Two Cents Presents Evil Don’t Look Like Anything: An Examination Of Modern Murder Ballads

Posted on 27 January 2011 by Mylynda Guthrie

What is it that's so appealing about murder ballads? Amber Valentine isn't sure but she knows that songs that deal with taking a life are more compelling than your average tune of heartbreak. Continue Reading

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The Melodious Doctrine of Zak Freed: Part Two

Posted on 25 January 2011 by Mylynda Guthrie

Melodious Doctrine by Zak Freed. Edited by Mylynda Nellermoe. I’ve learned a lot about life and methods that drive it from the homeless. I remember living in Indianapolis for a couple of years, where I first found my love for sharing unfortunate stories. I’d take the bus from E. 33rd downtown to go loiter around […] Continue Reading

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The Melodious Doctrine of Zak Freed

Posted on 18 January 2011 by Mylynda Guthrie

Zak Freed has committed to chronicling each day of his life in 2011 to song. His song journal is available on SoundCloud, and Indie College is pleased to feature a weekly roundup beginning today. Read on for Zak's explanation for being compulsed to keep his song-a-day journal and his take on music's universal binding ties. Continue Reading

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James’ Favorite Songs, Big and Small, of 2010!

Posted on 03 January 2011 by James Gentry

I've never been very decisive. I can't even begin to think of choosing a favorite album from 2010. I did however pull myself together long enough to list some of my favorite songs from 2010. Continue Reading

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Technology and the Past Decade In Music: Indie College Takes a Look Back

Posted on 27 December 2010 by Mylynda Guthrie

Clay Riedesel examines how technology and sites like BitTorrent and YouTube have changed the music industry over the last decade. Continue Reading

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Feeling Warm Inside The Swarms Of Hell: Rediscovering Michigan With Frontier Ruckus

Posted on 20 December 2010 by Mylynda Guthrie

With Deadmalls & Nightfalls, Frontier Ruckus has made a J.D. Salinger-esque ode to their homestate of Michigan, the ultimate soundtrack to life in the Great Lakes state, and Michigan native Amber Valentine finds out, there's beauty buried beneath the grey landscape of suburban Detroit. Continue Reading

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Our 100th Post!

Posted on 17 December 2010 by Mylynda Guthrie

Let me preface this post by admitting that I am a very sentimental person. I cry at movies, I am touched when customers tell me their stories at work, and I get emotionally attached to music. I care a lot about the people in my life, and the things we experience together, and the places we’ve been, […] Continue Reading

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Two Cents Presents: It’s the End of the Decade…Have You Bought Your Presents Yet?

Posted on 15 December 2010 by Mylynda Guthrie

In the spirit of what fun it can be to dig out gems for the people on your own gift list, Creative Director James and I wanted to gather up a list of items from independent artists and designers, as well as a few geeky delights to help you think outside of the giftwrapped box (heh..). Continue Reading

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The Overwrought Catharsis of Brand New

Posted on 29 October 2010 by Mylynda Guthrie

Four year's after it's release, Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me continues to be a damn near perfect break up album. Devastatingly over-dramatic? Of course. But, as Amber Valentine finds out, that's what loss is all about. Continue Reading

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Two Cents Presents Audio Orgasm: One Girl’s Sexual Relationship With Gayngs

Posted on 18 October 2010 by Mylynda Guthrie

Amber Valentine never knew that her schoolgirl crush on Bon Iver's Justin Vernon would lead to her own personal sexual awakening when she was introduced to Gayngs' "Related." Personally, she'll never look at music the same way again. Continue Reading

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