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ALBUM REVIEW: Jonathan Hall ‘Rattling Bones’

Musically speaking, America has a tendency to leap onto bandwagons, even if that wagon seems about ready to burst. If one person has success somewhere, many others of a similar nature emerge, More »

Angels & Airwaves ‘The Dream Walker’ Album Art and Tracklisting

Angels & Airwaves are set to release new album The Dream Walker this December via To The Stars Records. Check out the album track listing below. You can also click hereto purchase a CD More »

STREAM: Foo Fighters “Congregation”

Foo Fighters have released a stream of their new song “Congregation” off Sonic Highways. The eighth studio album is set to release on Nov. 10 via RCA Records. Stream the song below and let More »

Bring Me The Horizon Responds To Criticism Of New Single

According to the reactions of most fans, Bring Me the Horizon’s latest single, “Don’t Look Down”, didn’t sit well with them. You can read the band’s response below. The band had already More »

We Are The In Crowd Announces Holiday Acoustic Tour

Yesterday, We Are The In Crowd announced their plans for an acoustic holiday tour called “A Very Non-Denominational Holiday Get Together.” You can check out the dates below. The tour is composed More »

STREAM: A Skylit Drive “Pendulum” Acoustic

A Skylit Drive released the first single from their upcoming acoustic album that you can listen to below. “Pendulum” has been the first song debuted from the upcoming and anticipated acoustic album, More »

WATCH: Kevin Devine & Andy Hull Cover Fresh Prince Theme

Kevin Devine teamed up with Andy Hull to create an acoustic cover of the theme song for 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. The fun tune was filmed while Hull and More »

STREAM: PVRIS “White Noise” Full Album

Fast-rising alternative rockers PVRIS are streaming their debut album White Noise a few days ahead of its release date. You can stream it in full via YouTube after the jump. White Noise officially releases in stores nationwide More »

WATCH: Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith Perform “Stay With Me” Duet Live

Last night, Sam Smith surprised the audience at his concert in Manchester’s Albert Hall by bringing out Ed Sheeran to perform. Instead of performing his own songs, however, the two went together to More »

The Madden Brothers Cancel 2014 Tour

The Madden Brothers have just pushed back their tour to 2015 due to reasons “beyond their control.” Read a message from the band below and let us know what you think in the More »

WATCH: Fall Out Boy Perform “Centuries” On Ellen

Fall Out Boy recently stopped by Ellen and performed “Centuries.” Watch the video below after the jump. For more from the band you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here. More »

Foo Fighters Announce Australian Tour

The Foo Fighters have had a pretty busy year. After taking a hiatus from the music  scene, the band has come back. They have a HBO show currently running called Sonic Highways. More »

STREAM: Bring Me The Horizon Ft. Ofrice Vulgatron “Don’t Look Down”

After releasing “Drown“, their first music since their album Serpentenial, Bring Me The Horizon have unveiled their new single, “Don’t Look Down“. Unspecified before, however, was that the song would have a feature. Playing on More »

STREAM: Issues “Hooligans” Acoustic Version

A few weeks ago, Issues announced that they’d be releasing an acoustic EP, Diamond Dreams. Now, they have released a stream for the acoustic version of their track “Hooligans” that will be on More »

Between The Buried And Me’s Dan Briggs To Go On Tour

Dan Briggs, known as the bassist to progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me, will be going on a short tour with his other band, Trioscapes. You can check out the More »

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Offering Free Guitar Lessons On Tour

Even while Mastodon is on tour, guitarist Brent Hinds wants fans to be able get a full experience from their trips out to the shows. For one hour in each city on More »

ALBUM REVIEW: Forever Losing Sleep ‘I Lost Myself Again’

Only in recent years have I come to terms with the fact that 90’s wave emo probably won’t come back. I’m usually indulging in the nostalgic bands that once were, and shamelessly More »

WATCH: Metro Station’s “She Likes Girls” Music Video

Metro Station released their song, “She Likes Girls,” last month. Yesterday they released the music video for this song. The video has the same feel as an independent Lesbian film with washed out More »

We Came As Romans Announce Co-headlining Mini Tour With Chiodos

We Came As Romans announced a mini co-headlining tour with Chiodos. Sleepwave and Slaves are opening for them. The tour is 8 days from December 10 to December 18 in the midwest More »

Luna Announce Reunion Tour

It has been over 9 years since Alternative-Rock/Indie band Luna has released an album, or even performed in one piece. After splitting up in 2004, the members went their separate ways (except More »

 

ALBUM REVIEW: Jonathan Hall ‘Rattling Bones’

Jonathan HallMusically speaking, America has a tendency to leap onto bandwagons, even if that wagon seems about ready to burst. If one person has success somewhere, many others of a similar nature emerge, as though there were a movement of like-minded groups and artists waiting around the bend for someone to break the ice and get the ball of acceptance rolling. That notion may explain the harsh checklist of credentials one faces when attaching themselves to a genre of music. Where do they come from? How legitimate are they? Some can be wrongly judged as victims of poor sonic association, and others are glaringly cashing in on someone else’s well. So when it came time to review a new folk album, the sudden surge in banjos and beards in today’s musical climate made me a bit leery towards what was to come.

