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Ryan Kristobak

Alex Wiley Gets Dark & Beautiful On 'Top Of The World'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment

Alex Wiley caught the attention of the hip-hop world after the summer release of his "Village Party" album, proving himself to be one of Chicago's mos...

Ryan Kristobak

1st Vows' 'Desperation' Is A Soulful First Step Into Subtlety

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment

Ryan Hunter has long been a player in the Long Island rock scene, formerly fronting Envy on the Coast and offshoot NK. But Hunter's newest project, 1s...

Ryan Kristobak

Heroin, A 'Near-Death Experience' & A Record That Shouldn't Have Been

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

"Does anybody else think that you can tell the size of someone's penis by the pitch of how their tinkle sounds?" I stumbled upon this question ...

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How Kanye West Inspired This Artist To Think Differently About Pop

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment

A lot of artists blend a variety of genres in order to create a more unique sound within the mainstream. Some put hip-hop and rock together, others tr...

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Beacon's 'L1' Brings Their Sound To The Dance Floor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment

Brooklyn-based duo Beacon -- Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett -- are preparing to release their fourth studio product and third EP, "L1," next w...

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Valise's 'Don't Forget Me' Video Is A Beautiful Game Of Adult Telephone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment

At some point in our lives, most likely when a child, we've all played a game of telephone: someone comes up with a message, and that message is whisp...

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Run The Jewels Have Started A Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Even before Run the Jewels released the first single off their sophomore album, "Blockbuster Night Part 1," fans knew they were due for another dose o...

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Totemo Just Broke All Of Pop's Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment

Totemo doesn't just break the rules of pop on her debut EP, "Heavy As My Dreams." She finds the line, crosses it, and then draws another one wherever ...

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SonReal Is Setting The Tone In A Post-Macklemore Hip-Hop Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment

It isn’t very often that weird humor and hip-hop mix. The Beasties Boys and The Fat Boys were two of the first to embrace comedy hip-hop in the 1980...

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Polyenso Just Created Your New Favorite Genre Of Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment

It's late on a Wednesday in September, and the boys of Polyenso -- Alex Schultz, Brennan Taulbee and Denny Agosto -- are headed to The Bends, one of t...

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Exclusive: Stream There For Tomorrow's 'Nightscape' EP

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

There's always a concern when a band or artist reemerges from a period of silence. Not only is there the previous discography to live up to, but also ...

This Is The Perfect Song For The Changing Of Seasons

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

After Copeland's reunion announcement, we finally have the first song from "Ixora," the band's fifth LP, and "Disjointed" proves the band hasn't lost...

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Allies Makes Rock Music Sexy Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

While radio stations and stages today are dominated by pop, hip-hop and EDM, bands like Heavy English, Closure in Moscow and Dorothy prove rock music ...

My Picks for the Best of Jazz 2013

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This year was a particularly fertile year for new, contemporary music by young composers. If the music has to be categorized at all it probably falls into that all-encompassing genre we call " jazz."

30 Great New-ish Bands

Next Avenue | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber You don’t have to throw out Little Feat to make room for Fleet Foxes Google “ways to discover ...

Best 12 Albums for 2012

Dusty Wright | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Wasn't easy to whittle this list down to 10, let alone 11, so I picked 12 for 12-12-12. A few of these selections were last minute additions that knocked two other picks out of top spots.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 190 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Though it still makes me smirk two decades later, maybe I should adopt Gateway to a Great Getaway as a slogan for Mining the Audio Motherlode. What a better way to describe the worldly adventures teed up for you here on a weekly basis.

Best Rock Music of August!

Dusty Wright | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dusty Wright

Just can't get enough, once sang Depeche Mode. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I'm listening to other tunes right now. Check out my August playlist for some desktop and mobile device-worthy tuneage.

10 Seconds From Every Top-100 Song Ever

Nat Roe | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment
Nat Roe

Based on Billboard's year end lists, here are 17 hours of appropriated audio smoosh. I lost an entire winter listening to all of the horrible songs most people only listen to in a pharmacy or when on hold to pay a Verizon bill.

Dog Ears Music: For Love Is Agony Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Sia, Of Montreal, Bobby Womack, Wild Nothing, Jimmy Durante and other artists.