Month: January 2009

RAZORLIGHT NEW VIDEO “WIRE TO WIRE” / DATES

After captivating British fans for more than four years, London-based Razorlight – fronted by lead singer/guitarist Johnny Borrell – now turns its attention to the U.S. as the newest addition to the Mercury Records roster in America.

GRINGO STAR TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED / MP3

By condensing a palate of swirling and innovative guitar voyages and a sweat-soaked baroque punk ethos that loses itself in carpet-crawling majesty, Gringo Star has emerged as Atlanta’s favorite rock and roll sons.

Resin, Truth Be Told

Let the truth be told loud and clear that this band FREAKIN’ ROCKS!   The reason behind Resin’s rock-tastic mojo is for the simple fact that they have BAND CHEMISTRY.   Four members from Massachusetts are making it all work from the group’s perspective and quite honestly wonderful to hear.   Some bands have that…

David Lykins, Blurry White Guy

LYRICS…LYRICS…LYRICS!!!   So refreshing to know that mixed up in this world of Commercial, Bubble-gum CRAP, there are artists who still can hone in on their craft.   No booty-shakin’ or half naked girls needed here; David Lykins just offers a convincing word-of-mouth.   Sex does sell in the market of music, but Lykins proves…

DISTURBED LAUNCH MUSIC AS A WEAPON IV FESTIVAL

Fresh off their headlining North American tour in support of their platinum album Indestructible, Grammy-nominated hard-rock band Disturbed will launch the Music As A Weapon IV Tour–a music, tattoo, and lifestyle festival–presented by Samsung Mobile and powered by Sprint.

City Haze, City Lane

City Haze presents a hot, new album called City Lane, coming to streets near you.   City Lane is mixed by DJ Modesty who brings the heat by choppin’ it up real NICE on the turntables.   The combo between Haze and Modesty is a KO in my mind. Haze has that cool-smooth-swagger approach to…

Dennen, McCarley bring folky goodness to Lauderdale

Saturday’s concert at the Culture Room with Brett Dennen and Erin McCarley came down to stage presence. On one hand you had an animated and lively musician and band and on the other a much more sobering experience. Regardless of the tone of the performances both artists delivered great music that was genuine and heartfelt.

Fiona Joy Hawkins, Blue Dream

The first note I see on the front cover is that this record is produced by Grammy Award Winner, Will Ackerman.   I’m thinking right away that this recording is going to be no joke then.   And then, I open up the CD and it just has an incredibly professional and well-polished look already.…

Daniel Lenz, Stuck in a Dream

Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Daniel Lenz brings you a super-sonic sound in Stuck in a Dream.   From the age of seven on, Lenz has always been fascinated with the creation of sound; the real guts behind it all.   Since then, he has DJ’ed at big clubs like Prince’s Glam Slam and helped create…

Chantry, The Emancipation of Elizabeth

This album took me by surprise right from the beginning to end.   Track one, “Shine”, starts off with a nice, hard-rockin’ melody meshed with pleasant, pop-like vocals.   Then, toward the end of the song you hear a monster-like, shrieking voice that scared the shit out of me!   Reason I was so startled…

Anne Weiss, Concrete World and The Lover’s Dream

Old-time blues, acoustic folk/funk, gospel, lite rock, soul-binding, southern-sounding, easy-listening, jazzy sensations and even a hip-hop element are all the styles of music associated with Anne Weiss and her latest work, Concrete World and The Lover’s Dream.   Quite an array of arrangements on this record and that is what makes Weiss such a special/unique…

Seven Mile Ride, Self Titled

Hailing from the Northwest, Seven Mile Ride is made up of four members: Shayne Rushton on lead vocals, guitar—Randy Shemwell on lead guitar—Eric Montgomery on bass guitar and backup vocals—and Steve Humphrey on percussion and backup vocals.   On their latest record of eight tracks, I picked up right away on the all-around band connection.…

The Reel Banditos, Indochina

Not your usual listen of a record with The Reel Banditos and Indochina.   First off, no singing heard; just an overload of sounds revolved around one theme: Vietnam War.   A very different take on not just music, but also on the tragedies associated with the Vietnam War.   Two men, Nesto and Butch…

Funeral Party, Bootleg L.P.

From a park in Whittier, California comes the Four-piece critically and commercially hailed band– Funeral Party. Coming from borrowing other bands’ equipment to play at back yard and warehouse parties to commercial radio and   a cult following in East Los Angeles neighbourhoods Funeral Party has come along way to release the Bootleg l.P. Combining…

Molly Jenson, Maybe Tomorrow

Some people like music to dance to, but I say leave the club music at the club. Stick an acoustic guitar in a girl’s hand and I’m generally pretty pleased with the result. And on that level, Molly Jenson fails to disappoint. Her album, Maybe Tomorrow, straddles the fence between pop rock and folk rock,…

Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Motown And Heart & Soul

Motown is celebrating it’s 50th year by the release of two collections of hits.   The “Now That’s What I Call Music Series” issue contains 25 classic tunes and features the original Money by Barrett Strong (covered by many including The Beatles), the hit that Smokey gave the Temptations, My Girl, early Jackson 5 (back…