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 Professional music enthusiast, blogger, promoter, podcaster, and songwriter MIKE O'CULL covers only the hottest independent artists from around the world. He writes reviews and hosts The Sounds of Chicago Podcast for ChicagoMusicGuide.com, hosts The VT New Music Discovery Podcast for www.VishnusTrumpet.com, blogs about guitar equipment for www.GuitarGeary.com, and reviews music for IndieBandGuru.com, one of the most popular review sites on the Internet. He also provides writing services and coaching for musicians and creatives.

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REVIEWS & RELEASES!

IAN HENDRIX "RELEASE" SINGLE REVIEW - MODERN ELECTRONIC POP!

IAN HENDRIX 

“Release” 

Single and video review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Ian Hendrix is a guitarist, songwriter, and producer based in California who has developed a highly-individualized creative style. A former member of…

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ILLRECUR "EVOLU" REVIEW - EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC!

illrecur 

Evolu 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

illrecur (all lower case) is the name of the long-running studio project helmed by composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Allen Pursell. Pursell is an amazingly prolific…

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BLOOD OF HEROES "SYMBOLIC VOICES" REVIEW - METAL!!

BLOOD OF HEROES 

Symbolic Voices 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Blood of Heroes is a five-piece hard rock/metal band from Danville, Illinois that has been forging its highly individualistic sound since forming in…

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BLACK HEBREW "JENN" SINGLE REVIEW - R&B!!

BLACK HEBREW 

“Jenn” 

(Ajani Music) 

Single review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

“Jenn” is the new single from vocalist Black Hebrew on the Ajani Music imprint and fans of smooth, positive modern R&B…

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CHASE "THE CURRENCY OF LOVE" REVIEW - HIP HOP!!

CHASE 

The Currency Of Love 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Chase A. Matthews is a Hip-Hop artist and producer based in Denver, Colorado who has made his name in the rap music game…

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THE HAUNTED NORTH "MONSTER" REVIEW - POWER METAL!

THE HAUNTED NORTH 

Monster 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Real talk time, kids: if you live and breathe true metal music, you have got to discover The Haunted North. The band’s debut record…

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