Tour

Dropkick Murphys “From Boston To Berkeley Tour” With Co-Headliners Rancid Selling Out Shows

August 3, 2017

“From Boston To Berkeley Tour” Charity Challenge Coins Available Exclusively At Shows; Proceeds To Benefit The Claddagh Fund And Musack Dropkick Murphys launched their nationwide From Boston To Berkeley Tour with co-headliners Rancid last week in Bangor, Maine, and shows are selling out across the country. The month-long trek marks the first time the bands have toured together after a long and important history together. Each night culminates with a unique joint encore featuring Dropkick Murphys and Rancid sharing the stage for a mix of vintage punk and classic rock covers. The From Boston To Berkeley Tour also provides a special opportunity for those in attendance. Two From Boston To Berkeley Tour Charity Challenge Coins – one featuring Dropkick Murphys and one featuring Rancid — will be available exclusively at the merch booth throughout the tour. The proceeds from each $20 coin donation will be split between The Claddagh Fund (www.CladdaghFund.org) and Musack (www.Musack.org).   Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are joined by openers The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) for From Boston To Berkeley Tour dates through August 9, and The Selecter and Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) will open shows from August 11 through the tour’s conclusion at the It’s Not Dead festival in Southern California on August 26. [Read More]

music

VIDEO: Mona Borland featuring melodic metalcore infused with grungy metal vibes

August 3, 2017

Get ready for your order! Here you go: Mona Borland is serving up some infectious melodic metalcore with a side of grunge metal making a perfect dish. Dallas based Mona Borland wanted to create something a little different and they definitely have satisfied us with their music! A little more about Mona Borland: A 4-piece outfit, their sound is best summarized as a cohesive blend of grungy alt-rock and melodic metalcore with powerful choruses. In less than a year, the band has quickly become a prominent name in the DFW metal scene, sparking a buzz with their 1st self-released EP, “Sad Sounds from Space”.           On paper, something like this—djenty space/post-rock-influenced post-mathcore—not only makes me look like I’m a genre whore, but it also doesn’t sound like something that’d be very good in execution. It’s tough to write hybridized metal, in my opinion; there’s very little room for success because you need to make the genres nearly seamless. Yet, Mona Borland manages to do this, and as far as I know, Sad Sounds From Space [Read More]

Music News

Legendary Rockers AUTOGRAPH signs to EMP Label Group as they announce new album release

August 3, 2017

One of my favorite long time rockers Autograph have announced their signing to EMP Label Group. With the signing, comes the announcement that they will be releasing their new album GET OFF YOUR ASS on October 6th on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl LP version available in November. Check out the news below: GET OFF YOUR ASS is the first official studio LP from the revamped quartet, featuring original/founding members guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand, alongside new vocalist/rhythm guitarist Simon Daniels, and drummer Marc Wieland. Lynch, an iconic guitarist, revered Worldwide as a bona fide guitar hero (known for his signature 8 finger hammer-on technique), reactivated the band in 2013 with bassist Randy Rand after reconnecting at the NAMM Show. After approaching original vocalist Steve Plunkett, who was unavailable for the reunion due to other business interests, with his blessing, the newly resurrected AUTOGRAPH recruited former JAILHOUSE vocalist Simon Daniels, the rest, as they say, is history. GET OFF YOUR ASS features an updated, hard-edged (and keyboard free) sound for the band, featuring down-tuned guitars, and the fiery, blues-soaked delivery of Daniels, [Read More]

Video

Watch the new Lorde video for Perfect Places and catch her at Outside Lands Festival

August 3, 2017

Very cool Lorde video! Just released, is the new Lorde video! She has just released a scenic music video for her new song, Perfect Places and it is filled with stunning and breathtaking visuals. It truly captures her soulful vocals and the stunning scenery compliments the beauty of her voice. She so simply awakens your senses and feeds your soul with blissful harmony.   Watch the video here:   The stunning music video, directed by Grant Singer, features striking imagery and fashion-forward attire as Lorde showcases a plethora of “Perfect Places.”  “Perfect Places” is the newest single from her hugely-successful sophomore album Melodrama, which continues to break records across all platforms, spending 7 consecutive days at #1 on the worldwide iTunes album chart and reaching #1 in 45 markets. The Melodrama World Tour kicks off on September 26, 2017 in Manchester, UK.  Various markets from the international leg of the tour are sold out including 02 Apollo Manchester, 02 Academy Birmingham, Fabrique Milan, and both nights at the Sydney Opera house.   Lorde is currently on [Read More]

Band of the Day

Rockers Discrepancies release video for Art of War as they give you a fix of rapcore, rap Rock.

August 3, 2017

As the music scene continues to tear down the genre walls, great bands have come forward with their own blend of music. When bands fuse their musical influences, the outcome is welcoming. Discrepancies is one of those bands to check out as they deliver rap rock, rapcore, NuMetal. Whatever you want to call it is fine with us, as long as you check them out! They have released a music video for their track, Art of War. Vocalist ATG comments about the track, “‘Art of War’ is metaphor comparing love and war. It’s a story of betrayal. Being in a relationship is a war that you and your significant other fight together side by side as soldiers. Inevitably, an obstacle is thrown at you, leaving you injured. Your partner can either stick it out with you or leave you behind. In the absolute worst case, your partner joins the other side. This song is my interpretation of your soldier joining the other side.”  The track is off their 2016 debut album The Awakening. The video [Read More]

Alternative

Death Valley Dreams deliver dose of indie alt rock with their track When We Were Young

August 3, 2017

The 90’s were a melting pot of music and I was quickly sampling all the different styles of music; grunge, new wave, goth, alternative, ska, hair metal and more.  One thing was certain, I was drawn to the magic of new wave and alternative music. With synth vibes and catchy melodies that would wrap around brooding or dark lyrics, you couldn’t contain your exhilaration as the music would take over your senses. Death Valley Dreams have grabbed my attention with their track, When We Were Young. Their music will take you back to the fun easy-listening days of the 90’s where new wave and alternative music were thriving. It is a nod to the nostalgic youth of the 90’s yet carries its own modern flair that is perfect for today’s music scene.  It is one track that hooks you in and gets you wanting more Death Valley Dreams.  Check out the song below: The song is off their album, Lust In The Modern World which was released in June 2016. Pick up the album on iTunes here: [Read More]

New Music

Check out the new song from New Politics off upcoming album Lost In Translation

August 2, 2017

 Exciting news to share from New Politics.   New Politics have announced they will be releasing their new album Lost In Translation on October 6th. We have already been hooked on their new song, One of Us and now you can check out the next new track! New Politics have posted the following news:   Lost In Translation represents a new phase in our lives. After years of constant touring, it was important to us that we reinvent ourselves, and wanted to write honest songs about the real things happening in our lives. We spent a lot of quality time together in-between albums as friends, watching movies, hanging out, and talking about our future plans. That brotherly love and bonding initiated the first batch of songs that has helped us shape the album. A lot of the songs are about personal experiences and the things every human goes through and it was nice to let go of the rules we had laid out for ourselves. It’s a new era for all of us, and we’re proud [Read More]