As a huge fan of the ’80’s “Big Hair” bands I’m very familiar with the work of Warrant, a band that was pretty much a staple on the scene. I loved their first release Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, but after that, for me they just never got my blood pumping; the scene was over-saturated with dime a dozen bands and their subsequent releases, even though they were hugely successful, did nothing for me.
Brooklyn’s Shinobi Ninja released their anticipated debut full-length, Rock Hood, on April 5th, gaining placement on the iTunes Alternative homepage. MTViggy says “blending the lilting melodies of reggae with the volume of metal and the rhythm of hip hop, Shinobi Ninja is like an out-of-control house party.”
‘Back and Forth’ chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.
The Lonely Forest unveil a new song, “Coyote,” as the KEXP Song of the Day today. The song is taken from their forthcoming Trans Records label debut ‘Arrows’, in stores March 22. Critical acclaim for ‘Arrows’ in advance of the release includes praise from NYLON and Alternative Press. Meanwhile, NPR’s Song of the Day hails the band’s previous single, saying “‘Turn Off This Song’ serves as a catchy call to arms, not to mention one of the best and most honest slices of pop music around.”
To embrace the Holiday spirit, Sick Puppies bassist Emma Anzai has just submitted a list of her favorite Holiday memories and top 10 albums of 2010. PureGrainAudio brings you this exclusive content straight from the band. Read on, enjoy and please let us know what you think of the list.
Being from a little town in Idaho, going to a big festival-type concert is a big deal. The aptly named Mayhem Festival made a stop in Nampa (near Boise) this week, and with a line-up that includes Chimaira, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Korn and several other of my favorite bands, making the four-hour drive was not even a debate.
LA’s Wake Up Lucid started as a vision of singer and guitarist Ryan Baca’s deceased father. In the dream they wrote a song together, and the name of the song was “Wake Up Lucid.” Since that fateful night in 2008, Ryan and his two cousins Ian (bass) and Jamie Baca (drums) have quickly burned their name into the rock and roll…
The Summer Set is a pop rock/powerpop band from Scottsdale, Arizona that formed in 2007 and released their first EP on September 30, 2008 titled …In Color. In December of 2008 The Summer Set released their EP Meet Me On The Left Coast which included their Christmas single, “Love By Our Side”, a b-side titled “Can You Find Me” and an Usher cover, “Love In This Club” as a bonus track.
On September 1st, Dreamt Music/Facedown recording artists Abel released their debut EP, The Honest Love. The three-piece band from New York has created a disc with a heavy Indie feel about it. After a summer tour, including a stop at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois the band is back at work on a follow up CD. I caught up with frontman Kevin Kneifel and…
There is an old saying that says “Never Judge a Book by its Cover.” While I must say this is usually a good practice, it is not as easy as it sounds. I am to a certain extent guilty of doing just that. Quite often I can find myself predicting what the music will be like when I pop the disc into the CD player. Not the case with Hollywood Undead. I had no idea what lay in wait for me when I first picked up a copy of the new their release, Swan Songs. All six band members adorn the front cover in various stages of face paint, masks and hoods; completely hiding their identities it was difficult to determine what I was getting into.
“Gasoline is what it takes to get things moving and this is the album that’s going to take us from one place to another.” Those are the words of Tyler Connolly the front man for the Vancouver band Theory of a Deadman who are tearing up the charts and entertaining crowds throughout the country.
Recently, Chris Gonda had a chance to sit down with Shinedown’s bassist, Brad Stewart, and drummer, Barry Kerch. They talked about the origin of the band, getting signed, the new album and their many influences. Check it out!
Zack de la Rocha is an extremely talented and influential individual best known for his musical masterpieces created while still with his former band, Rage Against the Machine. The name of the band alone is, in some senses, a summation of Zack’s true character: a wildly rebellious man whose primary goal is to simultaneously push others to think for themselves and encourage social and political reform.