Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hey World.

In case you guys haven't noticed, this blog is currently inactive. Not really by choice, but we do as we must do sometimes don't we?

I just had some time and decided that I needed to let everyone know that I got this really neat, new computer so maybe my inactive status will change. I'm really in love with it. So who knows?

I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely break.
xoxo.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hey, hey, hey.

How's the music world doing, eh?

I know I've been MIA. It's on purpose. I figure I would rather do a top notch job than a shitty one, you know?

Anyway, I'm coming back for this post really quick because I wanted to share a little something with you guys...

In my computer science class, we had to create a Prezi over a topic relevant to the computer world. Guess which one I did? Ha.

Piracy, yup. So anyway, in our Prezi, we had to make an Animoto. I was kind of impressed with mine, so I thought I would share it... my Animoto that is, not my Prezi. You can look at that too, but you have to find it yourself ;D

Anyway, click here to see it. It's pretty sweet I'd say.

Oh, and just a B.T.W., I found this amazing new band. I'll be doing a legitmate post over them later. I'm very pumped about their music..

So now to make this even more relevant to music and what this blog is actually about, go check out these songs:
- Techno Fan by The Wombats: LOVE. Seriously. Such a cute song. Their amazing.
- Magic by NSN: I feel like I've already said to check this one out but oh well. It's amazing. Cracks me up. Given up faith in Chris? Have no fear. He's coming back.
- Oxford Comma by Vampire Weekend: Such a chill happy little tune. Recommend it if you just want to hang out and hold up the peace sign.
- Best of Us by the Dirty Heads: Love. This. Song. My friend suggested it because it reminds him of me ha. It's pretty great. Very Bob Marley.
- Clarity (feat. Foxes) by Zedd: This was a single of the week awhile back. I always download them, as should you. This definitely climbed up my list as a fave. The lyrics ring true.

That's all the time I have. I love you guys and appreciate everything y'all have done for me. Stay beautiful.
xoxo

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Really?

I've been lacking in the blogging department lately. Life has been kicking my ass bad lately, and I don't have much time.

And I need a moment to vent. Because no one around is worth venting to.

First off, this would've marked the two year anniversary for one of the greatest relationships I've ever had. Of course, with my luck, it did not make it two years. I'm holding on to something that I should've let go, whatever, I've heard it all. Judge me. And it's not even that I'm holding onto him. I'm holding onto that happy feeling that I haven't gotten in about a year and a half since he left. I'm holding onto every smile, and laugh, and memory that has already happened, but won't ever happen again. On top of it, he now has a girlfriend that hates me, and won't allow us to be friends because she's insecure in her relationship.

Screw you, hoe.

Secondly, my car almost got towed this morning for no reason other than I parked close to the band cones. Excuse me for not parking in your box, but next to it my kind sir. I swear... dumbest BS I've ever seen in my life. So dumb. So, so dumb. I was lucky that one of the girls in my class came in late and told me because otherwise, I would've been carless this afternoon. I love the band to death, but do you really need the whole damn parking lot to practice? Nope. And why don't they just go on the field? There's no one on there during first period, so have at it. Leave us innocent bystanders alone, and let us park where ever we want.

Thirdly, I'm in my dual credit class right now. I have no work for my economics class (yay) and no work for school. So essentially I have nothing to do. My master plan for today to waste away these pointless 50 minutes with a teacher I cannot stand was to get on PureVolume, listen to some bands that have backed up, write my blogs, and have them ready to post.

But of course, with my luck, as my luck is going, that can't happen. Why? Because the two other girls I share my class with have decided that they need the headphones. It's not like I don't use them every day. It's not like music isn't my life or gets me through. Nahhhhh, who cares? Let's have headphones dangle from our neck and talk, so I can't use them.

Now commence the longest class period of my life.

I've been so mad lately. And so frustrated. I had a fabulous weekend. But I feel as if that was just a break between the sucking. Senior year is supposed to be fun right?

Not for me... hate to burst any hopeful seniors out there, but this is the second worst year of my high school career, and it's only been the first six weeks. Curious for the order?
It goes:
- Freshman
- Senior
- Sophomore
- Junior

What I would do to be a junior again, ha. But of course I also want to just get the hell out of here, so I'm happy with where I am in that sense. College Station can't be any closer to mine.

Yes. I am an Aggie. (;

I'm pretty sure this is the longest post I've ever written. I'll stop boring y'all with details about my life. Y'all come here for music. Not for my whining.

To add some music, check out these songs:

- Oh Well, Oh Well by MayDay Parade; my anthem lately. Love the lyrics. Plus Derek's voice is just sexy a'f.
- Magic by Never Shout Never; their newest release. I love it. It's so cute and sounds like his old stuff. If you've lost hope in Chris, no need, because he's coming back. So excited for his solo release too.
- Hills Like White Elephants by Isles and Glaciers; I'll be doing a more in depth  post over these guys. It's a supergroup including Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes, Jonny Craig, Craig Owens, Nick Martin, Brian Southhall, and Matt Goddard. Insane stuff.
- King and Lionheart by Of Monsters and Men; my favorite. Love this song. So cute and sweet.
- The Boy with the Arab Strap by Belle and Sebastian; some of my favorite lyrics come from this song (Color my life with the chaos of trouble). Great little tune. It's an oldie, but a goodie.

Alright people. Done. Enjoy and have nice lives.

If you need to vent back, go for it. Comment away.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This Close.

This post is long overdue. Mike asked me to write about him back in May, and here we are, in September, and I'm just now doing it. Shoot me ha. Sorry bro.



Name: This Close
Genres: Pop/Rock
Where to find them:


(There are probably more places to find This Close. I just don't know them. Sorry guys!)

This Close isn't on PureVolume, which is part of the reason this has taken me so long. I absolutely hate using YouTube to listen to music because it's slow, and you can never find the official video or original. It's always people doing covers. Very aggravating. Anyway, I bought the single Runaway, and I must say... love it. It's quite the jam ha.

There's a sense of professionality in it that makes it seem as if This Close has been recording and selling hits for years now. It's a nice sound that comes out, well produced and well sang (Well sang? That doesn't sound like a real thing.). The guitar in that song really gets me. I always hear it and it feels like the first time every time. I get so excited.

How lame am I? Ha.

Anyways, you can find this single on iTunes, just type in Runaway by This Close. You'll see it. It's only 99 cents, so no excuses to not buy it.

Picture from: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.335708973130872.70016.299276933440743&type=3

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Deal at the Moment.

Alright folks, I know that I haven't been posting daily. And I know that I should be.

I keep saying sorry, but that's because I am. I'm really busy with school, and senior year to the point of ridiculousness. I miss writing, and finding new music.

I'm pretty sure that I'm not getting enough sleep as is, and I'm stressed out enough without having to worry about being stressed about I Can Music. So readers, I love y'all. Keep checking. I do post. It doesn't always make my Twitter or Facebook, but it's there. (This post is the perfect example. Ha.) And bands, if you've contacted me, then you are on my list. I will write about you. It's just a matter of finding the right amount of time between homework, extra curriculars, and my current sickness level to write it. So don't continue to tweet me, message me, or anything of that sort.

