Rock

Lil Nas X: Breaking Free of Genre

Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Stagecoach Born as Montero Lamar Hill in Lithia Springs, Georgia, on April 9, 1999, Lil Nas X is an up-and-coming musician who is crafting a musical name for himself. Hill’s parent’s divorced when he was 6 and he lived with his mother and grandmother in Bankhead Courts, a housing… Read more

Bastille – ‘Doom Days’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett The London four-piece band Bastille certainly started out promisingly enough a couple of years ago, with their debut album Bad Blood (they even beat Taylor Swift to the use of that title), punctuated by the refreshingly terrific single “Pompeii,” which deservedly went Top Five in the U.S. and achieved triple… Read more

The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Vance Powell When last we left our heroes the Raconteurs more than a decade ago, they had scored two gold albums and a hit single, “Steady as She Goes”, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack White was still half of the White Stripes, and Raconteurs co-lead Brendan Benson was also plowing forward with his… Read more

Dinosaur Pile-Up – ‘Celebrity Mansions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dinosaur Pile-Up / YouTube With nearly five years having passed since their last album, Dinosaur Pile-Up was probably assumed extinct by many. But fossilization clearly didn’t agree with the Leeds, England trio, as they came roaring back with their fourth album, Celebrity Mansions, on which new drummer Mike Sheils joins bassist Jim Cratchley… Read more

Queens County Roots: ‘Stereo’ Debut EP

Pictured from left to right: Alex Fedorow (bass), Jesse Maxwell (lead vocals), Marlon Hurt, (guitar/vocals), Chris Glover (drums), Not Pictured: Hope Johnson (Keyboard)  The self-proclaimed blues rock band with a pop twist, Queens County Roots, is playing shows during this spring and summer throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem and of course, Queens, in support of their… Read more

The Band CAMINO: The Path a Band Took

Photo Credit: Facebook @TheBandCamino Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The Band CAMINO, is an alternative rock band that consists of three people: Jeffery Jordan (lead vocalist and guitarist), Spencer Stewart (guitar and backing vocals), and Graham Rowell (bass). While attending the University of Memphis, Graham and Jeffery started playing around with the idea of making music…. Read more

HUNNY: Stirring The Indie Pop Rock Pot

Photo Credit: Facebook @hunnytheband The irony radar which we all like to think we possess seems to become less effective as time wears on, and music videos like “Rebel Red” by the band HUNNY certainly don’t help matters. It’s hard to tell just how serious they are with this low-fi production in which lead singer… Read more

Badflower – ‘OK, I’M SICK’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Twitter @Badflower On their debut release, OK, I’M SICK, Los Angeles four-piece Badflower exhibit an array of symptoms that one might not expect to find on the same musical medical chart, particularly the influence of 90s and early 2000s bands ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Fountains of Wayne (remember “Stacey’s Mom?”) to… Read more

The Aces – ‘When My Heart Felt Volcanic’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Mendoza The Aces are an all female alternative pop group from Utah busting into the scene with their debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic. This 47-minute selection features funky rhythm guitar, tight vocal harmonies and loads of reverb. The first track on the album, “Volcanic Love” really sets the tone of… Read more

Lovelytheband – ‘Finding It Hard to Smile’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Tape and Glue Music Indie pop band Lovelytheband released their debut studio album Finding It Hard to Smile on August 3, 2018. The American based band formed in 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Composed of three performers, Mitchy Collins leads on vocals with Jordan Greenwald as the guitarist, and Sam Price as the… Read more