Nevermind – Nirvana

For today’s Flashback Friday, we’re going back to check out an album that helped define an emerging genre known as “Grunge Rock.” Grunge is a sound that mixes hard rock and heavy metal with punk music. The genre is synonymous with Seattle band Nirvana, a three-piece group that all but invented this new sound. Son put on your flannels and ripped jeans as we take … Continue reading Nevermind – Nirvana

American Beauty – Grateful Dead

For my first Flashback Friday of the year, I thought I’d kick it off with one of my favorites. In 1970 Grateful Dead made their fifth studio album American Beauty. Still, on the stream of country and folk rock from their previous album, Workingman’s Dead, the album is filled with soft swinging vocals and acoustic instruments. Let’s take a look. The Vocals: The vocals on … Continue reading American Beauty – Grateful Dead

No Road Leads There – Table Talk

The Long Island music scene has always been comprised of outcasts and afterthoughts making awesome music. Growing up in Long Island, I have always related to the ragtag identity of the local music scene ever since my first show when I was twelve. Over the past decade following the scene, I have followed a good amount of bands that associate with the misfit outlook of … Continue reading No Road Leads There – Table Talk

Resurrection – RudeManners

It’s a new year at Colossus Music! That being said, I wanted to kick off the 2019 vibes by talking about an extremely talented artist and actually one of my friends who goes by RudeManners. Dalton Mannerud (Mannerud…RudeManners) is a 22-year-old Lo-Fi artist from Windham, New York. To say he’s groovy is an understatement, my dude has an insane mind and to hear and see … Continue reading Resurrection – RudeManners

Sit Down Series: Rico Cocchi

Coming out of UMass Amherst, Rico Cocchi has the advantage of the party scene. From performing at UMass’s Oktoberfest to being involved in Greek life, he is creating party vibes with his smooth lyrics and vocals. Originally from Western Massachusetts, the up-and-coming rapper is starting to break into the scene with a huge 2019 planned. He has a concert in Boston this upcoming weekend as … Continue reading Sit Down Series: Rico Cocchi

i am > i was – 21 Savage

The title of 21 Savage’s latest drop really defines what this album means to him. He has come a long way from the “murder rap” he coined with his early 2015 mixtapes The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King. Sure, he touches on those topics on a few tracks but for the most part, i am > i was feels like a self-reflective album of sorts. With the release … Continue reading i am > i was – 21 Savage

Sonic Temple – The Cult

This review is part of the Colossus Guest Time Series. Some weeks will have one, some will have two, others will have none. At Colossus we are committed to be for the people and by the people! If you are interested in writing a review of your favorite album, DM us on Twitter at @music_colossus! One of the few bands I’ve seen live across multiple decades, … Continue reading Sonic Temple – The Cult

Sit Down Series: Danielle Martin

Danielle Martin is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter out of New Jersey. She recently released her first EP Wanderlust independently and is growing her following in the tri-state area. She is shaping her own genre which she calls “alternative soul”, a push away from the contemporary styles. Last week, Danielle took some time to sit down with Colossus for an interview! Colossus Music: Start off by telling us … Continue reading Sit Down Series: Danielle Martin

London Calling – The Clash

One week ago in music history, in the year 1979, The Clash released their third studio album London Calling. Their sound is built upon punk rock, but they do a little bit of exploring on this 19 track behemoth of an album. They dive headfirst into new genres like reggae, New Orleans R&B, and jazz with surprising ease. Great album, great group, let’s take a … Continue reading London Calling – The Clash