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The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Amanda MarkleyWhere:  Seattle, WASounds like:  Dia Frampton, Rachel Platten, William Beckett, Kelly ClarksonSometimes you turn a tragedy into inspiration…into a music career.  This is exactly what the Emerald City native has done thus far as a devastating spinal injury ended her horseback riding career.  The raw emotional roller coaster afterwards eventually became […]

The Spotlight

By Maura HarwoodWho:  Jon McLaughlinWhere:  Nashville, TNSounds like:  Ben Folds, Dave Barnes, Ben RectorIf you’re a fan of the singer-songwriter scene (and subsequently some of the most beautiful lyrics you’ll ever listen to), you’ve probably heard of Jon McLaughlin. Since 2007, Jon McLaughlin has been gracing the music industry with his gorgeous piano melodies and […]

The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Alabama ShakesWhere:  Athens, AlabamaSounds like:  Janis Joplin, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Black KeysNever has a combination of 70’s style arena rock, mid 20th century blues rock, pure blues and hints of gospel, southern-fried rock ever sound so good in 2015.  And this quartet from Alabama has turned […]

Rita Ora releases new single, announces brief U.S. tour

From Musiqtone NewsThe summer gets a tick hotter as international superstar Rita Ora alongside Chris Brown release the sultry new single “Body On Me.”  The new song from Ora already has airplay in New York and Los Angeles and is also on Spotify and iTunes.  The accompanying music video will premiere on August 21st and […]

One Direction releases new single from upcoming album

By Alan HoVery rarely does One Direction get to do this, orchestrated or not in the dark of the night and without their rabid fanbase getting remotely tipped about it…but they did it!  The now foursome surprised Directioners early this morning (Friday July 31) with the release of “Drag Me Down,” now officially the first […]