That being said, I will honestly say that Jonathan Hall’s latest album Rattling Bones is an absolute sigh of relief. Here you find a voice that is so raw in its delivery, songs that are so precise in their pain, that they couldn’t have possibly been concerned with any current folk trends or clichés. The album is one that demands your full and captive attention, and frankly earns it, with its heart reaching out, calling out, whispering “for the longest time I just haven’t been myself,” and hoping to connect with anyone who feels a little lost in this dizzying cultural climate. This is an album that at times can seem downtrodden, but leaves you feeling comfort and control, knowing that even though it’s hard for a poor man to get by today, that there is in fact hope, and a voice we can rely on, a voice that we know understands.

Check out more of Jonathan Hall, purchase a CD or buy concert tickets to see Hall live here.

Angels & Airwaves ‘The Dream Walker’ Album Art and Tracklisting

Angels_And_Airwaves_-_The_Dream_WalkerAngels & Airwaves are set to release new album The Dream Walker this December via To The Stars Records. Check out the album track listing below.

You can also click hereto purchase a CD of older albums from the band or buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Foo Fighters “Congregation”

foofightersFoo Fighters have released a stream of their new song “Congregation” off Sonic Highways. The eighth studio album is set to release on Nov. 10 via RCA Records. Stream the song below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

If you want to listen to some tunes from the Foo Fighters, you can purchase a CD here. If you want to catch them on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

 

Bring Me The Horizon Responds To Criticism Of New Single

Article-6127083-bringmethehorizon2012According to the reactions of most fans, Bring Me the Horizon’s latest single, “Don’t Look Down”, didn’t sit well with them. You can read the band’s response below.

The band had already released a single earlier this month called “Drown”, which will be released on December 7 for purchasing. You can listen to “Drown” here and to “Don’t Look Down” here.

Currently the band is gearing up for some shows in Asia during November and December.

To listen to more of Bring Me the Horizon, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out their upcoming shows, you can buy concert tickets here.

We Are The In Crowd Announces Holiday Acoustic Tour

we-are-tha-incrowd-_Yesterday, We Are The In Crowd announced their plans for an acoustic holiday tour called “A Very Non-Denominational Holiday Get Together.” You can check out the dates below.

The tour is composed of five shows on the East Coast and tickets go on sale today.

Currently the band is on a tour with New Found Glory, which will be wrapping up on November 8.

To listen to more of We Are The In Crowd, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out their upcoming shows, you can buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: A Skylit Drive “Pendulum” Acoustic

2-14 A Skylit DriveA Skylit Drive released the first single from their upcoming acoustic album that you can listen to below.

“Pendulum” has been the first song debuted from the upcoming and anticipated acoustic album, Rise: Ascension, that the band announced last week. The album is set to come out on January 6, 2015.

The band is also releasing their next full-length album sometime next summer.

To listen to more of A Skylit Drive, you can purchase a CD here. And to see if they have any shows coming up, you can buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Kevin Devine & Andy Hull Cover Fresh Prince Theme

andyhull-kevindevineKevin Devine teamed up with Andy Hull to create an acoustic cover of the theme song for 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. The fun tune was filmed while Hull and Devine were on their tour bus.

Andy Hull is a member of Manchester Orchestra, an indie-rock group who are touring Australia with Kevin Devine this November. The two parties perform together to make themselves all one band, called Bad Books.

To find a show in Australia, you can buy concert tickets here. For more of Kevin Devine’s music, you can purchase a CD here.

STREAM: PVRIS “White Noise” Full Album

PVRIS

Fast-rising alternative rockers PVRIS are streaming their debut album White Noise a few days ahead of its release date. You can stream it in full via YouTube after the jump.

White Noise officially releases in stores nationwide on Tuesday, November 4 via Rise Records. You can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith Perform “Stay With Me” Duet Live

Ed-Sheeran-and-Sam-SmithLast night, Sam Smith surprised the audience at his concert in Manchester’s Albert Hall by bringing out Ed Sheeran to perform. Instead of performing his own songs, however, the two went together to perform Sam Smith’s hit “Stay With Me” live. Needless to say, the crowd was overjoyed.

Smith took to Instagram to state his appreciation for Sheeran’s assistance on the track. Perhaps this on-stage collaboration was due to Ed Sheeran’s cover of the back song in June. Here is what Sam Smith had to say about the performance:

“So amazing to have this KING @teddysphotos on stage with me tonight. Such a wise and true friend to have. Love ya brother x”

Sam Smith is currently on tour world-wide to promote his debut album In The Lonely Hour. You can buy concert tickets here and purchase a CD here. Sheeran, meanwhile, just concluded his “X” tour but you can purchase a CD here. Watch the video below to see the performance.

The Madden Brothers Cancel 2014 Tour

130713-madden-brothersThe Madden Brothers have just pushed back their tour to 2015 due to reasons “beyond their control.” Read a message from the band below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

To see the The Madden Brothers live in the future, you can buy concert tickets here or Purchase a CD here.

