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Album Review – Maroon 5, “Hands All Over”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer   Maroon 5 Hands All Over   Released – August 18, 2010 Producers – Robert John “Mutt” Lange,Shellback, Benny BlancoLabel –  A&M/Octone Something that is never at question is how successful a Maroon 5 album release will be. Since the debut album Songs about Jane was released in 2002, the pop-rock band had immediate and…

Movie Review- ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is the only spider I wouldn’t mind having crawl around

April Barkley  WCB Movie Writer Studio-Marvel EntertainmentDirector-Marc WebbStarring-Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone,Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott,Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally FieldRating- 3.5 out of 4 stars  This film stays true to its title. I have seen all the spider-man films and wasn’t always that impressed which is why I did not have high hopes for…

Album Review – Kimbra, “Vows”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer                                           Kimbra“Vows” Released – May 22, 2012Label – Forum 5, Warner Bros. Records Kimbra – a young artist fresh from New Zealand who has already made a music changing appearance on the popular tune Gotye’s “Somebody that I used to Know.” Naturally it worked well to release her debut album Vows…

Violence Shuts Down The Contortionist Show

Megan PurazrangWCB MusicWriter  On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 a Contortionist show was scheduled at the Blackened Moon venue in Lansing, MI. The venue played host to a full afternoon of back-to-back local Michigan bands that were supposed to continue playing until the four main touring bands’ (The Contortionist, Jeff Loomis, Chimp Spanner and 7 Horns…