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Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

I can’t help but feel like our “iPod generation” has given rise to a serious paradigm shift in the intrinsic value of music itself.

by John Justice My friends, I am a changed man. Not because I’ve learned the meaning of life, and not because the heavens themselves have pulled back their shrouded veil of mystery. I am forever changed for one reason: When I was 16 years old, I discovered one of the world’s most amazing and infinitely […]

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If It Helps You To Sleep

If It Helps You To Sleep

by John Justice illustration by Chuck Farmer I am so overwhelmed by the severity of the situation I now find myself in. It damages my calm so much that I’m running away. Actually, I’m racing away, as fast as my car can take me. Things feel bleak. I analyze the situation from a billion angles, […]

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The Equations

The Equations

Carving a niche and maintaining their roots...

by John Justice My heart is filled with warmth, and my brain is filled with variations of the Mega Man theme song. No, not because I’ve been reminiscing about my Nintendo-filled childhood, but because I’ve just spent the last few hours with Mercedes-based recording artists, The Equations. By far the most fun-loving group I’ve had the chance to interview, Mibo, Robert, Rigo and Ed have […]

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The Child Forgives and Creates

The Child Forgives and Creates

“...[Since] we really don’t use vocals, we try to impact the listener as much as we can with our melodies and our style of writing.” - Nico

by John Justice Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with modern recording artists The Child Forgives And Creates. Well, I didn’t meet with all of them, only Kenny, Leo, and Nico. And we stood mostly. So aside from the fact that my opening line was pretty much a lie, right in your face, in broad daylight, possibly right in front of […]

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What Your Ears Have Been Missing

What Your Ears Have Been Missing

by John Justice illustration by Chuck Farmer “(It’s) too hot! This town is too hot!” Ok, to be fair, the heat isn’t really the town’s fault. Focused rage just sounds so much more compelling than vague complaining. I couldn’t really get your attention by exclaiming, “I’m slightly more uncomfortable than I’d like to be!” But […]

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SUPERTREE

SUPERTREE

In the Reggae-Dub Style

by Jim A freestyle mix of reggae, hip-hop and alternative rock, Supertree has a sound that can get any bar or party up on their feet. Vocalist/Guitarist Mike Landeros, Bassist John Justice (who plays on a SEVEN string bass) and Drummer Allen Lingesjo, all from Harlingen, formed after the departure of Sons of The Beach. […]