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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: EXO/DON’T MESS UP MY TEMPO

K-Pop is one of the most popular genres in music today. And if you have no idea what K-Pop is, you really haven’t been paying attention. In a nutshell, K-Pop – an abbreviation of Korean Pop – originated two decades ago in South Korea and combines smooth R&B, sparkling Dance Music, pulsating Electro and shimmering Pop into one perfectly produced package. While the K-Pop landscape is littered with both male and female artists, boy bands dominate the genre. While artists like N*Sync, Backstreet Boys and One Direction kept the U.S. market interested over the past two decades, K-Pop’s popularity began to rise. In the last few years, K-Pop has infiltrated the U.S. market and bands like BTS and Super Junior have taken the charts by storm. One of the most beloved and respected K-Pop groups today is EXO, an eight member Korean-Chinese group that features the multi-million selling solo artist Lay as a core member. Lay is making his EXO return on DON’T MESS UP MY TEMPO after two years on his own. […]

By | November 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: EXO/DON’T MESS UP MY TEMPO

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WILLIAM SHATNER/SHATNER CLAUS

“Christmas: the final frontier. This is the musical voyage of William Shatner. Its holiday mission: to explore strange yule music. To seek out and inject new life into old traditions. To boldly go where no Shatner album has gone before. This is SHATNER CLAUS!” […]

By | October 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WILLIAM SHATNER/SHATNER CLAUS

AMPED™ 2018 Issue 42 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From EXO David Archuleta Filter Peter Bjorn & John Channel 3

By | October 24th, 2018|New Release Digital Magazine|Comments Off on AMPED™ 2018 Issue 42 New Release Digital Magazine

AMPED™ 2018 Issue 41 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Roxanne William Shatner Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers Ty Segall America

By | October 24th, 2018|New Release Digital Magazine|Comments Off on AMPED™ 2018 Issue 41 New Release Digital Magazine

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: YOKO ONO/WARZONE

     Much has been written about Yoko Ono over the years and, sadly, not all of it positive. However, if you look back over the 50 years that she has been in the public consciousness, she has always been a force for good. A superhero of sorts. From being a positive light that guided John Lennon out of his darkness to being an outspoken advocate against gun violence, Yoko has lent her name, her money and her time to many great causes over the years. Yet, the press has dragged her name through the mud so many times that their personal agendas have been adopted by the public as facts. While I’m sure it has been hurtful and confusing to Yoko, she has stood tall and continues to be a strong force in activism and art. […]

By | October 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: YOKO ONO/WARZONE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BOTTLE ROCKETS/BIT LOGIC

So, what do you do if you create music that is completely in step with what should be popular but is apparently out of step with what is actually popular? Playing great music that reaches a specific audience is definitely admirable but it can be frustrating – for the band and their fans – if a talented act continually releases outstanding albums that don’t immediately race to the top of the charts. Sadly, this type of situation is quite common. For example, for nearly 30 years, St. Louis’ The Bottle Rockets have released a series of albums that embrace the heart of American music while reinterpreting it in fresh, new ways. BIT LOGIC is their 13th album and might be the album that finally connects them with a larger audience. […]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BOTTLE ROCKETS/BIT LOGIC

AMPED™ 2018 Issue 40 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Yoko Ono Nenah Cherry Appleseed's 21st Anniversary Broncho Jewel

By | October 11th, 2018|New Release Digital Magazine|Comments Off on AMPED™ 2018 Issue 40 New Release Digital Magazine

AMPED™ 2018 Issue 39 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Bottle Rockets Jedi Mind Tricks Mormon Tabernacle Choir Anna St. Louis You Me At Six

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AMPED™ 2018 Issue 38 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From J.P. Harris B.W. Stevenson Jackie Greene Kubrick's Music Matt Nathanson

By | October 11th, 2018|New Release Digital Magazine|Comments Off on AMPED™ 2018 Issue 38 New Release Digital Magazine

AMPED™ 2018 Issue 37 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Amy Ray Bayside Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds XTC The Marshall Tucker Band

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