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Soundtrax: Inspiration & Motivation

Soundtrax: Inspiration & Motivation by OurStage on Grooveshark

With 2012 behind us and a new year in front of us, what better time to put those New Year’s resolutions to the test? This week’s playlist is comprised of songs designed to inspire and motivate, so you’ll be able to tackle resolutions of all sizes with a little more ease. The playlist includes OurStage artist and Boston natives, The Hush Now.

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Venture Guitars Launch Kickstarter

Venture Guitars is an independent custom guitar company based out of Pawtucket, RI. It was founded in 2009 by four friends, including Travis Alexander of the band Ghost Thrower (formerly of Therefore I Am). They have handmade high quality 100% custom guitars for major artists including Steve Klein of New Found Glory, Dallas Green of City and olour (ex-Alexisonfire), Bryan Donahue of Early Morning Blues (ex-Boys Like Girls), and more. Now they are hoping to push their business to the next level by entering their first original design into the professional guitar market, but they need your help! The guitar is called the Anna-Lee, and through Kickstarter, they are hoping to raise at least $15,000 to afford new parts and equipment to expand their business and build more of this model. If you would like to help fund this project and support an ambitious, independent, all American-made company, click here to learn more, donate, and receive some cool pledge rewards!

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iRock: Orange Avenue

There was a time when the rock genre adopted synthesized instruments, such as the infamous Moog synthesizer, and birthed a new genre child. Like all kids, the genre grows up  and begins to hang out with many different people thus creating new sounds for everyone to enjoy and love. Bands like Motion City Soundtrack, Ludo, The Get Up Kids, Reggie And The Full Effect, Thunderbirds Are Now! and HelloGoodbye crawled out of the woodwork, utilizing the synth sound in their own unique way. Today, solid synthesized rock genre is all grown up and making a comeback with a fresher look and new attitude after many years of tweaking.
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50 States In 50 Weeks… Week 44: Pennsylvania

Fun Facts: State Dog: Great Dane, State Song: “Pennsylvania,” State Flower: Mountain Laurel

Home of: Bill Haley & His Comets, The Dead Milkmen, Disco Biscuits, The Roots, Hall & Oates

The Venues: Johnny Brenda’s is a local Philly favorite to catch the the best indie touring bands like Quasi and The Apples In Stereo as well as local and regional stars. The Trocadero Theatre offers a main theater for larger acts like reggae legends Steel Pulse and indie gods The New Pornographers and a balcony for smaller bands and weekly movie nights. Looking for something more intimate? Milkboy Coffee is an all-ages venue/coffee shop that offers a wide variety of local and regional talent. With two locations in Ardmore and Bryn Mawr, as well as a recording studio and an artist development service called “The Unlabel,” Milkboy is a great place to fill all of your local music needs.

The Music:

Atlantic Avenue – It doesn’t take many listens to understand how Atlantic Avenue’s radio-ready pop/rock sound has earned them opening slots for national acts like Boys Like Girls, Circa Survive, Armor For Sleep, Quietdrive, Valencia, Mae and more. The band was a finalist in OurStage’s 2009 MTV VMA Best Philly Breakout Artist competition, opening for All Time Low and The White Tie Affair at the VMA concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. Continue Reading 50 States In 50 Weeks…Week 44: Pennsylvania

 


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