October 22, 2017

Vie Jester: All In Jest

Progressive hard rock trio Vie Jester are going all out with an "everything louder than everything else during Please the first track of their new EP All In Jest. And while they turn it down a notch in the other tracks, most notably with storytelling ballads Sunburn & Moonshine and The Punchline, the suggestion that lightning might strike again keeps the listener on its toes.

They provide complex yet Melodic mayhem with a hint of trash metal and plenty of vocal and guitar pyrotechnics to get a thumbs up from the headbanging community.

Umphrey's McGee: new album "It’s Not Us" in January

Jam band Umphrey's McGee will release their 11th studio album It’s Not Us on January 12th, pretty close to their 20th anniversary as a band (January 21st). Expect tons of guests during the current tour.

Live dates:
  • 10/20 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
  • 10/21 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
  • 10/22 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

October 21, 2017

Halloween with Here Comes The Flood

Scary good tunes playlist featuring (in alphabetical order) Alice Cooper, Bauhaus, Blue Öyster Cult, Danzig, David Bowie, Echo & the Bunnymen, Golden Earring, Muse, Mutts, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Ozzy Osbourne, Phish, Queens of the Stone Age, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Talking Heads, The Cramps, The Velvet Underground, and Warren Zevon.

Belly: crowdfunding campaign for third album

Boson based alternative rock quartet Belly decided to reunite for a tour in 2016. They had fun, they wanted more. So why not make a new album? They have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music to make it happen.

In late 2015, twenty years after last playing together, we decided it was ‘now or never’ and announced Belly would reunite for a limited tour in 2016. Falling right back into a laughter-fueled groove as we began rehearsing for the tour, we thought, why not make it interesting and try writing a couple of new tunes together? Those of you who saw one (or several) of the reunion-tour shows last year heard two new songs live…. and you were part of some truly amazing evenings that wildly exceeded our expectations. Along with great joy, ridiculous grins, and a few (happy) tears, there was just an incredible energy and excitement in every place, every night we played. A kind of energy and excitement that really had nowhere to go but into making more music together.

October 20, 2017

Cover Me: These Boots Are Made For Walking

Watch The Boys Next Door (Nick Cave's first band and the precursor of The Birthday Party) tackle the Nancy Sinatra classic These Boots Are Made For Walking. The song, written by Lee Hazelwood, was released as the A-side of their debut single in 1978.