I am late to the party. The kind where the record stops when you walk in late to that party and everyone is looking at you. Such is the case with me with the May 1st EP release of indie synth/punk darlings Courage My Love entitled "Spectra". To paraphrase, the definition of "Spectra" comes from … Continue reading (EP Review) “Spectra” by COURAGE MY LOVE
Contributor's Note: Episode 27 of The Don's Hit List Podcast is now available with Liz Mauritz (Vocals/Lyricist) and Zach Duarte (Lead Guitars) of the Pop Punk band Gold Steps. Liz and Zach journey with me through their band's music collection as we discuss the goosebump moments in their songs. Liz and Zach discuss their songwriting process. … Continue reading We Nerd Out Vol. 49: Liz Mauritz and Zach Duarte of GOLD STEPS Converses with “The Don” of THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on Goosebump Moments and Coping with Anxiety
Editor's Note: It was such a blast to be once again talking to one of the loveliest souls in the music industry in frontwoman/guitarist Mercedes Arn-Horn of Courage My Love. In this interview, she took a break from the studio to be chatting with Madness To Creation about the upcoming album, their recent video/single release … Continue reading Mercedes Arn-Horn of COURAGE MY LOVE Converses with Madness To Creation on “Remission”, Mental Health and Going DIY on Upcoming Record!
Honestly, I've never listened to this band before. I was sitting at Spicoli's with my friends and they were performing providing direct support for Smile Empty Soul and Flaw on the "Flawless Smile Tour" at Spicoli's Grill in Waterloo, Iowa. Their rhythms, vocals, and arrangements immediately grabbed my attention. I immediately picked up a copy … Continue reading (EP Review) “Beloved” by New Lingo
Editor's Note: UK Alternative Rock band Trash Boat has recently wrapped up the Vans Warped Tour and have also released their album entitled "Crown Shyness" via Hopeless Records. Madness To Creation had literally a few minutes to prepare for this interview, so prepare for this off-the-cuff conversation with vocalist Tobi Duncan. Fans can find this … Continue reading Tobi Duncan of Trash Boat Discusses His Puppy and Vans Warped Tour with Madness To Creation!
Editor's Note: There is something to be said about that singer-songwriter who takes multiple influences and creates it into his/her own brand. That is what Atlanta native Maggie Schneider certainly did as she is carving her own niche into the music world. Maggie's career began to launch as she found herself sharing the stage with … Continue reading The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 9: “From All Time Low to Transform Space: How Vans Warped Tour Impacted My Career” by Maggie Schneider
Out of Louisville, Kentucky is a trio known as FLOODS that will bring you sexy pop sensibilities, along with seduction that sounds innocent yet it sounds like they're hiding something as a result of it. On February 23rd, FLOODS dropped their record entitled "Badtimes" via InVogue Records. FLOODS is composed of Emily Prather, Sam Stamper, … Continue reading “Badtimes” by FLOODS, infectious like crazy!
Editor's Note: I remember driving in my car on my way to my full time job and Soundgarden came on the radio. It was the song "Outshined" and I didn't think anything of it, I love being surprised when I hear a damn good song on the radio. I forget about my stresses for those … Continue reading Madness To Creation Sounding Off: Looking Back on 2017: Various Artists Reflect on Chris Cornell with Madness To Creation!
Editor's Note: I wish I could afford an awards show and this is something I might do for next year, is actually have trophies made and deliver them to the bands/recording artists to make them "official". But with a shoestring budget, we're doing what we can to recognize some powerful records and acts. There have … Continue reading Madness To Creation’s Frisson Awards! Part One: Frisson Award for Incredible Record of the Year!