In the news today: Renee Rapp, Spider-Man, Is For Lovers Festival, George Winston, Noel Gallagher, Foo Fighters, Mantra of the Cosmos, Happy Mondays, Oasis, Ride, supergroup, Jason Isbell, The 400 Unit, Alice Phoebe Lou, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Miyazaki, Wilco, Allison Russell, Brian Eno, Queens of the Stone Age, Phantogram, Viagra Boys, tour news, Drug Church
In the news today: Osees, Death Cab For Cutie, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Riot Fest, The Cure, The Mars Volta, The Postal Service, Turnstile, The Sisters of Mercy, Andy Rourke, The Smiths, Rivers Cuomo, Weezer, Knower, Patti Smith, Pavement, The Walkmen, The National
Street Venom (Burger). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Dodge and Burn (Third Man Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Atari Teenage Riot came to Firestone Live to pound out the techno into a modern political landscape where the people rise above totalitarian and authoritarian control. It’s the kind of futuristic idealism that local scribe Eric Donath can’t miss, and to ice that cake is Otto von Schirach, a bass-heavy freak with street-cred like a rap-sheet symphony.
Queens of the Stone Age (Rekords Rekords). Review by James Mann.
Hello=Fire (Schnitzel Records). Review by Jen Cray.
These days Juliette Lewis is more a musician who makes movies when she’s not touring than an actress who dabbles as a rockstar. Anyone who has seen her live show, as Jen Cray has, can attest to the validity of the stake she’s claimed on rock ‘n’ roll.
It’s home run #3 for Jack White as The Dead Weather redefines normal expectations for a live show. Jen Cray witnessed a recent Orlando date and is still buzzing from the high of an unforgettable performance.
William Weikart , the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds , is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.
Glitter in the Gutter (Adeline). Review by Jen Cray.
Curses (Gern Blandsten). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Fair To Midland are blessed, and cursed, with the title “the first band to be signed to Serj Tankian’s label.” Jen Cray sat down with vocalist Darroh Sudderth and keyboardist Matt Langley outside of Orlando’s House of Blues just before the second night of their first ever major tour.
Impeach My Bush (XL). Review by Jen Cray.
Even this far into her career Joan Jett is all about the music. Why else would she bring two show-stealing bands- Eagles of Death Metal and Riverboat Gamblers - on tour with her? Jen Cray falls into the celebratory atmosphere of one perfect lineup of rock n’ roll.
Milk (Exotic Recordings). Review by Andrew Ellis.
A post-grunge double header, with Foo Fighters and Weezer. Jen Cray is awed.
The Moto-Litas. Review by Stein Haukland.
Atomic Ritual (Liquor and Poker). Review by Stein Haukland.
Go For It… Live! (Steamhammer / SPV). Review by Stein Haukland.
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