Deal guys?
I love you all and appreciate everything that y'all have done for me.

xoxo.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ACL 2012 Tickets.

If anyone has a one day pass for Austin City Limits festival that they do not want, please, please, please contact me!
I would like to go, but unfortunately suck, and waited too long for tickets.

You know the email (:
If not, it's paige.stuhrenberg@gmail.com :D

xoxo.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Of Monsters and Men.

Okay, so apparently this band isn't as known as I thought they were. If I would've known that, I would've done this post long ago.



Name: Of Monsters and Men.
Genre: Alternative/Indie/Rock
Where to find them:

You know I love this band personally and wholeheartedly because I just searched out their Facebook and Twitter. Normally if a band doesn't give me the links, I don't post them ha. But seriously, this band is primo.

Mumford & Sons is known, I know that much, and this band is comparable to them in the sense that they are folksy and old school, but they are completely different in the sense that they have a modern, new age twist on what they do. They're sound is one of their own. It's original and unlike any other that I know. I can say they sound like Mumford & Sons (which is true) but they are not Mumford & Sons (which is beautiful).

What I love most about this band is that the vocals are eerie and haunting. Their voices stay with you. I'm not sure if it's an Icelandic thing, or just Nanna's and Ragner's voices, but it's beautiful. They have such a raw talent that can't be contained. I love listening to every song of their's, because the power of their voices just bursts through the speakers. It's truly amazing.

Even if you don't like folksy music, or Mumford & Sons, or something off the wall, listen anyways, because Of Monsters and Men makes this work.

My personal favorite song is King and Lionheart. It's mine and Martin's song (: I decided.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cher Lloyd.

Alright, for my Twitter followers, they'll know where this one is coming from. For the rest of you, y'all are probably wondering why the heck I'm doing a post over such a bubble gum, cookie cutter, pop artist. Will all be explained momentarily, I promise!



Name: Cher Lloyd
Genre: Pop
Where to find her:

I'm sure most of you (well, maybe...) have heard this girl's new single, "Want U Back." If you have, you will be able to know that Cher Lloyd is a typical, teenaged, pop singer. The lyrics of this song - while they ring extremely true in more than one case - are not deep. There's no extra, deeper meaning or some lesson learned. You may relate, but there's not much feeling. The song could have been sung by any other pop star, like Selena Gomez. The song is not one of it's own. And that's not to say that Cher Lloyd didn't write it herself. I have no clue. She could have. Let's just get that straight.

But the other day, I tweeted about how this beautiful young lady interested me, and I had no idea why. Well ladies and gents, the truth has arrived. I am interested in Cher Lloyd, buy Cher Lloyd's music, all because Cher Lloyd herself is extremely talented. She belts out the lyrics as if she feels them. She puts life into a lifeless song. Which is absolutely amazing in case you didn't recognize. And that is the sole reason why I like her, and why I keep jamming out loud at the top of  my lungs. 

So if you haven't checked this lovely lady out quite yet, go for it. You may surprise yourself. Her album Sticks & Stones comes out in the U.S. on October 2nd, so very exciting!

*You'll have to copy and paste these links into your address bar. It didn't copy the link to the place for some reason. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Suicide Awareness Day.

I'm a day late. I didn't think up this post however until right now.

I'm sitting in my dual credit class (college class + high school class) and I had finished everything on Blackboard so I thought I'd work on some English work. Well I had to read two poems, annotate, and then answer questions.

The poems were The Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall and Suicide's Note by Langston Hughes. The first one is just depressing and heart breaking about losing a child in the Birmingham church bombing. Not relevant to this post really, other than it already sets up the tone to be sad. The other poem though, Suicide's Note, is (shocking) relevant. I'd like to share it for a moment:
"The calm,
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss."*

My "love" mark is still on my wrist from yesterday, and after reading this poem I just really had to stop and think. I've been listening to a lot of MayDay Parade lately, and that music is just like the most depressing music ever. (Good music, good band, yes, another post for another time however. Maybe later tonight.) I haven't been happy, and now is a good time to evaluate it as any isn't it?

I'm not saying I'm going to go kill myself. Let's take that off the table right now ha. But just think, you have felt sad haven't you? And people like you and me find resort in music. And poetry. And artsy things that no one else really can truly understand. Imagine feeling that sad that none of the things that comfort you work. Would the river ask you for a kiss? Would you kiss it back?

How upset do you have to be? Who pushes you there?

The anti-bullying talk is a little worn out by now, but in all seriousness, as someone who feels pain, other's pain, and sees pain all over, I am going to beg and plead for you to be the helping hand, not the hurtful push. No one should ever have to feel like they aren't good enough and no one should not have a resort. We all should be able to escape somewhere, whether it be music or painting or writing... it should be there. If you need help, all of the ways to reach me are here on this blog. I can help as much as I can.

Just don't be a statistic. Don't be a part of the reason we need a day like yesterday. You are beautiful. You are special. You matter; your story matters.


I feel as if I just preached to the wrong crowd, but I preach anyway. You can never be reminded enough. I love every single one of you who read my blog, and I really want to just say thank you for helping me make this something. Without you, I'd just be a girl with a computer.

Have a great day guys, and remember you are loved.

*Found in Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry Eleventh Edition by Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I Suck. I'm Sorry. Concentrationnnnnnn.

I think I'm the worst blogger on the face of the planet... scratch that, I am the worst.

Senior year has been hitting my backside pretty hard. It's the worst but this time I'm for real on my promise about doing better. Even if it means that I get no sleep and die of exhaustion. Totally worth it for you guys!

Anyways, since school has started and I have been completely bogged down with homework, I've needed a lot of concentration help. Don't know if you guys have noticed, but I'm all over the place. It gets crazy. And when I'm doing my work, or trying to collect ideas, I find it hard to concentrate, especially in my college classes.

I've noticed this weird trend though. If I put on certain types of music, I numb out and going into a deep concentration and I can get so much done. It's crazy. I typically put on Pierce the Veil or Mumford & Sons, but really any music works.

This isn't really that weird, but a lot of people prefer total silence. So I guess what I'm wondering is if this stems from the fact that I'm a music freak or if it's just me. What do you guys prefer?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Music for the Heart.

Everyone has a band that they turn to when they feel hurt or mad or upset. At least one song. It's human nature I believe to use music to heal pain. Mainly because music is so good at it. It says what we can't.

My favorite band, as of right now all time, is Pierce the Veil. It doesn't matter what mood I'm in, I can listen to them, and they up my mood. Happiness becomes escalated, and sadness is numbed. It's an amazing thing. Vic's voice sings me to sleep almost every night, no joke ha.

I fall in love with every song I hear by them, and when I saw them at Warped Tour, I fell in love. Flat faced on the floor with my heart on my sleeve. Everything about their performance was amazing, and you guys know how I am... I like my bands to be good onstage, in radio, and in the heart.

