Released via Heavenly Sweetness and Pura Vida Sounds, the 15-track LP takes its title from a coastal suburb of Ghana’s capital, Accra, where KOG (born Kweku Sackey) grew up. “The atmosphere, culture and social structures of this community have reinforced and developed my creativity and my love for art,” heRead More →

Andrea Ramolo’s quarantine dreams The singer-songwriter is documenting pandemic life in a new album and tour that kicked off at Hamilton’s Bridgeworks on February 25. -Graham Rockingham Hamilton Spectator The Eurovision Song Contest just banned Russia. It’s a tune all western pop culture should sing Economic sanctions are a goodRead More →

Avril Lavigne has well and truly earned her title of pop-punk princess, but in case you didn’t know, she’s actually one of the most versatile musicians in the music industry. The hitmaker debuted with “Complicated” two decades ago. The cheerful “Sk8er Boi” followed soon after. That double punch coupled withRead More →

As a form of entertainment, music is timeless, but the music industry itself has been seriously disrupted over the past generation. Aspiring artists are now looking to build a following through social media platforms and streaming services, and the live music industry has continued to grow. Power and influence inRead More →

What is America’s favorite music genre? This is an extremely difficult question to answer, with several different styles resonating strongly on the touring circuit. According to a 2015 ranking just published by busbud, Country music topped the genre list for 13 different states, based on tour activity. Every major tourRead More →

Berlin-based developers Magix have been producing software since 1993, including the ever-popular music maker production tool for Windows. Now Magix has introduced a music-making app for Android smartphones and tablets, a follow-up to the version that’s already available for Windows 8. Music Maker Jam takes a more playful approach thanRead More →