In news that surprises few following the story, the previously announced 50th Anniversary event of the original Woodstock Festival has been canceled. The three-day music event that was meant to honor the original Woodstock was set to take place the weekend of Aug. 16 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Some of the rock artists set to perform were Robert Plant, Black Keys, Greta Van Fleet, The Killers, but mostly pop and rap artists with little in common with the original festival were to dominate the lineup. This made it a non-starter for fans from the jump. Dentsu Aegis Network was funding the festival and released a statement earlier today. Tickets for the festival were originally set to go on sale April 22, but news broke last week that the sale was being delayed.Continue reading
The relentless push for originality can be as paralysing as it is focusing. For bands that stake their entire existence on pushing the boundaries sonically, every new release is another chance to be skewered by their own need for clear and evident advancement. Continue reading
Rock is in good health, with a glut of bluesy and classic rock acts cropping up over the last decade – Black Star Riders, Blues Pills, Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement and Tax The Heat to name but a few. So how does a band stand out from the crowd?
For Tax The Heat the answer is to evolve and change by listening to themselves. Continue reading
According to the business website Quartz, the guitar industry is suffering because rock music is falling out of favour, especially in the mainstream. Lucky then for bands like Royal Blood. The Brighton (UK) rock duo’s 2014 self-titled début album was very well received, and with their second effort, How Did We Get So Dark? (both Warner Bros), they’ve crafted another neat piece of simple but effective radio-friendly rock. Continue reading
Heavy rockers Electric Citizen are kicking off their headline tour tonight in Boston. Direct will come from Horisont on all dates. Continue reading