Ah, the age-old balance between the jagged, dirty edges of rock and the polish, apparently, required to make a commercial success of this left of mainstream universe we all inhabit. Get it right, and radio and playlists and such stardom-related “things” await… yet, to play that game too much and for too long is to risk losing the soul and joy that is at the heart of the art that got you there in the first place. So, seemingly as a response to the more contrived, collaborative, and involved process that led to their predecessor Fuck Art, alternative rockers The Dirty Nil have given themselves over to their natural instincts, indulging a Free Rein To Passions (Dine Alone) on their fourth album.
In a post to his Instagram account, New Found Glory and Shai Hulud guitarist Chad Gilbert has announced that he once again has a tumor near his spine and is fighting cancer. Just under eight months ago, Gilbert had a tumor on his adrenal gland that almost killed him. In late January he was declared cancer free. He is due for surgery this week and then there is a plan for ongoing treatment. Chad recently left the NFG “Sticks and Stones” tour to get treatment. He has posted a new post to fans on Instagram and sounds encouraged about treatment.Continue reading →
Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory and formerly of Shai Hulud has announced he is “officially cancer free.” This is following last month’s emergency hospitalization, several surgeries, and treatment. Gilbert shared the news on his Instagram:
The UK’s Trash Boat opened the night with their brand of heavy pop punk. Grateful to be on their first visit to Boston, they primed the crowd up all three nights supporting last summer’s full-length début Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through. Continue reading →