Personally my favorite song to listen to is Caraphernelia. It has emotional connections for me to someone else, but every lyric touches my heart. I can relate to everything they sing. It's amazing.

So who is yours?
Who do you turn to?

Let me know.
xoxo

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flobots: Rediscovered.

Okay, so everyone has to remember the Flobots. Right? No? Not so much?

Well if you do not know who the Flobots are, you will know one of their songs... Handlebars. Still don't know? Well then you had no life in between the years of 2006-2007ish. Sucks to suck and the rest of this post will be the greatest discovery of your life. Promise.

I remember this song in 6th grade. If you could rap the words, then you were the coolest kid ever. No lie. Even back then we knew how amazing this song was, without even really knowing what a golden tune we were listening to.

I almost never listen to the radio... way too many commercials. But for some reason the other day, I said, "94.5 now!" and changed to the radio. Lo and behold, it was on a commercial, but right as I went to change it, what song comes on? That's right class, Handlebars by Flobots. I couldn't change the station then, because this golden nugget from my past was blasting through my speakers.

As I listened to it, I heard it with all my new knowledge of music and realized, "Holy crap... these guys were geniuses." Every part of the song is an absolute work of a creative genius... from the instrumental to the lyrics, every part is just genius. (I understand the repetitiveness of this, but that's literally the word to describe this song.)

The fact that this is a rap song mixed in with alternative backgrounds mixed in with jazz roots. The trumpet in the background is my favorite part of the song, mainly because it's so original and the trumpet player is so good at playing. The lyrics also have such an interesting meaning. They make you think. I'm not going to try to analyze them for you, because the only people who know what they mean are Flobots themselves. This song is, without argument, way ahead of its time. If it were to come out again, now, I can almost guarantee that it would've hit bigger than it did back in the day, which is saying something, because it hit the top of the charts for the longest time then.

If you haven't ever heard this song or this band, here.
The music video straight from their Vevo. You're welcome.

I must go to sleep for my senior year tomorrow now. Whoot whoot.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Suck. I Know.

Wow. So this girl has been M.I.A. for a little too long. I know, and I apologize right here, right now.

I really can only say that life has been kicking my ass lately, so it's been hard rolling. See - get ready for some life story - I'm going to be a senior. And I'm a very involved senior. And while music is my utmost and most passionate passion that I have, there are so many things I do that take up way too much time.

I will gladly say though that after cheer camp (no Internet, no time, and no headphones. What the hell was I thinking?) and after being on the verge of dying for the past couple weeks (coughing, fever, chills, pains, sore throat, headaches... fun business.), I am officially back on the blogging map. It's also been hard to find some new artists. I need to get rolling on PureVolume and Twitter (@Paige_Oliviaa) so I can find y'all some new obsessions!

Although I will say I went on a music buying spree the other day, so I do have some interpreting and opinion-giving to do! How exciting.

Well, as for now, I'm going to reward myself for finishing up half of my summer assignment (take that Frankenstein and Beowulf!) by getting plenty of sleep, so I may wake up, and go watch The Campaign tomorrow for the second time. Insert smiling emoji with teeth showing here.

Night lovers. Listen to that music <3

Friday, July 27, 2012

Movie Music.

So for some reason, lately I have been watching SO many movies. Like a ridiculous amount.

And I always listen to the music (oh my, big shock.) and think, "Wow, whoever did this was rocking it!" or "Holy crap, this is terrible."

So far, I have decided that the Step Up series has the absolute worst music choices. Not for the fact that the music they pick is bad... it's usually the top of the charts tunes. But the fact that they're trying so hard to be new and hot, and they use the music to get people to go see the movie in the first place really turns me off. Why not find some new underground rappers, like Juss Russ? Give someone else a job, some coverage. Usher, and Jay-Z, and whoever else they have don't need that coverage.

Just saying.

The best music I've heard in a movie so far has to be from... Over the Hedge! No joke ha. I love that movie. One of my favorites for multiple reasons that we will not go into, for the fact that this is a music blog, not a reasons-why-Paige-has-a-weird-obsession-with-the-cartoon-kid-movie-of-animals.
If you have never seen this movie, and you're wondering why I would even say it has the best music, I'm going to need you to stop what you're doing right now, go to the store and buy the DVD, go home, put it into your television, watch it, and allow your mind to be blown.
My favorite song from the soundtrack is Rocking the Suburbs by Ben Folds. Folds actually did most of the music in the movie, and he did a fabulous job.

So, now I would like you guys to email me, or comment, or tweet, or tweegram, or what-ever, me your favorite movie soundtrack.(:

First one to give me feedback will receive a free download!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Destins Tide.

Okay, so I am happy to say that we are finally back, continuing to share our love for music! I really do apologize for going missing for so long, but technology... what are we going to do with it?



Name: Destins Tide
Genres: PowerPop/Pop Punk/Rock
Where to find them:

Alright, so coming back with a bang I must say because Destins Tide is pretty great. Seriously, from vocals to instrumental to lyrics... they are on point with it all. Everything meshes together beautifully in a way that some bands fail to do. Their sound is that of one that is original, yet familiar, so you feel comfortable listening to them. Your ears aren't straining to decide if they like what they hear or not, because it's not a sound that is so out there and strange.


The light screaming in the songs is a nice touch as well. It's not too much to where an average listener would be turned off, but it's just enough for a screamo-fanatic would be disappointed. Music is about a careful balance, and Destins Tide has it perfectly figured out for themselves. 


Go to their PureVolume page (after liking them on Facebook of course) and download their two free downloads as well. 
Good stuff they have. The ones that are free are my personal favorites.




Information from: http://www.purevolume.com/DestinsTideofficial  
Picture from:  http://www.purevolume.com/DestinsTideofficial/photos/3397749

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oh Hai World!

Okay, so I Can Music has been having some major technical difficulties.

Like, computerless difficulties.

So sorry about that, and tomorrow normal posting will resume!

Send in some requests, because I've been getting some on Facebook and whatnot.

Have a great night world<3

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Warped Tour Tips.

Okay, so I wish someone would have told me this stuff before I went.

To the point this post shall be, for I am celebrating the birth of our country.

1. Buy a backpack there.
- I brought a small purse, that went across the chest, but no. And don't bring a backpack, because they sell the absolute cutest ones there! They're about $25, which isn't that bad.

2. Bring your own bottle.
- A bottle of water, Coke, Gatorade, whatever, but have your own bottle going in there, because drinks are like $5 if you buy them there, and you can fill up water for free at the free water stations. So just bring it in, and then fill her up!

3. Wear minimal clothing.
- There are going to be girls there in bikinis, and guys in short shorts, so have no fear of looking "slutty" or something. It gets hot. So it's okay, and it's worth it.

4. Don't wear flip flops.
- There were people walking around in them, and I have no idea how! My feet got stepped on so much, that I'm sure their toes were hurting. I personally wore some Vans from their surf collection. Just make sure they're closed toed and comfy and you'll be fine.

