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Five October Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar
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Five October Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar

October is shaping up to be a great month for new music releases. Here's a look at five album drops that you might want to consider. Streaming is fine but please consider supporting your local independent record store. Before we dive in, a few honorable mentions. St. Lucia Utopia (10/7), Tove Lo Dirt Femme (10/14), Tegan & Sara Crybaby (10/21), and Palaye Royale Fever Dream (10/28) 1. Broken Bells Into The Blue Release Date: October 7th Broken Bells are made up of producer Danger Mouse and frontman of The Shins, James Mercer. Into The Blue is the group's first new album since 2014s After The Disco. Standout tracks from the new album include "Saturdays", "Love On The Run", and "We're Not In Orbin Yet...". Artist links: Website, Instagram & Twitter https://ww...
Polyphia Release New Single Featuring Guitar Icon Steve Vai
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Polyphia Release New Single Featuring Guitar Icon Steve Vai

Progressive instrumental band Polyphia has released a single featuring iconic guitarist Steve Vai. "Ego Death" also features Grammy-winning trumpet player Brasstracks. The new album Remember That You Will Die drops October 28th on Rise Records. Photo Credit: Alana Ann Lopez Polyphia formed in 2010 out of Plano, Texas, and has been making a name for itself ever since. Their unique blend of influences showcases intricate guitar riffs with hip hop, rock, and metal vibes. "Ego Death" is a bass-heavy sonic assault that showcases the band's musical prowess. Guitarists Tim Henson & Scott LePage, bassist Clay Gober and drummer Clay Aeschliman form a tight-knit unit that is poised for (even bigger) things. Special Guest Steve Vai Steve Vai got his start working with Frank Zap...
A Day To Remember Announces Fall Acoustic Tour Dates
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A Day To Remember Announces Fall Acoustic Tour Dates

A Day To Remember will continue with their busy tour schedule this year with a special run of acoustic shows. Set to kick off November 29th at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the tour runs through December 21st in Orlando Florida. Photo Credit: James Hartley Pre-sale is underway now with tickets on sale to the general public this Friday (October 7th). Wage War will be opening up each show and will also be performing acoustically. A Day To Remember continues to perform on their Just Some More Shows tour which wraps up later this month with a performance at the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas. To get a sense of what you can expect at an ADTR acoustic show, you can check out A Day To Remember: Live at The Audio Compound. In January of 2021 they hosted a live str...
Godsmack Responds To Fan Criticism Of “Surrender”
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Godsmack Responds To Fan Criticism Of “Surrender”

Iconic hard rockers Godsmack return with their first new music in more than four years. "Surrender" is the lead single from a new album that is expected before the end of the year. While the official release date is unannounced, we'll update this article as more details become available. According to frontman Sully Erna, the new track "...is simply about the exhaustion we can all feel in relationships at times from the redundancy of fighting with each other. At a certain point in our lives, we submit to putting aside who’s right or wrong, we just want it to STOP! So we wave the white flag". The release of "Surrender" follows their gold-certified When Legends Rise album. The Grammy-nominated band has had a staggering 11 #1 singles and 20 top 10 hits at rock radio. And with that ...
‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ Falls Short (Review)
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‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ Falls Short (Review)

Peter Farrelly's follow-up to his mawkish Best Picture winner 'Green Book' is a more interesting film, but I'm not sure 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' is a good movie. Actually, I'm quite positive that it isn't, but it is an inherently watchable one. That has everything to do with Zac Efron, who makes a rather unlikeable character surprisingly sympathetic. He plays John "Chickie" Donohue, a merchant Marine in 1967 New York City who concocts a rather ridiculous plan while out shittalking at the bar with his buddies. Zac Efron brings his buddy a PBR in 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' (Apple TV+) From the Five Boroughs to Da Nang If this wasn't based on a true story, you'd be forgiven for thinking the plot was absurd. Chickie makes a plan to go to Vietnam and deliver cans of Pab...
Muse North American Tour To Feature Special Guest Evanescence
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Muse North American Tour To Feature Special Guest Evanescence

