Foo Fighters and Green Day will headline the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival, set to take place July 13-16 across different venues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Foo Fighters will perform on July 15 in Veterans Park to celebrate the Milwaukee motorcycle company’s 120th anniversary. Green Day will play in the park on July 14. Opening for Green Day on July 14 will be Social Distortion, Phantogram, and Kennyhoopla. On July 15, Cody Jinks, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and White Reaper will open the date for Foo Fighters.
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 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
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.
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
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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YouTuber, Podcaster, and Vocal Teacher Beth Roars is back again with another video, analyzing singers. Watch her break down Billy Joe Armstrong and Green Day performing their 1990s Pop Punk classic ‘Basket Case’! Continue reading
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
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