Beartooth live in Munich with The Amity Affliction and Higher Power

February 26, 2020

Beartooth started this European/UK tour out with all dates completely sold out in advance. That itself speaks for the band and for the line-up of this tour. Special guests on that tour were Higher Power and The Amity Affliction. Leeds (UK)-based band Higher Power is, according to their facebook page, a Hardcore band. I don’t totally agree, because they are in fact not that heavy. They definitely have a funky vibe to their music. Whatever you want to call it, they might still be a relatively new band, but with their introduction to a wider audience through this tour, they hopefully will get more followers. Higher Power released two records so far, their latest one ’27 Miles Underwater’, came out in January 2020. Though usually the opening band has to play to only parts of the audience, since people tend to come in later when the first band is not that popular, that day, it was already pretty packed, when they started at 7 pm. The band played an energetic set. They were absolutely able [Read More]

Irish Folk

Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Jesse Ahern live in Munich

February 25, 2020

Boston’s finest, Dropkick Murphys, have been on tour through Europe for about three weeks in February. The last stop on their tour was Munich. As was to be expected, the show was sold out and the Zenith filled to burst. They brought along Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls as a special guest and the solo artist Jesse Ahern, who started out the show. Jesse Ahern started off in subways and later barrooms in Boston and beyond as the singer/songwriter for The Ramblin’ Souls. The band had its ups and downs and finally broke up in 2009. Since then he reformed the band again and they played shows from time to time. In 2013 he released his first collection of songs as a solo artist. He performed an acoustic set, just his voice, guitar and harmonica. In itself, it was a great performance, but it’s really a hard task to get a crowd that big going. He did a good job, but I think the atmosphere would’ve been better in a smaller venue. Next on [Read More]


The Amity Affliction – Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them and new video out NOW!

February 22, 2020

One of Australia’s biggest Metalcore-acts, The Amity Affliction, released their seventh studio album ‘Everyone Loves You….Once You Leave Them’ yesterday. The day before, the band shared a new video for the song ‘Forever’: It’s about what the aftermath would be, if I were to kill myself. It’s the weird, anxious sickness that comes from feeling like I feel sometimes and also knowing what the consequences would be. I’ve got three kids, and I’m able to envision how it would affect them and how it could send their lives spiraling out of control. My wife is very much my grounding. She grounds me and has done a very good job at keeping me here and being supportive through everything. She’s my hope. (Joel Birch on Apple Music) Forever Lyrics I’m not afraid to die / Not afraid of where I’ll go / I’m afraid of how it ends / And what it’ll do to you There’s a knot inside my gut / ‘Cause I’m not trying to give up / But the rain, yeah the rain [Read More]

New Music

Head down to the Basement with Frank Iero and the Future Violents for their new track

February 18, 2020

  Time to head down to the Basement and check out the newly released track, Basement Eyes from Frank Iero and The Future Violents. In the midst of international sensationalism and associated chaos theory, (past, present, and future) Frank Iero has always found sanctuary in one place and one place alone. His basement.Hot off the heels of some BIG announcements pertaining to his ‘other job’ and in “cellabration” of his most accomplished and successful work to date – the critically-acclaimed 2019 Steve Albini recorded double opus Barriers (out now via UNFD) Frank opened up his inner sanctum home studio to a camera crew in order to document a visual representation of the most personal track on the album: “Basement Eyes.”A true look beyond the candelabra, the “Basement Eyes” video is a fascinating insight into the pscyhe and process that Frank utilizes in creating music. Featuring studio reels, recording notes, tape mixes and title boards from the actual recording of Barriers, the grainy “heart on the sleeve” celluloid also features never before seen documentation of Frank’s ever expanding collection of instruments, guitars, pedals [Read More]

New Music

Check out the new track, Bad Decisions from The Strokes

February 18, 2020

Today The Strokes released a new song, Bad Decisions. The track is off their upcoming album, The New Abnormal which is set for an April 10th release via Cult/RCA. Check out the new song and video here:   The New Abnormal is The Strokes’ sixth studio album and was recorded at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu and produced by Rick Rubin. The album’s cover artwork is a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird on Money. THE NEW ABNORMAL TRACK LIST 1. The Adults Are Talking 2. Selfless 3. Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus 4. Bad Decisions 5. Eternal Summer 6. At The Door 7. Why Are Sundays So Depressing 8. Not The Same Anymore 9. Ode To The Mets Ahead of the release, The Strokes will play a run of very special shows in the U.K., Europe, and North America preceding a clutch of new U.S dates and festival shows around the world later this year. THE STROKES LIVE February 14—Berlin, DE—Columbiahalle February 18—Paris, FR—Olympia February 19—London, UK—The Roundhouse February 24—Belfast, UK—Waterfront Hall March 5—Vancouver, BC—Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena* March 9—Seattle, WA—WaMu Theater* March 14—Los Angeles, [Read More]


Alter Bridge announce Spring Headlining Tour Dates with Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia!

February 18, 2020

Alter Bridge have announced dates for their Spring headlining tour. They will continue the Walk The Sky Tour that will kick off in May and include Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia as guests. Check out the news below: On the heels of their successful winter headline tour that wraps next week, Alter Bridge are announcing a spring run that is set to kickoff this May. The next headline run will include select festival appearances as well as headline shows with special guests Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia. The tour kicks off on May 1st in Atlanta and wraps up on May 24th at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. The tour will make stops in Huntington, NY; Sayreville, NJ; New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX to name a few. Artist presale begins Wednesday, February 19thfrom 10AM – Thursday, February 20th 10PM local time and the public on sale is Friday, February 21st at 10AM local time. Previously announced festival appearances include Epicenter Festival in Charlotte, NC; Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL; Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, OH and Rocklahoma [Read More]

Band of the Day

Maddy Wood releases soulful new rock track, Too Old To Play Pretend

February 17, 2020

For our Music Monday Fix, we want to introduce you to Maddy Wood. At the young age of 20, she is delivering music wise beyond her young years. The talented singer songwriter, which is self-described as the purple rock-n-roll glitter princess is bringing her soulful rock to the music scene. She has just released her debut single, Too Old To Play Pretend and it is the perfect blend of classic rock and modern pop.  ‘Her music combines her love for the classic rock sounds of Led Zeppelin and Stevie Nicks with a modern pop sensibility, soulful vocals and thought-provoking lyrics.’ You can stream her new song by heading over here or check it out below: About Maddy Wood For her debut single Too Old to Play Pretend, Maddy worked with New York City based producer Arthur Pingrey to transform acoustic demos into a fully-fleshed rock band performance with an addictive hook. Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, Maddy started playing guitar and writing songs at age 7 and picked up piano in middle school. She honed [Read More]