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Pharrell: From singing about lap dances to being “Happy”

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N.E.R.D.

It amazes me what transformation an artist can go through over the years… such as in the case of Pharrell whom a majority of young listeners even think he is a new artist. Sorry to burst your bubble, guys. Pharrell has been active–and has worn many hats, in fact–in the music industry for more than a decade already.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: Laughter guaranteed

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Three-time Grammy Award winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic proves the old adage that "Imitation is the best form of flattery".  CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS/theatlantic.com

If “Weird Al” Yankovic’s name rings a bell and sounds familiar especially to older music aficionados, it very well should.

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Album Review: ‘Ultrablessed’ by Sponge Cola

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For a local mainstream band like Sponge Cola to be able to release four consecutive studio albums that were all commercially successful and which garnered back to back hits are not only highly impressive but also speak well of their lasting appeal. Those are the two reasons I have decided to do a proper album review of their fifth studio-release “Ultrablessed”.

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Indie Showcase: Autotelic

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PHOTO BY GAB PILI

It is high time the spotlight be focused also on our indie bands and acts. They form a deep well of diverse and amazing talents in the local scene. I will be showcasing once in a while an indie band or act that to my mind deserves a look and more attention. So below, let’s get to know Autotelic:

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My Top 3 songs of all time from the World Cup

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With excitement about the 2014 World Cup still at fever pitch, it is not only the memorable moments and heart-stopping surprises that are in store for football fans to take home who come from around the world. What lingers on also with them and for everyone else who hears it is the music which provides the “soundtrack” for the highlights of each game.

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