Album Review: ‘Battle Drum’ by Darmata

Album Review 'Battle Drum' by Darmata

Recently I had the pleasure to preview an advance copy of Battle Drum, the latest 10-track LP from Chicago quartet Darmata. Battle Drum is the second release from the funk/rock group that has been playing various shows throughout the Windy City. After the jump, check out a review of Battle Drum before it releases August 30. Continue reading

Review: Beyoncé Out Performs the 49ers During the Super Bowl 47 Halftime Show

Beyonce Super Bowl 47 Halftime Show Review

If you happened to disregard this year’s halftime show at Super Bowl 47, you missed one hell of a performance. Despite many unenthusiastic acts as of late, this year’s Super Bowl pulled out all the stops when Beyoncé commanded the stage and captured the world’s attention. From start to finish, Beyoncé owned the show. Some may have even preferred seeing more of the bootylicious diva than watch the rest of the Super Bowl.  Continue reading

Coachella 2013 Lineup Review and Recommendations

Coachella 2013 Lineup

Does dripping in your own sweat in the middle of a desert sound like a good time? It should, especially if it has some of the most buzzed about acts on the planet. Hitting Indio, CA April 12-14 and 19-21, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the largest premier American music festivals of this generation most notably for its innovation in bringing entertainment to the masses. After the break, take a gander at the full three-day lineup as well as a few recommendations. Continue reading

Six Artists to Watch for in 2013

Six Artists to Watch for in 2013

2012 presented another interesting year for the music industry. Sales were down, but buzz and overall want/need for music is at an all time high. Electronic dance music (EDM) put its foot down on pop and a Korean became the most downloaded YouTube sensation with a flashy dance video – which is a testament to how global music can be affected by the Internet. This year is shaping up to be more of the same, maybe a guy from Luxembourg will make a video and be the new Psy – you never heard of Lux-Pop? After the break, listen to six artists could potentially have a big 2013. Continue reading

Random Track Review: ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ by AJ & The Jiggawatts

AJ and The Jiggawatts Don't Mess With Me

Alright viewers, this is a new section of Turn The Right Corner where I’ll randomly find a track online and review it. There is no rhyme or reason, it’s just me either taking the latest track uploaded to hypem.com or a reader’s suggestion. (Bring on the suggestions!)

With the inaugural post of Random Track Review, we have a hot, funky one. What popped up was a great funk/soul track called “Don’t Mess With Me” by AJ & The Jiggawatts (yes, a reference to Doc Brown and Marty McFly). Who are the Jiggawatts? Find out more after the jump! Continue reading

The Eagles May Sue Frank Ocean Over ‘American Wedding’

The Eagles Hotel California CD Cover

Frank Ocean’s “American Wedding” has caused some ruckus in the music world recently. According to MTV News, Don Henley, an Eagles member and the original writer of “Hotel California,” has asked Frank Ocean to stop performing the song live. “American Wedding” is a good song, only problem is that it’s not original. Ocean creates original lyrics, but uses the whole instrumentation of “Hotel California” and at times uses the same vocal melody. Keep reading to see why Frank Ocean is in some hot water. Continue reading

Great Influential Music Albums of 1992

Kris Kross Jump Jump

Music of the ’90s were a powerful time. Alternative music was on the rise, Bill Clinton sexed it up on the sax, boy bands were back on the rise, and the world was introduced to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

With Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power turning 20 this past week, I thought it would be appropriate to pay tribute to some other famous albums turning the big 2-0 later this year! (It’s scary to think that next year, those born in 1995 will be graduating from high school.) See my picks of some of the greatest influential albums of 1992 after the jump! Continue reading