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Sporting’s “Ordinary Love” Keeps Pop Punk Relevant

As time passes, trends and music change - but pop punk seems to be what remains even in the midst of stylistic upheaval. Sporting Band is a great example of this, bringing bright sounds and gritty harmonies to the forefront amidst emotional lyrics. Sharing their newest bassist - Anthony Hefler - with fellow pop punk band Never Coming Home, the guys in Sporting...

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Lauren King Hightails it to the Water in Sea-Worthy Music Video “Isn’t It Nice”

If you've never heard music by this local gem of a songstress, then you're in for quite a treat. She even won Motif Magazine's Best Album of 2021 award. With heavy influences in folk, pop, and everything in between, Lauren King is as humble as she is talented. Building melodies and instrumentation around tropes that most people can relate to, listeners can practically...

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Guitarist Charles Coleman Talks Personal Growth After Local Fame

I recently caught up with the dynamic and multi-talented Charles Coleman in support of his new solo music, after following his previous band The House on Cliff for years. Not only is he a calm, pleasant person, but also remarkably humble despite being the absolute expert he is on lead guitar. I've had the pleasure of knowing him for about four years now,...

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Luke Hemmings Releases Introspective Solo Album “When Facing The Things We Turn Away From”

You probably know Luke Hemmings from chart-topping pop rock boy band 5 Seconds of Summer (or 5SOS, to their fans). You know, the band that broke the internet back in 2014 with their breakout hit "She Looks So Perfect". But I'd wager you've never seen him quite like this. The concept of a solo album is no stranger to many of these...

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