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Music Focus: Alice Merton

1.11.19 I’ve been cooking some new things to add to the blog site and this is one of them. Music Focus. Every second Friday, Shadowboxerinc is putting the spotlight on past, present, and future music’s artists and/or groups. January’s music focus is on Alice Merton. Growing up around the world, singer/songwriter Alice Merton was as influenced by other cultures as by transience itself. Born in Frankfurt and raised in Canada and England, Merton‘s absorption of different styles and sounds helped craft the worldly progressive pop leanings on her debut, which came out in 2017. As a child, she learned classical piano and singing while in Canada. When Merton was a teenager, her family moved to Germany, where she would pick up the guitar and write her first song. While in Germany, she also studied at the Mannheim conservatory of music. Later, the family would relocate again, this time to England. These frequent international shifts would play a key role in the songwriting process for her first output, 2017’s No Roots EP (Mom + Pop Records). The four-track effort included the fiery “Lash …

MidWeek Update: JACKSON INDIE MUSIC WEEK

1.9.19 Hey again! Someone tipped me about this event coming up and it starts in several days. Again, I received this information late, but for those living in Jackson Mississippi and you want to do something fun, this event might be for you. Credit source: Jackson Indie Music Week 2019   JANUARY 13-20, 2019 | JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI   Jackson Indie Music Week is a celebration of Central Mississippi’s independent music scene. It is a week-long series of concerts, showcases, panels, and parties, spotlighting creatives from ALL genres including Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, and Independent Film & Video. Jackson Indie Music Week aims to honor what has come to be known as the “Birthplace of America’s Music” in none other than the entertainment capital of Mississippi. The All-Event Pass grants entry to all official Jackson Indie Music Week panels, showcases, and events at one low price! The Day Pass grants entry to a day of official panels, showcases, and events! Get the All-Event Pass and don’t miss out on any of the week’s exciting …

Music Festivals / January 2019

1.5.19 The weekend is here! New year, new music festivals to search. According to Music Festival Wizard, there are several that are coming this month. Credit source: Music Festival Wizard GROOVE CRUISE MIAMI 2019 MIAMI, FLJANUARY 10-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       JAM CRUISE 2019 MIAMI, FLJANUARY 15-21, 2019       TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS 2019 CHICAGO, ILJANUARY 16-20, 2019       30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL 2019 SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLJANUARY 18-21, 2019       WOBBLELAND 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CAJANUARY 18-19, 2019       SHIPROCKED 2019 PORT CANAVERAL, FLJANUARY 26-31, 2019   If you live near the area and you feel like going, then take a look at these events, just click on the blue links above! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.     Featured and other images: Unknown & Music Festival Wizard

New Music Releases: January 2019

1.2.19 Hello and Good Morning! First Wednesday of the year and new releases in music, courtesy of Metacritic… Credit source: Metacritic 11 JANUARY 2019 Jacob Banks Village   Randy Houser Magnolia   Rob Baird After All   Soilwork Verkligheten   You Tell Me You Tell Me [Field Music’s Peter Brewis & Sarah Hayes of Admiral Fallow] 18 JANUARY 2019 Aesop Rock and Tobacco Malibu Ken   Alice Merton Mint   Cody Johnson Ain’t Nothin’ To It   Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?   Guster Look Alive   Joe Jackson Fool   Juliana Hatfield Weird   Lost Under Heaven Love Hates What You Become [Previously known as LUH] Maggie Rogers Heard It In A Past Life   Papa Roach Who Do You Trust?   Pedro The Lion Phoenix   Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow   Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between   Steve Mason About The Light [Ex-frontman of The Beta Band] Switchfoot Native Tongue   The Twilight Sad IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME   Toro y Moi Outer Peace   …

Shadowboxerinc’s Best Top Five Songs 2018

12.12.18 Hump Day Wednesday…Continuing with my pick with the Best of Music 2018. Now I’m choosing the top five songs. Here is my pick of songs that have become favorites…   Ape Shit – The Carters  Extraordinary Rendition – Sons of An Illustrious Father  I’ll Never Know – Exitmusic  Tenderness – Laura Gibson  The Wave – Lion Babe (feat. Leikeli47)    I hope you like these songs as much as I do. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!   Featured image source: Man of the Hour

Best of…Music 2018

12.10.18 Hello everyone. A new week and I’m compiling a list of Best of 2018 in art, photography, film, etc. Today I’m looking at the best in music of 2018. Lots of great albums, songs that imprinted into your brain, you know the type that stays in your head for a long period of time. I’ve been influenced by Instagram, Tumblr, and other internet platforms, including Apple and Spotify. Here is a list of artists and groups that really stood out for me this year…   Low Leaf  Moses Sumney Cardi B.  Sons Of An Illustrious Father  Kendrick Lamar  Exitmusic  Alessia Cara  Laura Gibson  A Perfect Circle  Makeness  That is my pick for 2018. Check them out!   Featured image source: Saint Heron

Music Festivals / December 2018

12.3.18 Hey there again! Looked to Music Festival Wizard for upcoming festivals and there is a short list for this month, but I think these look promising. Credit source: Music Festival Wizard   ROLLING LOUD LA 2018 LOS ANGELES, CADECEMBER 14-15, 2018       LIGHTS ALL NIGHT 2018 DALLAS, TXDECEMBER 28-29, 2018       SNOWGLOBE 2018 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CADECEMBER 29-31, 2018     DECADENCE COLORADO 2018 DENVER, CODECEMBER 30-31, 2018     DECADENCE ARIZONA 2018 PHOENIX, ARIZONADECEMBER 30-31, 2018     HIJINX FESTIVAL 2018 PHILADELPHIA, PADECEMBER 30-31, 2018     COUNTDOWN NYE 2018 SAN BERNARDINO, CADECEMBER 31, 2018   You can go to http://www.musicfestivalwizard.com for festivals nationwide or international. Click on the color links above to get more information. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!     Image source: Music Festival Wizard & unknown

New Music / December 2018

12.3.18 Hello…new music. As I said before, veteran artists and new artists are getting ready to release new tunes. I’ve trusted Metacritic to give me and you guys a look at who and when new album releases are coming. December is a short list, but that’s all good. Credit source: Metacritic 7 DECEMBER 2018 7Horse Superfecta   Brett Young Ticket To L.A.   Gucci Mane Evil Genius   Ice Cube Everythang’s Corrupt   Van Morrison The Prophet Speaks   XXL Puff O’Gigio [Xiu Xiu and Larsen] XXXTentacion Skins [Posthumous release] 11 DECEMBER 2018 Method Man Meth Lab II: The Lithium   14 DECEMBER 2018 Offset [Title TBA]   ZAYN Icarus Falls   ​Bruce Springsteen Springsteen On Broadway Almost forgot… Week of Dec 2, 2018 Shades Week of Dec 9, 2018 On Reflection   As always the date can change. You can go to http://www.metacritic.com for more information.