It seems like most rock fans gave up on Saliva when vocalist Josey Scott left the band. But I was actually kind of glad he left. While I’d loved the first couple of Saliva albums, nothing they’d done since had really grabbed me. Somehow a hair band element had crept into the band...Read more
Category Archives: Rock
Rather than constantly expanding our April Rules playlist, we decided to simply start a volume 2, which is now long enough for posting. Once again, the tracks are simply listed in the order they currently appear in, but we may add a few more tracks here and there as the month goes on,...Read more
To each, his own, they say. Meaning, of course, that each of us has our own tastes. But, occasionally, an artist comes along that almost everyone likes. Take Nirvana and Metallica, for example. Or Nine Inch Nails. There are not many naysayers...
Little Racer is a band from Brooklyn, NY consisting of vocalist/guitarist Elliot Michaud, guitarist Wade Michael, bassist Ish Nazmi and drummer Dave Tedeschi. They formed and released their eponymous single, “Little Racer” in 2010 and somehow the single managed to cross the ocean to the BBC and London imprint Young and Lost Club,...Read more
The first couple of times I listened to this new Foxy Shazam album, I thought it was terrible. No, I can be more accurate: I thought it was piss poor. My biggest complaint was that the vocals sounded as though they were recorded on a cheap, old blank cassette that sold for 99...Read more
I always liked the idea of sharing playlists with our readers but the idea never really took flight. I asked my writers to contribute playlists as well as some musicians but nobody was into it. I guess you need to be a big magazine like NYLON to get artists to share playlists with...Read more
Lissie’s new covers EP was self-produced by Lissie and her band in their home of Ojai, CA. “We were approached to cover “Mother” by Danzig which led to a fun week in the studio that inspired us to lay down some other covers we had either been playing live already or had been...Read more
Estereotypo sounds like quite the mouthful of a band name until you break it down, then it's easy. See: E-stereo-typo. We're not sure how they pronounce it, but we've been pronouncing it the way it sounds when broken down like that. In any case, these...
Eisley is an indie pop rock band from Tyler, Texas. The so-called family band consists of four siblings — Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston — and their cousin Garron. Here’s who does what: Stacy DuPree King – vocals, keyboard Sherri DuPree-Bemis – vocals, rhythm guitar Chauntelle DuPree D’Agostino – lead guitar, occasional vocals...Read more
Dum Dum Girls’ first release, a cassette called Blissed Out, was as lo-fi as you can possibly get. Or pretty close to it. To my ears, it sounded less like lo-fi and more like shit. (It was a bedroom recording, in their defense.) But my opinion of the group has gotten progressively better...Read more
During January of 2012, Lacuna Coil released their sixth studio album, Dark Adrenaline. The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and proved to be quite successful as the band toured as a headliner and also joined forces some of the greats, including Motörhead, Megadeth, Sevendust and Paradise...Read more
Gravedweller is a three song EP that The Wytches are currently giving away for free. The group is based out of Brighton, UK and were formed in November 2011 after they left Peterborough for Brighton. They have toured extensively, opening for the likes of Death Grips, The Black Angels, Band Of Skulls, Chelsea...Read more
If you listen to hard rock or metal in any of its various forms, chances are you’ve heard the fancy fretwork of guitarist Gus G. during recent years. He’s probably most known for his work with his own fantastic band Firewind, which I would probably categorize as power metal if I had to...Read more