Check out the music of SafeKept. Featuring singer-songwriter Miah Wagner (Formerly of The Great Transparency). The band has several releases available on their bandcamp page along with two “demos” of upcoming songs which can be heard below. Their new album “Modern Mortals” will be released early next year. Continued →
November 14, 2016
November 10, 2016
Skyward just released a brand new self titled full length (available wherever fine digital music is sold) and this is the music video for the track “Animal”. You can also stream the album via spotify, below. [Thanks Luke R.]
November 9, 2016
The Dawn Retreat, a punk/alternative metal band from the Quad Cities, has risen from the grave after five years of silence. Appropriately, they made their return at the Halloween-themed Whorror Fest on October 29. While their official reunion show isn’t until February, we can likely expect more from the band before then. Continued →
An album I’ve been enjoying since it was released back in August is by the band Islander. The album is called “Power Under Control” and it has that Blindside meets POD meets Deftones meets Papa Roach vibe. The album was released by Victory Records back on August 5th (stream on spotify below) and this is a video for the track “Bad Buy” off the album. Continued →
November 8, 2016
Check out Strategic, a pop-punk project from the cold north!
After not updating their Facebook page for nearly four years, Kids in the Way (K I D S.) started posting again in April of this year. As it turns out, original members Dave Pelsue, Nathan Hughes, and Austin Cobb have reunited and will be releasing two EPs in 2017. Continued →
New group, TRAMPS, have released their brand new music video for the track “Nashville” off their debut ep due out on November 18th.
November 7, 2016
November 4, 2016
October 31, 2016
Introducing the sounds of pop-punk/altrock act Kept On Hold. They released their album “Promises” back in 2015 which you can take a listen to below. They have that classic early to mid 00’s pop-punk sound that is all the rage now. The group is on tour with Eaves right now. Recommended for fans of Academy Is, Something Corporate, Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Anberlin. Continued →
October 22, 2016
October 20, 2016
Mike Stand and Steve Pannier of Altar Boys did a little facebook talk that included question/answer time and some classic songs done acoustic. This is all for the Kickstarter campaign to fund the DVD release of the 2005 Broken Reunion Show. It has been 30 years since the release of the band’s defining album “Gut Level Music” and next year will be the 30th for “Against the Grain”. Speaking of legacies, this band definitely has a bright one. Speaking of “Gut Level Music” if you want it on vinyl, it’s hard to pass up $6.00 for an LP! Continued →
June 20, 2015
Dustin Kensrue has revealed the new music video for his song “Gallows”. He released that song on his record Carry the Fire earlier this year.
June 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
Check out this review and I will tip my metaphorical hat to you.
April 30, 2015
April 6, 2015
March 30, 2015
March 11, 2015
March 10, 2015
March 9, 2015
NEEDTOBREATHE premiered their new music video for “Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw” over the weekend on VH1. View the video below. NEEDTOBREATHE has been the subject of a lot of the news here lately including the announcement of a new live album and the mega-sized Tour De Compadres.
March 4, 2015
Read my review of Mat Kearney’s latest (but not greatest) album yet.
February 27, 2015
A review of Kids’ debut LP, Rich Coast.
January 28, 2015
Talkie is the band that I always knew I needed to hear. Now you should hear them too. Check out my review of their grungy debut EP.
January 25, 2015
‘Skeleton Key’ is the passion product of a man named Dave. The name “Dave” might sound ordinary and not that interesting. Dave is one of the most common names out there. What could he possibly bring to the table that any other Dave can’t provide to us already? Dave Swanson is actually quite the contrary to that.
December 23, 2014
A review of The Classic Crime’s bookmark acoustic record. It has a tipping (or levitating?) chair on the cover which automatically makes it awesome.
December 17, 2014
My review of Sullivan’s recent comeback album, Heavy is the Head, from Spartan Records.
(There is that word again. Heavy. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull?)