ALBUM REVIEW: Pale Waves – Unwanted


 

Making it clear from the outset that vibrancy (and guitars) are a key element of their third album, Pale Waves kick off Unwanted (Dirty Hit) hurtling straight into a vocal and guitar-strummed combo two-line tease of what is to come throughout the album. While opening track ‘Lies’ may spend most of its run-time stripped down to a funking bass and drum pattern playing under Heather Baron-Gracie’s catchy vocal lines, it flashes enough of a smile to let us know the six-string grin is back. Continue reading


Lollapalooza Reveals Daily Lineup ft. Metallica, Green Day, Dua Lipa, and J. Cole


Lollapalooza has announced its daily lineups for the 2022 festival in Chicago this July! Headliners include Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Kygo, along with Jane’s Addiction, Glass Animals, Billy Strings, Big Sean, The Kid Laroi, Jazmine Sullivan, Don Toliver, Charli XCX, Idles, Turnstile, Kaskade, Rezz, and many more. More than 170 bands, nine stages, and four full days of music, July 28-31 in Chicago’s crown jewel, Grant Park. 4-Day Tickets are onsale now at the link below. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Out of Love – So Far, So Good


Less than one minute into the opening track ‘S.L.U.M.P.’, we are cast back to the heady days of the late nineties. Brit Rock is still around, though making way to a new breed of cats as the melodic punk of the US is becoming a strong bed-fellow with the slightly quirkier variant from the other side of the Atlantic, and bands like Ash, the multiple off-shoots from The Wildhearts, and more are spawning and bursting out and creating a scene. It was a fertile time of fun and creativity as the last vestiges of cardigans and sixth-form grunge cottoned onto the fun and febrile feel of a Cool Britannia.

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Metallica, Green Day, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Jane’s Addiction, Turnstile, Idles, Glass Animals, Lil Baby, Kygo to Headline Lollapalooza 2022


Lollapalooza has announced its return for 2022 in Chicago this July, after last years comeback from the pandemic was in many ways the first American festival to mark a return to major events for concertgoers. Headliners include Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Kygo, along with Jane’s Addiction, Glass Animals, Billy Strings, Big Sean, The Kid Laroi, Jazmine Sullivan, Don Toliver, Charli XCX, Idles, Turnstile, Kaskade, Rezz, and many more. More than 170 bands, nine stages, and four full days of music, July 28-31 in Chicago’s crown jewel, Grant Park. 4-Day Tickets are onsale now at the link below. Continue reading


Watch Machine Head Play Rare Track “Heavy Lies The Crown” and Black Sabbath and Green Day Covers


Machine Head performed another of their lockdown-era “Electric Happy Hour” sessions where Robb Flynn is often joined by bassist Jared MacEachern. They perform a new set every Friday. This week featured “Locust”, Block”, “The Burning Red”, and the deep cut “Heavy Lies The Crown”, plus covers of Black Sabbath – “Children Of The Grave”, and Green Day – “Welcome To Paradise”, plus Robb proposes a challenge/ experiment for the ladies, and gave a shoutout to Ghost Cult!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: March 19th New Music Releases


Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Woodstock 1994 – Twenty-Five Years Later


It started with an old-fashioned idea. The optimism of the hippies met wit the activism of the more rebellious factions of society to create a powderkeg of activism and art in the late 1960s to create Woodstock. The fest could have been an unmitigated disaster that would have made Fyre festival look good. However, it would have a lasting cultural impact even the future decades rode on. With an eye on capturing that spirit again, and raking in a lot of money, the original founders of Woodstock create Woodstock `94: 2 More Days of Peace and Music, but officially it was three days. Continue reading


Rama – Everything Is One


Turin visionaries Rama are often described as Desert Rock, but right from their self-titled 2015 EP (Self-Released) there was evidence of a deeper, simmering destiny. Debut album Everything Is One (Today/Brigante Records) furthers this cause, with elements of earthen fire and melodic sweetness enlivening that Stoner background.Continue reading


Blink-182, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Green Day, Slipknot, Nirvana, are the Most Hacked Passwords in the World


In the early days of the internet, people used common words and phrases like sex, Jesus, 12345, first names, their birthdays, pets names, and even their own home addresses were a common password combo for users. These were also easily guessed, let alone super-hackable once more sophisticated tools were developed. Now in a damning new report, not only are these old standbys still in use, but the names of many major rock and metal bands are on a list of the most vulnerable passwords in the world. The National Cyber Security Centre of the UK (NCSC) just posted their new report with some alarming info. According to the global password risk assessment index, Blink-182 is the most common vulnerable password in the world at 23 million instances of use. This led Mark Hoppus to tweet about it! Also on the list are bands like Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Green Day, Slipknot, Nirvana, Sum 41, and Iron Maiden among others. If you have any of these passwords, NCSC recommends changing it at once. The full list can be found at the links below!Continue reading