WATCH: Fall Out Boy Perform “Centuries” On Ellen

6-27 Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy recently stopped by Ellen and performed “Centuries.” Watch the video below after the jump.

For more from the band you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here.

Foo Fighters Announce Australian Tour

Foo - Fighters - promoThe Foo Fighters have had a pretty busy year. After taking a hiatus from the music  scene, the band has come back. They have a HBO show currently running called Sonic Highways. They have announced they are releasing a new album also titled Sonic Highways on November 11th. They’ve also been releasing new music and music videos for fans. Now they’ve announced an Australian tour. The 8-date tour will take place late February and early March. You can check out the dates and locations below.

If you want to listen to some tunes from the Foo Fighters, you can purchase a CD here.

If you want to catch them on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Bring Me The Horizon Ft. Ofrice Vulgatron “Don’t Look Down”

2-5 Bring Me The Horizon 2After releasing “Drown“, their first music since their album SerpentenialBring Me The Horizon have unveiled their new single, “Don’t Look Down“. Unspecified before, however, was that the song would have a feature. Playing on the song is Ofrice Vulgatron, known for his work with Hip-Hop/Dubstep band Foreign Beggars.

While an album name has not yet been revealed, the due date is somewhere in late 2015.

For more Bring Me The Horizon, you can purchase a CD here. The group will have a small tour in Asia, for which you can buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Issues “Hooligans” Acoustic Version

9-5 IssuesA few weeks ago, Issues announced that they’d be releasing an acoustic EP, Diamond Dreams. Now, they have released a stream for the acoustic version of their track “Hooligans” that will be on the EP. You can check out the song below! Diamond Dreams is set to release on November 18 exclusively at Target Stores. Issues is also set to kick off the Journeys Noise Tour tomorrow, October 31, with I Killed The Prom Queen, Ghost Town, Marmozets and Nigtmares.

If you want to listen to more tunes from Issues, you can purchase a CD here.

If you want to catch the band on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

Between The Buried And Me’s Dan Briggs To Go On Tour

Between the Buried and MeDan Briggs, known as the bassist to progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me, will be going on a short tour with his other band, Trioscapes. You can check out the dates below.

Between the Buried and Me is currently in the process of writing their next album, which is due to come out sometime in 2015. They have said that the album will be a rock opera.

Trioscapes meanwhile released their latest LP, Digital Dream Sequence, earlier this year in August.

To listen to more of Between the Buried and Me, or Trioscapes, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out Trioscapes upcoming shows, you can buy concert tickets here.

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Offering Free Guitar Lessons On Tour

Brent HindsEven while Mastodon is on tour, guitarist Brent Hinds wants fans to be able get a full experience from their trips out to the shows.

For one hour in each city on the tour, Hinds is offering free guitar lessons to fans who purchase a single spot ticket for $150. This includes the lesson and a meet and greet with Hinds. Unfortunately each stop only allows 10 people to join, but you can check out more information here.

Meanwhile, Mastodon will be on tour until November 8, so be sure to act fast if you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

To listen to more of Mastodon, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out the remainder of their shows, you can buy concert tickets here.

ALBUM REVIEW: Forever Losing Sleep ‘I Lost Myself Again’

a1908721009_2Only in recent years have I come to terms with the fact that 90’s wave emo probably won’t come back. I’m usually indulging in the nostalgic bands that once were, and shamelessly following up on good skramz. I was pleasantly surprised coming across a band like Forever Losing Sleep, an emo band from New Jersey. Their most recent release is titled I Lost Myself Again, in which they’ve taken a classic genre filled with raw, nostalgic emotion, and mixed it in with a little bit of an ambient feel to it.

WATCH: Metro Station’s “She Likes Girls” Music Video

Metro Station released their song, “She Likes Girls,” last month. Yesterday they released the music video for this song. The video has the same feel as an independent Lesbian film with washed out colors and the beginnings of a few steamy sex scenes.

With that introduction, I’m guessing you want to watch the video. You can do so after the jump!

Also, be sure to purchase their new EP, Gold when it is released on October 14!

You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

We Came As Romans Announce Co-headlining Mini Tour With Chiodos

We Came As Romans announced a mini co-headlining tour with Chiodos. Sleepwave and Slaves are opening for them. The tour is 8 days from December 10 to December 18 in the midwest and eastern United States.

VIP tickets are on sale now and general sale will be out on November 1. You can buy tickets here.

See the list of tour dates after the jump and be sure to purchase a CD here.

Luna Announce Reunion Tour

lunaIt has been over 9 years since Alternative-Rock/Indie band Luna has released an album, or even performed in one piece. After splitting up in 2004, the members went their separate ways (except for Britta Phillips and band founder Dean Wareham, who ended up marrying).

Wareham announced on his personal Twitter and the band’s Facebook page that the newly-reunited group is planning a reunion tour that runs throughout Spain during Spring of 2015.

Concert tickets are currently not released for sale but you can purchase a CD here.

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