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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 64

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 64

aLfie vera meLLa July 5, 2024 0

The popular narrative about New Wave music is that it was derived from Punk; thus, Post-Punk. That suggestion was correct but only partially, because of this less-discussed and often-dismissed part of the story. Punk

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 59

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 59

aLfie vera meLLa April 18, 2024 0

In the 1990s, edgier and more abrasive styles of Alternative Rock began to enjoy the commercial spotlight–Shoegaze and Grunge, as examples. This development carried onto the decade that followed, producing new genres like Post-Grunge,

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Catch the Summer Vibes

Catch the Summer Vibes

aLfie vera meLLa April 18, 2024 0

The heat is on! The weather is finally becoming more and more conducive to the season’s vibes. Concerts are starting to grace again the stages of Winnipeg. On May 3, the Philippine-based band Gigi

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MLA Chen recognizes NCSM

MLA Chen recognizes NCSM

aLfie vera meLLa April 18, 2024 0

On March 13, Jennifer Chen, MLA for Fort Richmond, recognized Nepali Cultural Society of Manitoba (NCSM) and presented the organization’s members, which included Nabin Katel, with a member statement certificate. The event was held

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 55

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 55

aLfie vera meLLa February 19, 2024 0

Despite its relatively short career (1982-1987), The Smiths had become one of the most iconic and legendary bands in the archives of Indie Pop / Post-Punk music. Over the years, the English outfit also

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 54

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 54

aLfie vera meLLa February 5, 2024 0

In the archives of Post-Punk New Wave / Synthpop music, three of the indispensable pioneers are Depeche Mode, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Siouxsie & the Banshees. Despite their eventual international success, the groups’

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 53

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 53

aLfie vera meLLa January 22, 2024 0

One of the pioneers of Post-Punk New Wave was Joy Division, which evolved into New Order after its vocalist Ian Curtis decided to kill himself, in 1980. In the pre-Internet era, firsthand stories were

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 52

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 52

aLfie vera meLLa January 5, 2024 0

Reading about music history, genres, and the lives and stories of artists and bands gives the listener a deeper appreciation of and understanding about music itself. If the individual is openminded, then it can

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Piano Passion

Piano Passion

aLfie vera meLLa January 5, 2024 0

Jett’s Piano Lesson – Winter Recital 2023: Students showcase their skill and dedication in a series of performances, highlighting the artistry of piano playing in winter melodies. Photo by Rollan Temporosa Maestro Jett’s Piano

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 49

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 49

aLfie vera meLLa November 17, 2023 0

Too many genres, bands, and albums to check out and dive into; so little time and a limited budget to be able to immerse in all of them. But, in fairness, I try my

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