5. Download the Warped Tour app.
- It'll help a lot. Plus you get 10 free songs when you download it, so why not?

6. Check out Battle of the Bands.
- You never know who might be over there that you like!

7. Go to the Monster Bar.
- There's AC. There's a place with real chairs to sit down. There's free Monster. Need I say more? The line may be long but it's so worth it.

8. Get your tickets beforehand.
- Like, go to TicketMaster and pick those MoFo's up, because the Will Call line was ridiculously long, as well as the line to purchase there! Cory and I bought ours online - there is a $9 convenience charge, that is so worth it - and then walked straight in!

9. Go with friends.
- Duh, right? Well there were some people alone, and it was sad ha. But I suggest going with a group of 2-4. We walked around and it was typically me, Cory, and Morgan, which was perfect. We all wanted to pretty much see the same people and no one wanted to mosh really.. But then we met up with my friends Juan and Shirley, expanding our group to 5, and the boys went to mosh while us girls stood back. It was a good balance. So don't go with a million friends, but do have someone there.

10. Meet at least one person/band/group/thing.
- We met Miss May I's Levi Benton. I don't even listen to them that much, and it was still awesome. So just do it. Take advantage of the opportunity. I'm not saying wait in a long ass line for someone, but just keep an eye out. The lead singer of Vampires Everywhere! was just hanging out at their merch tent for awhile.


I also would like to say I took about $150 and I spent about $130. Just to give an idea on how much to bring. I didn't eat though. I stayed hungry for the sake of me buying pointless things I didn't really need... ha!

I hope everyone has an awesome Warped experience like I did! I would like to specially thank Cory for driving me out there, and "babysitting" (; ha. I had a great time spending my entire day with you. And I would also like to thank Morgan for being there and making my day even better! Barely knew you, and we were best friends (; haha.
Both of y'all are awesome, and I can't wait to hang out again! We must get together soon. <3

Anyway, have a blast! Share your experience. Email me about it, and I'll hook you up with some free tunes from a band that played there. (Oh snap!)

xo

Monday, July 2, 2012

Houston's Vans Warped Tour

Wow. 

So first off, I must say mind is blown. That was an amazing day. Ah-mazing.



That was the nasty weather that Cory and I drove in. Talk about horrendous. It didn't take us that long to get there, but just the fact that this is what we were driving in that was scary. 
And I'm not going to lie, I was extremely impressed at the crowd's ability to not whine about rain. Everyone was determined to have fun, and that's what happened. It was really great to be around people that love music as much as I do. We were all there for the bands we loved, and to support them. And the bands were there for us. (More on that in a bit.)



This was the Monster Stage, like right when you walked in. Probably one of the bigger stages for a couple reasons... one there was tons of space over there, and two, the stage itself was big ha. This picture in particular was when we were waiting on Chelsea Grin to play. Extra kudos to that guy, because he was hella sick! When he was talking, he sounded horrible, but he still got on stage and screamed his heart out. What was even more impressive is that he still sounded absolutely amazing! Other bands that we saw on the Monster Stage were:
- Vampires Everywhere!

We saw this band on accident. They were weird as hell! Ha. We thought that Motionless in White was going to come on, but realized we were mistaken when a guy came out with some serious make up and his arms taped around his back with a cardboard sign that said, "Hellbound I." (Which we found out was their new album.) We left but came back to listen, and I must say, they were really good at what they were doing. Cory and I were very impressed although we would like the lead singer to know that crack kills. 

- Motionless in White
I know this picture is super tiny and you can't really see, but that is Motionless in White on stage. They. Were. Amazing. I was so impressed. I mean, I listened to, and enjoyed, their music before, but live is so much different. It's better. It's intoxicating. And that's really for any band. I loved watching them, and it was awesome because the boys went to the middle to mosh while us girls stayed back and just danced and talked and had fun. Motionless in White definitely put on an impressive show. They really came in close to Pierce the Veil.

- Mayday Parade

I was extremely disappointed with Mayday Parade. I love their album A Lesson in Romantics, but not super into their newest album. And that is all they freaking played! I was really wanting to hear some classics. But not only that, in Houston (and I say that because in San Antonio my friend said this didn't happen), they were lip singing! Words were coming out of the speakers, being sung beautifully, but not a single person was at a microphone. Either their singer is just that talented, or they were lip singing. Believe what you want, but I was so upset. It's like someone had told me that Santa wasn't real. After that we all just walked away.

This was the Kia Rio stage. Main stage to be completely accurate. I thought the Monster Stage was the main stage, but I was wrong! Ha. Right here The Used is playing, and they were awesome. I had never heard their music before (oops. Sorry world.) so hearing them live for the first time was like my ears having their virginity taken from them ha. We were jamming to them from the Monster bar, which by the way if you haven't gone to Warped Tour yet you have to go to. I will make a side note that the Monster bar was insane. The line was pretty long, but we were in in about 10 minutes, and you get all the free Monster you want, plus AC! If the other places are set up like in Houston, this is the best place for a good view of the Kia Rio stage.
Some other bands we saw here were;
- All Time Low

I was so excited to see them! AGH! Haha. I have a picture of them onstage, but it's nothing special, so no sharing haha. I loved their show. They honestly did a fabulous job. What was unique to them, that the other bands didn't do too much of, was they actually talked to the crowd. They were hilarious. My favorite question was, "Who's feeling sexual today?!" It was great ha. 

- Pierce the Veil

Best. Show. Ever. Stage was freaking amazing (as you can tell) and their show was freaking amazing. I can't even think up words to describe how insane this was. I was so close to the mosh that I was getting pushed around. I almost got kicked in the head twice from crowd surfers. And it was great ha. I was just jumping around like everyone else, singing/screaming along. Haven't gone to Warped? Go to Pierce the Veil.

The Battle of the Bands stage was pretty cool... more of my speed. This is Chunk! No Captain, Chunk. They're French. They scream. They rock. Other bands that played here include A Mid-Summer Classic (ran into Robert Dobbs like 5 times, just walking around.) and A Midnight Chicago. This was a really chill spot to just be around.

Fun fact about this picture: We the Kings was filming their music video to their newest release right here. The crowd went absolutely insane. It was great. I had to document the moment. Everyone be jealous.

Okay, so I know that some of you must know who these guys are. For those that don't, this is the band Miss May I. Now here is an amazingly fun story to tell... ha. 

The guy with the long curly hair is Levi Benton, their lead singer. You see how close I was standing... we were there looking at shirts, and Levi was taking a bit of a break in between signing, when I noticed him looking me up and down. Yea, that's right, ME. Levi-freaking-Benton was checking me out. So I said hey, and he goes, "Oh hello," with an adorable smile. Then Cory couldn't decide if he wanted to buy a shirt, because he wanted it signed, but couldn't get it signed because we didn't have a ticket, but then I was a genius, and stalled by taking this picture with Levi:
It was awesome. I was all like, "Hey man! Take a picture with me?!" and he answered with, "Uh, yea?! Sure!" So we took this and then he signed my warped ticket. It was great. After we left he said, "Nice to meet you! Always nice to meet a pretty girl.." and then I smiled huge. It was awwwwwwwww-some! 
In case y'all are wondering, Cory did get his picture with Levi, and his Miss May I shirt signed by him too. 

