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    Gigs and Festivals in February 2019

    Isn’t it terrifying and exciting to to find out that we’ve passed a month in 2019? Yes, it’s February already. It may be  rainy season in Southeast Asia and Australia, but our spirit toward gigs and festivals are always summer. Here, we’ve curated gigs and festivals that will be held this month. Check it out. 2nd February 2019 George Ezra – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 8th February 2019 IDER – Eastwood Mall Open Park, Eastwood City, Quezon City, Philippines. 9th February 2019 IDER – Uptown Mall, Taguig, Philippines. Cat Power – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 10th February 2019 Cat Power – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 11th February 2019 Cat Power –…

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    Would You Be So Kind, Another Folk Masterpiece from Dodie Clark

    Love.. love.. love this song so much! Okay, I have to calm down. I should make a foreword before I tell you about how amazing this song. Hi folks! My currently listening for this week is Would You Be So Kind from the amazing singer-songwriter from England, Dodie Clark. I feel so shame that I just found out about this song lately. Actually, Would You Be So Kind was taken from Dodie’s second EP You that was released in August 2017. And this month, she just released her brand new EP called Human and it is as awesome as always. I have a plan to make a review about this…

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    Album Review: Grace Carter Turned Heartache into Art in “Why Her Not Me”

    Your emotion is an endless source of inspiration, an endless source to creates anything, including art. Sadness is as powerful energy as happiness. That is what Grace Carter shows in her EP, Why Her Not Me. Grace Carter is a soul-pop singer-songwriter from England. She began attract lots of attention through her single, Silence. In 2018, YouTube Music calls her “Ones to Watch” artist. I think, Grace Carter’s EP, Why Her Not Me that she released on December 10th 2018, anchors her position as one of the most promising artist. My first encounter toward Grace Carter music was also from her single, Silence. It was an acoustic version. At that…

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    Celebrating Friendship with E^ST Song, “Friends”

    Since E^ST released her first EP, Old Age, in 2014, she definitely stole my attention, especially with her song, Your Ghost. If you haven’t heard about this talented artist, E^ST is a stage name of singer and songwriter from New South Wales, Australia, Melissa Bester. I think, her eminence come from her soothing yet powerful voice, the glorious and ear-catching melodies that she creates, plus her lyrics that have lots of punching lines. Taken from her latest album, Life Ain’t Always Roses, that being released last October, Friends is one of the most sought of E^ST songs. As you can see from its title, this songs talking about friendship. Lyrically aside,…

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    Most Anticipated Singer: Ivy Adara

    All hail Australian musicians! Somehow, they never failed to amaze me with their music talent. This time, it comes from 23 years-old singer-songwriter, Ivy Adara. Her talent as a songwriter already seen when she wrote her first song at the age of 7. And at the age of 12, she won the Tamworth Country Music Festival Award for Best Songwriter. Adara took public’s attention for the first time when she participated on The X Factor Australia in 2016. Although, she did not win the competition, but her skill as a singer-songwriter is undoubted. Over the next year, she moved to Los Angeles and continue her career as a singer-songwriter. As…

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    “Assume Form” James Blake New Album Review

    After almost three years, the English singer-songwriter and producer James Blake released his fourth album, Assume Form, yesterday, in January 18, 2019. The new album consists of 12 songs, including some songs that James has introduced before—Can’t Believe the Way We Flow and Don’t Miss It.   Assume Form Tracklist: Assume Form Mile High (Feat. Metro Boomin & Travis Scott) Tell Them (Feat. Metro Boomin & Moses Sumney) Into the Red Barefoot in the Park (Feat. ROSALÍA) Can’t Believe the Way We Flow Are You in Love? Where’s the Catch? (Feat. André 3000) I’ll Come Too Power On Don’t Miss It Lullaby for My Insomniac Aside from how honest James Blake’s lyrics…

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    The Little Story Behind New Music Friday

    Have you ever wonder why there’s rarely new music from Monday to Thursday? Ever heard a term called, New Music Friday? Ever notice that, indeed, there are new musics on Friday, even Spotify creates playlist that gather new music on Friday? Why Friday? Why not Monday or Tuesday and so on? Well, it used to be Tuesday, at least in America.  The day of the new music release used to be Tuesday for around 25 years. But then technology shapes the world into a new form. Now, people able to stream music and has a lot access to get the music they like, legally or illegally. If you live in America, where the…

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    Hotel Café: Home For Singer-Songwriters

    Have you ever heard about Hotel Café before folks? If you haven’t heard about this place, can you guess what kind of place is it? If you think it’s a hotel then you’re wrong. Or if you think it’s a cafe, well you’re wrong again. Give up? Okay, Hotel Café is a live music venue which located on Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. This awesome place already well-known as a home for singer-songwriter and a place where singer-songwriter perform their material in front of small audiences and help them established their music career. And yes, so many awesome singer-songwriter who become Grammy winners or Grammy nominees start their career…

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    Music Behind TV Series and Movies: How Important Music Supervisor for The Rising of Indie Music

    What is your favorite TV series folks? Did you notice the sense of music that played in a series or movies scene? Okay, We already know music is one of the most important part in tv series or movies. Music already become the soul of a scene and create scene become more alive and being memorable. Do you know who has to be responsible for every memorable scenes in tv series or movies that always keep in our mind? Right! Someone who we usually called music supervisors. Music supervisor is the person whose in charge and responsible for bringing music in tv series or movies.Yupp, they are the one who…

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    9 Things You Should Know About Record Store Day

    For a fan of physical album, I bet Record Store Day is one of the ‘holy’ days for you. According to the Record Store Day website, this annual event will be held again in the next of 20 days. But, if you haven’t heard about Record Store Day, here’s some fun facts about Record Store Day. 9 Things You Should Know About Record Store Day Record Store Day is a dedicated day to celebrate the love of buying physical albums and keeping the culture of the independently owned record store alive. This celebration founded in 2007 and always held on the third Saturday of April which is why this year Record…