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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...
[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...
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...
Jack White Debuts Heartfelt New Single & Music Video For “Love Is Selfish”
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Jack White Debuts Heartfelt New Single & Music Video For “Love Is Selfish”

Jack White is as versatile as they come. One minute loud and raucous, the next quiet and introspective. He's set to have a productive year with two solo albums slated for release in 2022. After coming out hard with the first single "Taking Me Back" from his new album Fear of the Dawn (due in April), "Love Is Selfish" puts his softer side on display. The latter of which will be featured on his planned summer release, Entering Heaven Alive. This is the kind of material I'm looking for from White. Sure he's most often at his best with loud distorted guitars but he's got a softer side. 'Love Is Selfish' is just him and his guitar with some light percussion in the background to help keep the train on the tracks. You can check it out below after its debut or on your favorite streaming platf...
Bacon Brothers Announce Spring ‘Out of Memory’ Tour
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Bacon Brothers Announce Spring ‘Out of Memory’ Tour

The well-known Bacon Brothers will be making a run up the east coast this spring on their 'Out of Memory' tour. Kicking off April 3rd at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut, tickets are on sale now. The pandemic has been a prolific time for the brothers having released a brand new album and series of accompanying videos. They're excited to hit the road, Michael had this to say according to a recent press release, "It feels good to get back in the saddle, vocal exercising, building up callouses, and hanging with my brother and our amazing band." Growing up, the Bacon Brothers were drawn to music having been raised on a steady diet of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Motown classics. They've since spent the last 20 years as a band, releasing 10 studio albums and performing hundre...
Americana Duo The HawtThorns to Release Tarot Cards & Shooting Stars February 25th
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Americana Duo The HawtThorns to Release Tarot Cards & Shooting Stars February 25th

The new year is shaping up nicely for new music releases and on February 25th we can expect a new album from husband/wife Americana duo The HawThorns. The album, Tarot Cards & Shooting Stars is set to drop on Mule Kick Records. When you combine the lush vocal harmonies, sun-kissed songwriting, and versatile guitar work of K.P. and Johnny Hawthorn, the result is something special. Spending time in both Nashville and Los Angeles to record the album, it also serves as a nod to both sides of the group's geographic and musical roots. K.P and Johnny came together to form The HawThornes with accomplished careers of their own already under their belt. K.P., a nationally tour artist with CALICO and her own solo work, and Hawthorn, a multi-instrumentalist who'd shared the stage with the ...
Dashboard Confessional Debut Introspective “Here’s To Moving On” Music Video
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Dashboard Confessional Debut Introspective “Here’s To Moving On” Music Video

Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba suffered life threatening injuries in a motorcycle accident in 2020. The new music video from the band gives fans a peek into his recovery. "Here's To Moving On" chronicles a show day and starts with Carrabba in bed stretching his still sore shoulder as he gets out of bed. From there he strums the guitar and sings as he looks over get well cards as he sits on the couch. He proceeds to walk into the garage and examine the clothes and helmet he was wearing at the time of the accident. The track is quintessential Dashboard, Carrabba at his best. All The Truth That I Can Tell is set for release on February 25th and is available for pre-order now. You can choose your preferred music service here. Dashboard Confessional initially started in...
Coheed & Cambria Set To Embark On “The Great Destroyer Tour” In Early 2022
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Coheed & Cambria Set To Embark On “The Great Destroyer Tour” In Early 2022

Just as the band is preparing to head into their 20th year performing music together, it appears Coheed & Cambria's brightest days are still ahead of them. Ticket presales are underway for "The Great Destroyer Tour" that will take the band coast to coast with openers SHEER MAG. Pre-sales are underway with tickets on sale to the general public this Friday morning at 10:00 AM. Only fans who have signed up for Coheed's mailing list are eligible for the pre-sale. For more information, you can click here. Claudio Sanchez (vocals/guitar), Travis Stever (guitar), Zach Cooper (bass), and Josh Eppard (drums) continue to connect with fans across the country. Tour Dates Feb 16 - Pappy and Harriet's - Pioneertown, CAFeb 17 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NVFeb 19 - El Rey Theatre -...
Avril Lavigne Teams Up With Travis Barker On Catchy New Single “Bite Me”
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Avril Lavigne Teams Up With Travis Barker On Catchy New Single “Bite Me”

Travis Barker has been everywhere lately so of course, it makes sense he's collaborating with Avril Lavigne on a catchy new single. "Bite Me" stars the multiplatinum-selling Lavigne in her first release since signing to Barker's DTA Records. Lavigne's career began in the early 2000s after growing up signing in churches where she grew up in Canada. She signed a major label deal with Arista Records and two years later she was a household name with hit songs all over the radio. Her debut album Let Go featuring "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi" and others have achieved Diamond Certification with sales of over 15 million copies. A string of highly successful albums and high-profile relationships followed. What many people didn't realize, along the way she dealt with health issues includin...
Retrograde is Over, but You’re Still Feeling Emo? Redhook & First and Forever Got You Covered.
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Retrograde is Over, but You’re Still Feeling Emo? Redhook & First and Forever Got You Covered.

Welcome to Ambur's Release Radar's Greatest Hits: Vol 1! Today, I would like to thank Spotify's "Release Radar" for bringing two singles to my attention: "Sentimental Surgery" by Redhook & "Sick Little Games" by First and Forever. It always warms my inner emo kid's heart when Spotify introduces me to new music that's reminiscent of the tunes I listened to when I was growing up. Since I was a teenager in the 2000's-2010's, that means bands like My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Mayday Parade, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, The Used, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus... You get the idea. If you're like me, and emo really wasn't "a phase, Mom!", then you're going to want keep reading--and to check out these new singles from Redhook & First and Forever. Redhook & "Senti...