• Sound of Cancer: ‘No Vampires in Gilroy’ — hauntingly beautiful groove

    4 Nov 2011, 23:04 by MystiCali44

    Autumn leaves, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie. A chill in the air, a thrilling annual encounter with black cats, witches, and vampires. Indeed, October is underway and the haunting holiday approaches. This Halloween we can anticipate a release from Sound of Cancer, the collaborative music project of recording artists, Alexx Calise and Dennis Morehouse. Layered with hauntingly beautiful melodies, dysphonic distortion, and elaborate choral harmonies woven around ominous soundscapes, Sound of Cancer’s debut ‘No Vampires in Gilroy’, combines Calise’s love of blues, jazz and grunge, and Morehouse’s penchant for all things dark and disturbing,

    blues, jazz, grunge, dark, Alexx Calise, Sound of Cancer
  • Alexx Calise, On the Roxx, October 15th

    18 Oct 2011, 05:25 by MystiCali44

    Alexx Calise can’t wait for Halloween. With red streaks running through her hair and heavy black eyeliner, you might think she’s vamped out early. This year however, the thrill of October 31st is not in the costume. For Calise, it will be in the excitement of releasing the Sound of Cancer debut album, ‘No Vampires in Gilroy.’
    ...Sound of Cancer is rumbling on the horizon, yet for now Calise sings in support of her own songs, mostly taken from the 2010 rocktronica album, ‘In Avanti.’ Calise is joined by drummer Morehouse and a couple other bandmates for a 9pm set, one of several by various bands playing this intimate bar/stage venue located on the second floor of The Roxy on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

    Alexx Calise, Sound of Cancer, grunge, metal, soul, blues, rocktronica
  • My top 50 Artists for 2010

    2 Jan 2011, 09:55 by menslar

    I enjoy listing my top artists each year, and 2010 will be no exception. Below are listed my top 50 artists for 2010, the top track(s) and top album(s) for each listed artist, and the position those tracks and albums attained in my 2010 charts. Maybe you'll spot some of your favorites on my charts. If you see any artists, albums, or tracks here that you aren't familiar with, maybe you'll consider giving them a listen. My charts are as much a mixed bag this year as years passed, but I listened to some artists in 2010 to whom even I am a bit surprised to find myself listening. I was in a strange mood this past year, I guess.

    There were a lot of ties for track and album positions in 2010, so you'll see some duplicate ranks for tracks and albums in this list. There was even a tie this year for the #50 position for artist rankings, which makes this a top 51 list instead of a top 50 list...

    #50 (tie): Brandy 108 plays
    Top Track: Afrodisiac track #264
  • My Top 50 Artists for 2007

    2 Jan 2008, 06:24 by menslar

    I like keeping track of my top artists each year, and getting a somewhat accurate combined count of plays from different sources is the main reason I joined And, well, 2007 is over, so it's time for me to capture the top artists of 2007 in a chart for posterity's sake. Without further ado, here is my chart of top 50 artists for 2007, counting down from 50 to 1. The most played track in 2007 by each artist is also shown.

    #50: Morningwood - 133 plays
    Top Track: Take Off Your Clothes - 39 plays

    #48 (tie): JUDY AND MARY - 134 plays
    Top Track: Music Fighter - 65 plays

    #48 (tie): Stealers Wheel - 134 plays
    Top Track: Stuck in the Middle With You - 45 plays

    #47: Stevie Wonder - 135 plays
    Top Track: Higher Ground - 35 plays

    #46: Ashlee Simpson - 138 plays
    Top Track: La La - 40 plays

    #44 (tie): Gwen Stefani - 144 plays
    Top Track: Wind It Up - 26 plays

    #44 (tie): Paul McCartney - 144 plays
    Top Track: Live And Let Die - 18 plays