So all in all, it was probably the greatest day of my life. For real.

So share your Warped stories, and best of luck to those that are going! Tomorrow I'll write some tips for first timers that I learned yesterday. (: 

xo

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Warpd Tour TOMORROW!

AHDIOAIDHFKL DJCUIEH UIHEWK HIDHV FAKJFUF984YGFHJDFHVAO;NKSDBVUDH!!!!!!

Warped Tour is TOMORROW! I am so pumped. So very excited.

I hope those of you going are too! I can't wait to be in Houston, and just around everything.

This will be my first concert ever haha. So kind of big deal for me. It's a momentous occasion (;

I hope to see some of y'all there (: You know what I look like, so if you want to say hey, just do it! I'll be with a big guy, haha. Kik me if you would like! (paige_oliviaa)

Get some sleep honeys! And be sure to get pumped!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Social Networking.

Hello there fantastic world of music lovers.

Just informing you of my own social network sites that available for you to stalk, creep, ignore, follow, friend, and etc.

I have debated over and over about whether I want to give out this information, but I decided that I should, because really there's no true information about me on any of these connecting sties... ha.

So first off, I would like to go for the obvious one, my Twitter profile. My "at" name is @Paige_Oliviaa and the link to my profile is:

That's for those of you a little too lazy to actually search "@Paige_Oliviaa" ha. 

Next up I'd like to share my Instagram. Same name paige_oliviaa. I'm out there. I love my IG and probably post 2-4 pictures a day. If you have interesting pictures, I will follow you back! Twitter on the other hand, eh... But IG, I will follow ha.

My email, which if you don't know by now then you need to begin paying attention, is paige.stuhrenberg@gmail.com.

You can also "kik" me. Same name as everything else, "paige_oliviaa" ha. I try to keep everything the same because I'm very forgetful okay?! I will chat (: Just let me know who you are, and that you read my blog.

I have a Google+ profile. You can get to it by clicking on my name in the admin box. I will put you into my circles if you put me (: On there you'll be able to be updated on every post I do, since that's basically all that goes on there.

If you would like to Skype or Oovoo, my Skype name is "cheering4youu" and Oovoo's is ... well I'm not sure what my Oovoo name is but you can search my real name and you'll find me ha.

I do have Facebook, but no I will not add you. Sorry.

Well, that's all the updating that needs to be done I suppose! HMU ;D hahahaha.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Mid-Summer Classic.

The motivation behind this one was that homeboy Cory texted me asking about who these guys were... Since I didn't know, me and him sat down and did a little listening on iTunes and YouTube to come up with the following opinion



Name: The Mid-Summer Classic
Genre: Unlisted. I would put them under alternative/pop
Where to find them:

You can find their singer, Robert Dobbs, on Instagram and Twitter as well. His Instagram name is robertdobbs, and the Twitter link is:
It would also appear that I have just stumbled upon the band's Twitter as well... their "at" name is: @TMSCband. 
Knock yourself out. I must give tonight's post a warning label however... I have taken a sufficient amount of NyQuil to like, drug myself ha. It's bad. I'm really trying here thouhg, so hopefully it won't be too bad!

Let's begin, shall we?

I will begin this post with the best. The Mid-Summer Classic has a clean, crisp sound that is beautifully mastered and most likely technically perfect. Everything about their music is tailored and just perfect. The vocals have no mess ups; the instruments hit every note...

I will have to say though, perfection is overrated and originality is somethign that can be used and utilized. 

As much as I would love to say that I love TMSC, Cory and I both agreed that while they were good, very good, they were not their own band. They were a cookie cutter version of other bands.

And while beginning bands can pull that off, the fact that I will be seeing you at Warped Tour on the first upsets that balance.

All in all though I think that the public will accept them, and they'll probably shoot to the top soon.

That's all folks!


Information from: 
  • Robert's Instagram
  • Facebook
Picture from:
  • Facebook cover photo

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Unrelated/Irrelevant.

I have like, nothing to post about.

I don't feel like doing a "Check It Out," post, because I'm not feeling any songs at the moment.

I actually feel really sick... that's why I've kind of been M.I.A. some lately..

Plus I'm waiting on Warped Tour baby! Ha!
I'm so excited that I can't even think about it. I'm so pumped...
I feel as if July 1st will never ever come, real t. Ha.

But anyways, if you're a band, or want me to check out a band, or a song... anything really... just leave a comment, or email me. Whatever is easiest for you.

Open to anything you need.

xo

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Warped Tour.

So, running out of bands to post about ha.
That mixed with laziness on finding some... it's an unfortunate disease I have.

But anyways, I'm going to be at Warped Tour in Houston on July 1st, and I am so pumped!

I figured I would make this my main topic of tonight's post..

Who has been to Warped? Who's going? And lastly, who are you most excited to see???

I personally cannot wait to hear All Time Low live. I'm obsessed with their music, and all I've been doing lately is listening to them on Pandora ha.

They're sound is insane. I can't wait!

MayDay Parade is also on my list of must-see... Cory is just going to have to go see them. (We have very similar musical tastes, and yet some bands we just don't agree on.)

I'm also really pumped to see Tonight Alive, just because they aren't super popular, yet still known. I think their lead singer is absolutely gorgeous too.

It's going to be the best day of my life, real talk.

Friday, June 22, 2012

FAQ's.

Okay soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
On my PureVolume profile, I get asked lots and lots of questions. So I'm just going to answer them on here... smart right? Haha. You have to come to my blog to see the answers, so I get more views! Yuh.

These will be in order of most asked, to least. Ready? And go:

Q) What is your number?
A) It's a ten digit number that starts with a 3 and ends with a 3. Best of luck.

Q) Here's my number, can you text me?
A) Uh, negative ghost rider.

Q) What are things you do, besides listen to music?
A) Well, I enjoy being active... like, real T. I cheer, dance, play tennis, lift weights, and enjoy going for walks and swims. And I love to just sleep. Like, really and truly I do. I also love being a part of 4-H and FFA. They're the reason I've been a little M.I.A. I was at some camps, and Ledbetter, Texas doesn't believe in internet.

Q) What made you start your blog?
A) That's all explained in my very first post, but to go into a little more detail, I tried for an Area Officer position in FFA. When I didn't get it, I was crushed. I really was. I cried for about 3 hours over it. And my good friend Jacquelyn told me that it was all for a reason, and I'd find something else to do. And she was right. This is what I believe God had planned for me. And if I was an area officer, there would be no way in hell that I could be doing this. So yea. Ha. Other than my love for music, there's why.

Q) How do you choose the bands you write about?
A) Well, they come to me. They message me, say, "Check out my music!" and then I do, and then I write. When and if I run out of people, I just go look up some bands, and then write about them. It's all first come, first serve and random.

