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Smash Mouth – Astro Lounge (1999)

Smash Mouth – Astro Lounge (1999)

Asher Maitin, Eastside Staff

February 10, 2015


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Underground

Astro Lounge, released in 1999, is the second full length album by Smash Mouth, a pop rock band originating in San Jose, California. Originally consisting of Steve Harwell on vocals, Kevin Coleman on drums, Greg Camp on guitar and Paul De Lisle on bass, the band’s most famous hit, “All Star,” reached ...

Maroon 5 – Songs About Jane (2002)

Maroon 5 – Songs About Jane (2002)

Jesse Stiller, Eastside Staff

February 1, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Before the signature pop song “Payphone” and the game-changing song “Moves Lie Jagger,” there was the funky, laid back sound of Songs About Jane by Maroon 5. For those who have been missing out on the music scene, Maroon 5 is a group that first formed in 1994 under the name Kara’s Flowers....

Underground History: Rock and Roll

Underground History: Rock and Roll

Jocelynne Dorotan, For Eastside

January 17, 2015


Filed under Underground

The world’s music industry certainly “rock and rolled” when one of the most popular genres of music emerged in the mid-twentieth century. Rock and roll, also recognized as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll, arose in the 1950s and originated in the United States as the first wave of music. Now...

BØRNS relaxes listeners with iTunes Single of the Week

BØRNS relaxes listeners with iTunes Single of the Week

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

January 4, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

This week, iTunes features the electro-rock music of BØRNS as the iTunes Single of the Week. Originating from suburban Grand Haven, Michigan, Garrett Borns has been interested in the arts dating back to his magic days as “Garrett the Great.” The Michigan native received a National Scholastic Art...

Finish Ticket delights with debut album

Finish Ticket delights with debut album

Jenna Myers, Eastside Opinions Editor

December 26, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Finish Ticket, a band made up of friends and siblings from the town of Alameda in California, released its debut album, Tears You Apart in Feb. 2013. Recorded and mastered by Castle Ultimate Sound, Tears You Apart is featured with the indie-alternative rock vibe that sounds similar to bands like You...

One decade later, MF DOOM’s productive 2004 remains legendary

One decade later, MF DOOM’s productive 2004 remains legendary

Jacob Borowsky, Eastside Underground Editor

December 15, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Emcee and producer MF DOOM is almost the perfect underground artist. The New York-based emcee is highly coveted by fans of the underground hip-hop scene as an ingenious producer and lyricist who never aimed to appeal to the masses. To mainstream or casual rap fans, the name “DOOM” may not bear any...

Humans of Cherry Hill East: Amelia Verrecchio (’16)

Humans of Cherry Hill East: Amelia Verrecchio (’16)

Liza Rothkoff, Eastside Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2014


Filed under Underground

Amelia Verrecchio (’16) joined the South Jersey rowing team at the beginning of the school year. The team practices on the Cooper River. Verrecchio said that she normally sits in the stern when the team is in an eight. Verrecchio decided that she wanted to join the team last year, but due to schedule...

Sugar Ray- Floored (1997)

Sugar Ray- Floored (1997)

Jared Fisch, Eastside Staff

December 13, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Underground

When its second album came out, Sugar Ray consisted of five key players; Mark McGrath (lead singer), Rodney Sheppard (guitarist), Stan Frazier (drummer), Murphy Karges (bassist) and D.J. Homicide (DJ). Only McGrath and Sheppard are still in the band today. Sugar Ray is an alternative rock, pop rock...

Nikki Lane brings holiday cheer with this week’s iTunes Single of the Week

Nikki Lane brings holiday cheer with this week’s iTunes Single of the Week

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

December 13, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Nikki Lane’s “FaLaLaLaLove Ya” is the current iTunes Single of the Week. Specifically featured as a “holiday” Single of the Week, Lane’s track sets the perfect mood for the celebratory December season. The song was the initial single released following the release of Lane’s second album...

Walk the Moon pleases listeners with new album

Walk the Moon pleases listeners with new album

Jenna Myers, Eastside Opinions Editor

December 13, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

After its huge single, “Anna Sun” became a craze everywhere in 2011, the band Walk the Moon drives more fans in with its newest album, Talking Is Hard. With pop sprinkled onto each song on this 12-track album, Walk the Moon adds this small change in its music unlike its previous albums, I Want! ...

Kara’s Flowers – We Like Digging? (1995)

Kara’s Flowers – We Like Digging? (1995)

Jesse Stiller, Eastside Staff

December 3, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Underground

Sometimes, even the most mainstream bands start small somewhere. When such small bands fail and fold, their history falls into oblivion; this album is one of those exceptions. Kara’s Flowers was first a grunge, garage rock and alternative metal band that was active between 1994 and 2001. The band...

Hurricane – Over the Edge (1988)

Hurricane – Over the Edge (1988)

Asher Maitin, Eastside Staff

November 17, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Showcase, Underground

Originating in 1985 in Los Angeles, Hurricane is a heavy-metal rock group formed by Robert Sarzo and Tony Cavazo, younger brothers of Quiet Riot’s Rudy Sarzo and Carlos Cavazo. Orginally, the band featured Sarzo on guitar and Cavazo on bass, as well as Jay Schellen on drums, Michael Guy on guitar and...

New Radicals – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (1998)

New Radicals – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (1998)

Jesse Stiller, Eastside Staff

November 16, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Underground

Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (1998) is an album released by the short-lived group, New Radicals, on Oct. 20, 1998. This is the group’s first and only album. The New Radicals lasted only during a two year period, from 1997 to 1999, but is considered to be one of the best “one hit wonders” for the ...

Vince Staples releases “Hell Can Wait”

Vince Staples releases “Hell Can Wait”

Ben Silvert, Eastside Staff

November 16, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Vince Staples released his first commercial EP, Hell Can Wait, on Oct. 14. The release from the west coast rapper was probably most anticipated by those who follow the Odd Future Wolf Gang clan, as it was under this group that fame trickled down to him. He has a number of mixtapes under his belt, th...

WALK THE MOON makes a good impression with iTunes Single of the Week

WALK THE MOON makes a good impression with iTunes Single of the Week

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

November 16, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

WALK THE MOON’s “Shut Up And Dance” is the current iTunes Single of the Week. After a summer of opening Panic! At the Disco’s The Gospel Tour, the Cincinnati-based indie-rock band, WALK THE MOON has started to rise to prominence in the music industry. The single “Shut Up and Dance," which...

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