Young musicians have always had a hard time of it, what with the time it takes to learn an instrument, discover a personal style and identity, find like-minded musicians to jam with and possibly start bands, and then enter the workforce. It’s a brutal experience, one not for the faint of heart or weak of will.
Good looks, syrupy pop hooks, and family-friendly vibes keep Cali-based quintet R5 on Radio Disney radar
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KABAKA PYRAMID and IBA MAHR
There was a time somewhere between the slow slide of vinyl and the meteoric rise of CDs when the cassette tape ruled. It was the early ’80s, and the only portable, recordable music medium was the tape. And holy crap, we loved it. It was the era of the mixtape, the Walkman and the failed “blank tape” tax. By the ’90s, though, the cassette was dead, replaced by that shining “indestructible” disc many consumers now consider obsolete.
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