Q) Who has been the nicest band you've talked to?
A) This one is a tough one. A lot of the bands are really nice and grateful for what I do. I would have to say the nicest person I've talked to though would have to be Tommy V Cooper from the Nightbirds. He's awesome. I love chatting with him on Facebook, and we've talked on Skype once. His voice is sexy. I enjoy listening to him tell me things. Ha.

Q) Do you enjoy doing this?
A) Uhm, duh.

Q) Will you continue it to the future?
A) I think so. I would love to see I Can Music as a big thing.

Q) What are you most excited for in your blogging career right now?
A) I'm extremely pumped to be going to Warped Tour on the 1st in Houston. I can't even explain it. It's going to be sick.



That's all that I have for now! We'll go back to regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow (:
I would like to notify the world that Eyes To Earth has a new single on their website called Sunshine Nohalani and that Interfate's CD is now available on iTunes and CD Baby. Check it out!

xo

Monday, June 18, 2012

Reminder.

Hey y'all, just wanted to let you guys know that there is still time to score some free music if you follow the blog!

Just be sure to follow, then email me, and you could possibly have the chance of winning two MishaRecords songs! (One for sure.)

Your support of the both of us is really appreciated.

xoxo,
Paige & Misha

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Enlisting Help.

Hey, my friend asked me to vote for her boyfriend on this list..

https://www.facebook.com/questions/447193335305223/

He needs to be in the top ten so he can compete... His name is KB Nasty.

Could you guys go vote for him? It'd be really appreciated (:

If you do, and want a reward or something, just email me and I can hook you up with some free music. (paige.stuhrenberg@gmail.com)

Thanks so much!

Rock of Ages.

Recently went to go watch Rock of Ages the other day with a friend.



I didn't really want to go see it... but the other movies sucked so bad that we decided that we might as well. So off we went, with neutral minds.

Which honestly made this movie very interesting. I had seen the previews for it, and it didn't really seem to interest me. I'm not sure why... I love 80's music, I love Russell Brand, I love rock 'n roll, the lead lover (Diego something-of-the-other... it started with a "B" ha.) was insanely attractive, but I just didn't have any desire at all to go see it.

So we're sitting there, and the movie starts and I'm thinking to myself, "Oh my gosh, are you freaking kidding me? This is so cheesy!" I really disliked the beginning. I didn't hate it. It didn't suck that bad. I just was bored with it. It didn't do much for me. So cliched... small town girl, moving away from her home to hit it big in another city that's just vicious and mean. And of course Mr. Hottie has to come along to help her out.

Just not that interesting.

But then, the middle became very interesting. A little more humorous, with some better numbers in there. The characters started to build and really come to life.

I really began to enjoy myself. It's as if the writer just took one giant chill pill and let it flow. It wasn't forced. The actors played it off beautifully.

And of course the ending was great.

So all in all, I would have to say that I enjoyed the movie. I'm happy that I went, but I wouldn't go to the theaters to see it again.

Some criticism that I did have, that really and honestly just irked me, was the fact that Catherine Zeta-Jones, a beautiful, sexy, talented woman, was made up all dowdy and given only one musical number of her own? What is that? I was very disappointed.

I was also not impressed with Tom Cruise as Stacie Jaxx.
.... For obvious reasons.

When you think of a hardcore, drunk, difficult rocker, your mind does not jump straight to Tom Cruise. My friend and I decided that Johnny Depp would've made a much better Stacie Jaxx, for reasons of, but not limited to:

  • Attractiveness
  • Talent
  • Ability to play a drunk man
  • Just attractiveness
  • The fact that he is more hardcore than freaking Tom Cruise!
So anyways, for what it's worth, there is my opinion. Yay!

(:


Picture from: some website that was causing pop ups on my computer, therefore does not get proper citation. Sorry website. Control your pop ups and we'll talk.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Coverage of the Aaron Watson Concert.

6.14.12

Awesome, okay, so this past week I was in Lubbock, TX for some 4-H contests, and we were lucky to have Aaron Watson come give us a concert on Thursday, June 14, 2012.















I listen to country music, and I've been to other Texas country concerts (Kyle Park twice, and Josh Abbott, and later this summer I'll be seeing Wade Bowen.) but I must say I have yet to be as impressed as I was with Aaron Watson.

He had an amazing presence up on the stage, as did the rest of his band. They walked up and immediately everyone glued their attention to the stage. There was no more pushing and shoving to get closer... there wasn't any yelling at someone in the front or trying to move from the back. Nope, the entire crowd just put everything they had to him.

I also fell in love with the fact that he was talking to us, the crowd, individually. He was reading tweets that people were tweeting while at the concert. He really was connecting with us, and to me, it made me feel as if he really and truly wanted to be there. I feel like, as a listener/fan, that is something extremely important to have. You want to be warm and welcoming and have the audience right at home with you.

Not only was his personality great, but his music was on target as well.
We all know those bands that sound amazing on the radio, but then you hear them live and you're thinking, "WTF? I paid money to come hear this?"
Not Aaron Watson. His vocals were amazing, and Damian (the sexy fiddler) was right on top of what he was doing. There were no mess ups (that were noticeable.. I don't know what was supposed to happen) and there was no floundering.

After the concert, I bought a tank top, and met him. He signed my shirt (duh ha) and we took a picture. He is first off, the most sexy Texas country singer that I have ever met, and secondly, he was so sweet! And he's a really good hugger.

I'm so happy that I was able to have this experience and I would like to thank Texas 4-H for putting this concert together. Thank you to Aaron Watson and your band for putting on an amazing and memorable show. It'll be tough for Wade Bowen to beat it.


Sorry about the quality of the photos. Took them with my iPhone, since I suck and forgot my camera ha. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Juss Russ Update.

Alright so I just got to do an update over Juss Russ...

The more I listen to him, the more I am crazy over his music! I really can't explain it, but I'm just really into him.

His music isn't just rap... Mislabel or something. His music is real. Really real.

The lyrics are enticing, and vibrant, and lively. They're real and a turn on to be honest.

I just wanted to give my updated opinion, because he deserves that.

Please go listen! If you like rap, you will LOVE him. I promise!

For a look at the old post, and to see the networks to follow or like Juss Russ, click here.

I know this is a short post for today, but still.. plus I'm running short on some bands! Ha! But have no fear, I'll find some (: If you are a band, and want to be covered, just send me an email, or hit me up on Facebook.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Consumed By The Avalanche.

I found a band with an interesting spin on their respective genres. Extremely impressed, just by their intro As Everything Caves!



Name: Consumed By The Avalanche
Genres: Alternative/Rock/Progressive
Where to find them:

Really wish they had posted about Facebook or Twitter!

Alright, so just to prepare, this band has only instrumentals up at the moment, so not too much to be said, but man do their instrumentals pack a punch! I'm especially impressed by the guitar, and I really love what they did with the beat.

