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Month: January 2022

New York Rockers Bad Mary To Release Rock and Roll Classics Tribute Album
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New York Rockers Bad Mary To Release Rock and Roll Classics Tribute Album

They've got exciting new songs in the pipeline. But New York rockers Bad Mary are paying tribute to hit music from our past on their next release, Rock and Roll Classics: Volume 6. Due March 6th, you can expect to hear a fresh take on Blondie's "One Way Or Another", Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit", The Police's "Next To You" among others. Bad Mary is a talented group of musicians whose lineup is a little on the unconventional side. Composed of lead vocalist Amanda Mac, her husband Mike Staub is featured on bass. The family connection doesn't end there. Mac's father Bill is the holds it down on drums. While her Hofstra University professor David Henderson rounds out the lineup playing guitar. Classic Songs With a Punk Rock Attitude “Some of these songs we have been perfor...
Sundance 2022: ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ (Review)
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Sundance 2022: ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ (Review)

The news first broke in late 2017 that Lizzy Goodman's Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011 would be adapted into a four-part docuseries by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, the directorial duo behind the LCD Soundsystem concert documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Hits.' The best-selling book named after a song by The Strokes chronicled the rise of New York City's music scene in the wake of 9/11. By the summer of 2001, I was three years out of college and had become Music Director and on-air DJ at the legendary WOXY-FM (aka "97X...BAM! The Future of Rock and Roll") in southwestern Ohio. Our listeners loved British bands and music from overseas, but this new batch of upstart bands from NYC were a hit on the air and The Strokes were actually our thi...
8 Items Included With The New Coheed and Cambria Box Set For Vaxis II
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8 Items Included With The New Coheed and Cambria Box Set For Vaxis II

Coheed and Cambria are back with a new album and this collection is sure to appeal to fans new and old. Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind is due June 24th and the limited edition box set is stacked with cool stuff. According to a recent press release, the album is a return to The Amory Wars. Each of their albums, with the exception of The Color Before The Sun, tells a chapter in the saga. This new album is part two of a five-part story arc. If you're new to the band, it can be a lot to take in. You can find more information on that here. Vaxis II features the previously released "Shoulders" and "Rise Naianasha (Cut The Cord)". The latter of which ended up being their highest charting radio single to date, officially cracking the top 10. Limited Edition Box Set Due June 24t...
Sundance 2022: ‘Nothing Compares’ (Review)
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Sundance 2022: ‘Nothing Compares’ (Review)

In her documentary feature debut, Irish director Kathryn Ferguson pays tribute to an artist who changed her life. 'Nothing Compares' could have easily been a docuseries and gone into greater depth on the career of Sinead O' Connor, but it focuses mostly on the key years of 1987-1992 when O'Connor experienced an meteoric rise and fall. As O'Connor burst onto the international music scene in 1987 with her ferocious album "The Lion and the Cobra," it was clear that she was a force to be reckoned with. She had already recorded and scrapped the first attempt at making the record, starting over to get things right. The songs on it were the culmination of young life already fraught with internal struggles, doubts, and demons. O'Connor turned it into a surprise hit, with multiple ch...
[Interview] Shut Up & Play Some Pop Punk: A Chat with Mikei Gray of The Frst
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[Interview] Shut Up & Play Some Pop Punk: A Chat with Mikei Gray of The Frst

Given the fact that that the When We Were Young festival sold out in mere hours (and now has not only a 2nd, but a 3rd date), it shouldn't be surprising that pop punk is here to stay. It certainly doesn't surprise Mikei Gray of The Frst, whose latest single, "Pop Punk Song", captures the mood of an entire generation in a simple, yet catchy way.   So, to quote The Frst, allow me to "shut the fuck up and play some pop punk" for you: "Pop Punk Song" by The Frst: streaming now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P21z4WWp5w4&feature=youtu.be My favorite thing about The Frst's "Pop Punk Song" is that while it's got that catchy, cathartic chorus that's just begging to be screamed at a show, it's also campy and self-aware. At first, I...
Sons of Silver Set To Release New Single & Music Video For “Who’s Gonna Stop  Us”
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Sons of Silver Set To Release New Single & Music Video For “Who’s Gonna Stop Us”

