Archive for December, 2016

Indie Christmas Playlist


Spotify has a huge assortment of festive playlists. You can hear anything from LCD Soundsystem creating a Christmas tune to the classic Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Maybe you’re looking for something that will help get you in the holiday spirit but you’re not really feeling the usual classics that are on repeat in the shopping […]

Clark’s Secret Identity – The Promise of a Wonderful Future


While Clark’s Secret Identity has too few releases under its belt to be considered prolific, I will say that there was little wait (exactly 12 months) between the release of the debut EP and the release of the debut album. Hell, the band played its first live show this past April. The stylistically ambiguous Pennsylvania […]

Carry On, My Wayward Son

A wise person once said, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” I may not know who this person was, but I agree full-heartedly with their statement because I’ve had a lot of fun writing for Creative Control Magazine. A year-and-a-half ago, I was accepted as an editorial intern on this website, and fifty-nine articles later, […]

Karmic – Higher Self


The pop genre has become arguably the most popular and versatile genre of the last 20 years, weaving its way into rap, rock and now country. But Karmic has seemingly brought the genre back to its 80s roots with their single “Higher Self.”

Jared Mancuso – Superdope


Jared Mancuso is either Buddy Holly reincarnated or a musician born many years too late. He even has the look and the whole nine yards. He’s actually portrayed Holly as an actor and in his own tribute act called Not Fade Away.

Christmas Favorites


I have always loved the Christmas season, ever since I was a child. The snow (in some places), the bright red and green decorations, the quality time spent with family opening presents and watching countless Christmas specials—what’s not to love? Working in the customer service industry has shown me why some people aren’t as enthusiastic […]

The Kaos – Cold


It starts with a few guitar strings reverberating throughout the empty spaces followed by rimshots on a snare then the vocals from Josh Audas come in, breaking the instrumental. This is the sound of the Kaos and their new single “Cold.”

King Washington – My Reflection


King Washington is made up of four dudes – Tyson Kelly on vocals, guitar and keys; George Krikes on guitar and vocals; Billy Lee with bass and vocals and David Contreras on drums. The band is usually defined as having an indie rock sound with a hint of 60’s/70’s influence. This description is pretty spot […]

Fragile Things – Broken Sun


How many times have we all heard the phrase “the first one is the best” when referencing a series of albums, films, or books? I’ve heard it more than enough in my time. My thoughts are that this frequent occurrence is likely due to an emotional attachment to the original formula and subsequent diversion from […]

Taylor Jahn – Hide Away


I have a soft spot for singer songwriters. Partially because they often produce adorable folky tunes and also because they’re often from small towns like the one that I came from, so I feel like we have some unwritten bond that city folk just don’t understand.