I feel like they took an interesting spin on their genres, because it truly is all three genres combined. Typically (I have found) artists will put multiple genres up that describe them and what they like to do. But they aren't really combined. Not here though. Consumed By The Avalanche has figured out how to take all three, and sew them together with creativity, ingenuity, and originality.

Definitely will be watch for music from them!




(I got a recent comment from an anonymous reader that was disappointed in the fact that there were no "metal" bands on my page. I would just like to clarify that I don't search out these bands; the bands message me. When I run out of bands, if I were to run out, I will search out bands. But I would also like to say that just because there isn't the genre "metal," there are still bands like that. Example: While I.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cassidee.

After starting this blog, I have found a new found love for music overseas.



Name: Cassidee
Genre: Pop
Where to find them:

Fun band up right here. Only one track out right now, but it's an amazing one. They really take on the pop challenge well. My beef with pop music is that it sounds fake and over-produced with no real meaning. Examples: Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, etc. But Cassidee - awesome name by the way. Love it. - doesn't have that problem. The electronic noise is kept at a beautiful level and the voice isn't covered by the music.

I was excited to hear this band, mainly because they were French. I've never heard French people sing. Ha. I would like to know why accents don't come through in music... but that's not really a point. Cassidee's lead singer has an amazing voice. 

Check them out, and download their song! Seriously guys, appreciate what free music they can give. Labels are a pain to deal with.

Sidenote: French guys... where have you been all my life?!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mr. Saint Hope.

Yay! Fellow Texan! I'm so excited to write this.



Name: Mr. Saint Hope
Genres: Acoustic/Indie/Ambient
Where to find him:

Okay so the only word that is popping into my mind at the moment is weird. 

Listen, and you'll know why.

This isn't the kind of weird that makes you feel weird though. It's just weird. A word which I just looked up and found that we have been using it in the wrong sense for quite some time, but a word that still applies. Mr. Saint Hope makes music that sound supernatural. 

I think the best genre that is listed to describe this music is ambient. The music itself surrounds you, and your mind, and puts you in that comfy place that I have talked about before. I feel as if my mind is being numbed just by listening without really listening. If I were to take a moment to stop and really listen, I'm quite sure that I would just stop. 

Which in reality, we all need to do.

So make it stop. Go to PureVolume and listen. 


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Final Round.

Creativity isn't here for an intro for these guys... I'm not really sure why. I suppose it's because there is no comparison. Final Round is Final Round and no one else. They make a category of their own.

Besides, since when is flash actual talent?



Name: Final Round
Genres: Rock/Pop Punk/Pop
Where to find them: 
Isn't that a beautiful site when bands have lots of places to find them?
I think so.

Okay, so these guys just really have a style that is eclectic to their own. As I listen more and more, each song is more distinct and individual from the one before. We all know of those bands that just kind of blend together, and none of their songs sound different from the one before. Final Round doesn't fall under this category.

I'm not saying that they may not blend into another band. So far I have not found anything super "distinct" to who they are. In fact that sound like a typical band that you would find on Warped Tour. (I'm so smart, because they did play on Warped Tour in '06 in Detroit. Big shock.) I will say that the guitarist deserves extra kudos + specific calling out. As we all know, I'm not super musically inclined, just super in love with music. So I'm not going to be able to give you the right terms for this. But this guys playing is amazing. My ears are impressed. They apparently don't want me to know his name, but great job man. Impressive stuff.

So yes, they have a new full length album out - now available on iTunes - and a free download available on PureVolume. Take advantage!



Friday, June 8, 2012

Holiday Away.

One Direction goes Pop Punk. And more attractive (YES. I said it. More attractive.). And well, more talented.



Name: Holiday Away
Genre: Pop Punk
Where to find them:

Alrighty, so all original this time ha. No covers. And I must say, the lyrics are great. I love the songs. I love what the music has to say. It's all something that can be taken in by everyone. Now as for the singing.. Eh. But as I said before, sometimes imperfect singing adds to it. You feel like they are real. Not saying Holiday Away shouldn't try to approve, but you catch my drift.

As for their instrumental, much better. Love the guitar. Love the drums. Love it all. It's all very balanced. Well played, and not to mention something to rock to. My head is literally bobbing right now. I don't head-bob. Just fyi.

Go listen. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised. 3 free downloads on PureVolume. Who can complain about free music?



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Check It Out 4.

Okay, so first post from the phone. Yay. So exciting.

Tonight is El Maton, so no time for a real post. Guess what that means... More songs! Whoo-hoo!

1. Confidence by Teddy Geiger - oldie but a goodie for sure. I love his original album version however, not the radio version. Throwback time ha.
2. Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne - keep the throwback going. I love this song... Partially because I have an aunt named Stacy, which means the song has to do with my grandma. Ha. But anyway, classic. This song will hold on through the ages (;
3. Feel the Tide by Mumford and Sons - I love this band so much. Their folksy sound mixed with deep lyrics really create an amazing feeling.
4. Rolling in the Deep by Go Radio - obviously a cover. But much better than the original.
5. Eyes Open by Taylor Swift - Olay so I'm not a big fan of T.Swift but this one is a good one. It was in the Hunger Games apparently ha.

Well everyone, enjoy your Thursday and enjoy these songs!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Angelic Attraction.

[Insert witty intro here]

Just kidding. Think originality, contradiction, and complete brilliance. Although, isn't that how it is? Brilliance comes from originality and contradiction.



Name: Angelic Attraction
Genres: Pop Punk/Rock
Where to find them: 
Well... I think I would have to start with the fact that this band has covers. First band I've come across with them, and to be honest, I really like covers. Even though it's not the band's original music, you can really see the character, personality, and substance of the band.

And that's what you can really grasp about Angelic Attraction. They have everything covered from Owl City to Vanessa Carlton. (Yea, Vanessa Carlton... 1000 Miles. Ha) So you see the variety of genres to begin with right there. But Angelic Attraction's versions do not sound similar in any shape, form or fashion. They have total punk flare with fresh vocals. From the screaming to the singing, you would think that the songs were written by Angelic Attraction themselves. 

It will definitely be interesting to hear their own music when it comes out. (The tracks available on PureVolume are apart of the EP called Before the EP ha. Love it.) So I'll be sure to keep you guys posted! In the mean time, enjoy the 5 free downloads on their PureVolume profile now.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Question 2.

Alright so... I'm doing a different post tonight for multiple reasons. One is obvious. I'm curious. And another main one is I'm way tired and ready to K.O., so let's get to it, shall we?

On one of my friend's Facebook, he put:
"The Scene Aesthetic Needs more stuff. Beauty In The Breakdown was good but I miss [their] old stuff. They faded out like nsn." 
Now I am a huge die-hard NSN fan. Really and truly. Through and through. I find him extremely talented, as well as attractive, and he seems to be an all around great person. So I may be a little biased in saying this but... I don't feel like he has "faded out" as my friend put.