Rockers Sons of Silver are gearing up for the release of a new EP. Word has just surfaced that they'll be releasing a new single and music video on February 4th. "Who's Gonna Stop Us" will be featured on the new EP Ordinary Sex Appeal set to be released later this year. In the meantime, they're paying tribute to a group that needs no introduction, The Band. Their cover of the classic "Life Is A Carnival" quickly racked out more than 100,000 views across YouTube and Facebook. We're big fans of The Band. Not only have they influenced us, directly, they’ve also been a major influence on many of our other heroes. Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young; the list could go on and on. We wanted to pay a humble tribute on the 50th anniversary of Cahoots with our cover of "Life Is A Ca...
WØLFDARLING Releases Introspective New Single “send the sun my way”
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WØLFDARLING Releases Introspective New Single “send the sun my way”

Dynamic alt-rockers WØLFDARLING has returned with an introspective new song. "send the sun my way" is out now. Frontman Sam Urich had this to say when asked about the song. "I was experiencing what it is like to be afflicted by a mental illness. The song is strangely optimistic because regardless of how low I sink, I will always have some flicker of hope." Brothers Sam and Jack Urich play guitar and bass respectively with Jason Hartless contributing his efforts on drums. "send the sun my way" was produced by Chuck Alkazian. He's known for his work with Pop Evil and Tantric at Pearl Sound Studios in Michigan. A Love Letter To The Sun Essentially, the song is a love letter to the sun. A mantra, a prayer, for this agony to be scared away by the dawning of the sun. A sun that s...
Top 5 Internet Headlines Related To The When We Were Young Festival
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Top 5 Internet Headlines Related To The When We Were Young Festival

The inaugural When We Were Young Festival lineup was announced this week. The ensuing fan reaction nearly broke the internet. The lineup is ever emo-kids dream and will surely draw thousands to Las Vegas for the event in October. Tickets start at $224 for the one-day event and the pre-sale is underway as of Friday. You can sign up to get the presale code at the When We Were Young website. Now, with the number of bands announced and the fact that most fans will have to fly in for the show, it's a bummer it's only one day. So, find some pre and post-show parties and make a weekend of it. Headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore top a lineup that includes everyone from AFI and Taking Back Sunday to Bright Eyes and A Day To Remember. The show goes from 11 AM - 12 AM at Las Vegas Fe...
How to Virtually Attend the Sundance Film Festival 2022
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How to Virtually Attend the Sundance Film Festival 2022

Despite a plan that included a full in-person event in Park City, Utah, this year, the Sundance Film Festival 2022 has made the push to go fully virtual in response to rising cases of the Omicron variant. The festival begins tomorrow and will run from January 20-30 online. How can you attend one of the biggest film festivals from the comfort of home? We've got a quick rundown of everything you need to know. Tickets: The full festival package has sold out, but there are still plenty of ways to take part in the action. Single Film Tickets for the Sundance Film Festival 2022 are being sold for $20 each. If you choose a Premiere screening to watch, you must stream it during the specified window of time (generally a three hour span). If you choose anything marked as Seco...
Eddie Vedder Confronts Loss On Heartfelt New Single “Brother The Cloud”
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Eddie Vedder Confronts Loss On Heartfelt New Single “Brother The Cloud”

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder is set to release a new solo album in February and his latest single tackles a very difficult subject, the loss of a loved one. In this case, he has experienced multiple tragedies in recent years. The unexpected death of his half-brother Chris in 2017 affected him deeply. That, in addition to the loss of Cornell a year later as discussed in a 2020 Howard Stern interview has left him reeling. Vedder's new album Earthlings drops on February 11. Not only does the album feature a number of legends, the band he's taking on the road features some familiar characters. Billboard reports collaborations with the likes of Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Ringo Starr can be expected. https://twitter.com/PearlJam/status/1482052688368087052 On Tour The live band su...