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REblog Wednesday: Where To Discover New Music x4

Confession time! I have an obsession. It includes, but is not limited to, the following: rock, metal, indie, alternative, pop punk, r&b, hard rock, hip hop, and reggaeton. My iTunes library currently exceeds 15 thousand songs and is ever growing. Much like my physical book library, it continues to expand out of control.

I have been called a hoarder more than once.
I may have a problem.

Luckily for youuuuuu, all this means is that I have developed many a way to discover new fuel to satisfy my addiction. Listed below is my list of a few music finding resources. Continue reading REblog Wednesday: Where To Discover New Music x4

Upcoming Albums to Look Out For

You should all know by now that I love music. 2017 has been pretty quiet for me on that front. Aside from discovering a couple more bands, I’ve only been to a few concerts this year, with one more definitely on the way and two more I’d like to make.

Luckily, some of my favorites are due to release albums in the near future. Here’s what my upcoming music listening slate will look like. Continue reading Upcoming Albums to Look Out For

15 on the 15th: Florida – Party in the city where the heat is on…

…All night, on the beach ’till the break of dawn “Welcome to Miami”

Does anyone else think the majority of all crazy ish happens in The Sunshine State? From bath salt zombies to sinkholes this state boasts some quality chaos. Don’t worry though: the music, food and beaches help even the scales of awesome. So here goes with that first one:

Anberlin – Feel Good Drag

Unfortunately, these guys called it quits in 2014. Luckily, they left us with some stellar tunes before they went. Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Florida – Party in the city where the heat is on…

15 on the 15th – I guess he’d rather be in Colorado…

Welcome to Colorful Colorado, home of legal marijuana and the lowest adult obesity rate in all 50 states (and DC)! With all the gorgeous mountains and trails around here, I’m not surprised that locals are inspired to not just exercise in it but write songs about it. Including:

John Denver – Rocky Mountain High

This is Colorado’s 2nd state song. We have two! Continue reading 15 on the 15th – I guess he’d rather be in Colorado…

15 on the 15th: “Now I’m rippin’ clothes, Not a hippie, no, I’m a District heathen”

Taxation without Representation is the District of Columbia’s motto. Clearly subtly is not their priority. 

RDGLDGRN – Million Fans


Continue reading 15 on the 15th: “Now I’m rippin’ clothes, Not a hippie, no, I’m a District heathen”

With Your Presence: Album Review of PVRIS’s White Noise

Our music reviews seek to trace the narratives that weave between songs and albums. Check out our Rhythmic Fiction tag for other stories told through music.

I was fortuitously introduced to PVRIS when Jessie sent me a two-volume mixed CD, all the way from Denver. I had been desperate to hear some new music for a few weeks, and of the myriad of bands I found on those CDs, PVRIS (pronounced ‘Paris’) stuck out. Continue reading With Your Presence: Album Review of PVRIS’s White Noise

After Silence….

I miss music. I do. It’s so strange, music hasn’t gone anywhere, but I just haven’t been looking for it the way I used to. RedString started because of poetry, yes, but also because of music. Stevie and I traded mix tapes of songs we love and thought worthy of sharing and discussing and dwelling on. I miss dwelling on things outside my own head.

AND THUS BEGINS: Continue reading After Silence….