But I may be blinded by my own musical affair that I have with his music on a daily basis. I follow his site. I stalk his tour dates. I'm on his Twitter and Instagram all the time.

So has he faded out? Do I just not know it?

What do you guys think?

And what's a band that you listen to that has technically faded out to the rest of the world, but you still hold onto like they're brand new?

Let me know (:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Challenge 1.



Remember this guy?

He's pretty awesome, and makes some pretty awesome music. (Don't know him? Check out my post over MishaRecords here. Or listen to him on PureVolume.)

Alright so MishaRecords and I have decided to join forces together, and create a challenge for you guys. It's very simple, very easy, and it benefits you... and I... and Misha. Be apart of this fun thing that's happening.

Rules are:
  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Email me after you follow. Pretty simple email: paige.stuhrenberg@gmail.com.
  3. After that I will then email you MishaRecords's song!
He's already emailed me the song, so it's waiting for you!

The song that you will be sent is going to be pulled from iTunes, with the cover art and lyrics embedded into it...
And the choice that we made is... (drum roll please) Never Look Back! My favorite one (;

Not only that, but if you are one of the first five to follow, you'll get a free download of his not-yet-released By My Side.
So when do you need to follow by?
Follow by June 24, 2012.
There is no catch. There is no spam.
Just make sure to follow, and have an email sent to me!

If this hits, I'll be sure to be providing plenty of free music.


(Special thanks to Misha for helping me with all of this! You have been amazing and so cooperative, and not to mention great at throwing out some awesome ideas for me. I really appreciate your support. You rock. Literally. Ha. I got your back <3)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

AshelyNotDeadYet.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, good thing Ashley isn't dead yet... because I'm digging this awkward combination.



Name: AshleyNotDeadYet
Genres: Screamo/Pop (ScreamPop)
Where to find him:

Alright, so I was going through, checking out ANDY's (ha, get it? AshleyNotDeadYet... I didn't see it at first.) PureVolume profile like a good little blogger, and the first thing I noticed is that their genres were screamo and pop. My first thought was, "What the hell?" but then my mind decided that would be an awesome combination. I must be a musical genius (to some extent... Since I suck at actually creating music ha.) because I was right. AshleyNotDeadYet has a killer sound that is unique to their own self.

Now, I know that screamo isn't the most popular musical genre out there, but pop is... you know, since it is POPular. So even if you don't like screamo per-say, you should still check ANDY out, just for the sake of being open minded and adventurous. 

On their PureVolume profile, you can download 3 of 4 songs - winning - and they will be coming out with their first CD soon. Very exciting too, because it's going to songs with English, Spanish, and Spanglish, which I think is pretty neat. 

So yea, go look and listen. I'm sure you'll be presently surprised.

Oh yea, and speaking of CD's, COCO has picked up their CD's! And if you're from NJ, and you went to their show tonight, please tell how it went! (: 
(NJ has all the cool music.. :( haha.)


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Juss Russ.

I'm going to need Usher and Chris Brown to just step aside, because I found someone new and better. Just saying!



Name: Juss Russ
Genres: R&B/Rap/Hip Hop
Where to find him:

You can also find him on http://www.emusic.com/listen/ but you'll have to search him yourself, because the link on his page didn't work.

But anyway, this guy is insane. That's right. Insane + bolded letters. That's how good he is. I mean, come on, I told Usher and Chris Brown to step aside! You know this kid ain't playing. 

I was really, very not excited to have to listen and write this. I honestly cannot stand to listen to rap music. It annoys the hell out of me. I find it pointless and mind numbing. And I'm not saying Juss Russ's music is super meaningful and holds the key to happiness in life, but it made me want to listen.

And isn't that truly the first purpose of music? To make you listen?

Juss Russ's voice is sent from the heavens, no lie. I'm really mad right now actually, because I can't listen to more of it. My Internet is being extremely sketchy, and normally when it's like this, I do a post over something else, but not a review. But I want everyone to know this guy's name. Juss Russ is amazing. 

Go listen. Right now. Especially if you love R&B/rap/hip hop, because you'll find a new obsession. And not just because he's extremely attractive.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Check It Out 3.

You know, I'm not particularly feeling a full on post tonight. I'm not sure why.

Life has been a little stressful lately, and I'm just really not feeling like reviewing a band. I mean, who am I to decide how great a band really is?

Just not really in that kind of mood and I am in that kind of mood, you know?

You know.

So anyways, I figured I would just give some suggestions. I have Pandora on my iPhone - should kiss whoever created that - and I really want to suggest some songs. So here we go...

  1. Almost Lover by Fine Frenzy - Found this song on my NeverShoutNever Radio Station. Ha. So yea, anyway, this song just spoke to my heart. It really just spoke what I've been going through and I was brought to tears.
  2. A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope - Once again, NeverShoutNever Radio... I knew this song before though. I love this song. It's such an amazing heartfelt love song.
  3. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths - Found on The Cure Radio Station. I was really hoping to hear some of their music. I really fell for this one. Just listen. It's great.
  4. She's Killing Me by A Rocket to the Moon - NSN Radio. I fell in love with this song, just because it describes my relationship with someone. I feel like it will to a lot of people.
  5. Sand In Your Shoes by This Providence - I feel like this one came on the Go Radio Station. But this one is just a chill song. It'll mellow you out.
Check these songs out. If you have Pandora, make a station from them. I highly suggest it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Updates 2.

Heller there world.
Got some more updates for you.

First off, I'm on summer break, so let's see what awesome things summer brings me. I'm still working on the challenge/contest for you guys.
I'll release the name of who I'm teaming up with right now... MishaRecords! That's all you get to know for now, but we're coming up with some awesome stuff for y'all.
If you don't know who I'm talking about, check him out. His post is here.

Second, I want to make an update for No Sleep for Lucy. I didn't have any social media for y'all to go to, but they messaged me with some updated sites. So here we go:

They do exist past PureVolume! Yay! Haha. So yea, go like them, follow them, and listen.

I'm pretty sure that's all I have for you guys right now... I can't think of anything else. Not like it matters, I'll just post again haha. So check ya later!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Queen's Revenants.

Members of the royal court grace I Can Music tonight.



Name: The Queen's Revenants
Genres: Indie/Alternative
Where to find them:

That's all. Ha. But that's okay, because that's the place to listen right?

Okay, so this band I like for several reasons. Probably, most likely will not be writing about most of them, because I'm writing this as my parents are talking loudly, but I'll do my best.

So first reason to like them is they sound foreign. But they aren't. They're from Wisconsin. I guess maybe it's the accent up there, but the lead singer's voice just sounds European. And I like it. His voice is raspy, and warm. Your ears are pulled into listening to their music.

Second, I love the instrumental. They have such diverse talents. The first song you'll listen to (Drive Away) is slow, and more somber. Then the second song (Hey Marigold) is more upbeat and has a happier tone. Diversity is great. No one really cares about those bands that always whine or are always happy. We all need the in between, and The Queen's Revenants are a great example.

So check out their PureVolume profile (:
You'll be satisfied.