On the heels of the release of their new album, arena alt-rockers Muse have announced a massive North American tour. The Will of the People Tour is set to kick off on February 25th and will feature special guest Evanescence as the opening act. Photo Credit: Nick Fancher Anyone interested in attending may want to consider getting in on the ticket presale Tuesday, October 4th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday. Have you seen Muse in concert yet? They're highly regarded as one of the best live bands in the world. From crisp thundering sound to intricate stage production, it's truly a spectacle to behold. Muse's newest material has a heavier vibe making rockers Evanescence an ideal match as tour mates. Amy Lee and company announced a lineup change before they k...
Jimmy Eat World’s Heartfelt Acoustic Version Of “Something Loud”
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Jimmy Eat World’s Heartfelt Acoustic Version Of “Something Loud”

Going the DIY route, Jimmy Eat World has released an acoustic version of their latest song. The intimate version of "Something Loud" was recorded in their own Tempe, Arizona studio. And the accompanying music video was filmed as they recorded. In other words, what you see is what you get. Frontman Jim Adkins along with long-time band members Tim Linton (guitar/backing vocals), Rick Burch (bass), and Zach Lind (drums) recorded the reworked version in a single day. The entire process to mix and master the song and edit the video was a very hands-on process with Adkins having this to say about the experience. I recorded, mixed, filmed and edited the thing — took about a week all-in. A lot of it was hitting the spacebar to record, then running into the garage to play whatever was ...
Letters To Cleo Announce Limited Run Of Fall Concert Dates
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Letters To Cleo Announce Limited Run Of Fall Concert Dates

Photo Credit: Chris Sikich Alt-rock icons Letters To Cleo have announced a limited run of fall tour dates including a pair of homecoming shows in Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1990 by guitarist Greg McKenna and vocalist Kay Hanley. They went on to tour extensively and had a hit on their hands with "Here and Now" from their 1993 release Aurora Gory Alice. While they disbanded in 2000, an unexpected appearance on the popular NBC show Parks and Rec in 2012 brought the spotlight back on the band. According to a Boston.com article, the character of Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) wore a Letters To Cleo shirt on the show on multiple occasions. The band themselves would go on to appear on the show at the conclusion of season six. Back In Nebraska EP Just a few years later in...
408 Release Anthemic “2016” Collaboration With Titus
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408 Release Anthemic “2016” Collaboration With Titus

Anticipation is building for the release of the new album from 408. Filled with pop punk and alt-rock bangers, Out Of It can't get here soon enough. The newest single from the album is an uptempo energetic new song called "2016" and the album is due October 28th. The new single features Titus on vocals. Coming off a string of successful singles, their most recent effort went viral. "Backfired" with Taylor Acorn has racked up hundreds of thousands of streams and connected with fans on Tik Tok. What we like about 408 is that we can hear the pop-punk roots they're grounded in but other influences permeate through the music. If you listen closely, you can hear the hip hop, EDM, and electronica bleed through. The result is an up-and-coming band that is familiar yet fresh. New M...
B.J. Novak Heads to Texas for ‘Vengeance’ (Review)
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B.J. Novak Heads to Texas for ‘Vengeance’ (Review)

'Vengeance,' the directorial debut of 'The Office' star B.J. Novak, is a sharply observed Texas-based noir that explores more territory than you might expect. Novak wrote, directed, and starred in this darkly comic thriller as somewhat of an aimless journalist named Ben Manalowitz looking for his ticket to success. B.J. Novak and Boyd Holbrook star in 'Vengeance' (Focus Features) An Unexpected Trip to West Texas His career is on a decent path, but his ambitions are higher. His love life is fleeting, with an iPhone full of women that he identifies mostly by where he met them to jog his own memory. Callous and selfish, his tendency is to sacrifice genuine relationships for brief moments of pleasure. Ben's life changes when he gets a phone call from a man named Ty (Boyd Hol...