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Elizaveta’s album Messenger contrasts with her initial album Trap

Elizaveta’s album Messenger contrasts with her initial album Trap

Nancy Bowne, Eastside Online

March 30, 2016


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Elizaveta’s Messenger commences with a delirious, hazy reflection coupled with a soft piano riff. This sets the tempo for most of the song. Its synthesizers rise in the end with more rage rising and understanding growing in her soprano two voice- as a bird taking flight, yet always close to surface...

The Clearance Aisle – “Brand New Day”

The Clearance Aisle – “Brand New Day”

Joe Levin, Eastside Staff

March 18, 2016


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Sting, born Gordon Sumner, is perhaps best known for his role as the lead singer of the 1970s and ‘80s rock band: The Police. Sting first began making music in the late 1970s; originally a member of many bands, Sting eventually narrowed down to one solid band, joining forces with drummer Stewart Copel...

Sarah McLachlan’s album Afterglow is undervalued

Sarah McLachlan’s album Afterglow is undervalued

Rachel Mirsen, Eastside Staff

March 6, 2016


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One of the most recognized commercials through time is that of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Pictures of mistreated and innocent animals take the screen as Sarah McLachlan’s song “Angel” plays in the background.  For many, this is McLachlan’s only know...

New Technology that people do not seem to know about

New Technology that people do not seem to know about

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Staff

January 28, 2016


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We have a natural tendency to glorify the inventions which receive the most attention in the media, while forgetting those inventions which do not receive media exposure. Sometimes, even the unknown technologies can change the world. Some of these potential world changing technology companies include SC...

The Heist Revisited: Why reviewing an album, before you learn how to review albums, isn’t a great idea

The Heist Revisited: Why reviewing an album, before you learn how to review albums, isn’t a great idea

Jacob Borowsky, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

In 2012, during my freshman year, I wrote what I thought was a masterpiece. I had just finished my first listen of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s debut album, The Heist (2012), and I literally could not wait to put my thoughts on paper. Thus, immediately after the album’s conclusion, I drafted...

Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams 2005 album has a lot of mellow tunes

Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams 2005 album has a lot of mellow tunes

Eric First, Eastside Staff

January 13, 2016


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On March 1, 2005, Jack Johnson, a former Hawaiian pro surfer, released his third musical album, In Between Dreams. Johnson’s album was released by Brushfire Records, a record label that he, along with his friends Chris and Emmett Malloy created in 2002 to produce the music for their surfing document...

3D Printed cars pave the streets for a more economic way to construct technology

3D Printed cars pave the streets for a more economic way to construct technology

Madi Palat, Eastside Staff

January 3, 2016


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Thanks to modernization, 3D printing is now a real technological advancement. Within the past few years, three-dimensional printers have become available to everyday people, expanding from its previous subset of only the engineering world. 3D printed cars offer several benefits as opposed to thei...

Hunter Hunted’s new album “Ready For You” excites many fans

Hunter Hunted’s new album “Ready For You” excites many fans

Leah Downie, Eastside Staff

November 11, 2015


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Michael Garner (specializes in keys and vocals) and Dan Chang (specializes in bass and vocals) from uprising indie pop band Hunter Hunted, have recently released a new album Ready For You. The album consists of 11 tracks, some of which mirror the sounds of popular bands such as Twenty One Pilots, A Great...

The Underground Music Awards announces winners

The Underground Music Awards announces winners

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

November 1, 2015


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It was a packed house on Sunday, October 25 at The 12th annual Underground Music Awards at B.B. Kings Blues Club Bar and Grill in Times Square. Chia Schonberg hosted the 2015 UMAs. At the awards, MC Rah Digga was honored for her skills as a MC. Digga received the “Impact Award”. Rah Digga is an...

American Town – Five for Fighting (2000)

American Town – Five for Fighting (2000)

Eric First, Eastside Staff

November 1, 2015


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Underground

In 2000, Vladimir John Ondrasik III, known by his stage name Five for Fighting, released his second album, America Town. A solo soft rock artist, Ondrasik wrote all twelve of the album's songs, featuring guest musicians Gregg Wattenberg (guitarist) and Dorian Crozier (percussionist). This is the first ...

The UMAs recognize unsigned artists

The UMAs recognize unsigned artists

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

October 20, 2015


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On Sunday, Oct. 25, hip hop lovers will gather at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill in Times Square, New York City for the 12th annual Urban Thresholds Underground Music Awards. The UMAs were created by Urban Threshold to give recognition to unsigned and independent songwriters, artists and producers. Genres...

R.E.M – Green (1988)

R.E.M – Green (1988)

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

July 31, 2015


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Underground

R.E.M. was an American rock band that paved the way for bands like Nirvana. R.E.M. from Athens, GA, helped grow the alternative rock scene. R.E.M. was composed of four main band members: Michael Stipe (lead singer), Peter Buck (guitarist), Mike Mills (bassist) and Bill Berry (drummer). They released...

Leprous releases memorable new album

Leprous releases memorable new album

Joshua Sodicoff, Eastside Staff

June 10, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

The Congregation (2015) is the newest release by the avant-garde metal band Leprous. Although the band had formed in 2002, as the touring group for Ihsahn of Emperor, the band did not release its first album, Tall Poppy Syndrome, until 2009. The band’s first release took the best of heavy progressi...

Underground Television Channels: What are they?

Underground Television Channels: What are they?

Sonia Kim, Eastside Webmaster

May 18, 2015


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What was once a dream in the eyes of inventors nearly 75 years ago has reformed into what is known today as the good old TV. Throughout the past few decades, the television medium has revolutionized with better cinematic features, star struck actors, and technology obviously having a great influence...

American Wrestlers releases song from solo album for free on iTunes

American Wrestlers releases song from solo album for free on iTunes

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

April 29, 2015


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American Wrestlers: One would presumably think this name denotes a band. But in actuality, this “band” merely consists of one singular man. This man is quite unconventional in his approaches. He is a man prided on resolute defiance to the progressing music industry - a man sure that the sound quality...

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