Music is dying. Long live The MIK!

by Xavier Xisto

Music is dying. Long live The MIK! by Xavier Xisto
Music is dying. Slowly, but it is. I don’t want to be one of those close-minded people who lives in the glorious pinnacle of the past, but we can all agree that the quality of the music industry has declined intensely since the second half of the past century. Today’s standards of what is labeled as art are worrying. Why do we live in such an artistic wasteland, you might ask?

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45 STORIES: The Story of Spies Ascend

by David Nenner

45 STORIES: The Story of Spies Ascend by David Nenner

When I was in High School, I dated a girl who introduced me to her friend Fred. Fred and I hit it off nicely and eventually started writing music together, both heavier rock and metal styles, as well as some acoustic-based compositions. We shared a very similar approach as far as how we wrote melodies and put chords together, but it was not yet as refined as it would end up being years later; we were younger then. In 2006, we began to go our separate ways in life, me with finishing my Bachelor’s in Music Education, Fred with his career and a new relationship.

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Who Listens to Acoustic-Electric Folk-Rock? (new music)

by _Mike Birch

Who Listens to Acoustic-Electric Folk-Rock? (new music) by Mike Birch
When asked what type of music he produces, Mike Birch tells people “electric acoustic folk rock” – a span of styles as broad as his music. From simple folky acoustic guitar songs to all-out rock and roll and piano ballads, there is something for almost every music lover.

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S Y Z Y G Y X is a love story, too

by Luna Blanc

S Y Z Y G Y X is a love story, too by Luna Blanc

Le’ts start in the middle. Many years after both Josh and I, separately, had had music running through our veins and had already been the air we breathe. Although, mine in the form of a dream and Josh’s as his reality.

Let’s start in the middle. In a retail store in the big and unknown county of Fairfax, in northern Virginia, where Luna and Josh met.

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Writing the Book on Facades: Identity, Storytelling, and Fluidity

by The Facades

Writing the Book on Facades: Identity, Storytelling, and FluiditySo who are The Facades? It’s a good question. Even though I play all four members of the group, and they all come from and live in my head, I still have a little trouble clearly defining them. Zyote, the serious executive producer with a heart of lead and a painted smile. Aces Wild, the androgynous rock star/party angel who borrows Bowie’s vision and runs amok with it. Glitchtech, the anxiety-driven machine made man with an ear to the subway walls and an eye on the truth. The Thin Man, the pure diamond of barely-repressed spite with a literal cult following. How do I play them all, and how do they all play me?

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How BPD and a Musical Background Helped Bedroom Pop Artist DJ ZETTEY Z Make an Album

by DJ ZETTEY Z

How BPD and a Musical Background Helped Bedroom Pop Artist DJ ZETTEY Z Make an Album

Lizette Roman-Johnston (DJ ZETTEY Z) grew up in a musical family, which was intimidating for a long time, but eventually, she worked up the courage to put out her first album called “BORDERLINE,” a 13-track work centered around her borderline personality disorder. Through the power of electronic bedroom pop, she touches upon the highs and lows of relationships, young adult life, and mental health.

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