigade sounds like a band, but it is actually the moniker used by Ben Cramer for his musical project. Born in Atlanta but now based out of Nashville, Cramer started releasing music as Old Sea Brigade in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Now It's On
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Born in Calgary, but currently based out of Montreal, HERO produces a blend of R&B, funk and electronic music. His new EP Dirty Work is very much a singular vision as he wrote, produced and sings everything on it. There... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Now It's On
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With 2019 now here, and me wanting to bring some life to this blog again, before I start looking to the present with releases from the new year that catch my attention I wanted to look back at my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Now It's On
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With 2019 now here, and me wanting to bring some life to this blog again, before I start looking to the present with releases from the new year that catch my attention I wanted to look back at my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Now It's On
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Haunted Continents is the solo project of James A.M. Downes, a Brooklyn based artist previously more involved in the indie/hardcore scene. For this new project, Downes is going for a more laid back feel and if this first single is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Now It's On
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I swear I was just thinking last week about what had ever become of Fossil Collective. The English duo had one of my favorite albums of 2013 with their debut Tell Where I Lie and had pretty much disappeared since... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Now It's On
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I was first introduced to Reuben And The Dark's music in 2014 when I saw them open for Boy & Bear in Detroit. The Calgary based folk-rock band impressed me enough with their impassioned set that I marched right over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Now It's On
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Based out of Copenhagen, the trio WhoMadeWho is now in their fifteenth year of existence. There have been numerous single releases since their inception, as well as five albums, and 2018 sees the group release their sixth full-length in Through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Now It's On
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Seattle native Brian Fennell steps away from his role as front man of the band Barcelona to record his solo material under the name SYML. After an EP release in 2016, SYML returns with the new EP In My Body.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Now It's On
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Hailing from Toronto, singer/songwriter Ladan Hussein records under the name Cold Specks. I first became aware of her via Moby who featured Cold Specks on vocals for two songs on his 2013 album Innocents, including that album's first single "A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Now It's On
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I can't put my finger on why I have not connected with Elbow in the past. As a fan of bands like Doves, early Coldplay, Flaming Lips and even some of Radiohead's work, you would think Elbow would fit right... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Now It's On
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I first came across Jesse Marchant's music back in 2010 when he recorded as JBM, as you'd probably guess, his initials. A track from his debut album Not Even In July played on whatever Pandora station I was listening to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Now It's On
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Ah Mogwai, Scotland's instrumental rock legends continue to forge ahead with new material. Just last year the band put out the beautiful Atomic: A Soundtrack By Mogwai, a reworking of their soundtrack to the documentary Atomic, Living In Dread And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Now It's On
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All it took for me was their appearance on Saturday Night Live in late 2016, awkward dance moves and all, to clinch the need for the new album from The xx. The English trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Now It's On
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The British duo Aquilo have taken a path more and more artists are using these days. Starting with their self-titled EP release in 2014, Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher have released a steady stream of EP's and singles, while utilizing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Now It's On
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With a new EP just out in early February, which I covered here, Kevin Garrett took to the road for his False Hope Tour. Luckily, Metro Detroit was one of the stops on this headlining tour, as the Pittsburgh born,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Now It's On
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German electronic music producer Sepalot is preparing for the release of his fifth album Hide&, due out March 24th. This will be the first part of a full length project called Hide&Seek, as Sepalot displays his grasp on both music... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Now It's On