Band Bonding: A Review of Hypnogaja’s album Truth Decay and an Interview with Hypnogaja

Hypnogaja is a modern rock band from Los Angeles,  California.  They have a sound that fits in very well with the likes of some of the bands they’ve toured with, like Shinedown and Saliva.  I had the pleasure of conducting an email interview with the band recently, but before we get to that let’s talk a little about their latest record: Truth Decay.

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Band Bonding: A Review of OK Go’s album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky and An Interview with Dan Konopka of OK Go

OK Go is one of the most unique bands around.  Typically, I tend to compare a band’s sound to that of another, but with them I can’t. I found that no comparison does the description of their sound justice.  OK Go formed in 1998 though the lead singer Damian Kulash and bassist Tim Nordwind, who met when they were 11 years old. Dan Konopka and Andy Ross joined up later on. The band first found major success through the help of their legendary treadmill video for “Here It Goes Again” when it blew up on Youtube.  It currently has 50,988,412 views.

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Dissertation: Politics

We Americans were unlucky in the 90’s. Sure, plenty of good music came out of that decade, but it wasn’t really substantial. The radio co-opted main-stream radio. And while I listen to anything, on occasion, they have changed from their roots. Pop sold sex, Rap propagated anger, and Rock said…nothing. The ‘Protest Song’ was lost, and this was a tragedy for Americans.

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Record Review: Relient K – Forget And Not Slow Down

Relient K is a Christian rock band that started showing up on the radar in the late 90’s. The band has a sound that continues to evolve with every new album. They resemble the sound of most emo/new punk bands that are around but the one major difference is the uplifting sound and lyrics of their songs, even if the message behind it is a depressing subject. They always try and put a positive twist on it.

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Road Review: Pick Up the Phone Tour

On Sunday, April 10th 2010, I had a chance to go see the Pick Up The Phone Tour Featuring Hurricane Bells, Stars of Track and Field, and Blue October. This tour is a collaboration of these bands as well as To Write Love on Her Arms, PostSecret and 1-800-Suicide National Hopeline Network to raise suicide awareness. It is a brilliant way to raise suicide awareness and bring to light a problem that too often goes unnoticed. This tour was designed to help people suffering from mental health issues and show them that they have somewhere to turn for help.

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Music At Large

The diversity of this music industry and the sounds that permeate it are vast.  While i listen to all different kinds of music my tastes tend be rooted more towards “Rock” if that can even be considered a designation anymore.  The “Rock” genre in it of itself has become so sub divided the diversity with in itself is astounding. 

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