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Monthly Archives: February 2013

NME AWARDS WINNERS LIST

NME AWARDS WINNERS The winners of the 2013 NME Awards have been revealed. The coveted Album Of The Year went to The Maccabees’ Given To The Wild. One Direction took home the not so coveted Worst Band award. Check out the winners’ list below: Best British Band: Biffy Clyro Best International Band: The...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/28/13

Styx are suing their record label for what will surely be thousands of dollars for unpaid royalties. The band has stated that “for every one dollar the band has received from A&M they should have been paid anywhere from two to five dollars.” In related news, the band is extending its midwest tour...
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REVIEW: DELPHIC: COLLECTIONS

Delphic’s name refers to the oracle of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi. And you would have thought they were descended from such a god based on the stellar reviews their debut album Acolyte received. It was as though they were writing the reviews themselves, they were so unanimously positive. I wasn’t writing...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/27/13

Spinner has premiered a new version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Izabella,” which will appear on the new album People, Hell and Angels out March 5. http://www.spinner.com/2013/02/26/jimi-hendrix-izabella-song-premiere/ From Tegan and Sara: “Just announced Las Vegas, Flagstaff, San Diego and Santa Cruz in April! Most shows on sale Friday, but Vegas is on sale NOW! Ticket...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/26/13: VOLUME 2

A Facebook update from Cradle of Filth: “Unfortunately at this time the The Cultural Section of the Chinese Government have decided that Cradle of Filth are unsuitable to play in Mainland China and so we are currently banned from playing there. Therefore the show on Tue 30 April in Shang Hai, China –...
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VIDEO: BOY: LITTLE NUMBERS

Here is the video for a lovely song called “Little Numbers” by BOY.  Their debut album, Mutual Friends, is now available.  See Amazon link below.    ...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/26/13

Liberty N’ Justice’s new double album The Cigar Chronicles was released today. Founding member Justin Murr tells reports, “Because of the buzz and the preorders we are a featured release on iTunes on the main page of all music and on the rock page as well!” Very nice! The album features one disc...
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REVIEW: SALLY SHAPIRO: SOMEWHERE ELSE

Sally Shapiro is not a solo artist. We only see the beautiful blonde, fairy-like girl, who does use the pseudonym Sally Shapiro, but technically Sally Shapiro is a duo, the other half consisting of musician/producer Johan Agebjörn. That might sound a little confusing, but I think they like it that way. There’s always...
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NEWS: METALLICA ANNOUNCE ORION FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Metallica will host their second annual Orion Music + More festival in Detroit on June 8 and 9. They announced the full line-up today (see below). The show will feature live music performed on five stages. The event will also include James Hetfield’s Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Lars Ulrich’s Hit the Lights...
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